It is always such an honor when someone asks us to photograph their wedding. This is one day that will mean the most to the couple. It is our chance to tell their story through images and give them something that they can look at for the rest of time and remember the love and emotion they share. It is even more special when we have the privilege to call them friends. We were so honored that these two beautiful girls wanted us to be their wedding photographers and celebrate with them.
Beth and Jessica – Getting Ready
Beth and Jessica reached out several months ago to talk about their wedding and what they had planned. I knew it would be beautiful and perfect suited for them. I had never had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at Chapel Ducinea, so I was even more excited to see this beautiful Chapel. Beth and Jessica had planned a very private ceremony in one of the prettiest places to get married. Beth’s son Lorenz was a part of their day and that made it so much more special for everyone. The weather may not have been playing nice for us this day, but their sweet smiles shined through and the day was just perfect. Jessica’s sister Gracie was also there, to help coordinate everything and also to help with Lorenz. Jessica started her day with hair and makeup while Beth and Lorenz had a quiet morning at the hotel. Before long, it was time to get everyone dressed and ready to go. We decided to get some pictures at the hotel, Lone Star Court – because it was just way too cute. It was quirky, cute and just so perfect for Austin.
Beth and Jessica – The Ceremony
We made the drive over to the chapel and were just completely taken aback by the view. As soon as Melissa and I arrived, I knew this would be the perfect location for their ceremony. It was cold. So not normal for Austin, TX, but oh my gosh it was cold. Thankfully, Jessica had a beautiful fur stole to wrap up in while we took some pictures before the ceremony started. Jessica and Beth said their vows to each other and professed their love in front of two of their most important people. Lorenz, well, he wasn’t EXACTLY focused on the ceremony… but he was excited as well. They smiled and giggled as they exchanged rings and before we knew it, it was time to make it official.
It may have been cold – but this ceremony was beautiful and full of love. I keep looking at these images and I am so thankful this is where they chose to get married. What an incredible place to celebrate your love for each other.
If you have never seen the story of Chapel Dulcinea, you are missing out. Their website describes it best: “Chapel Dulcinea sits daringly on the edge of an ancient walking trail on the Wizard Academy campus, approximately 20 minutes southwest of downtown Austin. Yes, it’s an outdoor chapel and the weather isn’t always perfect. But life is like that, isn’t it? Anything can happen. Walk into your marriage with open eyes, ready for whatever might come your way, even on your wedding day.” If that doesn’t make you fall in love with it just by reading it, I just don’t know about you. While their words fit it perfectly, you just cannot imagine the view. What makes it so fantastic, besides all of that… it is free. They work strictly off of donations.
Beautiful Evolutions: Wedding Photographers
I know I said this earlier, but we truly do feel an immense honor when someone trusts us to document their wedding day. Melissa and I take a lot of pride in the work we do. In reality, we look at it as much more than just taking pictures. We want to make sure that your day is just as you imagined. We want to be a partner with you and do what we can to help your dream day become a reality. Beth and Jessica, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to be a part of your day, to document your love, and to be a witness to your wedding. We wish you all the best in this world and all the happiness and love you can share between each other.
Check out this video to see Beth and Jessica’s special day. Congratulations to you both!
All my love