Archive for July, 2011

Our Wedding Anniversary :: Nine Years and Counting

July 27th, 2011  |  Posted in uncategorized, weddings

Today nine years ago I married the man of my dreams.  As cliche as it sounds it is true.  Rick is an amazing man I thank God everyday for bringing us together.  He makes me laugh everyday.  My music collection grew ten fold when I married him and you can’t beat that right?

Every anniversary Rick and I exchange traditional wedding anniversary gifts.  This brings about creative and interesting gifts and a lot of fun.  The nine year anniversary gift is pottery and the modern gift is leather.  This is my gift to Rick this year, a Denby pottery mug made in England, a leather journal.  I threw in a couple extras including Rick’s favorite candy and tea from Ireland where we honeymooned.

And for laughs here are some photos from our wedding.  Please excuse the scan quality I couldn’t find the film scans and used the prints.

Happy Anniversary Rick! I love you big time!

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding, Part II :: Amanda & Zan

July 22nd, 2011  |  Posted in weddings

I’m so excited to share with you some of the amazing details from Amanda and Zan’s weddingTricia Hamil with Viridian Design Studio did an amazing job of bringing together Amanda’s style and Zan’s love of golf to create a personalized wedding for the couple.  The location is the exquisite Riven Rock Ranch in Comfort, Texas.  Cake and cookies by Jen the Cookie Chick.  Fantabulous food by Debby Stein of CarteWheels Catering.

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding

Riven Rock Ranch Wedding :: Amanda & Zan

July 20th, 2011  |  Posted in weddings

Amanda and Zan’s wedding was perfect in so many ways.  Riven Rock Ranch in Comfort, Texas is a truly remarkable place.  Perched high above the Guadalupe River overlooking the Texas Hill Country, Riven Rock Ranch manages to perfectly combine the ruggedness of the region with luxurious resort touches, creating an exquisite setting.  Add the talents of Tricia Hamil of Viridian Design Studio and you have the magic formula for a beautiful and personal celebration.   The exquisite setting, the beautiful details, the flawless execution – while wonderful and what we all dream of for our wedding –  Amanda and Zan’s  spirit and willingness to embrace the unexpected is what made their wedding perfect!

Zan is an advid golfer and had planned to kick off the wedding weekend with a day of golf with his buddies, but a couple weeks before the wedding he broke his ankle.  It was a nasty break and he’d be immobile for weeks.  We shuffled our plans and timelines for the wedding day portraits to accommodate his limited mobility.   Schedules are the easy part.  I was secretly concerned about how it would all impact the wedding.  Certainly neither of them imagined Zan hobbling through the wedding weekend.

I should have known better than to worry!  I am blessed with amazing clients that understand their wedding day is so much bigger than the décor and details and, well, if there’s an unexpected pair of crutches and a wheelchair thrown into the mix, you simply embrace the challenge and make the best of it!

I mean, who can’t relate to the “middle school sway” for the couple’s first dance and I dare your heart to not be melted by Zan and his daughter dancing in his wheelchair.

Stay tuned for Part Two of Amanda and Zan’s wedding.  I’ll be showing you some of the fun details and more of the amazing Riven Rock Ranch.

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

It was a hot day and what better way to cool off after outdoor portraits than to stand in front of the fridge. Brilliant!

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

Riven Rock Ranch wedding

I dearly loved this quiet moment between Zan and his daughter.

Congrats!

Fun Food Friday :: Pie Day

July 15th, 2011  |  Posted in fun food friday, uncategorized

I love Pie and I thought since it was Friday it should be a Pie Day too. This is an awesome Lemon Creme Pie and it’s so yummy. Maybe I’ll make it again this weekend.

mmmmmm Pie! Have a fabulous weekend.

Houston Engagement Portraits in the Heights :: Chris & Karen

July 12th, 2011  |  Posted in engagement, portrait

Say Hello to Chris and Karen. You’ve seen them here before in part one of their engagement shoot in the bluebonnets.  Today, we’re hanging out in the Heights, a funky fun area Northwest of downtown Houston.  Chris and Karen are just so dang cute it’s impossible not to have fun with them and I’m super excited about their upcoming wedding.

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Houston wedding photojournalist

Houston wedding photojournalist

Houston wedding photojournalist

Houston wedding photojournalist

Houston wedding photojournalist

Houston wedding photojournalist

Chris and Karen are getting married at an old theater, The Majestic Metro so we had fun trying our hand at some romantic comedy movie poster poses.  I can’t wait to see these in poster size in the big frames at The Majestic.

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Houston wedding photojournalist

Houston wedding photojournalist

Now if you are ever in the Heights on a hot summer day be sure to stop in at Mam’s House of Ice for a Snoball. They are awesome at this Heights hot spot.  My favorite flavor is Wedding Cake, but Karen’s Tangerine was pretty tasty too.

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Houston wedding photojournalist