Astrophotography Wedding Photography

      Driving along the expanse of desert road, Patrick — with his eyes focused on the distance, wearing his cheerful wedding suit and a gingham shirt — said to me, “We got engaged here in Marfa. We absolutely love it here. It’ll always be a significant place in our lives.”

      Marfa was beautiful. Quiet, peaceful; sunny and cold at the same time. Mary and Patrick invited their closest friends and family (and their pup, Mr. Brooks) to share in their wedding day at the historic Paisano Hotel, and we spent the first part of their day at Prada Marfa, the spot where Patrick proposed. Being in this tiny Texas city was a new experience for me, and I loved how it felt: it was like we were the only ones in the town at all, and the entirety of the town was reveling in this amazing wedding.

      And at the end of the night, after we wrapped up shooting, we were invited to the couple’s suite with everyone else for the after-party, and I was able to try on Mary’s glittery blue Louboutin heels. I have something new to aspire to! These are just a few of my favorite shots from Mary and Patrick’s fantastic fête out in the desert…

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      More credits: DJ – Michael Camacho of KRTS 93.5 FM Marfa Public Radio; florist – Claudia Goldman; bridal hat – Milli Star; gown by Watters; cake made by the bride’s mother


      I love this wedding. You did such a great job. So excited to have you photograph our wedding in August!

      Love the one of her just standing in the road.

      Beautiful work. And that starry sky–wow!!

      Gorgeous! You just continue to get more and more amazing. Love the night shots!

      Beautiful from start to finish…great work Elissa!!

      This is so so so good, the wedding is amazing and you captured it so perfectly.

      These photos are so lovely, Elissa. So lovely, that I am starting to really, really like Texas. :D

      Awesome work!!! The first look sequence and the first and last frames are my favs.

      So quirky and so fun! LOVE!

      Woah these are great your really knocking it out of the park lately.

      Wonderful Elissa! Especially the first frame – wow!

      Absolutely beautiful!!! Love love love!

      probably my favorite thing you’ve ever posted. seriously. this couple has such amazing style. and your first image? KILLER.

      Love the nighttime pics. What a fun bunch!

      n’awwwww Mr. Brooksy!! I had such a fantastically fun time doing this awesome wedding weekend with you, Elissa. This was one of those soul quenching weddings you need once and a while :) Love love.

      That dress! Such beautiful work, Elissa!

      Ooooh! I love the blindfold during the first look, an his face when she takes it off is the best!

      and that opening shot is killer!!

      Elissa! These are amazing. Thank you so much for everything and capturing how awesome our day was!! Can’t wait to see them all!

      love marfa! we took the train out and mini-mooned. i can totally see eloping there, if i had to do it all over again. :)

      These are amazing, Elissa!!!