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Tim & April - Doctor Who Inspired Wedding and Portraits

Every time I spend some time with Tim & April, I like them more - we share a love of vegan ice cream for starters - so I was super excited to capture their wedding. Tim & April got married in an intimate ceremony on January 1, 2016 at the Institution Theater.

Their ceremony was personal, sweet and incredibly unique. The opening was filled with references to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Doctor Who, Firefly, Star Trek and more. April is a musician and she performed a very sweet Snow Patrol cover. Afterwards, friends and family feasted on the most delicious of kolaches, punch (complete with Tardis ice cubes) and other goodies. 

A few months later, we got together at the Blanton to capture portraits that weren't possible on their big day. Click to enlarge.

Jess & Erica - Lifestyle Engagement Photo in the Capitol of Texas

Jess & Erica joined me on a sunny morning to do the first half of their engagement photos near the Capitol building in Austin. We explored Congress Street and found little bits of Texas history and giant colorful murals. We got coffee at Royal Blue and spent the morning talking about comedy, movies and Angelina Eberly.

Travis & Kera - Colorful Engagement Session on South Congress

Travis & Kera fit so naturally together that it's hard to imagine they were ever not a couple. They laugh at the other's jokes before the words are even out and instinctively seem to know what the other is thinking. It was a joy to spend the morning with them on South Congress - and you can feel the happiness radiating from these photos.

Kevin & Casandra - Kickass Nerdy Outdoor Wedding

Kevin & Casandra's wedding was one of the most unique weddings I've shot and a great way to kick off the 2015 wedding season. KJ, their son, was included in the wedding ceremony in a really awesome way (and he has some of the sweetest dance moves I've ever seen!).

They opted for a lifestyle wedding shot, forgoing the traditional family photos and opting for more photojournalistic photos that captured natural moments - mom and daughter laughing, Kevin & Casandra snapping post-wedding selfies, and friends showing off their shoes. Kevin is super into sneakers, and he exchanged custom-made sneakers with Casanda that were designed to show off their past, present and future together.

Check out this wedding for Star Wars, sweet kicks, and a whole lotta love below. Click to enlarge.

Andrew & Mary - Rainy Wedding in a Pioneer Town

I met Andrew & Mary on the day of their wedding after a flurry of emails and a Skype date. It was unusually cold for Texas, and the sky was doing exactly what we had hoped it wouldn't - rain. Andrew & Mary and their guests shrugged off the rain, and the day went without a hitch - including the outdoor ceremony. What I loved most about Andrew & Mary's wedding was that beneath the gorgeous exterior - fur stoles, crystals hanging from tree branches, and the most ornate bouquet you could imagine - was a VERY nerdy core. Andrew & Mary expertly wove their interests into the small details - the bouquet was hiding a GoPro camera, the wedding program read like a computer program, and the groom's cufflinks featured Trailer Park Boys characters. Check out their multi-layered wedding below - click the images to enlarge.