Style Me Pretty features Austin wedding :: Heather & Rob, Part II

June 3rd, 2011  |  Posted in published work, weddings

Today it’s all about the gorgeous details as we dive into Part II of Heather and Rob’s Austin wedding at The Allan House. If you missed Part I, hop on over and take a look because you really should meet these two before jumping into the details.  You can see more details and read Heather’s description of their wedding at Style Me Pretty.  We’ll be right here waiting for you.  Ready?  Ok, let’s go.

A big thank you to my second shooter, Nathan Lindstrom for his awesome skills.

What better way to set the tone for a book themed wedding?  A knock-your-socks-off wedding invitation book, of course!

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Style Me Pretty features Austin wedding :: Heather and Rob, Part I

May 30th, 2011  |  Posted in published work, weddings

I distinctly remember the first time I met Heather.  I was a nervous wreck because she had been referred by Rachel LaCour Niesen, a fellow photographer whom I greatly admire both professionally and personally. The pressure! Within minutes of meeting Heather I knew I just had to shoot her wedding.  She loves books, wine and chocolate and has a heart for helping others — a kindred spirit! And then I met Rob and I knew I loved this couple.  Rob indulges my geeky side.  He even brought a light saber to the engagement session and if you don’t know, I’m a big Star Wars fan!

I am thrilled that Heather and Rob’s wedding is our first wedding to be featured on Style Me Pretty because their celebration embodied the true essence of a wedding. Yes, it was a gorgeous, perfectly orchestrated affair, but what made it shine were the details and sentiments woven throughout the weekend were a reflection of Heather and Rob and a reflection of their gratitude for the family and friends gathered to share their wedding.

I got to spend a lot of time with Heather and Rob at their engagement session, Heather’s bridal portraits, their rehearsal dinner (coming soon!) and finally the wedding.  My one true hope is that the depth of character, emotion and nuances that I witnessed along the way are reflected in my photographs.  I wish you a life of love and joy.

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Stay tuned for more gorgeous details from the wedding and their laughter filled rehearsal dinner. The fabulous team that made it all work:

Event Design & Planning: Cortney Zieky of BZ Events / Florist: Verbena Floral Design / Catering & Cakes: Word of Mouth / Rentals: Marquee Event Group / Venue: The Allan House / Invitations & Stationery: The Inviting Pear / Entertainment: The Matt Wilson Band / Lighting: Ilios Lighting / Hair & Makeup: Rae Cosmetics / Transportation: Transportation Consultants / Ceremony: Covenant Presbyterian Church / Ceremony Music: Austin Handbell Choir

Elizabeth Anne Designs :: Inspired Creations Contest

June 7th, 2010  |  Posted in published work, weddings

We are over-the-moon thrilled to be featured in the Inspired Creations Contest on Elizabeth Anne Designs. It was amazing to work with such a talented, fun and humble team. Our deepest appreciation to Tricia Hamil, Vridian Design Studio, Sandy Waltuck, PAPERoot and Debby Stein, Cartewheels Caterers.  And, an extra special thank you to Mark Holzbach for the inspiring location, The Plant at Kyle.

Many more images to come, but for now….a bowl of heaven.

Fun Food Friday:: Auden’s Kitchen, San Antonio

June 4th, 2010  |  Posted in fun food friday, published work

I had the pleasure of photographing Auden’s Kitchen for the June issue of San Antonio Magazine.  This restaurant is very cool.  I loved decor and the hospitality of everyone there — couldn’t have asked for easier people to work with.  Auden’s Kitchen is the newest venture from Bruce Auden, chef behind the beautiful Biga on the Banks on the San Antonio Riverwalk.  This is a less formal restaurant and geared more towards his British roots.  Have a peek at the fun photos and take the time to visit if you are in San Antonio.  It is well worth it.

A beautiful beet salad.   I loved that the tables were covered with a hand stamped white paper.  It added a really cool touch to the place.

I wish smell-a-vision worked. These smelled so heavenly. A skillet of smoking mushrooms and tomatoes with toast. YUM!

If you know me at all you know I,  like any good southerner,  love Fried Chicken.  And this dish is oh so tasty.

So these next three photos are all of the Lemon Ice Box Pie.  I just loved this series of images and couldn’t decide on my favorite. So, sit down and enjoy some pie.

San Antonio Magazine :: Le Midi

April 9th, 2010  |  Posted in published work

If you follow this blog you know that Wendi has a bit of a food obsession which we’ve channeled into our monthly Fun Food Friday feature. You can also find more food goodies here. My favorite is the little boy eating a piece of corn-on-the-cob that was taken as part of an assignment for Schlitterbahn. Wendi’s too modest to tell you, but I’m allowed to brag so I have no trouble telling you that most print ads, banners, billboards, etc. you’ve seen over the last few years for Schlitterbahn have featured Wendi’s work. (Sorry, Wendi, I just had to say it.) But, I digress from food. You can find some of Wendi’s latest food work in the April issue of San Antonio Magazine. I was too impatient to wait for the nice pdf files from the magazine so I asked Wendi to snap a few pics to share with you. Happy eating!