Recently I’ve been assisting other photographers in order to keep my skill set sharp while I have a bit of down time in my own business. Since I’m not the primary photographer, my responsibilities are less, and often different than that of the lead.

For example, I won’t always be in the best spot for the kiss, nor will I be taking bride & groom photos, usually. (Sometimes I can sneak one or two but the angle won’t be my favorite.)

So here’s where this new thing I’m doing called Favorite Frame Friday, will come into play.  Welcome to the first iteration! I have so much more to share, but I’ll start with this one from a Fort Worth wedding at the T&P Station downtown.

I’ll share one shot from a recent wedding that I love and explain a little about what makes it my favorite. Hopefully you love it too and maybe we can talk about it over a coffee or a cupcake at Sugar Mama’s.

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I love so many things about this photo. It’s fun shooting a “grand introduction” because it amps up the energy of a reception! Plus, reactions like this, right??

What got me first was K’s reaction, second, seeing J’s face as they walk into their wedding reception at the T&P Station in downtown Fort Worth. The lighting, the Art Deco decor, everything about this venue is amazing. K’s amazing energy kept up the entire night and if you can believe it, she ended up doing the worm in her wedding dress! Now that’s dedication!

Let me know what you think of this in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!

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Kirsten’s University of Texas graduation portraits were like photographing an old friend. Her sweet scrunchy smile that crinkled around her eyes is so adorable. During our session we were treated to a perfect spring day on the south mall of the UT campus.

When I asked her friends how they would describe her, they gave 3 words: passionate, caring, and dedicated. Kirsten graduates this spring with her teaching degree, ready to mold minds of Austin area elementary students!

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moody sunset photos in a field with a bride wearing a flower crownAudrey and Taylor probably look familiar to frequent blog readers since I shot their engagement session 2 years ago! Holy wow, 2 years have honestly flown by and now look how awesome they are at their wedding at Classic Oaks Ranch in Mansfield.

I believe this is one of the best ranch-style wedding venues in the Fort Worth area. There are many out west and east of the Metroplex but this venue is only 20 minutes from downtown Fort Worth. It gets great light during the ceremony and has plenty of beautiful portrait locations for all styles.

Audrey rocked her floral crown AND veil and Taylor was a great sport during all our portraits. Mismatched brides in gold & blush and a homemade family recipe donut tower. And yes, those donuts were AMAZING. styled invite suite, invitation suite lay flat, rustic boho glam chic wedding invitation inspiration, classic ranch wedding photography in fort worth, fort worth wedding photography,    mansfield wedding photography, bohemian natural bride wedding photographer, fort worth tx bride, mansfield wedding, classic oaks ranch, fort worth wedding photography, bride looking out window, DFW wedding photographer, flower crown bride looking out window at her weddingclassic oaks ranch wedding  boho wedding photographer, ft worth wedding photography, fort worth wedding photographers, bohemian wedding photography, green fall wedding in north texas, fort worth wedding photography blog, north texas wedding photographer, ranch wedding photographer first dance at classic oaks ranch, mansfield wedding venues, north texas weddings, ranch wedding photographs in texas, candid fort worth wedding photographer, mansfield wedding, classic oaks ranch wedding in the fall, ranch wedding photographer, indoor wedding receptionalternative cake ideas, donut cake at a wedding, wedding details after dark, classic oaks ranch wedding details, austin wedding photographer loves details     mother and daughter share a moment at a wedding at classic oaks ranch in mansfield txintimate sweethearts last private dance at a ranch wedding venue in fort worthhelicopter exit at classic oaks ranch, surprise wedding exit, pilot groom surprised bride, north texas wedding photographer

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In a nondescript white office building you’ve probably passed a hundred times on your commute home, the clock ticked each minute loudly in the silent lobby. The rain continued coming down outside and it looked like no chance of it letting up.  Jade and Bill and I had just met at the gate to the Justice of the Peace and sighed at the weather, nervously awaiting the judge.

I loved this intimate downtown Austin elopement with just the 3 of us and no one else! I think these elopements, rain or shine might be my newest photography love. More couples should consider elopements as a simple way to already “be married” without having to add that extra stress on the wedding day. Think of this as the civil union part and the fun part is with the big ol’ party you can have anywhere after!

We kept it simple, sticking to one location for portraits and really having fun hanging out in the humid, cold afternoon! With all of downtown Austin at our disposal, we chose a covered, urban garage type location and made the best of the rain & weather.

If you could have a cute intimate anywhere in Austin where would you pick for your romantic elopement? The fun part about Austin and Texas is you can get married pretty much anywhere! I’m really digging these small elopement weddings so if you’re planning a shindig with just the two of you, or less than 20 people somewhere, get in touch and let me know!austin elopement photographer emotional austin elopement photographeraustin elopement photographer, rainy elopement photographs, rainy wedding in austin, candid elopement photography in austin tx austin elopement photographer, small wedding photographer, places to take rainy wedding portraits, austin elopement   mueller parking garage elopement portraits in the rain downtown austin rainy photo locations for elopements, modern austin elopement photographer, downtown austin elopement, elope in austin, intimate elopement austindowntown austin elopement photography, austin urban elopement, urban wedding portraits, downtown austin wedding photos,