I shot Heather's bridal portraits back in March, but it felt like it was yesterday as I drove to her wedding at Briscoe Manor in Richmond, near Houston. I had been very much looking forward to seeing Heather and her family again, and I had fun shooting the wedding. It was a classy event, to be sure. My favorite shot of the night came right at the end during the bride and groom's exit (see the very last photo below). Exit photos are notoriously difficult to capture - they're often outdoors at night, they happen quickly and there's lots of movement. Heather and Ryan, bless 'em, made their exit right outside the remarkably well-lit door to the reception hall as their friends and family waved them off with glow sticks. It's the joy in Heather and Ryan's faces that makes this photo for me.
Madisons are no strangers to this blog. In the past I've mainly shot their live shows, but this time around I was asked to take some band promo shots in support of their upcoming album, You Can Take Your Sorry Ass Back To West Texas! I learned that trying to coordinate a seven-piece band (and occasionally a dog) is certainly not without its challenges, but at no point did working with Madisons feel like actual work. They are a stupendously nice bunch of people, and this shoot was a lot of fun for me.
MadisonsBack Row, L-R: Cameron Cummings, Thomas Damron, Mike Rothschild, Nick Kukowski. Front Row L-R: Oscar Gomez, Jocelyn White, Dominic Solis
The amount of planning and hard work that went into Ashleigh and Blanton's wedding at Cinnamon Shores in Port Aransas must have been staggering. It was an incredibly beautiful event. The wedding and reception were wonderful, with my favorite moment captured being an emotional Ashleigh during the father-daughter dance. This was also one of the few weddings I've been to where the dance floor was packed all night, mainly thanks to Austin's wildly entertaining 80s covers band The Spazmatics.
Anna and Brent were an absolute joy to work with throughout this shoot, which started off at the Texas Capitol Building before relocating to Zilker Park, where the couple's dogs joined them as they posed on a very cool red vintage-looking couch. Seriously, Anna and Brent were just lovely. I can't wait to shoot their wedding next year!
These are some shots from the 2nd annual Young Texans Against Cancer Powderpuff Football game at the Texas School for the Deaf. It was a fantastic game, with reigning champions The Cherry Bombs once again defeating their rivals, The Blue Belles, who put up a great fight. It's all for a very worthy cause, and you can find out how to go about donating your time and/or money by visiting their website, here.