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Lindsay and Marshall’s Engagements at Home | Austin, TX

After our first engagement session together, Marshall and Lindsay knew that they wanted to do a part two at their home. I absolutely love photographing portraits in home.. they tell so much more of a story about who you are and how you live as a couple and offer a comfort level that’s pretty unmatched. I also love the idea of looking back on portraits in 50 years and seeing your first home as the background to such important pictures, making them even more perfect.

Obviously, Lindsay and Marshall agreed about the added special effect of taking them in home and graciously invited me in. After we took some relaxed portraits inside, we headed outside to get some shots of the couple gardening- their favorite activity to do together and how they actually met.

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Fotografia ślubna - August 5, 2011 - 1:50 am

Very nice picture!

Nessa K - August 3, 2011 - 6:31 am

Awh. I can’t get enough of these two! Loooove this series!

Christa Donald - August 3, 2011 - 5:40 am

One of the most refreshing engagement sessions I’ve seen! I love getting a peek into who this couple are and what their life is about…truly lifestyle photography at its best! Well done!

Jared Tseng - August 3, 2011 - 5:38 am

Love the intimacy here.

derrys - August 2, 2011 - 7:42 pm

cool ass couple. it has a retro feel to it

Heather K - August 2, 2011 - 7:13 pm

These are intimate in a way that’s rarely seen in engagement sessions. More than proof that they exist, these show who they ARE- as individuals and as a couple. Gorgeous work! I especially love the shot with the dog giving you that look, as if to say “Yes, they’re cute. So cute I could barf”. Haha!

Rima - August 2, 2011 - 7:07 pm

These are so cute! Lovely use of lighting, great shots!

Kat Braman - August 2, 2011 - 5:55 pm

my favorite place to shoot is at a couple’s home. These are so full of charm and personality.

shipra - August 2, 2011 - 5:51 pm

ooohhh, I love these! Something about seeing a couple interact in their home always gets my heart thumping. I want to live in their home…it’s adorable!

Elissa - August 2, 2011 - 5:48 pm

These are so so so sweet. I love your description of why you enjoy taking engagement photos in the couples’ home. What a lovely sentiment. And Lindsay and Marshall look so cozy and comfortable and in love and REAL. This is a wonderful session.

Jessica Schilling - August 2, 2011 - 4:56 pm

These are adorable – really cute couple in a really cute house! I love how cozy and comfortable and natural they feel, which makes sense, but is still refreshing.

Lara Eichhorn - August 2, 2011 - 2:30 pm

I love the idea of portraits at home, but I’ve never had a chance to do any for clients myself. These are awesome (it helps that they have a really cute house, of course, but your work rocks). The piano shots are especially sweet.

Amber Ford - August 2, 2011 - 9:56 am

Oh, I love them, Leah! Beautiful couple, beautiful home….and I love the shot with their dog in it!

Ryan Brenizer - August 2, 2011 - 9:11 am

I absolutely adore engagement sessions at home, where a relationship does most of its actual work. Great set.

Leo Druker - August 2, 2011 - 8:43 am

I love sessions like this – they feel so real and intimate, and you knocked this one out of the park. They seem so genuinely happy and comfortable, which really shows in the photos – awesome work!

Timothy Kaldas - August 2, 2011 - 8:23 am

Nice intimate home session. I like how natural and real it all is. The shot of their hands together playing piano in BW is beautiful.

kristi wright - August 2, 2011 - 7:58 am

This is such a sweet session. I love sessions at home. So personal!!

Sarah & Andrew’s Chapel Dulcinea & Green Pastures Wedding | Austin, TX

It takes a brave and special kind of couple to want to get married outdoors in the Texas summer heat. Sarah and Andrew are just those people: laid back, patient, kind, loving, and they both have a great sense of humor. They make so much sense together; you can see it just by looking at them. After getting to know them and having them share their wedding day with me, I know they’re going to make each other laugh and be happy together forever. Love!

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Megan Summers - July 30, 2011 - 10:44 am

OH My gosh, Sarah, you look gorgeous, and soo happy! I’m so happy for you and your husband. All the best! :)

Lianna - July 28, 2011 - 5:28 pm

LOVE these! Such a beautiful chapel!

