My goodness! Lana and Jake were the perfect distraction on this particular day in the Tank home. The morning of this session, Travis had a little (honestly, an ambulance was involved…not so little) episode where he learned allllllll about the seriousness of dehydration (lets be honest, I thought this was something that affected celebrities, ha!). A few weeks prior, Travis photographed a wedding with what we thought was the flu, however we learned at the hospital that he was actually suffering from a bad case of mono, which was a complete blessing considering I thought he was having a seizure/stroke/heart attack just hours before. WHY AM I EVEN TELLING YOU THIS? To shed some light on how important our clients are to us, the first words out of his mouth to the specialist at the E.R. was “I have a shoot in four hours, I need to get home.” and then the conversation between us went something similar…like “Nina, email Lana right now and tell her it will be you photographing.” “TRAVIS, I AM NOT LEAVING YOU LIKE THIS.” “Yes you are.”
So there I was, having one long continuous panic attack, with the two most patient and kind clients one could as for. We strolled about this park in central Austin (LOVED this location, neither of us had been there before!) and they truly were such a perfect ending to one of the scariest days of my life. All in all, Travis is healthy, I survived and these two slayed their engagement session and were so easy to photograph.
Kelsey & Juan. They are tying the knot this summer in the Dominican Republic but that didn’t stop me from jumping at the opportunity to photograph these lovebirds. I have known Kelsey since I was in 8th grade, when my family bought a ranch and moved to Lexington, TX for a few years. Our families are still great friends and Kelsey and Juan are PERFECT together…he made her continuously laugh throughout the session and it made my job behind the lens so effortless to capture their happiness. When couples are clueless as to what setting and location they have in mind for their session, I can easily give them a list of locations and examples but I ALWAYS suggest to think about a location thats personal to the couple. Somewhere that brings back memories or has a special meaning (where they met, where he proposed, etc.) so it was a no-brainer when we decided on her families sprawling acres just an hour outside of the city. Check out their engagement session taken on Kelsey’s families Ranch in Lexington, TX:
Amber & Chris tied the knot back in November 2017 but that doesn’t stop me from crushing on their fall wedding day! Chris and Amber are such a FUN couple and their families were just as easy going as they were. They got married and had their reception at Milltown Historic District and the scene was so unique compared to some local Austin, TX venues. The venue sat on a beautiful property, full of lush trees, a river and a gorgeous bridge that we took advantage of at sunset. All the deep jewel tones of their wedding day meshed perfectly with Milltown, the perfect mix of rustic and romance! C&A had so many personal touches, INCLUDING MONOGRAMED ICE CUBES, YALL. Also, Ambers grandmother served as the flower girl and I have been trying to convince every bride since to follow her lead, it was by far the sweetest thing I have seen. Their band was awesome and Ambers brother serenaded the newlyweds as they danced to their first song as husband and wife. Check out the amazing vendors we were able to work with below! We loved working with Zac, the videographer and Silver Thistle Events made our jobs a breeze…Cheers to the spring wedding season!
Guys. IT’S MARCH. How did this happen?! Wedding season is about to come at us full force, but I am still swooning over this wedding from February. Ashley and Derek tied the knot at Rancho Mirando and it was absolutely dreamy. This was also our first VLOG of the year…Travis really loves to vlog and the creative process afterwards and he truly has such a good eye for video. Did you know that he traveled to India some years ago with a fellow photographer, shot video for the first time in his life and the short film went on to win SO. MANY. AWARDS? I am still so proud of it years later and you can watch it here:Cloth Paper Dreams
BACK TO THESE LOVEBIRDS: I knew I recognized Ashley but I couldn’t put my finger on where…later in the day it was mentioned that she competed on America Ninja Warrior and THAT IS OUR FAVORITE SHOW to watch with our kids! I suddenly felt like I was photographing a celebrity, ha! These two are just so kind and giggly. I mentioned in their engagement blog (here) that they had such a noticeable chemistry, and that held true on their wedding day. They never took their eyes off one another, and their laughs together were endless. It’s so comforting to be able to photograph couples on the first day of the rest of their lives together, and A&D couldn’t have been sweeter.
Their wedding had some personal touches that were so fun to capture, from their amazing grooms cake (fit for a deep sea fisherman!) to their wedding invitations. Their wedding was riddled with notes of deep blue everywhere…even their champagne! Without these amazing vendors, this day wouldn’t have been possible, so check out these links if you’re in need of some wedding inspiration:
These two get married this weekend! WE CAN’T WAIT…I mean just look at their chemistry. These guys were so much fun to photograph at Rancho Mirando and we will be back there this weekend for the big day. Look at their sweet pups- we might have gotten a few forced smiles out of him, ha! This venue has such epic lighting, greenery and such a vast amount of sweet spots to shoot in.