Smith Photography: Blog http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog en-us (C) Smith Photography hello@weddingsbytonyandelena.com (Smith Photography) Thu, 24 May 2018 22:03:00 GMT Thu, 24 May 2018 22:03:00 GMT http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/img/s/v-5/u759244725-o115451362-50.jpg Smith Photography: Blog http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog 86 120 Salena and Lam's Engagement Session at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/4/salena-and-lams-engagement-session-at-pecan-springs-ranch-in-austin-tx As wedding photographers, our communication is almost always exclusively with the Bride. But over the past few months, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Lam really well, texting back and forth like close friends. When we finally met Salena at Pecan Springs Ranch for their engagement session, we felt like we’d known the two of them for years.  And we always love when our couples incorporate their stories into their engagement photos.  We really enjoyed seeing the signs Lam used to propose to Salena during a half-marathon.  You know your love is strong when you can confidently ask your fiancée to marry you after she just ran thirteen grueling miles!

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Sarah and Matt's Engagement Session in Gruene, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/4/sarah-and-matts-engagement-session-in-gruene-tx Sarah and Matt are so fun!  We spent half of their consultation laughing and their engagement session in Gruene was no different.  They are just a joy to be around!  It was a beautiful evening and, as usual, there were tons of cute places in Gruene for pictures.  We started in town and then worked our way down to the river.  It didn't take us long to get lots of really cute pictures of Sarah and Matt.

 

We're looking forward to seeing Sarah again for her bridal session.  And, of course, we're excited to see them both again on their big day!

 

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hello@weddingsbytonyandelena.com (Smith Photography) http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/4/sarah-and-matts-engagement-session-in-gruene-tx Mon, 02 Apr 2018 19:13:00 GMT
Payal and Prav's Wedding at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/payal-and-pravs-wedding-at-pecan-springs-ranch-in-austin-tx Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  We are so thrilled that we got to be part of Payal and Prav's wedding.  Their wedding was our first Indian wedding and we just cannot imagine a better way to start!  Payal and Prav are both two of the nicest people we have ever met.  From the very first moment we met them at our home for their consultation, we knew that we would love spending time with them.  There wasn't a single time with them that we felt rushed or stressed.  They weren't demanding or pushy.  Payal and Prav were both so laid back and just went with the flow of the day...and everything was perfect!!!  No stressing over timelines or guests arriving early or the bride being seen before the wedding.  It was just a perfect celebration!  Payal and Prav are such nice and kind people that I feel like I could just write this blog about them and that would be enough.  But, not only are they great people, they are also super cute and their wedding was BEAUTIFUL!!!

 

There were so many colors, so many textures, so many details...we almost didn't know where to start.  And, once we got started, we couldn't stop!  Payal's sister and mother helped her get dressed while Prav and his friends got dressed...and ordered pizza.  They were all such great guys and I enjoyed spending the day joking and talking with them.  Payal and Prav's ceremony was outside and the setting was beautiful!  There were so many details to the ceremony and it was so interesting to watch everything.  The ceremony started with Prav by himself.  Payal soon joined him.  All of the colors were amazing!  It was a long ceremony (by typical American standards), but the time flew by.  Before we knew if Payal and Prav were husband and wife!

 

After the ceremony, we spent just a few minutes with family and then had some time with Payal and Prav.  Their pictures are just amazing!  We're so glad that we don't have to decide which pictures to print because there's no way we could decide.  Once we finished with their pictures, we went inside and enjoyed an awesome reception!  Before Payal and Prav entered the reception, Payal changed into her second dress.  As has as it might be to believe, the second dress might have been even more beautiful than the first!  We were blown away!  There was food and dancing and friends and family and a professional hula dance group!  Everything was perfect!  At the end of the night, the newlyweds graciously gave us a few more minutes for pictures...and the results were amazing!

 

Payal and Prav, thank you so much for being so kind and polite and fun and relaxed.  You both were the perfect bride and groom and Elena and I loved spending time with you!  We wish you both many, many years of love and happiness together!

