I could go on and on about this wedding. Dustin and Meagan are probably on my top 3 of couples to work with. They know exactly what they want, but are so easy-going at the same time. So easy to work with! Not to mention, they are CRAZY about each other! Their wedding day was so absolutely perfect… just beautiful!
*Special thanks to my assistant: Tiffany Palmer
Words can not express how happy I am to share this sweet wedding with you! I grew up going to church with both Katy and Billy. Katy has become such a dear friend, and I was so honored to be a part of her big day.
You might want to run and grab some tissues before you look at these photos…
Today is a GREAT day! Not only was yesterday the most wonderful 1st Mother’s Day, but I woke up this morning to some fabulous news. Meagan and Dustin’s engagement shoot is featured on Style Me Pretty today! There are no words to tell you how excited I am about this… not only because it’s an honor, but because Meagan and Dustin are the most adorable couple alive. I am so looking forward to their wedding in June!
Fine Art Wedding Photography… By Jose Villa & Jeff Kent
If you are getting into wedding photography, or have been in the game for a while, this book is incredible. It is so straight forward, and so inspiring. Not to mention, the photos are beautiful. This book covers everything in wedding photography… the technical camera stuff, step-by-step of the day, and all of the business/marketing that goes with it.
I read this book poolside over the summer, when I was really trying to figure out where I wanted my business to go. Did I really want to get into wedding photography full-time? Yes, I did. But I was also was scared out of my mind. Weddings can be a scary thing. I mean, they only happen ONCE. What if something terrible happens? Well, this book gave me confidence and ultimately was one of the many factors that helped me make the leap. Read it. :)
It’s been two weeks since I attended the Branches & Light workshop, and let me tell you… it blew my mind! I am beyond excited about the changes that our coming to Coati Photography this year. If you are one of my brides this year, prepare to be spoiled. We are raising our standards here at Coati Photography, and I can’t wait to share the changes with you in the near future!
Today I was putting together wedding preparation packets for 2 new brides, and so I thought I would share. I think that I may have an obsession with packaging and personalizing things for others. I have always loved presentation. Birthdays, Christmas, baby showers… you name it. I’m pretty sure that I enjoy preparing the presentation of a gift more than the actual gift itself. It’s just too much fun. This definitely comes in handy when meeting with new brides. LOVE it!
If I had to choose 3 words to describe Lesley and Carlton, they would be: selfless, caring, and compassionate. They have been a dream to work with. I have been looking forward to their wedding day for months now, and it far exceeded my expectations. Lesley was the most gorgeous bride, and their friends and family were beyond thrilled to share the day with them. They know how to celebrate! Here is just a glimpse of their lovely day…
Roxanne and Justin did such a fantastic job planning their wedding. So much thought was put into every little detail, and I just couldn’t get enough.
Where do I even start? I met Michael and Emily a few months back when we met up to talk about me possibly shooting their wedding. I knew right away that I would love working with them. They were so obviously in love, and I couldn’t help but notice how laid back they were about everything. Working with them was going to be a breeze… and it was.
The whole day was so laid back, and everyone was so at ease. Emily even assigned me a theme song, Paparazzi by Lady Gaga, which she proceeded to play while I stood on top of the bathroom toilet in order to get some good angles. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do… am I right?
LOVED this day!!
I also had some incredible help from my second shooter… Kelsi Williamson of Kwil Photography!
I tried my best to stay far away from shooting weddings… but let’s be honest, what girl can keep away from weddings? They are just too much fun! I will admit that I have been sucked in, and I’m pretty happy about it. REALLY happy about it!!
All of this to say, if you are getting married- you’re in luck! Our packages start at $2500… if you are interested and want more information, just send me a quick e-mail requesting our detailed (and beautiful) info packet.
I can not even begin to tell you how excited I am to post these photos. Ansley and I grew up together in Atlanta, and I can remember the first time she told me about Greg. We were in high school and I can just remember her going on and on about this guy… this guy who ended up being her first kiss; and now her last. How adorable is that? I don’t think I could make up a sweeter story. Ansley is beautiful inside and out and I am just so blessed to call her my friend. Greg is one lucky guy, and from what I can tell… Ansley is a lucky girl. I loved getting to be a part of their special day!
Jami called me up a few weeks ago and asked if I could help her shoot a wedding. I said yes, not knowing that it was going to be one of the most beautiful weddings I had ever witnessed. Not only are Melissa and Nick the sweetest couple ever, but the location was ridiculous! Who knew that a place like Villa Antonia existed only 30 minutes away from Austin? If you are planning a wedding and need a place, this is it. Ask for Shelly, she did such an incredible job with the wedding.
I realize that I haven’t been blogging too much lately… that should be changing very soon.
We have a VERY exciting announcement to reveal to you lovely ladies and gents on Monday!!! That’s right – VERY EXCITING! So, get ready…
In the mean time, here is a random assortment of things that have happened so far this month. Family visiting, cute kiddos, weddings, fun photo shoots, etc. Enjoy.
WOW!! It has been WAY too long since I have blogged, but in my defense – my computer crashed a couple of weeks ago and I just got it back. YES!!!!
I have had many requests for weddings, but to be completely honest, I never had any intention on shooting weddings. BUT this past Saturday I filled in as the second shooter for a wedding over in Bastrop, TX. Being the second shooter was actually pretty awesome, because I was just there as the “back-up” basically. I couldn’t necessarily get shots that I would want to get if I was the primary photographer, but I did manage to get a few that I really liked. It was great practice, AND my first time shooting in all manual. Shooting in all manual was definitely a challenge… but a good one. I’m so glad that I did this, and I will probably be looking for more “second shooter” opportunities here in the next few months.