Tori & Matthew | Treehouse Elopement

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Friends since the first day of high school. He was her first kiss. She flippantly dated the school jerk for one week, relegating Matthew to “best friend” status. They dated others, but they were each other’s rocks. “Throughout the years,” Victoria said to me, “we had intense emotionally binding times, and when I moved away these emotions floated in and out as time rolled on.” They found steady relationships while they lived separately, in different cities, but always in touch.

Life ebbed and flowed, and both Tori and Matthew moved back to their home cities at the same time. And they realized that what they had was actually really special. And when they traveled halfway across the world, from Australia to Austin for ACL, Tori wanted to surprise Matthew with a proposal and symbolic wedding: 15 years of knowing each other, and one year of knowing that, yes, this is who I’m meant to be with. 

They held their tiny ceremony with the poet Ebony Stewart officiating, in front of a giant treehouse at Lofthaven. I don’t even know what else to say, except: I really hope these photos do the amazing moments justice.

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Brooke & Rob | Downtown Austin Engagement Photos

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A tiny smile; grazing hands. It’s the little things that you see out of the corner of your eye that make up the whole picture.

Brooke had been eyeing Rob in their Body Pump class; Rob had been eyeing Brooke. When they finally got together for their first date, they shared drinks at Swift’s Attic. It seemed only fitting, then, that their engagement session would be at this eclectic downtown Austin spot. We finished with an epic Texas sunset at Auditorium Shores. I’m so excited for their backyard wedding next spring!

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Aintzane & Lee | SoCo Engagement Photos

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The blog has been quiet for several months now, but we’re going to roll right back into it starting now, with this gorgeous couple, Aintzane and Lee. These two touched my heart from their very first email by attaching a photo of their cat, Mr. Butters (who sadly could not be included in the session, as he lives with them in Ohio) — but also because their story was so lovely: a dude from Austin, a lady from Spain, met in Colorado and fell in love.

The more I photograph people, the more I want to hear the very beginnings of their relationship, because I feel like every single love story that crosses my path is unique and sweet in their individual ways. The warm hand of fate, the lucky glimpse of actually seeing a person out of all others, and the courage or intrigue to pursue what could be your life’s future happiness! It’s one reason why I love what I do…

I can’t wait to see their Camp Lucy wedding next spring!

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