Caroline’s Bridal Portraits at the Rose Garden | Tyler, TX

It honestly wouldn’t have mattered where we took Caroline’s bridal portraits. She could have been standing in an alley or out in the middle of a field, she would have been timeless and beautiful at any location. And that is to say, Caroline makes my job easy.

We ultimately decided to take Caroline’s portraits at the Tyler Rose Garden because that is the very spot that David proposed to her. Well, the very spot is actually the bridge that is featured in a few pictures. Caroline knew that it would be wonderful to have that extra personal touch to her bridals and that it would make them that much more special. She was right.

I had so much fun at Caroline and David’s wedding this past weekend but before I can share their awesome day, I wanted to put just Caroline in the spotlight. Because yes, she deserves it!

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Ekaterina - June 28, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Great photos,we like them:-) great job.
Congratulations to Caroline(you are beautiful!)and David! Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to document their wedding day,We wish them both nothing but the best!

tim coulson - July 27, 2011 - 7:55 pm

now that is a beautiful bride, and beautiful photos.

Laurie Peacock - July 27, 2011 - 11:28 am

She looks so calm and serene. Pretty.

Steve Koo - July 27, 2011 - 10:34 am

These are absolutely lovely, and the bride is stunning!

Albert Palmer - July 27, 2011 - 8:27 am

What a pretty bride! Beautiful lighting – you did a great job, I’m sure she’ll love these.

Ashley Gillett - July 27, 2011 - 5:45 am

Oh, she’s lovely. The backlit flare ones are gorgeous, as is the last black and white. Grat job!

Ryan Chan - July 27, 2011 - 4:57 am

Lovely bridals! Caroline looks stunning. Third from the bottom is my favorite, she just looks soooo sweet in that one.

Deepa - July 26, 2011 - 11:57 pm

Just one word beautiful !

Lana - July 26, 2011 - 7:11 pm

What a beautiful bride! Helps when they make your work easier for you eh? hehe. Very nice work, that light is stunning.

Gram and Papa - July 26, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Caroline, you were the most beautiful bride we’ve ever seen. The vision of you in your wedding gown is absolutely breath taking. The photographers have done a great job with a perfect subject to work with.

Caroline Ghetes - July 26, 2011 - 6:32 pm

These bridals are stunning. The light and location are gorgeous. And of course, so is the bride!

Mitzi Hulse - July 26, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Absolutely beautiful! How will I ever choose. Caroline, you’re beautiful inside and out. Leah, you were amazing to work with at the wedding! So organized and fun! Can’t wait to see the pics.

adam houseman - July 26, 2011 - 2:12 pm

Caroline, you look absolutely stunning. Super well done Leah. Love this post!

Lauren & Lee’s Wedding at the Winfield Inn | Kyle, TX

I met Lee for the first time on the day of the wedding and I could tell instantly how in love with Lauren he was. He told me how nice she was and for some reason, a groom describing his bride to be as “nice” and really, really meaning it just made me so happy. The day they got married, it was overcast and looked like rain all morning and about thirty minutes before their beautiful ceremony at The Winfield Inn, it decided to be beautiful outside. Instead of being 100 degrees like every day before and after it, it turned in to a cool 80 degree afternoon. The ceremony could not have been more perfect with the light breeze running through it and tears all around. There was not a dry eye in the house and for good reason- Lauren and Lee looked gorgeous together.

The rest of the day was a party. Instead of having a traditional first dance, Lauren and Lee swapped it out with a sort of ode to the dance from “A Knight’s Tale”. It was so much fun to witness and it just set the tone for the entire evening.

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Faris - August 6, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Very interesting and unique wedding ceremony. thanks for sharing them.

mark carey - July 27, 2011 - 4:20 am

whoah- such rich colours. really vibrant…love the groom hugging grandma!

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Nessa K - July 22, 2011 - 10:13 am

Beautiful work, ladies! And that might be one of the prettiest lit ceremonies I’ve ever seen. =)

Tall - July 22, 2011 - 9:15 am

That is some sweet dancing going on! Great work!

ALMA - July 22, 2011 - 6:55 am

Love the dancing frames!

Albert Palmer - July 22, 2011 - 4:07 am

Haha! Beautiful wedding and I love those dancing shots – beautiful work as always :D

Amy French - July 22, 2011 - 2:23 am

Looks like they had a great day. Love the dancing shots!

Lauren Drage - July 22, 2011 - 2:14 am

Beautiful Wedding!! Love your dance shots, so awesome!

