Denise + Dan : Married!

Denise and Dan’s wedding was my first time shooting at Pilot Knob Vineyard in Bertram, TX, but it has quickly become one of my favorite venues. For starters, it was surprisingly easy to get to from Austin, yet it’s remote enough that it offers all the rustic charm, beautiful sunsets and scenic vistas you’d expect from the Hill Country. While the day got off to a rocky start – a snafu with the stylist sent the girls to Cedar Park to find someone else to do their hair and makeup at the last minute – Denise was the picture-perfect bride, appearing totally at ease and taking everything in stride. You would never guess, given her calm demeanor, how much effort Denise actually put into planning every little detail of the day. My personal favorite detail was Denise’s bouquet. It was GORGEOUS! Denise had it created by H-E-B BLOOMS (can you believe it?!) using a bouquet recipe from Wedding Chicks. So perfect. In the end, everything came together beautifully (thanks in good part to the lovely ladies from Life Styled Events). Congratulations, Denise and Dan!

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Venue: Pilot Knob Vineyard, Bertram, Texas | Coordinator: Life Styled Events | Officiant: Austin Weddings by Michael Boles | Caterer: Crazy R BBQ
Cakes: H-E-B Bakery | DJ: Austin Sound Machine | Flowers: H-E-B BLOOMS | Bride’s Dress: Casablanca Bridal 1951 | Bride’s Shoes: Nine West
Hair and Makeup: Ulta – Lakeline Plaza | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew Silk Taffeta Dresses in Organic Green | Tuxedo Rentals: Men’s Wearhouse BLACK by Vera Wang | Transportation: Transportation Consultants | Wedding Favors: Apropos Roasters | L-O-V-E Mug Decor: Anthropologie Monogrammed Mug
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Marsha Barnett Cooke - November 4, 2012 - 6:42 pm

Gorgeous photos perfectly capture the essence of this young couple. Lovely wedding and delighted to see that this moment will be memorable for years to come due to the beautiful photography!

Madi - November 4, 2012 - 10:36 pm

Breathtaking. Love every shot. Beautifully styled.

[…] with the most amazing, talented, creative and fun couples. You are the reason I love what I do! Denise and Dan’s wedding was no exception. During setup, I could not stop gushing about all the pretty little […]

Molly + Charles : Married!

I was prepared for great things when, after meeting with Molly for the first time, she explained that it must have been fate that brought her to my website. It turns out, Charles proposed on 11/11/11. What a smart man! Little did I know how right-on Molly’s hunch would have been. My recipe for an amazing wedding only includes 2 “ingredients”: personality and LOTS of love. It’s expected that a bride and groom will be giddy in love on their wedding day, but there’s nothing better than a family so filled with love for the couple that they can’t contain their smiles, or friends who will go above and beyond to support them (one of Molly’s bridesmaids HAND-CRAFTED all of the bouquets and boutonnieres from felt … that’s devotion!) The day was filled with lots of special little details that represented Molly and Charles, but perhaps my favorite moment of the day was the vows. Charles and Molly opted to write their own, but Charles decided to surprise Molly by serenading her with a rendition of Brad Paisley’s “Then.” It was one of the most heart-felt moments I’ve ever seen while photographing a wedding. Like I said, he’s a smart man. Congrats, Molly and Charles! Your bliss is infectious.

Venue: Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin, Texas | Coordinator: Austin Occasions | Party Rentals: Premiere Party Central
Caterer: The County Line | Alcohol Delivery: Spec’s | Cupcakes: Sweet Thangs Austin | DJ: Infinity Sound Lab | Photo Booth: Ed’s Photo Booth
Bride’s Dress: J.Crew | Bride’s Dress Alterations: West Coast Couture | Bride’s Shoes: Old Gringo Boots | Hair and Makeup: Makenzi Laine
Bridesmaids Dresses: CyNrGy Arts (Etsy) | Bridesmaids’ Accessories: Novica | Tuxedo Rentals: Men’s Wearhouse
Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Erin O’Brien (Bridesmaid) | Seating Cards: : Kristen Blake (Bridesmaid / Sister-of-the-Bride) | Decor: : DIY
Accomodations: Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown | Shuttle Service: Austin Charter Services
Thank you to Deb Robinson of Virtu Photography for shooting with me.

Molly & Charles - September 26, 2012 - 1:40 am

Annie perfectly captured the love, light, and excitement of our wedding! These photos are incredible and we absolutely love them. Thank you to Annie and Deb for beautifully documenting our wedding!!

Eleven Eleven - September 27, 2012 - 10:55 pm

You’re so welcome, Molly! It was such an amazing experience to work with you and Charles. All the best to you both!

Colleen Haniman - October 3, 2012 - 5:37 pm

What a gorgeous couple! The love & passion is palatable.
Molly, love your dress & hair!
Charles, love your boots. Congratulations!

(I’m friends with your sister, Molly)

Jaidean - October 10, 2012 - 11:25 am

These are so beautiful!!!

Shannon + Owen : Published!

Look what arrived in my mailbox this week! It’s an advanced copy of the August / September issue of the UK’s Wedding magazine. Owen and Shannon’s wedding was selected to be featured in spread highlighting Wedding’s pick of “the best real-life weddings.” Congrats guys! The four-page spread includes details from Owen and Shannon about how they created their strikingly personal and eclectic wedding. Also included are websites and tips to “steal their style.” Copies should hit newstands in the US in a couple of weeks, so be sure to pick up a copy for some serious wedding inspiration.

Wedding magazine August/September 2012

Wedding magazine August/September 2012 Issue

Mom - July 25, 2012 - 6:20 pm

What an honor to be published in Wedding Magazine UK! I was delighted to find out that Barnes and Noble carry this magazine.
I have a new “brag” book!

We are proud of our children. Annie, an amazing woman, wife, mom, daughter and accomplished photographer! Congratulations! Owen and Shannon are the stunning couple who created this magical day. What a privilege to have experienced such a beautiful, love-filled day. Thank you to Wedding Magazine UK for acknowledging the creative talents of Owen, Shannon and Annie!

Shannon + Owen : Featured!

From the second I stepped into their venue, I KNEW we had something special in Owen and Shannon’s wedding. Fortunately, the folks over at Style Me Pretty agree because they’re featuring the wedding today on the Florida blog!

If you’re a Florida bride wondering how you ended up on a Texas photographer’s website, it just may be your lucky day! I’m now accepting weddings in Central Florida with NO ADDITIONAL TRAVEL fees! Contact me for more details.

Featured on Style Me Pretty

Jacqui + Aaron : Married!

Last Friday morning, I woke up to rain and a tinge of nervousness for Jacqui and Aaron who had an outdoor ceremony planned at Vintage Villas that evening. Fortunately, the skies cleared and the most perfect Texas spring breeze arrived to welcome them into marriage. I always have a blast at weddings, but this one was an exceptionally good time. You’ve gotta love a bride who throws up a hook ’em for her man immediately being introduced as man and wife, a dance floor full of “Wobblers” or a best man who busts a move to “Baby Got Back” DURING his toast (a little birdie told me there’s a video floating around YouTube somewhere). And don’t even get me started on the fabulousness that was Jacqui’s pink, sparkly Cinderella shoes!!

Venue: Vintage Villas | Officiant: Reverend Maggie Beretz | Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden