The Hoflich family lives next door to my parents, and they’ve formed a very special relationship with my family, specifically my mom. Also the dog, Tutti. 🙂 Sarah and Ben met while Ben was still in college through Sarah’s sister, and now they’re the proud parents of Anthony and Kevin, two creative, lively, sweet, and goofy kiddos! We had recurring bouts of “tickle time” as well as silly dancing, making mommy and daddy laugh, oh, and did I mention tickling? As things started winding down, we played on the playground for awhile and I even got a chance to sneak some shots of of Sarah for her mom! I love doing that. I’m not a mom yet but MY mom tries to convey to me the overpowering love and devotion a mom feels for her children, and I can only imagine it’s as powerful as I feel for her, and probably more so (hard to image)! I’m sure Sarah’s mom has all sorts of great pictures of her as a child, but not as a beautiful grown woman raising two wonderful children and making a home for them. How cool is that? Enjoy!
Erin won a contest I ran on Facebook a few months ago and we met up on an intermittently-rainy day to capture the bond between Erin and her 15-year-old companion, Christopher Robyn. His favorite treat is butter and his favorite place to be is his beaten-down bed in Erin’s room. Every day Erin carries him down the stairs to the back yard, and some times back up again. Their love and bond was very touching to me, and we even shared a moment of realizing how much this will mean when Christopher Robyn has passed on. It reminded me of all the times I’ve seen my dogs grow old and leave me, and how all the pictures I have of them are my most precious memories…how glad I am that I captured their essence in something that permanent. I can’t really explain how much it means to me to be able to provide Erin with these photographs…but let’s just say that it’s a whole lot.
When I migrated my blog to my new site, I lost this precious comment Erin left: “you made me cry again… thank you! thank you! I love the photos and working with you has been a dream.”
I will never forget the Kornwallbergs’ Alamo Drafthouse wedding.
Once upon a time, Jessica (Kornberg) met Matt (Matt) and thought he was super cute. At a birthday party intended to celebrate those childhood games we cherished most, such as Capture the Flag and Throw Water Balloons at People You Like, Matt was felled by a bear of a friend during the Two-Legged Race and broke his hip. However, this didn’t quell their passion to be together. Their first date was a combination of drafts and draughts; they started out by seeing Up! at the Alamo Drafthouse Village, and then hung out at the Draughthouse Pub on Medical and 45th. It wasn’t long before they fell in love. Kornberg was kicking some serious ass in life already and Matt gave her the support to keep kicking that ass. Kornberg inspired Matt to work through the pain and frustration of his predicament so that he could lift her off her feet and do massively impressive push-ups for her. Together, they became an unstoppable team of awesomeness, and they didn’t let us down when they eloped at the Alamo Drafthouse and had a mini reception at the Draughthouse, the two places where it all began. They finished the night off with a group of friends at Trudy’s and were home in time to watch TV. Sweet!
Being the trendsetters that they are, Kornberg and Matt decided to scrap their big expensive wedding and elope “secretly”, contingent on my availability. Boy did I feel special!
And now, I give you the stupendous, the remarkable…Jessica Kornberg + Matt Wall: THE KORNWALLBERGS
Kornberg’s amazing dress: Chrissy Wai-Ching
Matt’s handsome suit: Macy’s
Hair/Make-up: Kate Cates of Vain Salon
Rings: Gallerie Jewelers
Bouquet: Freytag’s Florist
Hair clip: Chantilly Lace
Necklace: Family heirloom
Cupcakes: Hey Cupcake
Cupcake topper: Hand-drawn by the talented Jessica Kornberg Wall
I thought I was going to have to hold onto these awesome bridals until JULY of 2013. But lucky for me, this kick-butt couple decided eloping was more their style…check back in a couple of weeks for the blog of their super Austiny elopement at the Alamo Drafthouse!
Ok, let me just tell you some awesome things about this lady:
- She has THE BEST LEGS ever
- She makes the best/scariest faces
- Her wit is so quick you’d better make sure it doesn’t catch your wit with its panties down
- Her wedding dress is something else, right? Designed by Chrissy Wai-Ching
- I kind of <3 her, a lot
Without further adieu, I present to you the lovely, the talented, the smokin’ hot, Jessica!