Saturday, December 29, 2018

Christmas Time at The Chandelier. But First an Autumn Bridal {New Braunfels Wedding Photography}

Right about now Becca and Stefan are exchanging vows at the gorgeous Chandelier of Gruene, one of my favorite venues to photograph.

I can't wait to share those with you. I did a gorgeous wedding at the chandelier almost exactly a year ago and it was simply breathtaking. I love the way the poinsettias look against the green door of the chapel. And the snow machine exit was amazing. They've promised me no snow exit this time, but I'm sure it'll be stunning.

Becca was stunning in her gown as well a few months ago during a crisp autumn evening when she tried on that gown and posed for some photos for me.

The Chandelier always photographs beautifully at sunset, but there's something about that autumn sun that makes me gasp. Conratulations Becca!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Pin-up Calendar Will Raise Funds for

Recently I was asked to photograph a few pages of a calendar put out by the New Braunfels Pin-up Group to benefit the ReGroup Foundation.

It was fun to get back into the spirit of charity calendars. Y'all may remember the calendar I helped with all those years ago for the New Braunfels Humane Society. That was the Pin-up for Paws Calendar and it was a big hit! I even made the front page of the paper with that one!

This one is a little different in that I didn't do all the months. Just three. But I did get to pose for one of my months and that was an experience itself. Adriana Espinoza did my hair and makeup. I don't think I've ever had it done professionally before so that was an experience. Adriana will tell you I couldn't sit still for more than a few minutes. Always popping up to do something or take a break. I'm a bad hair and makeup subject.

Some of the other photographers like my friend Tammy at TJ's Photography, did an amazing job as well.

We each put our own unique spin on the images while working in connection with the models own ideas.

My wheels are already turning for another calendar. We'll see what 2019 brings! I have big goals for my pin-up photography. Stay tuned!

To order your copy of the calendar click here.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Unusual Locations for Engagement Sessions Thrill Me {New Braunfels Engagement Photography}

I always love to use an engagement session to get to know a couple. It's often the only time I get to spend any amount of time with the them, especially the groom, before the big day.

Engagement sessions are also a bit more relaxed and informal than bridal sessions and wedding days so it's a good time to have light conversations and enjoy getting to know each other.

These are the moments that I often earn the trust of the couple and they get a good idea of my shooting style so it's not a surprise on the wedding day.

What makes it more fun is when we shoot in places that are special for the couple. I always ask my couples "what do you like to do together" and that's a good starting point for planning our location and the look and feel of the session.

Recently, one of my couples told me they love to go to the movies. So we arranged a time with the Alamo Drafthouse in New Braunfels for us to come in and use and emtpry theater. It was fun moving freely around the theater without crowds before they were open. And the images came out interesting and unique. Here are a few of them.

At another recent engagement session, the couple told me they enjoy drinking craft beer and hanging out at Guadalupe Brewing Company. So we met up on a Saturday afternoon. They also loved spending time with their dogs so they brought them along. It was chaos with three active dogs but it was a lot of fun and we were really able to learn a lot about each other during the session.

Any time my couples want to step out of the normal I'm all for it. It makes my job so much more interesting!

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Coming to a Mailbox Near You! It's the Annual Lisa on Location Christmas Card {New Braunfels Holiday Photography}

Every year at this time I struggle to make time for the annual Christmas card. Some years I flop. Last year for instance, it just didn't happen. I feel bad. And then some years it's really great and I'm so proud!

This year is a fun one! Jayme painstakingly helped me build the set so it could be as authentic as possible. I had to photograph each piece of it individually before piecing it together.

I got to get my sweet kitty, Baby, involved in this one. The outtakes of her part are hilarious so I'm sharing some of them with you here.

But without further hesitation, here it is. The 2019 Lisa on Location family Christmas card.

And of course, the Baby outtakes:

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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.

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