Camp Lucy Wedding
This couple came all the way from Minnesota to tie the knot in Austin, a sentimental choice because they met here years ago. The interstate couple fell so hard in love the groom made a move to the Land of 10,000 Lakes to be closer to his future bride.
The venue was at Whits Inn at Camp Lucy, an intimate setting at the sprawling ranch. We had plans of running in the grass and snuggling the alpacas, but we were foiled by a heavy mist. That didn't stop the couple from toughing it out and getting married out on the deck anyway. Their Camp Lucy wedding was full of gorgeous details from beautiful florals by Whim Hospitality, the graphic design, and an unreal BHLDN dress.
The bride did her own make up and her mothers, it was such a sweet moment to see a bride taking the time to do something like that. It's the little things that make me ugly cry, seriously. But it also shows that this girl had her priorities right on her wedding day. It's not about everything being perfect, or doing everything that Pinterest says you're supposed to do. The wedding day is supposed to be about love, commitment, family, togetherness. Sometimes in the whirlwind of planning and entertaining you forget about those things.
Let's all just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous these two looked. We did not want them to get wet, but we found a thick oak tree to stand under to keep the water at bay. It was a bit of a challenge for a photographer like myself who is not big on posing, but I loved the way these turned out.
It started really coming down and we had to retreat under the patio of a nearby farmhouse. Disappointing at the time, but looking back we had to get creative fast and everyone was having fun anyway. It didn't stop them from getting giddy by seeing each other all dressed up for the first time.
The groom couldn't stop kissing his soon-to-be-wife, it was pretty adorable. We had just a couple minutes before we needed to rush off back to Whits Inn to dry off before the ceremony.
Time to say "I do"
I love that the rain gave this ceremony some serious PNW vibes, I got soaking wet running around, but I did not care. I will literally lay in puddles for my couples. I probably looked like a wet cat, but as long as I capture the love, it's all worth it.
Breanne & Taylor
Why is it that the little girls are always tearing up the dance floor the entire night? Is it the excitement? The music? The sugar? It's great to see them dancing like no one is watching.
As a wedding photographer, I see people get married all the time, and every couple leaves a little mark on my soul because I'm there for every little thing - more than any vendor on a wedding day, which is what makes this profession so special. However, sometimes when I'm editing photos days after I shake my head in amazement. Sometimes I can quite literally feel the chemistry between two people jump out at me and I remember why I do this and it makes all the hard work worth it.