I always encourage bridal photos if it is in your budget because while I will always do my best to take as many solo photos of the bride in her dress as I can during a wedding, it can never be as detailed and as many as a photo session dedicated to the bride. I have heard some brides say "oh I don't need any photos of me alone" -- I disagree! You only wear this dress once ladies! Show it off!
Michele and Brian got married in February and it was a very foggy day in the hill country. If you are familiar with the weather out here sometimes we get this fog so thick I cant even see out of my windows. This day was like that. Michele told me after she got her photos back that she was so scared about how they were going to turn out because of the weather that day and that she LOVES her photos and that I exceeded all their expectations. It is my job to be able to shoot in any condition and weddings are rain or shine... I always do my best! :)
Chapel Dulcinea is one of my favorite small venues out here in the Texas Hill Country. Its in Driftwood, TX right outside of Austin. If you are having your wedding at Chapel Dulcinea please contact me! Go HERE to see Michele and Brian's Engagement session at Butler Park in Austin.
This little girl looked so pretty in her tutu, but didn't like cake! Its so funny how some like cake and some don't. hehe
Its June right now but honestly if you are thinking of family photos, now is the time to plan them for this fall! Fall is family photo season. I took these family photos last fall.. I start to offer 30 minute sessions in September - December.. this family had their session in the morning and they went to have breakfast afterwards.. quick and painless. :)
I was contacted by Michele to photograph her and fiance's wedding and engagement session. They are a couple from Austin and were having their wedding at Chapel Dulcinea, in Driftwood, right outside of Austin in February. I called her back immediately because 1 LOVE the small weddings at Chapel Dulcinea. It might be my favorite venue in the Austin area for small weddings and elopements. They only had a little over 2 months to do the engagement photos and everyone has a full schedule during December, plus we had a lot of rainy days, so we took the photos as soon as we could. It ended up being a pretty cold and overcast day just a couple days after Christmas, but since it was winter in the hill country we just went with it. At least it wasn't raining! The location is Butler Park right outside of Austin, TX ... with a great city skyline backdrop.
I did this wedding in 2015 but I am a really bad blogger. I have SO MANY beautiful weddings I am going to be showcasing here in the next few months. Dustin and Kyle's wedding was a joy to photograph. These men showed each other so much love and adoration that day... you can just see it pouring from their photos. This is happiness y'all!
I shot my first graduation photos for a Texas State student close to my new home! San Marcos is only about 30 minutes away and most definitely in my shooting area. These college senior photos are really fun to do, and the campus and surrounding areas are really pretty, even though those hills and stairs are killer!
Congratulations on all your hard work Kodi!
My darling little Fiona turned 1 on Jan 4th 2017 and it was unseasonably warm the week before so we went to the park to take some photos. She loves Cake... just like her momma!
Lisa and Thad's wedding was so beautiful and it was the first time I ever took photos in a big Cathedral like the one they used, The Chapel of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas!
After the Ceremony the reception was held at Pearl Stables -- Everything was so pretty and this wedding was so fun to photograph for me and my assistant! 12 hours start to finish from hair and make up at Aveda, to the full mass ceremony at the church, through the reception with dinner and dancing...the grand march and Aggie Fight song, all the way to the carriage ride back to their hotel ( we followed in the car as requested by Mom and Dad)
I am so lucky to be able to capture all these happy moments!
Hello! I am Tara Star Photography of Canyon Lake, TX!