About walstonphoto

I know how special your day is. This is an event you have dreamed about...for years! All the hopes, dreams, stress, plans, excitement, compromises, details, fun, tears, are all worth it. The moments that make your day will be captured. You will be able to show those memories to your children, and theirs!

Leigh and Trey – New Braunfels Wedding

Wedding venues with historic ties are always interesting, and when Leigh contacted me about her wedding I was very interested.  Leigh and Trey has selected Bavarian Halle as their wedding site.  Bavarian Halle is a recently transformed Schlitterbahn property,  that doubles as a beer garden, and now wedding venue.  The historic tie is that the venue is built around the Moeller House.  Moeller House is the oldest two story house in New Braunfels, and the rustic charm has been nicely preserved over the years.

For Leigh and Trey it made the perfect location for their New Braunfels wedding.  they were one of the first couples to book a wedding at the transformed venue, and one of the first few weddings to be held there.  For me it was exciting to be photographing one of the first weddings at such a historic site.  The rustic atmosphere of the Moeller House was perfect for the “geting ready” photos, and provided a warm, dry location for group shots.

The reception area doubled as the setting for the ceremony, and was easily converted to a charming atmosphere for the dancing and dinner.  For Leigh and Trey it was an evening of joy, fun, and love as they mingled with friends and family from all over.  It is always exciting to share in capturing the movements that make the day so special.

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Leesa and Aaron – Canyon Lake Wedding

Photography from Leesa and Aaron’s fun filled wedding at Canyon Lake Cabins and Cottages including a surprise engagement.

It’s such an unassuming venue, tucked away back in the tress off FM306.  The quaint rustic charm hides the true party nature of this venue.  Most receptions spill over into the wee hours of the morning…Leesa and Aaron’s wedding was no exception.

Congrats to you both and thanks for inviting Michelle and I to capture all the joy and fun of your wedding day.

Hondo Wedding at Quihi Dance Hall

Small town weddings have an atmosphere and charm that you just can’t get in the city.  There are still the wedding day jitters, and pre-ceremony tension, but overall there is a laid back feel.  Being surrounded by farm land and ranches tends to impart a sense of simplicity.  The friendliness of everyone you encounter brings a smile to your face.

Amanda and Josh brought that incredible atmosphere to their wedding in charming style.  From the downtown Hondo loft where the bride and her girls got ready, to the Quihi dance hall that has a history all its own, the day was marked by a country vintage feel.  It’s always fun as the photographer, to capture that vibe and translate it into a story for the couple.

One of the most unique touches was that of the “guest book”.  After branding a beautiful wood piece during the ceremony, it was then available for all the guests to sign during the reception.  It will be a fantastic reminder of the wonderful day.

McNay Art Museum Bridal Photography – San Antonio, TX

The Mcnay Art Museum has long been a favorite destination of wedding photographers and brides around San Antonio.  The well kept landscape and wonderful architecture makes for a wonderful backdrop.  Shooting on the grounds is inexpensive and easy.  A small $20 grounds fee is collected by security, preventing the need to fill out paperwork or obtain a permit beforehand.

The grounds can get a bit crowded depending on the time of day and weather, so some patience and planning is recommended.  It is not uncommon to find a number of photographers as well as museum goers wandering about taking in the art.  There are the typical photo spots, but there are plenty of areas for those with a creative eye.  Make sure to check the hours the grounds are open, which vary from the museum itself, if you are planning a visit.

Diane’s bridal photos on the grounds of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX

Diane’s bridal photos on the grounds of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX

Diane’s bridal photos on the grounds of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX

Diane’s bridal photos on the grounds of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX

Diane’s bridal photos on the grounds of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX

Diane’s bridal photos on the grounds of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX

Boerne Bridal Photographer – Alyssa at The Springs

Select photos from Alyssa’s bridal session at The Springs in Boerne.  It’s always a pleasure to shoot bridal photos at wedding venues.  The lack of traffic and interruptions allows for a much more creative atmosphere.  For the bride it means comfortable accommodations to get ready without the limitations of a makeshift location.  Of course I always schedule so the photography session runs through sunset so we can make the best of the beautiful light.

Beautiful entrance door at The Springs in Boerne

Along the water at The Springs in Boerne

Along the water at The Springs in Boerne

Beautiful sunset light at The Springs in Boerne

Along the water at The Springs in Boerne

Along the water at The Springs in Boerne

Gorgeous sunset at The Springs in Boerne

Beautiful entrance door at The Springs in Boerne

The woodwork and ceilings are an attractive feature of The Springs in Boerne

The stairs are a main feature of the reception area at The Springs in Boerne

San Antonio Engagement Photographer – Downtown River Walk

When suggesting the San Antonio River Walk as an engagement photography location, I am often met with a hesitant response.  The image most people visualize is the crowded narrow walkway in the heart of the tourist attraction.  I typically have to paint the picture of a much more laid back and intimate location away from the crowds.  Just outside the main River Walk area is a more picturesque and quaint trail, that offers an intimate atmosphere.

Rebecca and Cody were up for the adventure, and trusted we would get some great photos for their engagement session.  I always get excited when a local couple experiences new locations and sites they have not encountered before.  The diversity and architecture of downtown allows for a wide range of backdrops, which Rebecca and Cody loved.

The lights of the Drury Inn along the San Antonio River Walk.

The Red Tunnel that connects the River Walk proper with the San Antonio River.

The Red Tunnel that connects the River Walk proper with the San Antonio River.

The Red Tunnel that connects the River Walk proper with the San Antonio River.

The waterfall along the San Antonio River Walk by Houston Street.

One of the alcoves for a high-rise building along the San Antonio River Walk.

One of the alcoves for a high-rise building along the San Antonio River Walk.