Kara + Vincent, Hawaii Wedding Photography

Aloha! Sometimes as a photographer, you're lucky to stumble across serendipitous opportunities and pure wedding magic. Kara and I grew up together in Lubbock and I was completely flattered when she asked me to be her photographer. When she mentioned her and Vincent's wedding would take place in Maui, I could't wait to document their special day in such an incredible desitnation. Between this beautiful couple and the Hawaiian paradise, I was in heaven everywhere I turned.

Sarah + Carter, second look

Sarah & Carter tied the knot this past February in OKC. You may recall it was a beautiful wedding and one heck of a party!! In lieu of bridal portraits beforehand, Sarah & Carter decided on a very clever "second look" post wedding option. I think this is a brilliant idea for traditional brides who oppose the "first look" idea and opt not to see your groom before the wedding on your big day. This option allows for the traditional wedding approach, yet enables you to document your newlywed bliss in your bridal attire without the stress of the wedding day. Carter played along (as every good groom should), dressing up alongside Sarah for a post wedding second look. I just love these two new friends and I'm obsessed with this idea.

Britton + Dori, Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are my new jam. I'm so incredibly grateful that Dori and Britton gave my husband Ryan (aka my favorite destination second shooter) and I the opportunity to travel to the Excellence Riviera Maya Cancun to document their beautiful wedding weekend. It was one of the most fun "work vacations" I've had yet, and I could certainly get used to the destination wedding scene. Dori and Britton are two peas in a pod and kept us on the edge of our seats the entire weekend. Britton and Ryan were best friends through middle school back in Midland so I had some idea of what we were getting into by having a front row seat to their wedding. Britton & Dori's last name is Butts and to give you a brief example of their hysterical sense of humor, you should know that they left their reception dancing to "I Like Big Butts"! They're two incredible people and it's always so refreshing to work with a couple who loves to have such fun on their big day. Thank you both for the opportunity of a lifetime! Hopefully this will be the kickstart to many more destination weddings to come.... I'm thinking Europe next.... any takers?!

And of course a big thanks to my favorite second shooter/hubby on this one. You made me real proud, love you!