I just ordered my first sample canvases and I am IN LOVE! When the UPS guy dropped them off yesterday night I literally did a happy dance around my apartment. The two sizes are 16×24″ and 11×14″. The 16×24″ is BEAUTIFUL and the 11×14″ is so cute and a perfect addition to another collection of images or just as a smaller stand alone piece.

So here they are for you guys to see! I can’t wait to hang these up in my office and loooveee them. Check out the sharply wrapped corners and the hanging hardware that already comes attached when you order.  Look and LOVE like I did. There is seriously nothing better than seeing your photos come to life in a large print.





The images are from Alex and Brent’s engagement weekend in Horseshoe Bay which I will be blogging shortly :)

As fall approaches and the wedding season here in Austin starts to pick up, I look back on the summer we just had and I thank my lucky stars that it was as mild as it was. 2011’s summer weather was just too hot. I’m looking forward to crisp nights and boots and sweater weather in the upcoming weeks. Christmas is just around the corner, and I’m ready to start watching Elf marathons on TV!

I just adored photographing this summer wedding at the Barr Mansion. The groom, a guitar player, had a beautiful custom tie clip and the couple chose an actual guitar to sign as their guestbook. The appetizers and food chosen by the couple and catered by the in-house team at the Mansion was incredible. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten better at a wedding before! All these special quirks and unique twists each one puts on their wedding day is my favorite part about my job. Of course a beautiful venue like the Barr Mansion and adorable, totally in love couples don’t hurt either!

 Second Shot for Rebekah Palmer with music by Greenbelt DJ, catering by Barr Mansion.


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I’m spending this lovely Thursday in Austin going through some of my archives and pulling a few weddings I was lucky enough to second shoot but never have the chance to blog thanks to a very busy schedule. So today I present an adorable couple with a bright blue (TARDIS blue?) and white early Spring wedding in the Austin Hill Country.  I don’t remember exactly where we were, but it sure was beautiful- a great place to have a simple and sweet afternoon wedding. The bride’s sense of humor was hilarious as you’ll see in a photo below- a normally sweet and adorable tradition turned a little dark that afternoon!

The 5 minute ceremony was sweet and  simple-  no fluff here- and held in the bride’s grandfather’s backyard which was immense! They had their food catered by the famous Matt’s El Rancho on South Lamar here in Austin. The bride chose homegrown Bluebonnets (which if you’re from Texas, you know is the state flower!) to be in her centerpieces. Both choices were a great nod to the history of Texas.

Isn’t love amazing? Check out this adorable couple and their incredible family.


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This was a gorgeous couple who really knew how to throw a party. The bride is an interior decorator and her incredible attention to detail was clearly evident in all the details of the day. Every special detail was especially meaningful to the bride and groom which just makes it all that much sweeter. Speaking of sweets, (har) instead of a traditional cake, the couple opted for a creative dessert buffet with brownies, cookies and raspberry bars for everyone to enjoy after a delicious breakfast foods for dinner meal. Scroll down for the photos of that eye candy!

This was my first time at Rancho Mirando and I have to say, it’s definitely high on my list of gorgeous Texas ranch venues. It’s so nice to go to weddings at all of these beautiful Austin and Texas locations and get to know the bride, her friends and family and just be able to be a part of their big day.  I was so thankful to work with the lovely and talented Amber Vickery as her second shooter here at this lovely summer Texas ranch style wedding.

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