Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Surprise Parties are Fun, But Have You Ever Seen a Surprise Wedding? {San Antonio Wedding Photographer}

Marquie and Earnest were a little sneaky about their wedding. They're creative people who enjoy having fun. So when they started planning their wedding they knew two things: they wanted a Halloween party theme, and they wanted to fool everyone.

So when guests showed up to Retama Park a couple of days before Halloween dressed in their cool costumes, they were surprised to see Marquie show up in a wedding dress, walking through the crowd escorted by her father, down to the dance floor to meet Ernie, dressed in a tux.

Vows were exchanged, they kissed, they had their photo taken, and then they partied the night away with their thrilled guests.

It was a unique way to begin their life together and one their guests won't soon forget.

Lisa On Location Photography

Friday, November 2, 2018

When My Minimalist Approach (i.e. I got lazy) Turns Out to Be Amazing {San Antonio Engagement Photography}

Recently I had an engagement session at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens and I'm not going to lie, I didn't want to go. It was early in the morning and I was tired from shooting a late night event the night before and it was cold and windy outside. My bed was so much nicer.

Don't judge me, even people who love their job as much as I do have a hard time getting out of bed sometimes.

It was because I was tired and feeling lazy that morning that I opted to NOT drag my camera bag and extra light stands all over the Botanical Gardens that morning. I brought one camera, one lens, one strobe and extra batteries in my pocket and I went into the park.

I took it as a challenge. Sure I was tired, but isn't this what makes photographers great. Pushing themselves to create magic with just the bare minimum?

I confess there were times at the beginning where I envisioned gorgeous images that would involve me going back to the car for an extra strobe or two and setting up light stands. But I didn't. Mostly because I was too lazy, but by the end of the session I was feeling the challenge and I think I created some nice images without all the gear.

This session re-inspired me to do more with less. Sure it's easy to create great images with multiple lights and specialized lenses. But I don't need it all the time!

Lisa On Location Photography

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Rainy Days and Weddings Always Work out Fine {Hill Country Wedding Photography}

I made a little road trip to Comfort the other day to photograph Frances and Anthony at Happy H Ranch. The wedding was in San Antonio so it was a bit of a trek to Comfort. And, wouldn't you know it, the rain hit just as we were pulling into the ranch for photos.

Rain can be a downer for photos, but it led to a gorgeous sunset later that evening.

The wedding and reception went off without a hitch, however, and Frances and Anthony had a great crowd of people to celebrate their special day.

Congratulations you two!

Lisa On Location Photography