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Hallie and Jonathan – Green Family Camp Wedding

A Waco DIY Wedding

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Hallie and Jonathan’s Waco DIY wedding could not have been more beautiful. Their friends and family traveled from across the country to the Greene Family Camp, which has been in Jonathan’s family for over 20 years. It was a day of celebration as well as a trip down memory lane; many of the guests had fun stories of visiting the camp as kids. Their 3-day celebration kicked off with a BBQ and campfire where we found some great moments to capture their carefree personalities.

Friday started with a wild flower engagement session near the lake, a BBQ and smores at a campfire. The rain didn’t stop the first look in the iconic Texas bluebonnets and a ceremony in the woods. The reception turned into an energetic celebration.

Wild Flower Engagement Photos

Jonathan and Hallie live out of town so we didn’t get a chance to do actual engagements. With everyone staying at camp before the wedding we were able to go out to the camp lake. It is wildflower season in Texas which is never a bad thing. As the evening continued, Jonathan and Hallie stepped out of with us for some sunset photos before their BBQ and Smores party. We finished the night with a star trail engagement photos.

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Lake Sunset Engagement - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Blue Bonnet Wedding

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Smores at a Camp Fire - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Blue Bonnet Wedding

Star Trail Engagement Photo - Star Engagement Photos - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Blue Bonnet Wedding

The Wedding – Getting Ready

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The Bluebonnet First Look

When you have a field of bluebonnets available for a first look, you use a field of bluebonnets! The flowers made a nice setting for some great first look moments.

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Bluebonnet First Look - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Bluebonnet Wedding

Bluebonnet First Look - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Bluebonnet Wedding

Bluebonnet First Look - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Bluebonnet Wedding

Bluebonnet First Look - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Bluebonnet Wedding

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

The camp had a couple of temple spaces including this one in the forest. It made a perfect setting for Jonathan and Hallie’s outdoor wedding ceremony.

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Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

The Reception

With just about everyone staying on site, the couple and guests were free to really cut loose. We hung out through about 1 AM and the party was still going strong.

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Cake Cutting - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Cake Cutting - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

The Hora - Jewish Chair Dance - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

The Hora - Jewish Chair Dance - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

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Partying at the Reception - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Partying at the Reception - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Partying at the Reception - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer

Shay’s Giraffe Bridal Portraits in Uvalde

We love a crazy idea. When Shay asked if we would go to Uvalde to make some epic bridal portraits, we said yes. I’m not a big fan of the word “epic”, but I think it is appropriate in this case. We started off searching the ranch for the giraffes with my truck. We didn’t have to look for long. One of the giraffe’s and her calf were hanging out near the front of the property among the mesquite trees.

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

If you ever need to make friends with a giraffe, just bring a bag of carrots, or maybe a bridal bouquet. She seemed equally interested in eating either.

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Storm Cloud Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Check out Shay and Jason’s Inks Lake engagement photos.

Ranch Austin Wedding Video - Jessica and Mark - Driftwood Wedding

Jessica & Mark: Ranch Austin Wedding Teaser Video

Jessica’s and Mark’s Ranch Austin wedding video teaser is up! Ranch Austin is a great outdoor wedding venue, and it made the perfect setting for Jessica’s and Mark’s Driftwood wedding. An Irish lass married an Irish boy and they have a good old Texas style party. There was even a Imperial March “bow down to the bride” dance during the reception. We finished the night off with Jessica and Mark and their friends on 6th street for a little after party.

The Wedding Team

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Daniel and Stephanie: Memory Lane Event Center Wedding in Dripping Springs

Epic Frist Look Portrait, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

Stephanie and Daniel got married on a uncharacteristically warm (like high 80s) November day at the lovely Memory Lane Event Center in Dripping Springs, Texas. After a blue sky first look and ceremony the reception kicked off with a treat. They had a live band: Plush Party Band with some sing along (turns out Daniel can sing) and crowd surfing. Of course, if you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes. By their sparkler exit, the temp had dropped into the 40s which made for a cozy exit.

You may remember Daniel and Stephanie from their Kyle Texas Engagement.

Getting Ready

The First Look

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First Look, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

Walking Together, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

Epic Portrait, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

The Wedding Ceremony

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Groom Waits for Bride, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

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Ceremony, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

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First Kiss, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

Ceremony, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

The Reception

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First Dance, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

Father Daughter Dance, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

Mother Sun Dance, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

Family Partying, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

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Crowd Surfing, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

Sparkler Exit, Wedding, Memory Lane, Dripping Springs

Taylor and Alex: Joshua Tree Adventure Engagement

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When couples say yes to our crazy ideas, spectacular things happen. We met Taylor and Alex at the Georgetown Bridal Show even though they live in the Bay Area (as in California). Conversations ensued. We road tripped out to meet them at Joshua Tree for a destination adventure engagement.

Joshua Tree National Park is a dream location. It is the sort of place where a photographer can point their camera in any direction and get spectacular photos. We started in the Cholla Garden, hung out at Skull Rock for sunset and then watch moon rise in Hidden Valley.  Needless to say, we had a ton of fun on this one.

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Jacob & Katie: Westridge Stables Spicewood Springs Engagement

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We met Jacob and Katie through Jacob’s company Lone Star Wake Rentals. Jacob takes people out on the Austin area lakes to have a good time. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a better job fit. About half way through their engagement session I looked at Katie and said “I assume Jacob was always the class clown?” The answer was a resounding “yes!”

Needless to say, Katie and Jacob’s engagement session at Westridge Stables was a lot of fun. The property is huge and we spent the afternoon roaming around it looking for photos. We even made some creative use of our Polaris transport under the milky way..

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Nancy and Jose: Wedding at Tenroc Ranch in Salado, TX

Nancy and Jose at Tenroc in Salado

Nancy and Jose were married at the beautiful St. Stephen Catholic Church in Salado, TX.  The ceremony was traditional and elegant.  The couple was poised and full of smiles, beaming at one another as the officiant addressed them, as well as their family and friends.

From the moment they stepped through the threshold, it changed from the traditional and spiritual Catholic ceremony to an all-out celebration.  The freshly wed couple and their guests made their way to gorgeous Tenroc Ranch to begin the festivities.  There were beautiful, emotional dances but things really got interesting during the bouquet toss and the blindfolded garter toss.  The couple was lifted off their feet, carried around by their wedding party and after a few minutes of the festive (and potentially dangerous!) ring around the couple, the game ended with lots of laughter (and no injuries, thankfully!) and dancing, oh and we can’t forget the delicious, self-catered food.

Posh Events and Jenny’s Florals were responsible for making the event custom tailored for Nancy and Jose’s style, and the event hall looked beautiful.

Nancy and Jose were the epitome of happiness on this night, and we wish them that throughout their lives together.

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