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Andy & Kristan are Married (part 3)

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Kristan and Andy had their reception at the Westin Riverwalk.
As a photographer, I love coming here–bright and clean rooms for getting ready, a professional staff, a great location, and beautiful grounds.

This shot occurred right after one of my favorite moments of the entire day. I asked Andy if he would be willing to let us take some photos of him and Kristan on the balcony. His response was this, “You are great photographers. We know how hard you work and that you are getting great shots. Whatever you want–we’ll make it happen. Just tell us what to do.” Wow. That kind of support and vote of confidence meant so much to me. It motivated me even more to push myself creatively.

Lesson here: When you have big personalities, you don’t have to pose anyone. 😉

A guest showed Kristan and Andy a funny video on his phone. I like the progression of the next 4.

I love this next pair together. . .

This was such a FUN party. The dance floor was full the entire time. It was a pleasure to see Chris Koval of Future Sounds DJ-ing the event. I’ve run into him several times at weddings and he is simply the best. He creates a fun atmosphere, works hard, and handles himself in a professional way. Learn more about him HERE.

Don’t ask. . .

A goodbye from Kristan’s parents and a cameo appearance from the last couple I photographed–Felicity and Russell. See more from their wedding HERE. Coincidentally, Felicity and Kristan used to work together. Both hired me before knowing that the other had. I get kind of attached to the couples that I shoot so it is always wonderful to see familiar faces at a wedding.

Congratulations, Kristan and Andy!

Andy & Kristan are Married (part 1)

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Andy and Kristan got married in downtown San Antonio on 8.20.11.

Do you know that feeling of joy when you are doing what you were made to do? For some of you, it may be making a beautiful and tasty meal. For others, it may be making a business decision at work or playing a piece of music. Well that’s how I felt during this wedding shoot. This shoot internally confirmed that I was made to do this. Yes it was hot. Yes, it was a long day. Yes, it involved some tricky lighting situations (like a very dark church and bright midday sun). Yes, I’ve spent hours prepping and hours at the computer editing.

But it was so fun. A good friend shot this with me, and I got to work with a very supportive couple and their fun friends.

Thank you, Kristan and Andy for putting your trust in me and asking me to shoot your wedding day. Thank you for introducing me to your family and friends. Thank you for throwing such a fun party afterward.

West, I like this shoe shot so much that I wish it were mine. Thank you for a great shoot!