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Amanda and Zach's Wedding in Stone Hall at Texas Old Town in Kyle, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/amanda-and-zachs-wedding-in-stone-hall-at-texas-old-town-in-kyle-tx We had been waiting for Amanda and Zach's wedding for so long and we were so thrilled when the day finally arrived!  Amanda and Zach are two of the nicest people we own.  Through their engagement session and Amanda's bridal session, we had the chance to get to know them better and we just love them to death!  We also got the chance to know Amanda's mom and she is so much fun and was such a big help to us.  Their families are our kind of people and we loved spending so much time with them!

 

A couple of months before the wedding, we met with Amanda at the McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio for her bridal portraits.  It is such an awesome place for pictures and Amanda made our job pretty easy.  On the day of the wedding, we arrived to find Stone Hall beautifully decorated.  Everyone was hard at work getting ready for the big day.  We had time for a few pictures of the groomsmen and the bridesmaids before the ceremony.  And, in no time at all, Amanda was walking down the aisle with her dad.  Their ceremony was beautiful and it was so cool to be a part of that moment with them.  After the ceremony, we took some family pictures and then it was our time to spend with Amanda and Zach.  Brides and grooms are always so busy on their wedding day.  Everyone wants to say hello and congratulate them.  We are always so thankful for the time that we get when it's just us and the newlyweds for pictures.  Amanda and Zach always make us laugh and we love spending time with them...oh...and they're pretty cute, too!

 

Once all of the official stuff was done, we spent the rest of the evening taking pictures of Amanda and Zach dancing, talking, and laughing with their guests.  Tim with Austin Classic DJ ensured that people danced all night long.  Our photo booth was also on hand to give people the chance to take lots of really silly pictures.  At the end of the night, Amanda and Zach ran out through a bunch of bubbles to their waiting car.  And it was such a cool car!!!  The classic car that picked them up was the perfect end to the perfect night!

 

Amanda and Zach, we love you guys and are so thankful that we got to be part of your big day.  As soon as we met you in that Starbuck's in west Austin, we knew that ya'll were special people and Elena and I wish you many years of love and happiness together!

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Sarah and Dillon's Engagement Session at Bull Creek Park in Austin, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/sarah-and-dillons-engagement-session-at-bull-creek-park-in-austin-tx We always love going to new places and are so pleased that Sarah and Dillon took up to Bull Creek Park!  What a cool, cool place for engagement pictures!  Of course, it helped that Sarah and Dillon are just as cute as can be.  There was some talk for about half a second about being awkward in pictures, but we saw none of that.  Every single picture we took of Sarah and Dillon was beautiful!  We had such an awesome evening just laughing and talking with them.  They are super sweet and we're so excited to be part of their wedding celebration!

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Katie and Darron's Wedding in Yoakum, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/katie-and-darrons-wedding-in-yoakum-tx Katie and Darron's wedding was a huge celebration with friends and family and we're so glad that we were a part of it!  Elena and I had the chance to spend an evening with Katie several weeks before the wedding for her bridal portraits.  She is so sweet and just always positive and smiling.  We loved spending time with her and her sweet family!

 

Katie and Darron's ceremony at Holy Cross Lutheran Church was beautiful.  After the ceremony, we made our way over to the Yoakum Community Center for the reception.  The community center was beautifully decorated and everything looked great!  Dinner, catered by Werner's Steakhouse (one of our favorite caterers), was so, so good!!!  After dinner there was an awesome grand march and then the party started.  Tim, with Austin Classic DJ, kept everybody on the dance floor with great music.  At the end of the evening, Katie and Darron left in a cloud of bubbles with lots of hugs and kisses from friends and family!

 

Thank you, Katie and Darron, for choosing us to be your photographers.  We wish you both many years of love and happiness together!

