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As a photographer it is always exciting to shoot somewhere new! Although I have lived in the great city of Austin for over 5 years and lived within 2 miles of the Hotel St Cecilia I had never had the opportunity to photograph an engagement session there. Raimy contacted me 2 months before he had planned to propose to Shera ensuring that I would be available during their stay at the hotel and just a day after he proposed to her in that very same spot. How special it is that I got to capture them in a spot that will always hold such fond memories to them.

~Caroline

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Photo by Caroline

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Photo by Caroline

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Photo by Ben

Anneka & Hooman had a three-day destination wedding event planned all the way from New York City with the help of one of our favorite Austin wedding planners, Brock & Co. The events started with an Indian sangeet for Anneka & a Persian get together for Hooman, a rehearsal dinner at Max’s wine dive, and ended at the Wild Onion Ranch where the wedding was held. Despite a cloudy sky and rainy weather they were in high spirits and were still able to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Dinner was held on the lawn in front of the reception hall with heartfelt speeches given by their closest friends and family. As soon as the dance floor was opened it was packed with their 200 guests all night. Anneka & Hooman know how to throw one hell of a party.

~Caroline

Since I was a child I always had a desire to see the world and experience new things in life. I’m not sure what exactly I can attribute this desire to, maybe the 20 years worth of National Geographic magazines in the living room or the fact that my father was a military brat. Over the last 6 years of being a full time wedding photographer my tolerance for being home in Austin has grown to be less and less. (For the record, as I have mentioned in other places, Austin will always be my home base, my biased opinion says it’s the best city ever.) However, when I am home for more than a few weeks I have an undeniable urge to set forth on the road to experience new places. Initially we wanted to move to Amsterdam but the visas and working permits were more confusing and complicated than we had anticipated. So instead, I had planned to go on a pretty long road trip this coming summer, camping in some of the most beautiful & popular places in the U.S.; it was something on an equally grand & exciting scale but more feasible. One week ago, Jona & Jerry of Forever Photography approached me about setting forth on the road trip together & teaching along the way. It did not take much convincing. It felt right to take on an adventure with two people that I adore to teach and travel – two of my favorite things in this world with two of my favorite people. So here we are, just one week later with an itinerary, contacting models, setting up dinners, & planning on putting on one amazing traveling workshop for portrait & wedding photographers. Jona & Jerry will be purchasing a 5th wheel to accommodate the trip with intentions of traveling in it for a year. We know that this is going to be one hell of an intense, amazing, life-changing experience, and we could not be more exciting about the journey.

While Jerry will be organizing many of the logistics of the workshop, Jona & I will be working towards creating customized lessons for every location based on the personal needs of the students that sign up. We will teach the lesson at a local wedding venue, shoot a model, have dinner, then drive to utilize the beautiful near by scenery of the epic locations we are touring with a bride and groom model. You can read more information here. 

Sign up for the workshop by clicking on the location you’d like on the map below.

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Photo by Caroline

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Photo by Caroline

You may recognize these lovely humans from 3 weddings we have photographed in the last year and a half! Sushma & Vivek have decided to embark on the adventure of celebrating their wedding anniversary every year with a photo session in a new place. This year, their 1st, lined up perfectly with our trip out to Southern California for Jaclyn & Justin’s wedding. In true bollywood style they were dressed to the nines for their session on the beach of Santa Monica.

~Caroline