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Austin Wedding | Caitlin + Mike

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You might remember Caitlin & Mike from their New York Engagement session we shot a year ago. We met Caitlin about a year and a half before her wedding date and immediately hit it off with her. Even though Mike told us he was not that great in front of the camera, we were told by the family that we captured one of the best photos of him! Needless to say, the smiles came naturally on the wedding day so he didn’t have to try so hard. :) Their wedding was the first one to be held at the newly renovated Hotel Ella (formerly Mansion at Judges Hill) in downtown Austin. The ceremony was held on the grand staircase off the side of the building and the reception was on the front lawn. The scotch bar was flowing all night and the cigar bar was a big hit! One of our favorites photos is of Caitlin & Mike puff’n on a cigar after a much needed break from the dance floor.

-Ben

Old Glory Ranch | Kristen + Aaron

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Kristen and Aaron celebrated their wedding in classic Texas style.  Both gems of the South, they felt right at home at beautiful, rustic grounds of Old Glory Ranch in Wimberly TX for their wedding day.  Their boots were shiny, smiles wide, and beer steins full as they danced the night away with many of their college friends from Texas A+M.  And donkeys…. they had drink donkeys.  It was grand.

San Juan, Puerto Rico Wedding | Melissa + David

Hotel El Convento Wedding

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After a few missed connections in New York we did not have a chance to meet up with Melissa & David until the rehearsal dinner, 2 days before their wedding, aka Halloween. We immediately felt at home with these two, visiting their “Justin Bieber suite” (he had stayed there the week prior) and drinking champagne in the hotel lobby and subsequently missing a chance to meet Ryan Philipe. Their wedding took place at the San Juan Cathedral located right across the street from their reception at the Hotel El Convento, a hotel we have visited in the past for Camillia & Will’s Puerto Rico wedding. The weather was teasing us with possibilities of rain or sunshine but after a little rain during the first look the skies cleared in time for us to make our way to the San Cristobal for portraits. The ceremony was filled with laughs and tears and Mel & Dave rolled with the punches despite the language barrier. The cocktail was the perfect way to kick off the reception, complete with a huge pig roast! The party went until the wee hours of the morning and ended with 3am pizza at the rooftop hot tub. Puerto Rico is still one of our favorite places to shoot and Mel & Dave made what was already a beautiful scene even more amazing. We look forward to coming back next May for Taryn & Javi’s destination wedding!

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