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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Amy and Eli are married – A Scenic Springs Wedding

Sometimes you have to be a little bit bold, especially this time of year.  For the most part Texas winter weather is mild, and it can result in perfect conditions for a wedding ceremony.  On the other hand it can be miserable, and leave couples looking for a plan “B”.  On the morning of Amy and Eli’s wedding, plan “B” appeared to be the likely choice.  Slightly on the cool side, and with heavy threatening skies, the chance of rain was very likely.  It takes a bold bride to stick with an outdoor ceremony plan under those conditions, but Amy was sure of her decision.

As if to exhibit some kind of super power over the weather, the rain did hold out all the way up until the last shots of the formal photos, then light sprinkles fell letting everyone know it was time to move on to the reception.  Congrats to a wonderful couple and a fantastic wedding day.  Capturing the moments of your day was a heartwarming experience.

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Patty and Josh are Married – A Scenic Springs Wedding

Beautiful days and gorgeous venues are always the perfect backdrop for wedding photography.  Patty and Josh chose Scenic Springs in Helotes, TX as their wedding venue, and the day couldn’t have been more perfect.   The day was full of emotion and very touching moments, as their close friends and family gathered for the special day.

The day began with Patty and Josh getting ready at the venue and continued with a “first look” moment that really set the stage for the day.  The beauty and emotion that would follow made capturing heartwarming images easy.  It was such a joy to be a part of their day and experience the excitement first hand.

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Jessica and Jason are Married

Married in a wonderful ceremony at the family ranch near Belton, TX, Jessica and Jason planned a wonderful wedding.  Starting the day at Tenroc Ranch, the girls spent the afternoon tending to hair and makeup while getting ready.  The boys took care of last minute details and making sure everything would be perfect for the ceremony and reception.

Starting the day at Tenroc provided a great opportunity to photograph the venue details and  spend some time with the girls.  They had some great photo ideas and their laid back attitude made for a great lead up to the ceremony.  As a pre-ceremony tease for her fiance, Jessica had some signs made up, and composed a photo for him.  The photo “just wait till you see her” was sent to Jason as everyone was heading out to the ranch for the ceremony.  The day was full of touching moments such as this.

The most striking aspect of the day was seeing the tight bond between Jessica, Jason, and her kids.  Everyone was having a good time, and they were all sharing in the wonderful experience.  From Jason’s special dedication during the ceremony, to the toasts, to the family dancing together during the reception, there were many special moments.  As a photographer, capturing those moments was exciting.

 

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Photography in Sugarland by Brenda

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Brenda and I went to school together back in Waco, and recently my brother directed me to her website.  I had no idea that Brenda was pursuing photography, but it is always a nice surprise to find someone you know doing creative things.  Brenda is located in Sugarland, TX and has a wonderful family.  You can see the influence her kids and husband play in her work as you browse through her galleries and portfolio.

If you are in the Sugarland area and are looking for family portrait services then have a look at Brenda’s work and consider her for a family shoot or portraits of the children.

Marriage Island

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One of the attractions along the San Antonio Riverwalk is Marriage Island.  The history goes back to 1691 and the location of San Antonio’s first Catholic mass.  The small island is now one of the hot spots for engagements and marriage ceremonies in San Antonio.  The island is situated along the river just off Navarro Street and West Market, directly behind the Hotel Contessa.

The island attracts many visitors and is a great location for a photo along the Riverwalk.  Anchored to it is one of the many huge cypress trees that are so prominent along the river.  If you are looking for a small intimate wedding location, Marriage Island is a great place to check into.  A use permit is required which can be obtained from the San Antonio Parks and Rec department, and of course I can recommend a great photographer for capturing the ceremony.

DCM Photography

I first mentioned Dave in a post on rescuing corrupted image cards, but he is certainly worth mentioning again.  Dave is an Austin photographer who does some fantastic wedding and portrait work.  if you enjoy photos that capture the emotion and atmosphere of the moment, Dave does an excellent job of that.  To get a better idea of his talent hop on over to his website, or to see his latest work you can check out his blog.  Of course I have to give him props for his success as an amateur cyclist.  It is not easy balancing family, work and cycling while remaining competitive in the amateur ranks, but Dave has found recent success in his racing and that is great to see.