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hello@weddingsbytonyandelena.com (Smith Photography) http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/katie-and-darrons-wedding-in-yoakum-tx Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:40:00 GMT
Samantha and Brendan's Wedding at Hidden Falls in Canyon Lake, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/samantha-and-brendans-wedding-at-hidden-falls-in-canyon-lake-tx Samantha and Brendan are such a cute, cute couple and we are so in love with their pictures!  Elena and I had an awesome time with them at the beautiful Hidden Falls in Canyon Lake.  This is such a unique venue and was the perfect fit for Samantha and Brendan's wedding.  We arrived and immediately started taking pictures.  We were able to get bride and bridesmaid as well as groom and groomsmen pictures done before the ceremony.  Once everything was official, we spent a few minutes with family and then a few more minutes with Samantha and Brendan.  It didn't take long to get some really great pictures of them!  From the time Samantha and Brendan's reception started until the sparkler send-off, it was one big party!  We had so much fun watching everyone have fun!  

 

Samantha and Brendan, thank you so much for sharing your wedding day with us.  We had a wonderful time with you and wish you many years of love and happiness together!

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Kailey and Isaiah's Wedding in Redbud Hall at Texas Old Town in Kyle, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/kailey-and-isaiah-wedding-in-redbud-hall-at-texas-old-town-in-kyle-tx Kailey and Isaiah are just about the sweetest couple we've seen!  From the very first moment we arrived at Redbud Hall, it seemed like they went out of their way to make us feel at home.  Elena and I felt so welcome and had a wonderful time!  Kailey and Isaiah didn't want to see each other before the ceremony, but they did decide to do a first touch.  They held hands around the corner of a wall and said a prayer together.  It was such a sweet moment.  After Kailey and Isaiah's ceremony, we spent a few minutes with family and then had the opportunity to take some pictures of the newlyweds.  They are so cute together and Elena and I loved taking pictures of them.  Once we finished, the celebration moved inside.  Tim with Austin Classic DJ provided the soundtrack and Kailey and Isaiah spent the rest of the evening celebrating with their friends and family.  

 

Thank you, Kailey and Isaiah, for sharing your special day with us.  We wish you many years of love and happiness together!

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Jaylyn and Lincoln's Wedding in Sage Hall at Texas Old Town in Kyle, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/jaylyn-and-lincolns-wedding-in-sage-hall-at-texas-old-town-in-kyle-tx What a beautiful spring day for a wedding!  The weather was perfect and we were so thrilled to spend a day celebrating with Jaylyn and Lincoln.  They were both so laid back the entire day.  It was a piece of cake working with them.  We got lots of pictures done before the ceremony.  Once they were hitched, we took some really cute pictures of the two of them together and then finished up with family.  After that, it was time to party.  Tim with Austin Classic DJ had the dance floor hopping all night.  It was an awesome celebration!

 

Thank you, Jaylyn and Lincoln, for allowing us to share your special day with you.  Elena and I wish you many, many years of love and happiness together!

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Jamie and Chris' Wedding at Cypress Falls Event Center in Wimberley, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/jamie-and-chris-wedding-at-cypress-falls-event-center-in-wimberley-tx Jamie and Chris are awesome!  They were determined to make their wedding day the best day ever and that is exactly what they did.  What an awesome celebration of love, life, joy, friends, and family!  And, we are so glad that we got to be part of it!

 

We arrived at Cypress Falls Event Center and started taking pictures immediately.  The girls were busy getting ready.  The guys were busy trying to sew a button back on Chris' suit jacket.  And...it was raining outside.  It was raining and it wasn't going to stop raining.  Just a slow, steady drizzle.  But, Jamie and Chris are such awesome, positive people that they weren't going to let a little drizzle ruin their day.  We found a covered spot for first look pictures.  Jamie and Chris are such a cut couple.  Every picture we took of them was beautiful!  And, somehow, the drizzle let up long enough for us to make our way over to the bridge and take some pictures.  As soon as we finished, it started raining a little heavier.  We were able to get under cover and finish up wedding party and family pictures.

 

Jamie and Chris were determine to enjoy their day as planned.  The ceremony took place outside under the huge oak trees and the rain just made it all the more romantic.  Dinner was inside and everyone was treated to an awesome spread.  After dinner, everyone moved back outside and enjoyed dancing in the drizzle to great music from a live band.  Jamie and Chris left under sparklers to cheers from their friends and family.

