sunrise over zilker park

      I’ve found my new favorite thing in the world besides chocolate, cuddly animals, and hot peppermint tea: small, intimate weddings at sunrise. Texas has these amazingly beautiful sunrises, and spending time outdoors before it gets too hot out is one of Lara and Daniel’s little pleasures. Their wedding ceremony was held under a giant tree in Zilker Park with only 17 people and 2 dogs in attendance. I’m so excited to share a few photos from this amazing celebration with you.

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      Dress by J.Crew; hair and makeup by Jordyn Hacker at Jackson Ruiz; Reverend Sarah de la Fuente officiating.


      What area of zilker is this? I would like to have my ceremony at that tree.

      Hi Hanah, it’s the big tree around Rock Island (which I think shows up on Google Maps), in the triangle between Barton Springs, Lou Neff, and Stratford.

      Gorgeous! Where exactly in Zilker is this tree and how did u make it so private???

      Oh man…I love intimate stuff like this. You captured it beautifully! I love the running pictures. :)

      Jared Dolich (Daniel's Cousin)

      Great photography Elissa! You really captured the joy and the positive energy. I love small weddings.

      THAT TREE! so perfectly lovely. amazing wedding and photography.

      Judy Ollinger (Emily's mom)

      Loved seeing your wedding pictures, Lara. Congratulations!!!

      Zohmygoodness the shot of the elopement with the sunrise in the background and the tree arcing over them. Be still my heart. So wonderfully and beautifully documented. Also her dress is to die for.

      So special! What an amazing place to get married! ( I love that high up shot!)
      Congratulations Lara and Daniel.

      So beautiful, elopements really are something else! Great job capturing the emotion :)

      Stunning location. Lovely images Elissa! x

      oh my, this is lovely!! so sweet and intimate! distilled to its simplest form… still shows, through your pictures, what you’d look for in photos of the most elaborate, lavish wedding: that love and joy between the couple, and among their family and friends. <3 love it!

      I LOVE elopements!! This is all so beautiful!

      Great work! and location. that tree is epic!

      So, so beautiful! And I love that dress!