Now some of these photos might seem familiar from the wedding highlight slideshow I posted recently. Katherine and Matthew (or "Kat" and "Matt") are both friends that I have known for a loooong long time. Coincidentally, they have also been dating a loooong long time. How long you say? How does since middle school strike you?
It's been a wild ride as they've dated on and off, and throughout the whole remained the best of friends. Though if I had a nickel for every time someone said "I am so excited y'all are finally getting married"... well I would have a lot of nickels.
Thomas and I flew down Thursday before the wedding, which was a grand two-day affair on Friday and Saturday. We managed to catch a flight early enough in the day that we were able to do this bride and groom pre-shoot at the Zilker Botanical Gardens. We got some individual bridals as well as some photos of the two of them. After the shoot we headed on over to Katherine's home for some pre-wedding day barbeque and some music, where I sorted and edited like a madwoman on my laptop so that we could order some enlargements for the reception on Saturday. (On a side-note, anybody going to Austin that wants great bbq MUST go to Rudy's. It's not optional. But I digress...)
Matt and Katherine both looked fabulous, and had that glow that only those on the brink of the best day of their life really can show.
Having moved out of Texas before I really started shooting professionally, I had never taken photographs at the Botanical Gardens quite the same way before. I used to come here all the time, but I never realized the wealth of photo locations this place has. It's chock full of beautiful spots like this one below...
I've known Katherine forever, and she's one of the sweetest, most outrageous, talented, and "out there" people you will ever meet.
Katherine is a playwright, and has directed many a play (she and I even ran a theater camp once-upon-a-time, but that's another story). So of course, we had to show off her very official director's chair.
There will be more to come of these two as I finish up the photos from the wedding day in San Antonio and the reception in Austin. We'll probably have to break it up over several days, because a LOT happened, and there was so many cool things that I wanted to share with y'all.