 

Thank you, Jamie and Chris, for being so, so awesome!  Thank you for having just the best attitudes in the world.  And, thank you for sharing your special day with us.  We wish you both many, many years of love and happiness together!

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Monica and Manny's Engagement Session at Butler Park in Austin, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/monica-and-mannys-engagement-session-at-butler-park-in-austin-tx We love going to Butler Park...and love it even more when we go with a couple like Monica and Manny.  Their engagement session was so much fun!  We made a quick pit stop by the "I love you so much" wall on South Congress and also lucked out with some beautiful bluebonnets by St. Edward's University.  After that, we made our way over to Butler Park.  There are so many places for cute pictures and the Austin skyline makes for an amazing backdrop!  There were so many cute pictures from Monica and Manny's shoot!  It was hard for us to choose just a few for the blog.  We're so excited that we get to see Monica again for a bridal session and look forward to seeing them both on the wedding day in November!

 

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hello@weddingsbytonyandelena.com (Smith Photography) http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/monica-and-mannys-engagement-session-at-butler-park-in-austin-tx Sat, 03 Mar 2018 02:00:00 GMT
Elizabeth and Greg's Engagement Session in Gruene, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/elizabeth-and-gregs-engagement-session-in-gruene-tx We are so glad that we got to spend such a beautiful afternoon outside with Elizabeth and Greg!  They are two of the nicest people we know and we had such an awesome time walking around Gruene with them.  We got together with them on a Wednesday evening, which is the perfect time to take pictures in Gruene.  We found lots of cute places for pictures...and Elizabeth and Greg were pretty easy to take pictures of.  We love their engagement pictures and are so excited to share them!

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hello@weddingsbytonyandelena.com (Smith Photography) http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/elizabeth-and-gregs-engagement-session-in-gruene-tx Sat, 03 Mar 2018 01:00:00 GMT
Rachel and Andrew's Engagement Session at Texas Old Town in Kyle, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/rachel-and-andrews-engagement-session-at-texas-old-town-in-kyle-tx Rachel and Andrew's engagement session was so much fun and so laid back.  They are such a cool couple and we're so glad that we got to spend an evening with them...and with their two cute dogs!  We always love it when couples bring their furry kids with them.  Between chit-chatting, laughing, and petting the dogs, we actually did take some pictures and every one of them was cute!  Rachel and Andrew have such a fun relationship.  They laugh all the time and that makes our job so much easier.  We're so excited to share Rachel and Andrew's engagement pictures and can't wait to see Rachel again for her bridal session!

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Camden and Dustin's Engagement Session at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/camden-and-dustins-engagement-session-at-mckinney-falls-state-park-in-austin-tx It was a beautiful day for an engagement session...and then it wasn't...and then it was!  We met Camden and Dustin at McKinney Falls State Park for their engagement session on a beautiful Spring day.  It was cloudy outside which is great for pictures.  There were bluebonnets all over the place and we were able to get some really cute pictures of Camden and Dustin with the bluebonnets.  About halfway through Camden and Dustin's engagement session, it started raining!  We had to open up our reflector to use as an umbrella.  Thankfully, the rain soon stopped, the sun came out, and we were able to continue with pictures.  Camden and Dustin are such nice people and we had a great afternoon with them.  Their pictures are beautiful.  We're excited to see Camden again for her bridal session and then Dustin again on the wedding day!

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hello@weddingsbytonyandelena.com (Smith Photography) http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/3/camden-and-dustins-engagement-session-at-mckinney-falls-state-park-in-austin-tx Fri, 02 Mar 2018 23:42:00 GMT
Kirsten and Jacob's Wedding at The Terrace Club in Dripping Springs, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/2/kirsten-and-jacobs-wedding-at-the-terrace-club-in-dripping-springs-tx It was a beautiful day for a wedding at The Terrace Club and we're so glad that we got to spend the day with Kirsten and Jacob!  We arrived early enough to get some pictures of everyone getting ready.  Once everyone was ready to go, we jumped right into pictures.  We had plenty of time before the ceremony for pictures of Kirsten and her bridesmaids and Jacob with his groomsmen.  We even had time to get a few family pictures taken care of before the ceremony.  

