Behind the Scenes in 2018

Best post of the year! The awkward behind-the-scenes photos of me doing my thing. This year I discovered Gap legging pants, which feel like yoga pants, and ramped up my use of collared sleeveless shirts. I’d enjoyed Uniqlo pants before, but the Gap ones are a little less legging-with-pockets-like and look similar to slacks, so I made a switch.

My Best Of 2018 post will be coming soon, so enjoy this short trailer before the main attraction! :)

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Lauren & James | Krause Springs Engagement Session

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Because of their love of nature, Lauren and James had their heart set on a session at Krause Springs in Spicewood. I’d only been out there once before on a crowded summer afternoon when the pools were at full capacity, and had wished to see it on an undisturbed day. For this session, it was in the heart of autumn and we had our pick of the place with hardly anyone there to bother us. I can’t stress how gorgeous this place is, and since we were some of the few people there, we also explored the butterfly garden, a spot that’s often overlooked because of the pools but is totally enchanting.

Every photographer should be blessed with a couple who trusts them completely; I had floated the idea of Lauren and James dipping their feet into the springs at the end of the session and had suggested they bring towels just in case. When I saw the above shot in my head, I knew I had to take a chance and ask if they’d submerge completely (it was the only way to get to the rock underneath the mossy overhang), and they unhesitatingly said yes. (Now that they’ve seen their photos, they said they were so glad to do it, and it’s one of their favorites! Yay!)

I’m so excited about their beautiful Hill Country wedding next October!

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Christa & Laura | Pearl Snap Hall Wedding

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Electric. Christa and Laura saw each other for the first time and sparks flew instantly. Soon, their lives intertwined and they were engaged and planning a wedding! I’d never been to the charming Georgetown, TX venue Pearl Snap Hall until their nuptials but I hope to be back again.

The entire week leading up to their Thursday wedding was rainy and gloomy, and it sprinkled a little on their day — but the good weather held. Amusingly enough, I had their event coordinator Maggie (from Eleven Roses Events) spray a hose over the couple to get a rain shot, because it fit the feel of the day so much but the weather gods weren’t cooperating. It’s strange when a photographer hopes for rain, I guess. :) I don’t usually manufacture weather but the day called for it!

The entire wedding was chill and homey and happy. After a first look at the Sheraton Hotel across the street, Christa and Laura were married under the big, beautiful tent in Pearl Snap Hall’s ample yard. Guests were served specialty vegetarian pizzas from Via 313 and chatted and danced the night away. Be sure to scroll down to see all the vendors involved in making this wedding a success!

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Credits: Pearl Snap Hall (venue); Eleven Roses Events (coordination); Spoken Heart Ceremonies (officiant); Via 313 (catering); Haley Wynn Designs (floral); DJ Brian Weber; Samantha at SC Beauty (HMU); Michelle’s Patisserie; Hill Country Events (service staff); Premiere Events (rentals); New Road Productions (videography)