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

Brittany and Zach’s Wedding in Comfort, TX

I occasionally get calls for weddings in the Hill Country, and such was the case for Brittany and Zach’s wedding.  Their wedding plans centered around The Cathedral in Comfort, TX.  Featuring a historic chapel and grounds, the venue has been converted into a beautiful wedding destination, and perfect backdrop for their day.

The day was made even more special by the close tie-in with family.  Brittany’s brother was presiding over the ceremony as minister, and had the special privilege of joining Brittany and Zach together as husband and wife.

One of the most heart felt moments occurred just before the start of the ceremony.  Brittany and Zach came together for a prayer, hand in hand; the chapel door acting as the curtain to prevent Zach from seeing his beautiful bride before the start of the ceremony.   With emotion in their voices they expressed their love for one another, and in moments the time had arrived.

Beautiful and full of love, that is the description of their day.

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Maizey and Aaron are Married – New Braunfels Wedding

On the grounds of The Springs near New Braunfels, Maizey and Aaron confirmed their love for one another.  As the sunset drew near, the wedding ceremony concluded ushering in a wonderful night of celebration and fun.  Being able to witness and photograph the entire day was such a fun experience.  The transition from anxiousness and excitement to joy and delight could be seen as the day progressed, and it was a pleasure capturing the intimate moments throughout.

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Eclipse Albums

Leather bound albums are among the best ways to display the story from your wedding day.  Stretched canvas and wall prints are ideal for those select outstanding images, but the ability to tell your wedding day story is ideally suited to an album.  Being able to present the images in a quality album with archival prints allows the elegance and emotion of your day to come through in vivid detail.

The Eclipse album has come to be my preferred choice when the discussion of presentation, becomes the topic with clients.  From the gorgeous black leather, to the beautiful display box, the Eclipse album is elegant.  The archival prints are mounted to a thick black edged page making for a durable finish and classic look.  The album is a joy to hold and compliments the emotional impact of the images perfectly. The 10×10 size is the perfect format for displaying your day.

Select images from your wedding are assembled in a custom layout to tell the story of your day.  Images with the most impact are displayed prominently within the arrangement, and help bring your day back to life.  The Eclipse album is a perfect way for you to relive the day and feel all the emotion that made the experience so special.

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Cara and Joseph – San Antonio Wedding

Wedding days are always exciting.  I can feel the anticipation building as the couple’s get ready for the ceremony.  No matter how laid back the ceremony and reception plans, I can always sense the nervous excitement among the bridal party.

Cara and Joseph may have been nervously anxious, but it was hidden from me.  They both seemed completely unfazed by the wedding day chaos that tends to swirl around the big day.  Everything fell into place, and those small details that might be a minor disaster to some, were brushed off with a calm improvised plan.

The best part of the day was seeing all the love and care they had for family and friends.  It was touching to see the close bond, and emotional interactions, between guests, friends, and family.  That is the exciting part the I will remember from their wedding day.  Congrats Cara and Joseph, it was a privilege to photograph the moments of your wedding day.

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