First, let me apologize for my extended absence. We were supposed to have blogs posting automatically while I was gone for the holiday, but clearly I messed up! I'll try to make it up to you with a contest for a free shoot this week!
But back to the Austin wedding...
I have the opportunity to photograph weddings of all kinds. Themed costumes, crazy dance parties, small family weddings, outdoor, indoor, etc. Each couple brings in different traditions and personalities. Every wedding is unique, and that's why I love it. I grew up in Austin, but I've lived in Utah for almost 6 years now and started my business in Utah. In Utah, a little over half of the wedding I photograph are at LDS (Mormon) temples. I love the temples, taking pictures around the grounds, the beautiful architecture, and all the symbolism. Thomas and I were married in the Timpanogos temple in Utah. But for all the wonderful things about LDS temples, as a photographer, we don't actually take pictures during the ceremony, we just take pictures after the wedding on the temple grounds. We don't photograph the "I do's" and the ring exchanges, so it's a different experience.
Katherine and Matt decided to do a ring ceremony the day after the temple ceremony. It was absolutely beautiful. (Much better than the dream I had of a vow-renewal with Thomas where he forgot to write his vows and everyone showed up late. I must have been subconsciously jealous of this ceremony :D)
It's at a new reception venue in Austin called the Vineyards at Chappell Lodge. A gorgeous venue with lots of land and trees. But without further ado, here are the photos:
Below, Katherine's siblings singing to her. This family is just awesome.
This is the other reason I love ceremonies: The couple walking hand in hand down the aisle. I'm female, so I'm allowed to admit that it made me cry... right? They just look so happy.