Bailey & Jordan | Session at Home with Pups!

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What could be better than an at-home engagement session (at Bailey and Jordan’s beautifully decorated second-story apartment)? Um, a engagement session with two beautiful dogs. I’ve photographed a few sessions and weddings with just one pet, but the addition of Bailey and Jordan’s rambunctious, sweater-wearing French bulldogs just sent me over the edge.

Plus, bespectacled Jordan in all his bearded smileyness, and Bailey in her absolutely perfect Anthropologie dress and velvet heels — I felt like we were on a movie set.

These two are getting married in just one month at the gorgeous Allan House. I am hoping for some bow-tied pups… *wink.* 

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Lili & Andrew | Hotel Ella Wedding

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October 31. Hallowedding.

Lili’s grandparents were married on Halloween, 1954. She and Andrew have a thing for anthropomorphic photos and brought animal masks for all of their guests — masquerade and dance the night away! With rain pouring down buckets all week, Hotel Ella was the perfect sanctuary to hold their nuptials. Hundreds of Lili and Andrew’s friends and family, plus two gilded skeletons, watched as they exchanged vows. It was the perfect mix of touching, quirky, glitzy, classy, and rockin’ dance party. With Soul Track Mind playing live music all night, and people hyped on Sugar Mama’s cupcakes, it was a fun, fantastic night. I’m kind of in love with this wedding. Congratulations again, Lili and Andrew!

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Credits: Hotel Ella / Goodall’s (venue & catering); Pearl Events Austin; Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop; Flora Fetish; Soul Track Mind (band); Adore Makeup Salon; Ilios (lighting); Fluevog (bride and groom’s shoes); Diablo Rojo (bride’s earrings)

Amy & Suzanne | Town Lake Engagement Session

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Austin, you can be really beautiful. Amy and Suzanne are getting married in Mexico, but wanted to have engagement photos at home near Town Lake. So we wandered all over, from Auditorium Shores to the Long Center to the pedestrian bridge and bade the sun goodnight. These two beautiful ladies are so lovely together, and I hope you can get a sense of how wonderful they are.

Suzanne had this to say on Yelp:

Elissa did wonderful on our engagement photos! We were looking for an accomplished photographer who had prior experience with gay couples. She was quick to respond to any questions we had and really helpful giving us ideas. The photos are beautiful and unique! We would highly recommend Elissa and will definitely use her again!

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