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Why We’re Choosing a Long Engagement

May 16, 2019

Why We’re Choosing a Long Engagement Honestly I can’t believe it’s been a year of us saying, “Well, it’s not til, 2020 so we have some time!” When you first get engaged there are a million things that go through your head. There are so many decisions ahead of you. So many things you feel […]

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Eight Years Together – Letters to Each Other

May 16, 2019

AJ, Each year I think we have hit our ceiling and our relationship can’t grow anymore than it has. I think I was looking at engagement as the peak of the mountain where we’d stay forever. But the truth is the mountain probably doesn’t have a peak. It has little flat parts where we get […]

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    Let’s Cut the Cake

    May 16, 2019

    May 16th 2019. On this day last year, the morning of our 7 year anniversary, I woke up to AJ leaving for work and telling me to open my present after I left. It was a record player.  Something he boasts now about being juuuust big enough that I don’t suspect anything else. That record […]

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    The Alexander at Creek Road Wedding

    May 14, 2019

    The Alexander at Creek Road Wedding – Steph & Aaron This is it. The phrase that was engraved on Aaron’s wedding band. The title of the song they danced their first dance to. Under the twinkle lights, on a beautiful May evening. Surrounded by their friends and family, under the glow of sparklers that everyone […]

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    The 3 Secrets to Pinterest-Worthy Getting Ready Photos

    May 13, 2019

    The 3 Secrets to Pinterest-Worthy Getting Ready Photos Just like last week – I’m going to let you in on another little secret… Most of the adorable “getting ready” shots you see on Pinterest are not as candid as you think! While we love the candid stuff (and about 50% of our days are totally […]

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    Maximizing Your Wedding Photography Coverage

    May 10, 2019

      Welcome back to our series on Timeline Tips and scheduling your wedding photography coverage! If you missed the first few you can check them out here: Previous Timeline Series Posts: 01. Getting Ready to Get Ready 02. 5 Ways The First Look Can Change your Day 03. How to Ace Your Family Formals 04. Reception […]

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    North Austin Clubhouse Wedding

    May 9, 2019

    There was a lot to love about Erin and Andrew’s wedding day. As we knew from our engagement session with them (for which they flew all the way out from North Carolina!), they loved having fun and laughing together. Two self-described lovers of puns, they kept each other laughing throughout their engagement session – with […]

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    4 Gateway House Plants

    May 6, 2019

    4 Gateway House Plants I promise you can’t kill My mom is a Master Gardener, encyclopedia of all plants. If I’m out and about and I text her a photo of a cool plant, she’ll respond right away with the genus and species. Half the time she says she has one at the house! I’m […]

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