Nov
12
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT MARFA’S HOTEL PAISANO…

“This wedding was amazing and had wonderful energy. Mary and Patrick traveled to Marfa together for the first time years ago, and have revisited this tiny Texas town numerous times thereafter because it holds such value to them. Patrick proposed at Prada Marfa, the installation 30 miles outside of the town, so it was their first choice to hold their wedding there as well. Three hours from the nearest airport, 7 hours from their hometown of Austin, and far from their home now in Washington, D.C., they invited 80 of their closest friends and relatives to make the trek out and experience their wedding (and Marfa). 

Mary, a self-proclaimed fashionista, tracked down her dream pair of shoes as the first order of business for her wedding — blue, glittery, sparkly Louboutin heels. We traveled an hour out of the way to photograph their first look and bridal party portraits at the Prada Marfa installation, and both the ceremony and reception were held at the historic Hotel Paisano.”

massive thanks

ELISSA R PHOTOGRAPHY

 for this stunner of a wedding.

for more of Elissa’s work, which you will want to see, head on over to HER BLOG.

other wedding vendors included:

Venue: Hotel Paisano in Marfa, TX  / Catering: Jett Grill at the Hotel Paisano / Wedding Dress: Watters  / DJ: Michael CamachoShoes: Christian Louboutin  / Bridal hat: Milli Star  / Groom’s attire: J. Crew  / First look location: Prada Marfa / Hair and makeup: Americana Salon in Alpine, TX / Florals: Claudia Goldman (friend of family, no website) / Cake: made by bride’s mother

Nov
11
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE ON A BOAT…

“Sara told me that she wanted their engagement session on the boat because thats where they love, spending their summer days out in the water. And honestly, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to showcase their love. “

if you aren’t familiar with

IVY & TWEED

get familiar.  i’ve become a HUGE fan of Candice’s work and absolutely love following her instagram too.

head on over HERE to check out more.  i swear you really won’t be disappointed.

Nov
10
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT MISSOURI’S PARADISE POINTE…

believe it or not, the weather on this day included rain, hail and tornado warnings.

but

LAURA BENITZ

still managed to capture such beauty and love from that day.

see more HERE then stick around LAURA’S BLOG for more of her latest work.

other wedding vendors include:

Ceremony & Reception Venue:  Paradise Pointe / DJ & Photoboothe: JukeBoxx / Flowers & Decor:  Bride / Cake:  Price Chopper

Nov
07
2014

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 62…

 if you want the rainbow, you must have the rain.

that is going to be the motto for me for the next few months.  sorry to be ambiguous, but the changes i thought were going to happen next year might be happening sooner than i thought.  it’s not ideal, but sometimes you just need that push.  i just hope that i can remain positive through this and not let myself get to hard on myself.  fingers crossed that the rain right now is really leading me to a rainbow.

one of the things that is keeping me going is of course is this blog and continually scouring for each week’s confetti throw fridays.  confetti throw fridays is where after spending my thursday nights scouring through my blog subscriptions and social media feeds, i pick my favorite images from any of the wedding photographers i am following and showcase them each week in the friday post.  it’s a chance to show off the hard work that wedding photographers have been up to.  in all honesty, i see it as a way for wedding photographers to cheer each other on and give high fives to each for the stellar work.  never see it as a competition or a let down if you’re not on here, always see it as motivation and to throw confetti for your peers in this industry.

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LEVI TIJERINA

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CAROLINE HOWARD

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ORANGE OWL PHOTO

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DURALL PHOTOGRAPHY

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TOMASZ WAGNER

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LOGAN COLE

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 that last frame has me especially giggling.  as much as i love to focus on the beautiful moments between the bride and groom, the candids truly are some of the best.

have a great weekend all.

*throws confetti*

Nov
06
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT CHICAGO’S MILLENNIUM KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL…

i mean, that last frame is… on point.

“Morgan and Sarah’s love for each other is the kind that makes me thrilled and energized to capture weddings. The kind of love that is so apparent by their selfless actions and kind words to one another. And they simply have fun together! I was able capture that adoration and fun into their snowy, Gatsby-themed winter wedding. The minute I arrived they both separately gave me a hug, graciously asked if we needed anything, and seemed so calm and ready to take on whatever the day brought. You could tell they both knew that and the end of the day they were marrying their favorite person in the world, their best friend, the person they were created to be with, and after that nothing else mattered. From personal vows to a lit up dance floor at the Millennium Knickerbocker, a winter fur the bride wore, and mismatched gold and lace dresses. This was a classic downtown Chicago wedding, and made for even more beauty with the winter this city brought that day.”

thrilled to have the work of

MARKIT PHOTOGRAPHY

especially with this downtown Chicago wedding.

for more work from Kristi of MARKIT PHOTOGRAPHY, you’ll have to head on over to HER BLOG.

other wedding vendors involved:

Cake Designer: Alliance Bakery//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Black Tie Formalwear//Dress Store: Brick House Bridal Salon//Reception Venue: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel//Event Designer:Taylor & Co//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Nov
05
2014

{LOVE} A ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY…

“Peiter met Kimberly in the smoothie shop Kimberly works at. He said it was because of the smoothies but he would drop by twice a day sometimes to see her.  They eloped in November with just a few family members and friends around to witness their vows.  We welcomed summer in Oregon by celebrating their marriage by taking photos to commemorate their first year married!”

a super sweet way to celebrate a first year of marriage.  and even better that they had

NAKALAN McKAY

to capture it all.

you’ll most definitely want to check out more of Nakalan’s work on HER BLOG too.  guaranteed you won’t be disappointed.

Nov
04
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT PENNSYLVANIA’S STONE BARN WINERY…

major thanks to

AMANDA DANZIGER

for this beautiful Stone Barn Winery wedding.

please head on over to AMANDA’S BLOG for more of her talented work.