Posted on August 31, 2010
We met Laura for the first time at Starbucks in Benbrook. On our way to meet her, we took guesses at what she would be like – Blonde hair or brown? Tall or Short? Trendy or Sporty? It’s always so fun to guess from the emails and/or the sound of their voice on the phone. We always take a guess before the first meeting with a client (we just like to entertain ourselves, ok?!). All I remember is that Micah was spot-on with Laura! Sweet, brown hair, and cute as a BUTTON (not that I didn’t think she was going to be cute as a button). What we didn’t know is how prepared she was going to be. She had her folder with all her wedding plans and contracts and everything all together in one place! Yay for Laura!
Matt proposed to Laura at a quaint fountain on the TCU campus. That was their school and a special place for the two of them, so of course – we had to go back and capture some memories for them there for their engagement shoot! Matt and Laura are perfect together. They have a lot of fun together and show lots of affection (we told you they were perfect together)! It was so fun to go around TCU and Trinity Park just capturing their personalities and love. Such joy! We are really looking forward to their wedding!
Matt & Laura, we hope you love your engagement pictures!
I don’t know why, but I like to take pictures of Micah taking pictures. I figured I would include some in a couple of her “positions” she gets in to shoot. Seriously, this girl has some moves you (photographers) need to take note of! haha!
Posted on August 30, 2010
We loved how Matt made sure to be involved in the wedding planning from overseas. You see, Matt is in the army and was deployed in Iraq until July of this summer, but that didn’t stop him from helping Shana plan their dream wedding. He was included in all of the emailing, chatting, planning, and even wrote the check for the deposit for photography – all the way from the middle East. Yes, you can already tell how much he loves Shana.
Shana is from San Angelo, but long ago decided she wanted to get married on her grandfather’s land in Tolar, TX. He has a large plot of land that was handed down through generations. On the land still stands the home that was built decades ago that Shana’s great grandmother was BORN in. It is still in good shape, too. There is so much history at that place, it was no wonder she wanted to continue the family legacy there at the ranch.
As we entered the gate of the property for the second time with ease, (remember the story of Micah vs. The Rope??), we knew this wedding would be incredibly special. When Shana was walking down the aisle with her dad and Matt’s face said it all, we were again reminded how special their day was. By the end of the day, after seeing all the love being poured out on this couple and them reciprocating it back to their family and friends, we left with such a sense of thankfulness for what we got to experience. It’s weddings like these that make us love our jobs so much. It’s people like Matt and Shana that remind us why being documenters (not just photographers) of a wedding day is such an important job.
Matt and Shana, you are precious. Seeing you read scripture to each other during the ceremony was so sweet and also symbolic. He is the very foundation of what you two began to build on that day. We pray that you will stay rooted in God’s word, God’s love, and God’s promises throughout your marriage so that you will continue to build on that strong foundation! We love you guys! Enjoy your sneak peek!
Here’s a picture of the rope that Micah had such a hard time untying before she realized she only needed to lift it over the pole of the gate. Haha!
We had never seen a picture of Matt, so Shana was showing us what he looked like! She said he would be so embarrassed that she showed us that picture! We thought it was cute!
Our FAVORITE part of the ceremony!
Notice the tears streaming down her face. So precious.
These are the kind of pictures that make me want to get married again. Ahhh.
The infamous house on the land in which Shana’s great grandmother was born!
Shana decorated with goldfish and I LOVE this shot that Micah got!
Congrats you two!
Posted on August 27, 2010
This is one of the sweetest weddings I (Micah) have ever photographed. From day one Kelsey and Curtis made me feel like family. Kelsey got married in her grandmother’s backyard — WOW. We don’t have backyards like this in Texas!! Every detail of this wedding had Kelsey’s touch. Wildflower bouquets. Pumpkin spice muffins. Morning Wedding. It was perfect. I was amazed to see how many people flew or drove in to Nashville for the wedding. Talk about influence. This couple is loved and it’s evident they are making a difference in so many people’s lives!
