Ashley & Ben | Bull Creek Engagement Session

You guys. Ben and Ashley are getting married tomorrow. I love these two so much, and I am so, so excited to see them with all of their people celebrating one of the best days of their lives. It’s super crazy to think I met them two years ago for a couple’s session to capture their time together during college before Ben moved to El Paso, and then a few months later Ben asked me to photograph his proposal at the end of last year. And nowwwwww, their day is finally here!

For their proper engagement session, we met at Bull Creek in Austin, which is their new home (they just finished building a house, talk about exciting times!!). B, my baby boy, was super tiny at the time, so Curtis came along and had a bit of daddy/son time at the park while I explored with Ben, Ashley, and her sister, Avery — who was the best assistant ever! We had great light, Ash had an amaaaazing dress, and Ben had the sweetest smile. Recipe for perfection. Enjoy some of my favs from their session! I can’t wait to see what they’ve planned for tomorrow. I know it’s going to be full of gorgeous details, but most importantly, I know it’s going to be filled with so much emotion and joy. I’ll be sharing Ashley’s bridals at the beginning of next week, so be sure to come back for that! And I’ll be sharing sneak peeks from their wedding day on my instagram, @kristinarossphoto!


Emily + Michael | Barr Mansion Wedding

It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared a wedding on the blog, and I’m making a commitment to change that and share so many of the beautiful days I’ve captured over the past year! Emily and Michael’s gorgeous wedding day was so much fun. I hadn’t ever been to Barr Mansion, the location of many of their photos and their reception, and I was so excited to finally have an opportunity to shoot a wedding there. It didn’t disappoint! I love the classic, Victorian house and beautiful grounds they’ve created to compliment the joyous time being celebrated. Emily and Michael were married in St Peter’s Church of Coupland, the same church his parents and grandparents were married in. How awesome is that?! So much love and history there. Emily especially wanted photos with the windows of the church, and I was not going to say no to that! I love the romantic feeling those particular photos make me feel. The journal you see Emily writing in and later Michael reading was a journal Michael gave Emily when he proposed, and she has been writing love notes and special memories they share in it since then. Ahh, I just love it!

Their reception was full of amazing dancers, as they and many of their friends were a part of the Aggie Wranglers Dance organization during their time at Texas A&M University. No typical swaying slow dance for these two. Their first dance was so magical, and later they all put on a little show for the wedding guests that blew my mind. It was the perfect wedding day, full of so much love, happiness and plenty of sunshine. Enjoy this look into Michael and Emily’s first day as husband and wife!

Venue: Barr Mansion | Church: St Peter's Church of Coupland | Florist: Always and Forever Florist | Bride's Dress: Allure Bridal purchased at Brickhouse Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Hannah Zieschang | Catering: Barr Mansion | Cake: Barr Mansion | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Express | Bow Ties: Hemmi Design