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.
I'm was so honored when The Knot Texas contacted me to feature Emily and Russ's beautiful Hill Country Wedding in PRINT!! Their magical day filled with whimsical yellow, natural kraft, and bold black & white stripes has left an imprint on my heart ever since last June. This classic occasion is still one of my very favorite weddings I've photographed and I'm so thankful The Knot Texas felt that same appeal. I'm forever grateful to the sweet bride Emily for her wonderful design eye and precious personality. A favorite for sure. Enjoy!
This incredible wedding was such a breath of fresh air. Emily and I were KKGs together back in college and have known each other for quite some time. When she asked me to be a part of her lovely La Cantera wedding weekend, I couldn't resist!! Ever since I got her adorable invitation in the mail (great work White Sparrow Design), I was hooked on this wedding scheme. I'm a sucker for black and white stripes, and the hints of yellow & gold sealed the deal. It was a recipe for success! Emily & Russ are as thoughtful as they come. They made us feel like we were part of the wedding and constantly shared their appreciation. I'm so incredibly blessed to have clients and friends with such substance. You guys are very loved and it was a complete honor to share this day with you. All the best!!
Thanks to the fun and fabulous Carmen Evans for traveling as my second shooter.
I'm so excited to share that HAD&P and Lindsey Zamora have been featured on Ruffled today!! Go over and check it out to see this amazing shoot styled and creatively directed by the ultimate creative genius, Lindsey Zamora. Lindsey and I worked hard to create a shoot that encompassed raw Texas landscape infused with hints of native influence. The shoot exhibits classic refined elements paired with an edgy and southwestern concept, appropriately on trend. We had a blast working together on every detail of the creative design and became fast friends on our weekend getaway to our family ranch in Post, Texas where we photographed the setup. Lindsey's amazing husband Robert Zamora provided the intricate wood work you see throughout the shoot. This dynamic couple designed the cake stand and table topper out of wood to be modularly placed underneath the fine china, creating the most perfect juxtaposition. I'm so thankful to all of our fantastic vendors who collaborated with us on this shoot. Kelly Marble of College Flowers out of Lubbock Texas supplied us with the most beautiful blend of soft unique florals with touches of succulents and dusty miller. One of our favorite surprises was the unexpected and oversized agave leaf he used as the center piece of the table scape. Lauren Essl of Blue Eye Brown Eye supplied us with the most unique calligraphy and vintage stamps. Her wonderful penmanship is an art form we were thankful to incorporate as it gave the shoot an underlying elegance paired with the graphic letterpress designs by Bella Figura. My sweet friend Traci Robinette and her husband Clay volunteered to be our models and did a fantastic job despite the unseasonable chilly weather! Traci's mom Marla Felton from Lubbock designed the beautiful wedding cake and is one talented lady with baked goods!! Thanks to Suite 206 for lending us the ahhhhh-mazing lucite ghost chairs and Gloss Luxury Rentals for the copper cake table. We love love love this shoot and hope you do to!!
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!
It is officially March 1st and I'm finally getting a second to take a look back and reflect on all the beautiful HAD&P weddings of 2012!! Whew, what a year it was. Between having a baby, moving, and re-establishing in a new town, there was no time to spare! 2012 was a year full of change and growth and I cannot wait to use what I've learned and apply it to all the new and upcoming ventures of 2013. Below is a quick glance back at the weddings of 2012. I am beyond humbled and eternally grateful to have played a small role in each one of these beautiful occasions. Thank you to all the wonderful couples who have trusted me to document their precious weddings.
Brittney + Matt. McKinney, Texas. Second Shooter for Jess Barfield.