Sarah & Shamus | Winter New Orleans Wedding

Sarah & Shamus

There are so many wonderful things to say about Sarah & Shamus and their wedding that I’m not even sure quite where to start! This was one of our absolute most favorite weddings to photograph. We started the day in the beautiful Roosevelt Hotel, which was decked out in the most beautiful Christmas decorations (you’ll see at the end of the post) and it was mesmerizing. After getting Sarah dressed, we headed over to City Park where Sarah had rented the Peristyle for all of our photos (bride/groom, wedding party AND family) to be taken in at sunset. We were on cloud 9. As of lately, it’s been rare for us to have a Bride who puts such a priority on setting aside time for photos that she rented a separate space knowing that the Church wouldn’t allow us inside for any pre-ceremony photos and that there would be no light left after the ceremony. These are the couples we love to photograph, it’s hard to make magic with no light and no time but, just looking at these photos – we made magic. If this doesn’t convince you to set aside time for portraits, I really don’t know what will (especially for winter weddings)! After the glorious golden hour photos, they wed in one of the oldest churches in New Orleans. Sarah really wanted her guests to be able to venture outside of the French Quarter, so she chose an intricately detailed church in the center of NOLA. Next, we headed to the Board of Trade for a mesmerizing candle-lit cocktail hour outside in the courtyard (y’all, amazing) then a candle-lit reception where everyone danced for hours. But, my favorite part of the whole day, was when a jazz band came in to the Board of Trade and led the entire reception (EVERYONE) outside for a second line… down CANAL ST. They literally shut down Canal St for the wedding to run through singing loudly and dancing joyously. The energy was contagious. I can’t even describe how invigorating it was to photograph, there really are no words. It was one of the most amazing things we’ve ever had the opportunity to photograph. NOLA, you’re pretty awesome in my opinion.

Bride’s Dress: Watters

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2015 Travel Dates

Announcing our 2015 Travel Schedule!

If you are in any of these areas, we are available for shoot bookings, collaborations or even just coffee. We’d also love to get to Colorado and Manhattan/Brooklyn again this year (plus other awesome places, like everywhere), so email us if you are interested in any shoot bookings or collaborations in those states as well and we might just add a trip to our plans! 

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Leigh & Garrett | Lake-side Engagements

Leigh & Garrett

Where do I even begin to describe Leigh & Garrett? They are hilarious and bring the greatest, happiest energy anywhere they go and if you don’t know them, you are really missing out. We could not be more excited about their May wedding with After Yes, Southern Table, Beauty & the Blush and Marie Gabrielle’s, talk about an all-star team for a couple who brings light wherever they go.

Hair/Makeup: The Beauty & the Blush

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Taylor & Grant | Austin Engagements

Taylor & Grant

Let me start off by saying that Taylor & Grant are a super talented graphic design duo. Which we love. Shooting fellow creatives is one of our favorite things, ever. They’re going to have the coolest wedding at the Barr Mansion this June. Secondly, we officially set our move date to Austin. We are moving the first week of March – woohoo!

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Lauren & Josh | Wedding

Lauren & Josh

Lauren & Josh had, hands down, the rainiest wedding day of the entire year, we haven’t shot on a rainy day like this since our rainy North Carolina Wedding in 2013 or this wedding back in May of last year! We’ve photographed Lauren’s family on many different wonderful occasions, including her brother’s new engagement, Lauren and her sister’s senior photos and of course Lauren & Josh’s engagement photos! We were elated to be a part of their lives for one of Lauren & Josh’s biggest days of their life and hope we can be there for many more!

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The DelaHoz Family | Lifestyle

The DelaHoz family

This 2015 sun has been so good to us. Crystal is a talented photographer herself and it was such an honor that she asked me to photograph their precious family! We had such a blast running through the fields and climbing trees with these guys.

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Jordan & Dan | Engagements

Jordan & Dan

Our first engagement session of 2015! I smiled every second of the shoot and every second of editing this shoot. These two are so in love and oh my gosh, you can see it in every. single. photo.

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2014 Re-cap!

Wow. I cannot believe I’m writing this post right now. January 1, 2014 still feels like yesterday only now it’s actually two weeks in to 2015. I don’t even have the appropriate words to express how absolutely stupendous this last year was. I’ll try anyway… it was magical. Inspiring. Surprising. Challenging. Joyous. Blissful. Fast. Funny. Wondrous.

I could go on and on, but you’re not here to read a thesaurus so I won’t.

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Most notably from the year of two thousand and fourteen, Talon and I got engaged and we started planning our wedding! If you don’t know our story, Talon and I have been together for about 5 years, so a proposal was a long time coming. We’ve pretty much been planning our wedding since the day we met. The second most notable thing, to us, is that we have come across some really incredible brides & grooms and made some truly life-long friendships. In our personal lives, Talon and I are both very introverted and wedding photography has blessed our lives in so many ways, one of which is that it really makes us be social (haha!). We also did a TON of traveling this year (links coming below) which changed our lives in so many ways. In less important news, we cleared out over half of our clutter and are still working towards living simply and minimally, I learned calligraphy, Talon started a music blog (To the Pacific), we created with a myriad of talented vendors, we cut our edit time in half, I completed a 52 books in a year New Years challenge to myself (#featherandtwinereads), we bought our first real christmas tree, we drove about 30,000 miles, we photographed 47 weddings and too many sessions to count. See adjectives above just so I can reiterate how freaking amazing this year was. How will 2015 ever top this??? Oh yeah, I get to marry the absolute love of my life. How fantastic!

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Life is but a dream…

We are signing off for the holidays, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May your days be merry and bright, and filled with all of your favorite people.

xoxo,
Kelsey & Talon

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Haley & Kyle | Wedding

Haley & Kyle
College Station, TX

Planning: Ashley & Co.

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Katherine & Chris | Wedding

Katherine & Chris
Family Home in Flower Mound, TX

Event Planning: Jennifer Laura Design
Event Design: Katherine (bride) with Ardour Design
Florals: Kate Foley Designs
Vintage Rentals: Rent My Dust
Hair/Makeup: Tracy Melton

You may recognize these two lovebirds from our recent shoot with them in London and be pretty confused. Katherine is from Dallas. Chris is from the UK. Katherine moved to London from Dallas, met Chris, they fell in love, and decided to officially tie the knot at Katherine’s family home and also have a pretty awesome wedding/celebration/party in the UK. Fast forward to Katherine finding us; we all immediately hit it off and decided to do both their Texas and London wedding. We immediately knew that Katherine and Chris’ wedding would be something fun, laid back and different. Plus, you all know how much we love a good backyard wedding. Katherine, a kindred spirit, already had a pretty good idea of what details she wanted to incorporate in to the wedding from the beginning which we loved. She chose some really talented and amazing vendors which made the day even more amazing! Plus, there were a TON of DIY elements – as in, pretty much everything you see. Katherine’s dad MADE the awesome woodland ceremony canopy and set (with lovely florals added by Kate Foley) and he also made those amazing trays you see with Katherine and Chris’ names on them. So, yeah, awesome.

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