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Jessica & Jorge’s Chapel Dulcinea Wedding in Austin, TX

Jessica and Jorge are as lovely as can be. If you look back, you can view their courthouse wedding from a few months ago. I was so excited to reunite with the couple at a larger, but still intimate, celebration of their coming together. They kept it simple and lovely, opting to only be surrounded by their closest friends and family. The ceremony was at the beautiful Chapel Dulcinea with the reception held afterward at the delicious NXNW. My absolute favorite part of the day was when Jorge’s older sister gave a toast in her family’s language, Spanish. Even though neither Jessica or I could understand it, I could tell that the sentiment was loving and welcoming and as I looked at Jessica with tears in her eyes, I knew she could as well. Sometimes even a language barrier can be broken through.

I was so thankful to be a part of their day and so excited to see what comes next for this cutie family.

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vencanice - July 21, 2011 - 1:35 am

Beautiful wedding. This wedding is so gorgeous, we can feel love. The bride is so happy. Good work.

Heather - July 5, 2011 - 7:24 pm

What a gorgeous couple!! I adore that shot of them leaving the ceremony. Fabulous!

jessica lorren - June 20, 2011 - 5:06 am

love love love that portrait lighting. perfect.

Tab McCausland - June 17, 2011 - 2:54 pm

Colors are great and you rocked it!

Walter - June 17, 2011 - 2:18 pm

Great photos. I love the bride and groom pictures you took on the path!

Sam - June 17, 2011 - 12:12 pm

You did it again, I don’t know how you did it again, but you blew my freaking mind again. I mean seriously, how can you do it again. Basically I am giving you Aero bars just to keep providing this fantastic service, because it is so so so so so worth it!!!!

Ryan Brenizer - June 17, 2011 - 10:53 am

Great wedding! I really liked how much you worked one location for the portraits, getting lots of different looks without the bride having to walk around in the dirt. Great job.

Geoff - June 17, 2011 - 7:30 am

Love the details and the warm colors. The portraits of them are very intimate.

AdonyeJaja - June 17, 2011 - 7:25 am

Beautifully capture wedding, great job guys! her bouquet is awesome!

Marie Lloyd - June 17, 2011 - 7:20 am

What a fab looking couple! They really seem to match each other so well and you did them proud with these photographs. x

Anton Chia - June 17, 2011 - 5:28 am

Beautiful portraits of love and life. The journalistic shots are fantastic too, you rocked the dance floor photos.

Shella - June 17, 2011 - 5:03 am

Beautiful coverage! What a sassy bride too! :)

Eliza - June 17, 2011 - 3:37 am

I love the dancing shots so much! They’re so great. And agree with Amber, that bouquet is just gorgeous.

Amber Ford - June 16, 2011 - 9:13 pm

Beautiful bride…beautiful chapel…and amazing pictures! Oh, and one of the loveliest bouquets I’ve ever seen. :)

Joanna - June 16, 2011 - 6:05 pm

wow. texas is beautiful. i’m missing out.. :) love the last frame and also all of the details and the getting ready shots. everything feels so real and natural.

Elissa - June 16, 2011 - 6:05 pm

I love how bright and warm and loving these photos are!

Daniel & Brittany’s 5 Year Anniversary at San Gabriel River

Daniel contacted me when he was trying to think of special ideas to surprise Brittany with for their five year anniversary. They hadn’t had “real” pictures taken together since their wedding day and they revealed to me that their wedding pictures were not the best ever. I was SO happy to be able to do this for them. Brittany kept saying, “We don’t know how to do this…” “We aren’t used to taking pictures…” but MAN, you can’t tell from the photos. Brittany and Daniel are super sweet together and have been that way for the past ten years, starting their relationship off in high school.

The day we did our shoot, I had just gotten over a two week long rash that I had gotten from taking pictures in trees. I told them the story as we walked through weird plants and joked that I better not have another reaction. Three days later, Brittany sent me a message saying that she had caught the worst bout of poison ivy she’d ever had from our time together. I felt SO bad for her. Hopefully when they look back at these pictures in five years, they remember how happy they were and not the awful poison ivy that happened:)

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Nick - July 19, 2011 - 11:47 am

Love the shots! What was the name of the font you used for the number 5? It’s perfect!

