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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Austin Wedding | Caitlin + Mike

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.

bride and groom smoking cigars

Photo by Caroline

groom getting ready

Photo by Ben

groom getting ready at hotel ella

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backlit hair spray photo

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bride getting make up put on with jimmy choos

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bride hugging mother

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bride tearing up over grandfather

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bride getting veil fixed

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bride seeing father for first time

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bride seeing father for first time

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hotel ella ceremony

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bride and father walking down aisle

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wedding ceremony at hotel ella

Photo by Caroline

austin wedding photographer

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tent reception at hotel ella

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speeches at wedding reception

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bride and groom's first dance

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dancing at wedding reception

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hotel ella wedding reception

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austin wedding photography

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downtown austin wedding reception

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groom smoking cigar at reception

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smoking cigar in men's bathroom

Photo by Ben

reception exit with sparklers

Photo by Ben

Old Glory Ranch | Kristen + Aaron

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

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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Halloween wedding in Puerto Rico

Photo by Caroline

groomsmen getting ready at La Concha Hotel Old San Juan

Photo by Ben

groom getting ready at La Concha hotel in San Juan

Photo by Ben

brides makeup hotel el convento

Photo by Caroline

hotel el convento bride looking into mirror old san juan

Photo by Ben

bride headed to first look at Castillo de San Cristóbal

Photo by Caroline

first look streets of old san juan

Photo by Caroline

Castillo de San Cristóbal bride and groom portraits

Photo by Ben

Castillo de San Cristóbal old san juan fort wedding portraits

Photo by Caroline

the tunnel of love Castillo de San Cristóbal

Photo by Caroline

bride looking out the window in old san juan wedding

Photo by Caroline

bride and farther about to enter ceremony San Jose Cathedral Church

Photo by Caroline

San Jose Cathedral Church ceremony in old san juan puerto rico

Photo by Ben

San Jose Cathedral Church wedding

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San Jose Cathedral Church wedding ceremony

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the veil at San Jose Cathedral Church

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San Jose Cathedral Church

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butterflies released at San Jose Cathedral Church

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bride and butterfly in old san juan

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kids at the wedding

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bride groom first dance el convento

Photo by Ben

reception toast at el convento bride and groom

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view from the upper deck el convento hotel

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el convento reception smoking cigar

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smoking cigars el convento wedding reception

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bride and groom dancing DJ el convento hotel old san juan

Photo by Caroline

reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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backflip on the dance floor el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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reception party dancing el convento hotel puerto rico

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last dance el convento hotel puerto rico

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rooftop hot tub hotel la concha San Juan nightlife

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