top 10 2016 | the winners!
top 10 2016 | the winners!

Hey hey, the people have spoken and here are the winners for this years contests.

1. Cassi & Justin: I love how competitive these two are. I also love how Justin beat her at basically every contest they had that day.

2. Rings: Erin & Aaron
This little catchphrase these two had is my favorite. They worked it into their vows and my wife and I have since worked it into our lexicon as well.

3. Bridal: Rebekah
Rebekah was a stunning bride and so so full of joy. So easy to photograph.

4. Mug Machine: Circle of Life.
I’ve been doing The Mug Machine for 7 years. I’ve never seen anyone come up with this.

5. Random: $100
Grandparents are the best. Full stop.

6. Wedding: Katherine & Josh
How amazing is it that these two had a Texas wedding in December where it was like 70 degrees and it managed to snow?

Each year it’s so hard for me to narrow down the categories and pick only 10 photos per section. Here are 100 more of my favorite images that were not able to make the cut into the top 10.

Lots and lots of eye candy below. Enjoy.

Thanks to everyone who voted and a HUGE thanks to all my 2016 couples. You guys are super generous to allow me into your lives on these intimate days. You are the best.

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top 10 2016 | mug machine
top 10 2016 | mug machine

It’s that time again. It’s time to look back at some of the best photos from 2015. Everyday we’ll be taking a look at a new category. Voting is open till 10am and the winners will be announced Monday. The winning entries will each receive a 16×20 print.

Today’s category: Mug Machine

I love me some Mug Machine. It’s such a great way to get more of your guests involved in your wedding reception. Everyone has a blast in this thing and really…. what better way to celebrate your wedding day by taking a few awkward photos of your friends?

Take a look at the entries then vote at the bottom of this post.
1. Catch

2. Bite

3. Iron man

4. Mom

5. Spill

6. Horn

7. Dad

8. Emoji

9. Circle of Life

10. Friends

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1 Million Friends
1 Million Friends

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I’ve been shooting weddings for 10 years now. One of the things that you quickly realize is that the day flies by. Most couples are bounced from person to person and moment to moment without even realizing it. That was not the case with Brooke & Justin. These two were so present on their day. It seemed like every time I turned around they were having a genuine conversation with someone new. I LOVED seeing their support group celebrate their day with them and I loved even more how much Justin and Brooke soaked up every second of it.

True story: I NEVER get tired of photographing weddings at the Villa di Felicita. This place is amazing. They make my job easier and your day so much more amazing.

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CS Cutting Company out of Longview did some magic on hair & make up.
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A bit of First Look goodness.
(I also love when couples exchange little gifts during this time.)

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La Bella Blooms crushed it with the flowers. Ashley and her team are super nice. You should totally get in touch with them if you want pretty pretty at your wedding.
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These fools had a bridal party of 30 people. I’m not sure what is more amazing, that I was able to get a photo of all of them at once before the kids melted down, or that Brooke & Justin had meaningful interactions with each of them. ;)

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By the time we got back around to the guys, this little man was done. He wanted no part of the photos, but I was able to snag one of him as he bolted for an exit.

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Designs by D’Anne. Keeping brides happy and wedding photographers chubby for many many years. Yummy.

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(Also, if you like words on walls, floors, and other places, Tyler Uplights and CMB DJs are you jam.)

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Hey remember that little dude. Guess what? Once he got a sucker, he was good to go.

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Justin and Brooke both work for the SMU football program. He coaches and she recruits, so of course they had the film crew for the team film their wedding.

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You know what else is fun at weddings? The Mug Machine!

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Thank you for trusting me with your wedding. You two were such a joy to be around and anytime you want to get all of your friends together and dressed up again give me a call, I’ll be there.

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top 10 2015 | the winners!
top 10 2015 | the winners!

Hey hey, the people have spoken and here are the winners for this years contests.

Engagement: Natelee & Josh. There is something super timeless and perfect about a couple hugging while the dude makes his girl giggle.

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Rings: Melanie & Aaron used these drinks during their ceremony. I’m glad their ring photo was able to include them as well.
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Brides: Liz braved the stupid hot afternoon June heat for her bridal session. It was worth it. (Right Liz?)
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Random: I LOVE this shot of the bride’s sisters and mom documenting their day.
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Mug Machine: Hair makes the best prop.
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Wedding: Breelyn & Tyson had the most perfect outdoor wedding ever. It’s only fair that their perfect outdoor photo win.
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Each year it’s so hard for me to narrow down the categories and pick only 10 photos per section. This year I’m giving you a little peek behind the curtain at some of my other favorites that were not able to make the cut in wedding related categories.

Lots and lots of eye candy below. Enjoy.

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Thanks to everyone who voted and a HUGE thanks to all my 2015 couples. You guys are super generous to allow me into your lives on these intimate days. You are the best.

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top 10 2015 | mug machine
top 10 2015 | mug machine

It’s that time again. It’s time to look back at some of the best photos from 2015. Everyday we’ll be taking a look at a new category. Voting is open till 8am and the winners will be announced Monday. The winning entries will each receive a 16×20 print.

Today’s category: Mug Machine

I love me some Mug Machine. It’s such a great way to get more of your guests involved in your wedding reception. Everyone has a blast in this thing and really…. what better way to celebrate your wedding day by taking a few awkward photos of your friends?

Take a look at the entries then vote at the bottom of this post.

1. Shoulders
Adventuresome groomsmen are the best.
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2. One Sec.
Sometimes the photo while people are getting ready are my favorites.
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3. Bump
Because babies are awesome.
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4. I Am Your Father
You see what she did there, with the hand.
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5. Whip
Because awesome.
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6. Face
Bride & Groom share an tender face sucking moment.
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7. Princess
Everyone loves a good princess movie.
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8. Family
Because family portraits are hard.
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9. Fall
When kids fall onto the backdrop it’s always a fun moment.
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10. Emoji
#kidsthesedays
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