I must say Nashville was like visiting another country for me! Those crazy people don’t know how to drive. I was wishing I purchased insurance on my rental car once I stared driving on the interstate. Holy Moly. We don’t drive 75 in Texas (at least I don’t). Their queso was white. Yes I had to eat mexican food while I was in Tennessee! I learned what a honkey-tonking was. We call that bar hopping in Texas! The city is bursting with creativity , even down to what they name their places of business. After the wedding we went vintage shopping at the Hip Zipper and ate dinner at the Silly Goose . FUNNY.
This is what I found the boys doing – playing cards.
I have to say these are by far my favorite groomsmen and groom. They were having fun with pictures, being silly, and actually engaging in conversation with me. And that’s probably the reason why I went along with the idea of this picture. I know I don’t have to tell you what they are pretending to do .
I got so excited when I heard they were doing pumpkin spice muffins for their wedding cake!! Kelsey’s not a fan of cake, so they gave this their personal touch! I took the “bride and groom” muffins out for a photo shoot. I thought I was being speedy but let’s just say the temperature was a little too hot for the bride and she did a face plant. This one is for you Kelsey .
Curtis is in L-O-V-E with his bride! I LOVE when I see purity!! What an inspiration you two are to so many.
Posted on August 26, 2010
Shana lives in San Angelo, so when she requested to do her bridal portraits in Tolar, TX, you can understand why we were at first a little apprehensive. I mean, Tolar? Town of about 300? Not much there. Come to find out, her family has land that goes back for generations (the house her grandmother was born in is still standing!) and they had some GEORGEOUS area to work with! When Micah & I first arrived, we came to an old gate that had a rope tied to a pole to keep it shut. Micah jumped out of the car to open the gate so we could get through, but she had a little bit of difficulty. Instead of seeing that the rope could just be pulled over the top of the pole, she gave her best attempt at untying all the knots (there were SEVERAL) in the rope! After a few seconds of watching her diligently work, I rolled down my window to let her know there was an easier way. I will never forget the look on her face… we laughed and laughed. Anyway, such a funny memory!
When we got out to the land, we saw so many beautiful sights. A bridge, a rope swing, a field, a barn. Ahhhhh. We used them all. We had so much fun and got so many neat shots! Are you ready to see them? Awesome. Okay, then. Here’s Shana in her beautiful dress!
Posted on August 17, 2010
Josh & Lyndsey fell in love at Howard Payne University. My (Ashley) grandpa, born and raised in Brownwood, would declare that there is no better place to live, grow, and fall in love than Brownwood, TX. I have a very strong feeling that my grandpa, who was married for 57 years, would be right about these two lovebirds. When I first met them face-to-face at their Engagement Session last December, it was so very apparent that their love for Jesus is what rooted their relationship so deeply together. As we walked around Sundance Square, I got a glimpse of how sweet their love was for one another. They were kind, playful, and enjoyed the simple things of life. Like sitting in a bookstore drinking coffee together. Or holding hands just because. Yes, it was so very evident that they were going to be one happy married couple one day.
That day has finally come! Micah and I got to share this incredible day with Lyndsey and Josh on a very warm day this summer. Their excitement spread to everyone they were around, and although calm, you could see their nervous excitement growing with each minute that passed. I could tell that even in the few months that had gone by since their engagement session, they loved each other more than before.
Josh & Lyndsey, I know this will be the case for you two your entire lives. Your faith is what brings you together and helps your love to evolve into something greater with each passing day, no matter what comes your way. Thank you guys for being so patient as we worked to get your pictures finished. We pray that you cherish these for generations as you share with your children and grandchildren the legacy that started in good ole Brownwood, Texas.
Lyndsey’s dress was so incredibly vintage and stunning. And the birdcage veil? Ahhh… We couldn’t have loved it more!
Lyndsey’s bridesmaids prayed over her before the wedding. What a sweet moment!
Love how his expression changed SO quickly at the sight at the love of his life.
Josh & Lyndsey’s dad’s played a rotten (and funny!) trick on them as they were leaving! They didn’t crank the old car so it would be ready to go as they departed, but instead stalled the beginning of the honeymoon with a few unsuccessful starts of the engine and some fatherly laughter.
Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Williams! Blessings to you both!