Emily & Austin | Quirky Austin Engagement Photos

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I love when I click with my couples — and I knew I would, since Emily and I went to high school together (and she was even a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed a few years ago!). Emily and Austin lived here for a while and love the city, so even though they’re living in Houston and planning a Houston wedding, we discussed an Austin-(city)-centric engagement session. It rained for weeks leading up to the session date, however, and we didn’t want to take photos in a bunch of mud, so we hastily executed our backup plan: using the cute and quirky backdrop of The Fomo Factory for part of the session and finishing up at the South Congress bridge, rain or shine. We lucked out with a gorgeous sunset and not-too-hot weather! I’m so excited to be a part of Emily and Austin’s wedding next spring and love this sweet and cute session we did together! (HMU: Madelon Sanabria)

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Holly & Arthur | The Plant at Kyle Wedding

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“This is the best ever marketing for OK Cupid,” Holly told me. “I got on the app, went on a date with Arthur… and never used it again.” The two had been together for four years before tying the knot at The Plant at Kyle. This was my first time at this venue and it was a treat: perfect weather, perfect light, perfect couple. After getting ready with her eight bridesmaids and two flower girls, Holly met Arthur under a giant tree draped with fabric and they said their I-dos. They served Tex-Mex outdoors while the sun set, and held raucous toasts after dark, lit by torches. After some heartfelt dances and a ceremonial cutting of the cake, everybody boogied down and smacked a heart-shaped piñata to the ground.

This was such a lovely wedding. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see the vendors who made the day possible!

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The Plant at Kyle; Candice at Sweet Events; Blackbird Floral; Hill Country DJ; Baked by Amy’s; Double Knot Pictures; Rae Cosmetics; Trudy’sSilvercloud Trailer Events (photo trailer)

Shayna & Alaina | Surprise Wedding at the Oasis

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This was a total first for me: a surprise wedding! Shayna knew that her fiancée Alaina loved surprises, so although the two brides were planning a courthouse wedding for the following week, Shayna took it upon herself to plan an entirely different wedding at The Oasis on Lake Travis. She brought Alaina’s gown, jewelry, shoes, everything she needed (and thought she needed for the courthouse wedding) with them on a “date,” with Alaina not knowing that she was going to see her family and friends waiting in anticipation. As soon as the double doors opened, Alaina saw everyone and burst into happy tears. The rest of the day rolled out beautifully: the couple was married by a longtime friend, they feasted on steak and cake, and the sunset over Lake Travis was spectacular.

This might not have worked for many people, but for Shayna and Alaina, this wedding was perfect.

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