Heather - July 4, 2011 - 5:41 pm

These are GORGEOUS and OMG I love that “5″ sign idea!!!!

Joanna - June 16, 2011 - 5:28 pm

LOVE that light in the last few! simple beautiful!!

michele bowman - June 15, 2011 - 3:10 pm

well, these two are super adorable!!! you did a beautiful job capturing how much they love each other!

Heather Curiel - June 15, 2011 - 1:23 pm

Pretty! Their outfits are cute! Matching just enough :)

Joshua Gull - June 14, 2011 - 2:13 pm

I love anniversary shoots so much, and this is no exception. Beautiful work (and a beautiful location + couple to boot) Leah. Great job!

jessica lorren - June 14, 2011 - 12:40 pm

very sweet, great stuff.

matt stanton - June 14, 2011 - 11:42 am

Love this, what a great way to celebrate! Those sun flare shots are superb, excellent work!

nadine - June 14, 2011 - 8:29 am

beautiful light! and i like the rock formations in some of those photos, makes a great background. Nice series!

Grandmother & Granddad Wheeler - June 14, 2011 - 6:24 am

These pictures are the greatest for a wonderful couple. they will be even more valuable to you when you are married 61 years like us. Keep showing your love for each other.

Brian Davis - June 14, 2011 - 6:08 am

I love the beautiful, natural feel to these. The colors are stunning. Great work.

Johnboy - June 14, 2011 - 3:38 am

I think you’ve really captured the atmosphere and love that these two have, that last shot is really cool x

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Kellee - June 13, 2011 - 9:01 pm

Really very beautiful!

Grandma Marie - June 13, 2011 - 6:51 pm

These pictures are wonderful!! (And the poison ivy is pretty much in focus, too) You are so photogenic…and so in love!! We love you, and are so blessed to be your grandparents! Congratulations again!

jaimzh - June 13, 2011 - 2:14 pm

aww some wonderful moments there, i love your use of warm tones in the pics! Great work

Sam - June 13, 2011 - 2:09 pm

So freaking beautifullllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love these so much, lovely

gabe aceves - June 13, 2011 - 1:41 pm

so awesome! your photos are killer leah. i really love the last few shots.

Karen - June 13, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Cute! I love the ones at the end with the back-lighting!

Porter - June 13, 2011 - 10:38 am

so cute! that last shot is brilliant and love that frame they brought, awesome job!

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Nessa K - June 13, 2011 - 7:09 am

These are gorgeous, Leah!!

Tall - June 13, 2011 - 6:56 am

Beautiful. Love the sun peeking through on the last ones!

Joey (and Owen too!) at Kiddie Acres in Austin, TX

Joey turned 5 and to celebrate, his mama wanted to get some nice pictures of him having fun and enjoying life. Judy suggested we meet at Kiddie Acres and I immediately said yes. I used to live close by to this random children’s amusement park and always wanted to check it out but never had a reason to. We met up and I spent the evening photographing Joey (and his little brother, Owen) having a blast on all of the rides. These boys are too cute!

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Sam - June 10, 2011 - 2:15 pm

These photos are so vivid and so much fun, <3 them. They definitely remind me of the times when I acted like a little boy, which was a few days ago.

Kellee - June 9, 2011 - 9:33 pm

These are just precious :)

Judy - June 8, 2011 - 6:22 pm

You’re making my little guy grow up too soon…he’s only 4! ;)
The boys had a seriously great time with you. Thanks bunches!

Amber Ford - June 7, 2011 - 6:49 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. How cute are they?!?!?

Tali - June 7, 2011 - 1:12 pm

Great job Leah! Hi Brothers Magu!!

Kristi Wright - June 7, 2011 - 12:18 pm

They need to make an Adult Acres. This looks like so much fun! These two are super cute.