Michael - July 21, 2011 - 10:59 pm

You pretty much rocked this, ladies! Beautiful wedding, stunning couple and you captures everything wonderfully!

Alicia Adamopoulos - July 21, 2011 - 9:58 pm

There’s such a joyful atmosphere captured. Great wedding and love the dancing shots (particularly the bridesmaid gettin’ down. lol. )

Lisa Novakowski - July 21, 2011 - 3:44 pm

SUPER cute couple! You captured so much of the emotion of the day… I love that :) Fantastic photography and a beautiful wedding!!

nadine - July 21, 2011 - 2:07 pm

yeah, the bridal party in locked arms are great! beautiful venue, beautiful pics!

Lindy - July 21, 2011 - 2:02 pm

love the bridal party in locked arms. cute!

Vacationing in England | Personal

My sister moved to London two years ago and I visited last year for the first time. I fell in love with the city and as soon as I returned home, I knew that I had to plan another trip and bring my husband along. We just got back from a most amazing vacation. We spent time with my sister, Elana, who I love more than anything and we got to explore the city at our leisure.

Everything is so beautiful. I could have literally walked around with my camera from the minute I woke up until I went to sleep and I still wouldn’t be satisfied or finished. Taylor and I also took a little detour for a day in Paris that blew my mind. I have a special weakness for symmetry and trees and Paris offered a lot of the two combined. I seriously fell in love with the city and we spent the whole day walking around the most beautiful areas. We also took a day trip to Oxford where we punted and explored the old buildings. Another gorgeous place.

I am so happy with all of the pictures that I took but at the same time, I know that I could have taken so many more. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to go back next year:)

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Eva Rosen Schneider - July 28, 2011 - 10:33 pm

holy crap amazing.

mark carey - July 26, 2011 - 5:22 am

you captured london perfectly!

joanna - July 20, 2011 - 12:53 pm

London is gorgeous, these make me want to go back so bad… you have an excellent eye for framing and people’s interactions against the architecture. love!

Kip Beelman - July 20, 2011 - 7:56 am

Man… This is one place I’ve always wanted to go and these images are killing me! I need to go.

Matthew Evans - July 20, 2011 - 3:23 am

This is Art. fun Art. :)

Hollie - July 19, 2011 - 9:06 pm

These are giving me a serious case of wanderlust. So incredibly beautiful.

Alicia Adamopoulos - July 19, 2011 - 6:23 pm

Fantastic travel photos! Makes me want to get out and explore. :)

Elissa - July 19, 2011 - 3:42 pm

This looks like so much fun! I especially love the one of your feet while you’re swinging on the long swings :) I went to Paris 5 years ago and I miss it… this post is just making me miss it harder!

Johanna Hietanen - July 19, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Oh my gosh, we were supposed to visit England this Summer but then life got in the way and that plan didn’t happen. I’m so happy that I got to see these photos, makes me a bit happier :) I got to visit England this way! ;) Awesome photos.

sarah der - July 19, 2011 - 3:00 pm

whatever. just whatever. Try and be cuter why don’t you (not possible) and envy was seeping out of me when I discovered you were in London for the HP premiere! LUCKY!!!!! Also these are all perfect. Where do you even get tones like that.

Laszlo Bodnar - Elevenphoto - July 19, 2011 - 2:50 pm

you used London very good. i like that city so much :) great photos!

kyle - July 19, 2011 - 1:24 pm

Hey! You’re following me! I was just in Paris and before that London!

Such beautiful cities, looks like you were totally inspired by traveling :)

Jeremy - July 19, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Such great tones on your images! Love the creativity and smiles!

Amanda - July 19, 2011 - 12:53 pm

I could look at these pictures all day! They’re so beautiful.

AMBER SNOW! - July 19, 2011 - 12:38 pm

tres bien!!

Drew - July 19, 2011 - 12:14 pm

So awesome! Makes me want to trave SO bad! Love the peak a boo image

Jessica Schilling - July 19, 2011 - 11:21 am

Wow, these are all amazing. Totally makes me want to go there! I especially love the feet swinging shot, and the boat shots too. Looks like you had a blast!

Nessa K - July 19, 2011 - 10:14 am

This post is so full of goodness. I love seeing London through Leah Muse tinted glasses. <3