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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Hamptons Photographer Meet-up

AKA : Potluck Pow Wow – a meet-up where we all bring something to the table that we can teach everyone. Ben talked about SEO while I spoke about how to get your work featured on wedding blogs.

Okay, it wasn’t really the Hamptons, but it was close enough for me. We go to 1 photography conference a year, 1 convention, and 1 workshop (which we are now working instead of taking next year). A few close-nit photographer friends decided that 3 times a year during the winter time just wasn’t enough, we wanted to meet up one more time during the summer. To make it convenient, at 4 months notice, for London wedding photographer Mike Garrard, we all decided on the Hamptons in June. 19 of us shared a giant, albeit older, house with tennis court, pool, hot tub, pool table, ping pong, etc for 4 nights. Pittsburg wedding photographer, Joe Appel, lead the discussion the first night explaining what the meet-up would mean to us as photographers and those that would attend in the future. We bonded, we laughed, we taught each other through talks and through private conversation. Julie Lowry, an Atlanta wedding photographer & I stayed up one late night drinking sangria and chatting about ways we can improve our business. Our good friend and fellow Austin wedding photographer, Jenny DeMarco gave us amazing information on how to share images with vendors so they can learn to love you. Having a group of photographer friends that we can confide in and go to for advice, be it business or personal, has been invaluable. Despite a few bad apples, the wedding photographer community is an amazing one and I am proud to be a part of this industry.

-Caroline

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Austin Wedding | Jonathan + Diane

Jonathan & Diane both have a history with the Westlake United Methodist Church where they had the ceremony. The wedding was filled with beautiful music and a lot of family love. Their was so much emotion in the wedding which translated into some amazing moments throughout the whole day. The reception was held at The Austin Club located downtown. Pollen Floral Art did an amazing job with the arrangements and Will from Strings Attached Band kept the party going all night.

 

downtown austin wedding party

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bride getting ready downtown austin hotel

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double tree hotel groom getting ready

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the groomsmen practicing for the wedding song

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bride getting ready looking into mirror at double tree

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bridesmaid getting hair down at doublw tree hotel downtown austin

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groomsmen helping each other get ready austin texas wedding .

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prayer before the wedding ceremony

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the bride getting ready first look at the long center

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bride and groom walking at the park

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bridal party at butler park

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bride and groom portrait at butler park austin texas

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bride laughing under veil before wedding

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father of the bride before the wedding ceremony

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Westlake United Methodist Church wedding photos

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groom laughing during the ceremony

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bride wiping away the tears ceremony UMC westlake

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emotional moment after the wedding

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bride groom limo ride

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bride groom portrait in limo ride

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reception toast bride and groom

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bride and groom first dance.

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dad and his daughters at reception

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reception at austin club

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the girls at the austin club

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dancing at the wedding reception austin club

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grand exit at the austin club

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Austin Wedding | Monica + Kevin

Monica & Kevin had a very sweet ceremony performed by their good friend Judy. The ceremony was complete with lines like “if you like it, you should put a ring on it” that kept the crowd, including myself, giggling. They also had a short Chinese tea ceremony in the chapel at Antebellum Oaks. The reception was beautiful with help from another talented florist friend with personal touches of dinosaurs and cotton candy & rentals from Loot Vintage. Their first dance was a unique choreographed dance to a hip-hop song. Needless to say, these guys knew how to have a party!

night photo LOVE sign bride groom Antebellum Oaks

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bride getting ready Antebellum Oaks austin texas

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getting ready photos at Antebellum Oaks near lake travis

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groomsmen getting ready for wedding ceremony Antebellum Oaks

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first look at Antebellum Oaks ceremony wedding

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bride and groom climbing into tree

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bride and groom in Oak Tree at Antebellum Oaks

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groom excited for the ceremony

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wedding ceremony at Antebellum Oaks under the trees

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groom smiling at the wedding ceremony Antebellum Oaks

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the rings at the wedding ceremony

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Antebellum Oaks wedding ceremony love hug

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bridal party excitement after the wedding

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bride getting dressed for Vietnamese tea ceremony

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groom drinking water after hot wedding

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vietnamese tea ceremony Antebellum Oaks

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Antebellum Oaks tea ceremony

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tez ceremony

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reception slideshow guest laughing at Antebellum Oaks venue

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bride and groom cheers speeches

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cutting the cake Antebellum Oaks wedding reception

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bridal party singing song for bride Antebellum Oaks

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Antebellum Oaks reception

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dancing Antebellum Oaks reception fun

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bride dancing Antebellum Oaks reception hall

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father and mother dancing at reception

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bride and groom dancing reception party Antebellum Oaks

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