Engagements in their home | Carly + Matt | Austin, TX

When Carly told me they wanted to have their engagements shot at their house I couldn’t have been happier. I love shooting in places that are special and unique to my couples and that allow them to feel comfortable and at ease. A home is definitely one of those places. Despite Carly’s recent broken arm (Seriously, she pulls off that hot pink cast well!), and me brushing up against a cactus, getting hundreds of needles stuck in my leg, this session was so much fun. Carly and Matt are sweet, funny, inviting, and I’m excited to be part of their wedding in October.

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philadelphia seo - August 21, 2011 - 1:05 pm

this is cute

Sam - June 3, 2011 - 10:10 am

I freaking love this so much. Their love is so beautiful and it really shows between them, loves it!

Leah - June 3, 2011 - 9:51 am

Love how intimate these are! She definitely pulls off making that cast look cute :)

Kristi Wright - June 3, 2011 - 7:46 am

I love engagement sessions at home. Love the ones in front of the piano and on the deck!

Engagements at the Natural Gardener in Austin, TX Lindsay & Marshall

Right away at our initial meeting when I heard that Lindsay and Marshall met through their love of gardening, I immediately felt like we should incorporate that in to their engagement sessions. Before I knew it, we were meeting up at The Natural Gardener in South Austin. I literally had no idea what to expect, having never ever gardened myself and therefore, having never been to a huge gardening supply store.

It was beautiful. There were plants everywhere, colors everywhere, a random goat house, tree swing, beautiful pots.. I could go on. I felt inspired right away by the location and lucky to have clients who love to try places that mean something special. We had a lovely afternoon exploring the grounds and I’m more than excited to do part two of their engagements at their comfy home in just a few weeks:)

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[...] 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. [...]

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Julie Cope - July 5, 2011 - 9:47 am

What an adorable couple! This session is gorgeous!

River - June 25, 2011 - 1:56 pm

The best thing about these phots for me is the way that some of them look candid, like we are almost spying on a couple in the garden. There are some shots that capture the freedom in their faces, as if they don’t realize someone is watching. I really like that a lot. Great work.

Heather - June 21, 2011 - 3:50 pm

I adore that last shot of them on the swing! They are so cute!

Jared Tseng - June 1, 2011 - 9:31 am

Love your compositions! And what an amazing location. Wonderful session.

Laura Burlton - June 1, 2011 - 9:19 am

These are so sweet! I can’t wait to see this wedding :)

Kristi Wright - June 1, 2011 - 8:30 am

What a fun session! You really captured their personalities!!

Jen Smith - June 1, 2011 - 6:57 am

Cute and fun! Love the lush greens, the happy couple and of course, a good swing. And I wish my little picket fence were as rustic as the one in the top image. Cool!

Shyann - May 31, 2011 - 10:12 pm

Super cute session! You did such an awesome job! :)

sam hurd - May 31, 2011 - 6:43 pm

i LOVE this whole set. these seriously resonate with me. not sure why. but they do!

Caroline Ghetes - May 31, 2011 - 5:05 pm

I love how much fun and quirky this couple is. Nice set! I’ll bet they’re blown away by these : )

michele bowman - May 31, 2011 - 2:32 pm

how adorable are these two? seriously cute couple and beautiful photos! great job.

Declan - May 31, 2011 - 2:25 pm

There’s such a clear connection between all the images with the colour palette – I’ve totally got to nick the buried i na bush idea sometime :)

RufflesDebs - May 31, 2011 - 1:42 pm

In the best possible way this reminds me of one of my favourite films – Eagle vs Shark. I’m not generally a big fan of engagement shoots but you just chalked one up for WIN!
Lovely, keep ‘em coming!

coler - May 31, 2011 - 12:37 pm

Boatloads of natural elements here and the post just screams greeeeen! Diggin’ it!

Mercedes - May 31, 2011 - 10:54 am

<3 that place. These shots are gorgeous, well done! They look like a fun couple and very much in love.