 

Kirsten and Jacob's ceremony was beautiful!  As Kirsten was walking down the steps towards the ceremony area, we took pictures of Jacob's reaction.  But, we got to take pictures of two reactions this time.  Right next to Jacob was Flea, Kirsten and Jacob's super cute dog, and he was just as interested in Kirsten walking towards the ceremony area as Jacob was!  After their ceremony and some family pictures, we had a few minutes to spend with Kirsten and Jacob.  They are a fun couple and we had a great time taking pictures of them...and the results were awesome!  We love their pictures!  Kirsten and Jacob's reception was full of laughter and fun!  Tim with Austin Classic DJ provided the soundtrack and everyone danced all night.  

 

Thank you, Kirsten and Jacob, for letting us be part of your big day!  We wish you many, many years of love and happiness together!

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Madison and Austyn's Wedding in Stone Hall at Texas Old Town in Kyle, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/2/madison-and-austyns-wedding-in-stone-hall-at-texas-old-town-in-kyle-tx It might have been cold and wet outside, but Madison and Austyn didn't let that stop them from having a great time inside!  Although the ceremony was moved inside, the wedding party braved the weather for a few pictures outside...and we're so glad they did.  Once again, Texas Old Town showed why it is so important for a venue to have a great "Plan B" option for bad weather.  Even though Madison and Austyn had to move their ceremony inside, everything was still beautiful!  After the ceremony, we took a few family pictures and then spent a few minutes with Madison and Austyn.  We were so glad that they agreed to go back outside with us!  Their pictures are so cute!  After dinner, everyone danced and celebrated the evening away.  At the end of the night, Madison and Austyn left in a super cool Tesla Model X!

 

Madison and Austyn, thank you for sharing your special day with us.  Elena and I wish you many years of love and happiness!

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hello@weddingsbytonyandelena.com (Smith Photography) http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/2/madison-and-austyns-wedding-in-stone-hall-at-texas-old-town-in-kyle-tx Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:06:00 GMT
Melissa and Jacob's Wedding at Castle Avalon in New Braunfels, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/2/melissa-and-jacobs-wedding-at-castle-avalon-in-new-braunfels-tx So, we don't have "favorite" couples because we love all of our couples.  Our job is so great because we have the opportunity to get to know so many different people and it is their differences that make them all so fun, sweet, kind, and interesting.  But, if we were forced to name favorites and there was just no way for us to get out of it, Melissa and Jacob would definitely in the running!  Elena and I love spending time with Melissa and Jacob and are so thankful for their laid-back, kind personalities.  Even when there were a few minor...major...delays on their wedding day, they both just took it in stride and enjoyed their day!  They are both just so sweet and we loved getting to know them!

 

Before the wedding day, we had a chance to spend a day with Melissa taking bridal portraits.  The only difficult thing about that session was making sure I stopped laughing long enough to take a picture.  We had such great fun with Melissa (and her mom was a huge help, too).  The wedding day at Castle Avalon was beautiful.  We brought our whole crew to celebrate their big day.  Tim, with Austin Classic DJ, provided the music and Nikita ran the photo booth.  

 

Melissa and Jacob decided on a first look and it was so cute!  Their pictures are full of personality and fun and they really represent who Melissa and Jacob are.  After their ceremony, we spent a few minutes with family and then it was time to eat and party.  During the reception, Melissa and Jacob were pulled out for a few more minutes for a surprise.  Melissa's mom rented a horse and carriage for the newlyweds.  It was such a cool surprise and Melissa and Jacob were thrilled!  Time flew by and, before we knew it, Melissa and Jacob were running through a cloud of bubbles!

