College Station Maternity Session | Hannah & John

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Okay, okay, I’m a little late to the party. Hannah and John had their sweet baby boy last November, but I still wanted to share their maternity session we shot in College Station. Hannah is the brains and the creativity behind Vine & Branches Productions, her videography company (go check her out!!), and we met through shooting weddings together. John and Hannah are high school sweethearts, and I’m so excited that they’ve joined the parenthood club!

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Lick Creek Park Family Session | The Shirley's

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I love the sweet Shirley family so much! I met Candice a few years ago right after her and her husband, Robert first moved here. She also owns her own photography business, Candice Shirley Photography, be sure to go check out her work! Since moving here, they’ve a had an adorable baby girl, Joey, and I was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph them all. Favorite moments from this session: Joey trying to say flower and how cute they all were tickling Joey for the silly photos. Those are always the best! :)

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Old Baylor Park Engagement Session | Shelby & Cody

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Eee! I’m so happy to finally share Shelby and Cody’s engagement session! When Shelby asked me to be their wedding photographer, I couldn’t have said yes faster. We’ve talked about these moments for so long now, and the fact that they’re finally here is crazy awesome. Shelby’s mom’s side of the family is from North Carolina, so we’re headed to a small town outside of Asheville for their big day in June! Curtis and I are both honored and so, so excited to be there with them on their day.

As for the engagement session, we had originally planned to do the whole thing at Pedernales Falls State Park outside of Dripping Springs, but…fate had other plans for us. We drove together for nearly 3 hours to reach the state park, we got out of the car, Shelby and Cody got changed into their first outfit of the session, we walked about a quarter of a mile down to the falls, and right as they came into view… it started raining. Not just tiny sprinkles that you could deal with..like full on rain shower, and there was no where to hide. We all felt gutted. It was one of those things that you just have to laugh about, otherwise you’ll just be far too upset over something so silly. (Note to self: bring umbrellas EVERYWHERE) So, we got back in the car to assess the damage done, and decided the only thing we really could do was head back to College Station. Basically, we took a very scenic route to Dripping Springs to eat at Schlotzsky’s, y’all. But, it was so much fun getting to hang out with Shelby and Cody, and get to know them even more!

Fast forward a few weeks, Shelby and Cody decided another trip to Pedernales wasn’t in the cards, so we went to one of my favorite spots near College Station, Old Baylor Park. We were blessed with the most beautiful sunshine and weather. It truly was dreamy! I’m so thankful for friends who trust me enough to be there with them on their wedding days and laugh about a rainstorm that made us drive 3 hours back home with wet hair and runny makeup (that would have been me.. I’m sure the lady at Schlotzsky’s was like.. wow, what is wrong with her?). Curtis and I are super excited to be the ones that capture such a special, special day for two amazing people. I CANNOT WAIT!!!

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The 25 Most Popular Wedding Venues in the Bryan-College Station Area

Here’s a list of venues in Bryan and College Station, Texas, with a few other surrounding areas thrown in. Our area is seriously so lucky to have so many great options for weddings. From barns, to industrial spaces, to traditional elegant ballrooms, to historic homes, to the wide open Texas landscape, we’ve got it all, which is something many other smaller cities like our’s can’t say. We’ve shot at almost every venue in the BCS and surrounding area, so if you have any questions or would like my thoughts on a particular venue, don’t hesitate to contact me. For more wedding info, you can click here!

Venues are in no particular order of my own personal preference. They are listed alphabetically.

Indoor/Outdoor Wedding Venues:

These are venues that have both indoor and outdoor options for your wedding ceremony. They have great “in-case of rain” plans.

  1. Broken Arrow Ranch

  2. Brownstone Reserve

  3. Inn at Quarry Ridge

  4. Peach Creek Ranch


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Indoor Wedding Venues:

These are venues where the ceremony and reception both take place indoors. There are also beautiful outdoor areas for formal bride and groom and bridal party photos.

5. Big Sky Barn

6. The Carriage House

7. The Chandelier Room

8. Downtown 202

9. The Gin at Hidalgo Falls

10. Olde Dobbin Station

11. Pebble Creek Country Club

12. The Traditions Club


Outdoor Wedding Venues:

These venues focus on outdoor wedding ceremonies, and some even have excellent spaces for outdoor receptions. Almost all of them have indoor reception spaces (hello Texas summers!).

13. 7F Lodge

14. The Amish Barn at Edge

15. The Antique Rose Emporium

16. Astin Mansion

17. Double Creek Crossing

18. Messina Hof

19. Moore Ranch on the Brazos

20. Ronin

21. Wind Dancer Retreat


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Hotels for Getting Ready In (and perhaps having your wedding at!)

These hotels are some of the most beautiful in College Station.

22. Cavalry Court

23. The George

24. The Hilton College Station

25. The Stella Hotel