If you haven’t been to McKinney Falls before, you definitely need to make the drive out there to it! It’s located right outside of Austin, so it’s super accessible for a quick adventure! Schyler and Crystal wanted trees and water to be a part of their session. Schyler loves tress, Crystal loves water. If only we lived in Oregon where the ocean meets the forest, haha! Instead of buying plane tickets, we decided McKinney Falls State Park would do nicely for a really fun engagement session. These two are so much fun and so easy to talk to. They met while working at Best Buy and are tying the knot next month at Peach Creek Ranch! We can’t wait to celebrate with them!
I always love heading to McKinney Fall state park for engagement sessions. The natural beauty combined with the awesome Texas sunsets just make my heart happy. When I suggested McKinney Falls to Abigail for their engagement session in February, I was hoping I'd be able to live up to her and Samuel's adventurous and fun attitudes towards their relationship. These high school sweethearts remind me a lot of Curtis and myself. Getting married super "young" and following the path God intended for them, not questioning if it's the "right" thing to do and basing their lives off of what society tells them is what they should be doing. They love each other SO much, and I know they're strong enough to boldly go through life together. I can't wait to see them on Sunday and celebrate their love as they get married to one another. It's going to be a blast!
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
Hailey and Chad are getting married tomorrow! I can't believe how fast the past few months have gone by since their engagement session at McKinney Falls State Park outside of Austin. I've truly enjoyed getting to know this sweet couple throughout their wedding planning process, and I am so happy to finally share their engagement photos on the blog. Hailey has become more than a wedding client, she's become a friend. One that I can be open with and show my heart to, and I love so much. I cannot wait to see what she has planned for their friends and family on one of the best days of their lives!
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