Meet Brendan, Marjory, and Squeak Happy Duck. I’m not sure I should even say anything more for fear it may ruin the ridiculous sweetness of these photos. This is one of my favorite “families” of all time, hands down!
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:
Without further adieu, I present to you the lovely, the talented, the smokin’ hot, Jessica!
I have a soft spot in my heart for animals, especially dogs. We got our first two dogs when I was 10-years-old; one was a dachshund terrier mix born across the street, and the other was a 5-year-old beagle mix whose owners just didn’t have time for anymore. They were best friends and my babies! I worked in a kennel in high school and right after college also, so I lived and breathed (literally) doggy for a whole summer!
This summer, a local resident, Michael Paxton, lost his dog in front of his very eyes to an officer that was poorly-trained and made a bad judgment call after reporting to the wrong house. I realized that when Michael posted pictures of the late and great Cisco on his Facebook page, that’s when I truly understood the loss he felt, how heartbreaking it must have been to see his beloved shot down in front of him. Cisco’s everything was in those photos; you could see his energy, his kindness, his soul. These pictures are precious. All the photos I have of my darling dogs mean so much to me that I put them in an album and look at them when I need a little company.
In honor of Cisco, I ran a pet session special and Patty and Jeff took advantage of that! They had me come over to their house and take some shots of their three children, Angel, Finnegan, and Stash. Enjoy their cuteness!
Alycia and Nick…super sweet. Had a small, intimate wedding with family and a few friends at the beautiful Mayfield Park, renowned for its resident peafowl. Before the ceremony, Alycia had her mom deliver a card she had written for Nick…being privy to him reading it was poignant. The ceremony was just lovely and when everyone realized one of the rings was missing, it was taken in stride and laughed off with joy. Not much can screw up such an incredible day, ya know? The men were particularly goofy, which is always a treat for me, and the only “serious” shot I got of them was a goof anyway. I just have to mention the cupcakes…they not only tasted amazing, but had these beautiful little peacock feathers made of sugar stuck into the frosting. I had so much fun with these two and left only after having a really heart-felt conversation with Alycia’s mom about finding what it is that makes us happy and doing it. I told her I was doing it right now! It was a good day for all.
When I suggested to Casey that we do our session in Mayfield Park, she goes “Oh, that’s perfect! We had a first date there!” This is one of my all-time favorite sessions. A first for Evan, having professional photos taken was so much fun for these two. I mean honestly, how can it NOT be fun to be given permission to hug, kiss, hand-hold, kiss some more, the person you love the most? Casey and Evan and their family (and me!!!) are in love with the romantic, forest feel of these photos. Casey said something like “I love the one where the light is basking in our love,” then corrected herself, but I think she’s right. 🙂