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austin portrait photographers | day in the life

Lindsey wanted photos of a simple thing that brings her happiness each day: cuddling with her boyfriend in bed. So I went over to their sweet urban Austin apartment at sunrise and took captured photographs of them, along with their boxer dog who insists on being part of the photo shoot. It was a nice day in the life moment! I love photographing this quintessentially Austin couple.

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the unm almuni chapel and hotel andaluz wedding | austin and destination wedding photographers

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I had the honor of working with Craig Fritz from Twin Lens with this wedding. He was my mentor during Foundation and one of the best photographers I know. In addition, my husband, Andy Crouch was also part of the team. Here are some of my favorite images from Nicole and Oliver’s lovely destination wedding in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The bride, Nicole, looks stunning in her Badgley Mischka dress, and her long cathedral veil during the wedding. Both Nicole and Oliver are dancers and there were a lot of ballet dancers making the reception dancing quite wild and wonderful. Oliver is a dance photographer with Ballet Zaida, check out his lovely dance work!

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Ceremony: UNM Alumni Chapel
Reception and Catering: Hotel Andaluz
Dress designer: Badgley Mischka for BHLDN
Officiant: Jay Armstrong
Florist: Albquerque Florist
Cake: Aleka’s Artisan Cakes

balloons engagement session | pecan springs ranch | austin weddings

This amazing engagement session was styled by Heather from Vintage and Lace. We ran into surprisingly strong winds for Texas and it was quite an endeavor trying to get the balloon to stay in place, but we managed! I love the dresses that the bride wore, simply beautiful. The flowers were done by Petal’s Ink.engagement session with balloonsevening dress engagement session with champagneballoon engagement sessionaustin wedding photographersballoon enagement sessionbeautiful floral crownbride on a swingengagement session with balloons

July 18, 2014 - 5:40 am

Mary of The Simplifiers: Event Planning - Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love the floral crown she’s wearing and the sweet photo of her on a swing…well done!

seminary of the southwest weddings | jillian and sam multi-colored wedding

Jillian and Sam had an amazing wedding with some of the craziest dancing I’ve seen at the Seminary of the Southwest. The bride looked amazing in her bird veil and BCBG dress, she actually reminded us of Keira Knightly! There were a lot of theatre and Winedale people, and it was reflected in the lovely toasts that were given. Jillian made a 1000 cranes for the wedding, and everything looked colorful and fun! They also climbed a tree during the portrait session, which made me a bit nervous, but showed what an adventurous couple they are!
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Catering: Maudie’s Tex-Max
Venue: Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX
Day coordinator: Victoria Coady
Florist: Lea of Blackbird Floras
Officiant: Bride’s father
Cake: Groom’s great aunt
Ceremony music: Alyssa and Colin

September 2, 2014 - 8:12 pm

Fete Photography - The colors are awesome! Love the portraits of them sitting in the tree, and how much they are smiling in all the photos!

September 3, 2014 - 1:12 am

T Lake - Wow! you captured the colour so well – and I love the brides earrings – she is stunning! As for image 3# errrr…. is he eating a rat? Hilarious!

September 3, 2014 - 11:31 am

Rachelle - This is the most adorable bride ever! She looks so incredibly happy in every single photo.

September 3, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Heather Kanillopoolos - These photographs are so refreshingly unique and funny!! Gorgeous work!

September 3, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Mark Pacura - Beautiful work. I love your storytelling, so many great moments.

September 4, 2014 - 9:32 am

rahul khona - Clean, crisp and beautiful!

September 4, 2014 - 11:19 am

Brian Davis - Beautiful work and moments captured. Love how you were able to photograph the brides emotion throughout.

September 4, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Porter - such a beautiful, colorful wedding. you captured their energy perfectly nadine!

September 4, 2014 - 3:13 pm

/mariahedengren - Wow, some awesome, bold colors in the wedding palette. Nicely used. Love the shots in the tree.

September 4, 2014 - 8:41 pm

Darin Collison - Super lovely colourful gorgeousness. These images made me smile.

September 5, 2014 - 12:23 am

Mary Sylvia - That last shot is the living coolest.

September 6, 2014 - 9:31 am

Justin R - So many colors here! Remarkable wedding shot in a beautiful way!