December 18
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Linda and David know what it’s like to share a life together.  They know that throughout this roller coaster ride called life, it is so much better to have someone by your side.  Linda and David have been married for 25 years and what better way to celebrate their love than to renew the vows they made to each other on their wedding day.  David even brought a petal from Linda’s original bouquet.  What a sweet gesture, huh?  We were so happy to be able to capture a bit of their day through our photographs.  We just know that these two will be together forever and we wish them a lifetime of happiness.  Shout out to my girls at Makeup in the 702 for the fab hair and makeup ;)

December 10
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Ahh! So here it is, our last wedding of 2014 and we couldn’t have spent it with more awesome people than Blair and James and their fabulous family!  They made us feel so welcomed and were a total blast to spend the evening with.  These guys came from Hawaii to tie the knot at the luxurious Aria Hotel & Casino.  We met them earlier this year when they were in town finalizing their wedding plans and we just knew they were our kind of couple – happy, laid back, and totally ready to have a fun time on their wedding day.  Not wanting to stress and worry about little details on her wedding day, Blair smartly hired Faith of Faithfully Yours Events to handle the coordination.  Everything turned out amazingly and the decor and timeline were spot on!

I met up with Blair and her bridesmaids in her suite while she was getting the finishing touches on hair and makeup, then we went down to the bridal suite at the Aria Chapel where they were all getting dressed.  Jason hung out with James and the guys while they got ready in their room and walked on over to the groom’s suite to relax, play some pool, and have a drink until it was time for the ceremony.  Sadly, Aria does not allow outside photographers to photograph the ceremony, so Jason and I took that time to shoot the gorgeous reception ballroom filled with the soft and classy color scheme of champaign, ivory and pink. The Pallet did such a great job on the soft and delicate florals throughout the room and the bouquets.  Once the ceremony was over, we grabbed a few formal shots of the new Mr. and Mrs. along with the bridal party before their grand entrance.  The reception was filled with delicious food, heartfelt toasts, nonstop dancing, and lots of love!

B+J: Thanks so much for having us at your wedding day!  It was a true pleasure to capture your big day!  Much love to you both! xo

 

December 05
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This fall life had been so crammed with activities, appointments, work, and such that we’d just been feeling very rushed and unable to catch up.  Thanks to a great friend, we got an awesome deal on airline tickets so we decided a 7 day getaway to visit family in Texas was just what we needed.  We didn’t plan anything, as we were just going to relax and unwind.  It worked out perfectly. Way better than I imagined it would!

Early in November, we flew into Austin, rented a car, and drove about 2 hours south to spend our first 3 days with my cousin and her family at at their friend’s lake house.  The kids took rides in a canoe, ran around, and played on the shore of the lake where I spent so much of my own childhood playing and swimming in.  It was so much fun just seeing them play around and being kids.  For us adults, with no errands to run or places we HAD to be at, we were able to just Be.  We played with the kiddos, we sat and relaxed with a glass of wine or a beer, we talked and laughed and soaked it all in.  Every last bit of it.

After the lake house weekend, we spent a day at my cousin’s house playing farm! Jason and Diego got to do some target practice (Yes, I was freaking out!) They took a walk in the woods, fed the chickens and collected their eggs, and ended the day riding a horse.

The next morning, we left my cousin’s place and headed to do some sight seeing.  We spent the day at Natural Bridge Caverns exploring the underground caverns, playing around the canopy challenge, and panning for gems.  It was a really great day (minus some whining & bickering from the kiddos)  I highly recommend checking it out if you’re ever in the San Antonio area.  It ended up getting really cold that day and night, but we braved the chill and walked around San Antonio’s River Walk on our way to dinner.

The next day was even colder, so our trip to The Alamo was pretty short and we went ahead and made our drive to Austin early.  Once in Austin, we found the coolest movie theaters we’ve ever been to, Moviehouse & Eatery!  It’s a big multiplex cinema with conventional theaters, IMAX, and dine-in theaters with awesome reclining seats!  We opted for the dine-in experience and munched on bottomless popcorn, fish and chips, gourmet pizza, and for Jason and I, a nice bottle of riesling.  Yea, watching Big Hero 6 and drinking wine was a fabulous way to end our trip!

Although this is most definitely not our typical vacation, which is usually jam packed with activities and sight seeing, it was most definitely an unforgettable time spent with family and friends.  It taught me that sometimes it’s good to let go, relax, and go with the flow rather than having it all planned out.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love my itinerary vacations, but I think we can add some of these trips into the mix too ;)

How do you like to travel? Do you like to wing it, plan it all out, or somewhere in between?

*all photos taken with our trusty point & shoot the Fuji x100S  

November 25
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When it’s meant to be, you just know it!  You want to be together no matter what.  You aren’t in it for the decor or the big party.  You’re in it for love.  That’s how it was for Cecily and Louis.  From google glass, being silly, and loving nature, these two are a perfect pair.  They just knew it was meant to be.  The time was right and they didn’t need anything or anyone else but each other to celebrate their love.  Well,  ok, they did need Angie from Peachy Keen Unions to make it official and two awesome photographers (Us, of course!) to take some photos and have proof of their elopement for all their friends and family back home ;)

C+L:  Thanks for having us be a part of your wedding day.  We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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