I feel like as a photographer, it’s good to keep challenging yourself in different aspects of photography. I have always loved shooting editorially and did it quite frequently before the days of Feather & Twine but as our wedding business has grown, I have gotten out of practice. One of my 2015 goals is to do more shooting that is just for the sake of creating art. This was my first personal shoot this year and my first shoot that I styled in addition to photographing!
Hair/Makeup: Natalia Issa
Models: Caley & Grant | Dragonfly Agency
Clothing: Urban Outfitters
This engagement session makes my heart swell with happiness. We met these guys in Houston for an engagement session in Kemah and, boy oh boy, it could not have been any more fun. Vivian & Kevin have no problem having fun together and letting lose in front of the camera which is so. much. fun to photograph. Their love is goofy and silly and sweet. We can’t wait for their wedding this winter in Hill Country!
Since Tori & Jean’s wedding was after dark, Tori knew that she wanted a day after session so the four of us could get together and take advantage of some beautiful natural light! These are a few of our favorite shots.
Tori & Jean have such a natural chemistry, whenever they are together they are always laughing and full of joy which, naturally, made photographing them incredibly easy! Plus, wasn’t Jean’s reaction to Tori coming down the aisle just the sweetest thing ever? We’ll be sharing a few frames from their day after session on Monday!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.