 

Melissa and Jacob, we love ya'll and are so thankful that you chose us to be part of your wedding.  We wish you both many, many years of love and happiness together!

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hello@weddingsbytonyandelena.com (Smith Photography) http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/2/melissa-and-jacobs-wedding-at-castle-avalon-in-new-braunfels-tx Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:13:00 GMT
Brianna and Sean's Engagement Session at Landa Park in New Braunfels, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/2/brianna-and-seans-engagement-session-at-landa-park-in-new-braunfels-tx It has been such a long, long time since we've been to Landa Park for an engagement session.  It is such an awesome location and we're so glad that Brianna and Sean recommended it for their engagement session!  Brianna and Sean brought their puppy dog with them to start the shoot.  Maybe puppy isn't the right word.  :-)  He is still young, but hardly a puppy.  He was full of energy and really enjoyed being out in the park.  But, he did give us his attention for a few pictures...and they were so cute!  Brianna and Sean were thoroughly prepared for their shoot.  They had several outfits and had done their homework to find places they might like to take pictures.  That made our job so much easier!  Brianna and Sean's pictures turned out so beautifully and we can't wait to see what we get from Brianna's bridal session!

 

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hello@weddingsbytonyandelena.com (Smith Photography) http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/2/brianna-and-seans-engagement-session-at-landa-park-in-new-braunfels-tx Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:58:00 GMT
Bridgette and Carter's Wedding at The Terrace Club in Dripping Springs, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/2/bridgette-and-carters-wedding-at-the-terrace-club-in-dripping-springs-tx Bridgette and Carter are one of our favorite couples!  They are both just about the nicest people we know.  We had a fantastic time with them during their engagement session...and their pictures were awesome.  And then we had the opportunity to spend another afternoon with Bridgette for her bridal session.  She is a beautiful young lady with a wonderfully positive and happy personality.  We can't think of a better kind of person to spend an afternoon with!  

 

Bridgette and Carter's wedding day was just perfect!  We met them at The Terrace Club and took care of bride and bridesmaids and groom and groomsmen pictures.  We also got lots of family pictures taken care of.  It was great to get so much done before the ceremony.  Once everyone was dressed, we drove just a few minutes up the road to the Church of the Holy Spirit for Bridgette and Carter's ceremony.  After the ceremony and a few more family pictures, we had our chance to spend a few more minutes with Bridgette and Carter.  They are so cute and so much fun to take pictures of.  And, of course, every picture we took was awesome!

 

Once we finished with all of the official stuff, it was time to party.  Tim with Austin Classic DJ provided the tunes and Bridgette and her friends took full advantage of the music!  Bridgette and her father had a classic father/daughter dance.  And, once the party started, it never stopped.  Bridgette and Carter celebrated all evening with their friends and family.  At the end of the night, they ran through a tunnel of sparklers and climbed in a limo.

 

Bridgette and Carter, thank you so much for sharing your special day with us!  Elena and I had such an awesome time.  We wish you many, many years of love and happiness together!

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Claire and Julio's Engagement Session at Butler Park in Austin, TX http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/2/claire-and-julios-engagement-session-at-butler-park-in-austin-tx From the moment that Claire sat down on our couch, we knew that we wanted to be part of her wedding day.  She has a "get things done" kind of personality but is just as sweet as can be...in short, she's just our kind of person!  We didn't meet Julio until the day of the engagement shoot and quickly found out that he was just as kind as Claire.  They are such a cute couple and we love their pictures!

 

Claire and Julio chose Butler Park for their engagement session.  It was a very fitting location because Claire and Julio work together building one of Austin's newest downtown buildings and their baby was visible from the park.  Of course, we couldn't resist taking a few pictures with their building in the background!  It was an awesome evening and we can't wait to see Claire and Julio again when they get married in November at the W Hotel in downtown Austin!

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hello@weddingsbytonyandelena.com (Smith Photography) http://www.weddingsbytonyandelena.com/blog/2018/2/claire-and-julios-engagement-session-at-butler-park-in-austin-tx Sat, 03 Feb 2018 05:30:00 GMT