Bridal Photography Villa di Felicita | Jessica
Bridal Photography Villa di Felicita | Jessica

As were were finishing up Jessica’s session at the Villa di Felicita they were putting up their Christmas tree. (Not with the style and flair we do, but still, it was fun to see.) In fact, with only 18 days to go till her wedding, Jessica had to be talked OUT of staying in her dress after the bridal session. Every time I would show her one of the images on the back of the camera she would let out a squeal of excitement. I am so looking forward to this wedding. :)

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Sometimes Sara likes to sit in my lap while I edit images. She always has interesting comments and when this one popped up she said, “Uh… you can’t really see her very good.”

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This one was in the back of her late brother’s truck. He gave it to her a day before he passed away. It is obviously very special to her and I was so glad we were able to got some images with it.

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bridal photography villa di felicita tyler tx

bridal photography villa di felicita tyler tx

bridal photography villa di felicita tyler tx

Thanks for a great session Jessica, see you soon!

Alex – Contact Me!

 

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Wedding Photography Villa di Felicita | Kristina & Nick (Part 2)
Wedding Photography Villa di Felicita | Kristina & Nick (Part 2)

Kristina & Nick had a crazy fun wedding at the Villa di Felicita in Tyler. Let us now relive the day through stellar photography. :)

It takes a lot to get me excited about jewelry, but Kristina’s necklace did the job.

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Shoe Contest!

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(I think Nick won.)

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First Look fun.

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wedding photography villa di felicita tyler tx

wedding photography villa di felicita tyler tx
wedding photography villa di felicita tyler tx

wedding photography villa di felicita tyler tx
La Tee Da showed up and basically exploded color all over the place.

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This amazing cake was done by Shelly Franke (csfranke@yahoo.com)

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I love when grooms tear up as the bride comes towards them.

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After the ceremony everyone basically danced from 6:09-10:20. Crazy fun.
(I especially love the couple in the lower left. Close, but not too close.)

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Kristina & Nick, I had been looking forward to your wedding for months and you did not disappoint.
Thanks so much for trusting me to share & capture your day.

Alex – Contact Me!

 

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Wedding Photography Villa di Felicita | Kristina & Nick (Part 1)
Wedding Photography Villa di Felicita | Kristina & Nick (Part 1)

Kristina & Nick’s wedding was so of the chain, it is going to take 2 blog posts to chain it back up.
(I clearly have no idea how to talk like the cool people.)

4 Easy steps to an incredible wedding.

Step 1: Be beautiful.

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Step 2: Make sure one of your bridesmaids is rocking’ an iPod mini. (circa 1994)


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Step 3: When you write your own vows, tell your groom you are not a very good cook.

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Step 4: Dance with your dad.

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Come back tomorrow for more Kristina & Nick goodness.

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Wedding Photography Elmwood Gardens | Lilli & Cameron
Wedding Photography Elmwood Gardens | Lilli & Cameron

Quick Disclaimer: I think Elmwood Gardens in November may be my favorite place. The colors are amazing, the weather is perfect. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

On to the wedding.

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wedding photography elmwood gardens palestine tx

The cakes were done by Designs by D’Anne. They looked great and tasted better!

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I really enjoyed the back of the brides’ cake. :)

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These two had one of my favorite First Looks. I think they just stood in silence for about 15-30 seconds before saying anything. Cameron was totally into the moment and soaked it all in.

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I typically like to get couples alone for their First Look, but this ladybug snuck along for the ride.

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wedding photography elmwood gardens palestine tx

Cheryl McKay did a great job on Lilli’s make up. (903.509.6556)

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wedding photography elmwood gardens palestine tx

I loved Lilli’s wedding colors. Amazing!

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A few guests had arrived early so the bridesmaids made a “wall” as they moved Lilli back to her room.

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Sherman with CMB Music Productions was there keeping everyone on the dance floor. This shot of Cameron and his father both dancing with their wives is one of my favorites.

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Fun fact about Cameron. He actually went to school with a super talented videographer based out of Tyler. (Jeff Heimer of JMH Pro) Since they were friends I tried to work him into a few of the shots. I always encourage couples to get their wedding filmed and Jeff is definitely worth the phone call if you are looking for a videographer.

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One final cool thing these two had at their wedding were Sky Lanterns.

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wedding photography elmwood gardens palestine tx

wedding photography elmwood gardens palestine tx

wedding photography elmwood gardens palestine tx

A quick note about the Sky Lanterns… Conditions have to be just right to be able to release them. (wind, burn bans, location, etc.) Be sure and check with your venue to see if it will work out.

Finally, a big thank you to Hollie Wells of Chic Weddings for putting this whole day together.

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Oh Christmas Tree
Oh Christmas Tree

A little bit of background….  Our house LOVES Christmas.  We always have.  Even before we had kids.  Way back in 2002 right after we were married, Danielle and I bought our first tree together.  We were broke and could really only afford one from the Dollar Store.  We splurged and spent 10 bucks and brought home the saddest little tree you had ever seen.  We kept it all these years and passed it down to the kids a couple years ago.  It’s now their tree and they love getting to decorate it.  Putting lights on it is one of their favorite parts.  So, this year we tried to make it even more fun by answering this question:

Does a tree HAVE to be still when the lights go on?

 

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