Saturday, April 20, 2013

Once again, You saw it here first {New Braunfels Wedding Photography}

I just love getting sneak peeks at things that are going to be big. Remember a couple of weeks ago when I showed you The Veranda in Castle Hills, where I got to be the photographer at the very first wedding?

Well I have another first to share! A few weeks ago I was the first photographer to get a peek at Gruene Estate, a brand new venue near the intersection of River and Rock roads in New Braunfels. The paint was still wet and the sod had not even been laid and was still on pallets when we arrived for Lindsay's bridal session. But the open air chapel was gorgeous and the sunset was perfect behind a pasture with a barn and windmill.

Today Lindsay and Kevin are getting married at Boulder Springs (and I'm setting this blog to publish at the moment the ceremony starts), but last night they were the first to host a celebration at Gruene Estate with their rehearsal dinner.

I can't wait for my next trip to this gorgeous location to see how it looks in its finished state. They'll host their first full wedding there in May. And I'm sure the brides will begin to flock to this place once the secret it out.







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Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Fairy Tale come true {New Braunfels Wedding Photography}

Right about now Mitra is marrying Shane at the beautiful Castle Avalon. She's wearing her gorgeous gown with the skirt that looks like flower petals and her long glorious train is trailing behind her. I love the long trains. They're so flowy and misty.

Mitra is a fairy artist. She has a sweet personality and a delicate presence as if she could spread her own fairy wings and fly away into a magical garden. I had a lot of fun with her session. Because she's an artist, she has an appreciation for my art as well. I love that she trusted me to do things I hadn't done before and to try some magical arts of my own.

I am absolutely in love with this first image. It shows her artistic nature and brings out the beauty of the castle as well.



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Friday, April 5, 2013

A princess in her castle {New Braunfels Wedding Photography}

Photographing bridal sessions is always so much fun but it's so frustrating for me when I'm done editing because I want to share the images on my blog but I have to wait until after the groom sees the bride at the altar. Sigh.

So I have this blog set to post at about the time the wedding is over and the party is getting started. Right about now we're heading to Castle Avalon to celebrate after a beautiful church wedding. The bridals took place at the Castle just a couple of weeks ago. We don't usually like to cut it so close, but coordinating the schedules of make-up artists, brides, moms of brides, castles and photographers isn't always so easy. I was so excited that Erin had such a gorgeous gown (and Erin is pretty darn gorgeous herself). That plus a gorgeous venue made for some lovely images.





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Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Veranda in Castle Hills is officially open {San Antonio Wedding Photography}

When I was in the media I got a thrill out of being the first person to learn some great bit of news. I was present at some pretty big news events and loved being on the inside and getting the scoop -- and the great shots -- of history in the making. Even if that history was only important to my community. I got a little taste of that recently when I photographed a brand new venue for it's very first wedding. It was the beginning of a new adventure for the hold house in Castle Hills at 1746 Lockhill Selma.

The house itself was built in the 1920s and a lone turret in the lawn is what gave the community of Castle Hills it's name. It served as a private residence for many years and eventually became a restaurant. Today it has been totally renovated to provide glorious weddings and a gathering space for events.

They're hosting an open house from 6:30-9:30 tonight if you'd like to check it out. Or take a look at some of the images I captured that day. I look forward to many more magical nights at this beautiful home.



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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It's never too late for nice photos {New Braunfels Photography}

I remember when I was a child my grandparents did a vowel renewal on their 50th anniversary. They had a full mass. Stood before the church and before God and reaffirmed what they said 50 years earlier. Then we all went to the KC hall and had a party and a dance. I wasn't more than about 10 at the time so my role was pretty much, run around the dance floor, make friends with the other kids and stay out of trouble.

A couple of weeks ago I photographed a vow renewal for a beautiful couple. It was my first time to photograph a ceremony like this so it was really special. This couple had been married 5 years but they were married in a small Justice of the Peace ceremony and didn't have but a handful of photographs to remember that day. This time they wanted to do it right. So they called me.



It was beautiful! And they made photography a top priority on their day. I'm so happy they did.

Last week I photographed another gorgeous couple. This one is extra special to me because the lovely bride is a wonderful photographer who second shoots for me sometimes at weddings. She's renewing her vows next month after 20 years of marriage. We did a little couples session at the McNay in prepration. I can't wait to photograph her bridals and then her amazing re-wedding.



And finally, just the other day I got a call from another lovely bride who had a quickie JP ceremony three years ago. She wanted to surprise her husband with a photo session for their anniversary. He had no idea when he showed up at the park early Monday morning what he was in for.

They had never had their photos taken together professionally and I was so thrilled to she called me.



There's no time limit on having nice images to share with the love of your life. Thanks for sharing it with me!

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