Sueyon and Joel Engagement Photography at McNay

Time of day can play a big role in creating beautiful photographs.  It is always fun to plan out a shoot so that it finishes up around sunset.  Not only is the light fantastic, but for engagement and couple shoots everyone is at ease and feeling comfortable.  The images take on a rich atmosphere and the gorgeous sunset color compliment the images nicely.

For Sueyon and Joel we settled on the McNay Art Museum as the location for their engagement photos.  The McNay has a long history with area photographers and provides a gorgeous backdrop with varied scenes and wonderful architecture.  My challenge with familiar locations is keeping the images creative and fresh.  It is easy to fall into a pattern of always shooting the same set-up, but with the McNay there is a wide range of opportunities for unique shots.

The late day shoot was perfect and we made good use of the sunset and clouds to create some incredible images that they both loved.  Congrats Sueyon and Joel, and thanks for a wonderful evening at the McNay.

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You can have a Themed Wedding that No One will Forget

halloween themed wedding

Themed weddings can be quite popular, and have become very common in recent years.  A themed wedding is an opportunity to make your day unique and show off your personality in a fun and interesting way.

Halloween weddings are perhaps the most common route for a themed wedding, and vintage is one I see occasionally.  If you are interested in going the themed route here are some tips to keep in mind.

  • Select a theme that you and your fiancé love
  • Get your guests involved with activities and props
  • Consider the venue and how it fits with the theme
  • Food choices can help reinforce the theme
  • Include decorations and items that will engage your guests

Themed weddings can be a lot of fun and provide an opportunity for guests to feel a part of the ceremony.  Planning carefully can ensure that your wedding goes off without a hitch.  If you are uncertain in your ability to pull it off consider a wedding planner who specializes in such events.

How do you show the Uniqueness of your Relationship?

Your wedding rings should be as unique as your relationship, and there are none more unique than the Mokume line of rings from Rings Unique. Designed in the Japanese technique of mokume gane, this line of rings offers an elegant and sophisticated look unlike any other.

I first saw these on display at Clarksville Pottery a boutique custom craft store in Austin, TX.  After contacting the artisan I learned that every set of rings is truly unique.  Created by folding layers of gold and sterling, every batch takes on it sown appearance and characteristics.  The wedding bands and engagement rings should be crafted from the same batch as to preserve their unique match.

Contact the artist early as every order takes some time to complete and is crafted from scratch in a painstaking process.  It will be one of the most amazing rings you will see, and will symbolize perfectly the love between you two.

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