Margaret + Paul Married

Margaret + Paul Married


When I entered their hotel room in the morning, everyone was frantically running around looking for a ribbon to tie Margaret's bouquet together.  The florist brought in the wrong bouquet for Margaret, and her bridesmaids were remaking it using the flowers that Paul's parents gave Margaret that morning .  As all this was happening, Margaret showed me a photo of what her dress used to look like before she cut it up and customized it.  By happenstance a week before, her mom found the perfect blazer that completed the look for the five piece dress.

For someone as creative as Margaret, a lot of times what she sees in her head is far from what's in front of her. And to get to where you want to be, it's about being flexible and solving problems all the while being true toi your vision.  Looking back at these images, this wedding was an extension of Margaret and her sensibilities.  There were a thousand moving pieces (literally thousands if you count how much confetti she made) to make it a reality. What came together may not have been perfect, but it was beautiful and one of the most beautiful and thoughtful weddings I've been to. And at the end of the day, as Margaret's arms were around Paul as they watched their slideshow, it was for these quiet, loving moments that everything came together. 

Congrats to Margaret and Paul!

Chrissy + John Married

Chrissy + John Married

I love it when the schedule of the wedding day works out where the bride and groom are able to take a moment together and soak in what's happening. Becky and I were able to have that during our wedding, and it was during the photo above that Chrissy and John had a moment to breathe. We sneaked away to an empty patio and I asked them to slowly dance together as the sun set behind them.

But it was towards the end of the night when it all came together for me. It was about 50 of us who were there in Cancun since the middle of the week relaxing, eating, and laughing together.  And that night of the reception years of friendships were celebrated, and two people who couldn't have planned a more epic wedding, were married. 

Hannah + Vincent Married

As they sat at the table during the ceremony, Vinny probably didn’t hear a word the Rabbi was saying. He just stared at Hannah who was across the table, whispering to her, “I love you. You look so beautiful.” When we were able to finally steal a few moments to take portraits, he shouted “THAT’S MY WIFE!” To me, these moments were somewhat out of character since every other time I’ve seen Vinny he carried himself in such a collected way. 

But Vinny, I totally understand that a day like your wedding day, you aren’t completely yourself. Time moves so much faster except for when you see your wife in front of you. Then, time stops and all you can do is whisper or shout to make sure things are still the way it’s supposed to be. 

Sunny + Roger Married

It was the first time in Austin for me. Went there at the end of August, and it was hot. Like, really hot. I remember kneeling on the asphalt in the middle of the road for the bridal party photos and felt the floor burning and my knees melting. Like really hot. But that's the beauty of photos, you don't remember that when you look back. You just see the great moments. 

Here's the day in Sunny's words: 

The day of the wedding was so great-I wish I could remember every single detail of the entire day and stick it in my pocket.  Someone told me to just let everything go on the day of and just enjoy yourself, which I think was probably the best advice I could've gotten. I loved having all of our friends and family together and just tried to take everything in and not sweat the small things. I just remember feeling super relaxed, humbled by the fact that people came to see us get married! and in awe of the fact that everything about the day was happening after so many months of planning,  Everything that I had envisioned about the wedding was actually happening! We had tons of help from our community of family and friends- so we were so thankful for them and the amount of time and energy they put in.  

Candice + Paul Engaged


I wanted to share a story that Candice and Paul told me during out shoot that has become one of the most endearing stories, but a little background first. I've known Candice since she was in middle school, and for her to be getting married is surreal to me. I can't believe she's grown up so much but at the same time still the same person I remember that always hung out around me and her cousins. 

"One time Paul and I were fighting in his car and I was so upset. We both sat there for a few minutes not saying anything to each other. I was looking out the window huffing and puffing, waiting for him to say something. I couldn't take it any more and yelled, 'Aren't you going to say something? See, you never say anything. You're always so quiet!'

After a few moments Paul looked at me, put his hand on mine, and asked in a soft voice, 'Do you want to get Maggie Moo's?' He knew that I loved ice cream and I couldn't say no. So even though I was so angry, I muttered under my breath, 'yes'"

"It works every time. It's my secret weapon when we fight."

And in that, my dear friends, is a very important lesson: If food is the way to your lover's heart, pave out a highway and give them whatever they want.