What a fun day it was for Kyle and Michelle. Their friends and family joined them to celebrate their beautiful relationship of over 10 years. They are best friends and it is quite obvious how much they love each other and how much fun they have together. The whole day was filled with beautiful moments of tears, laughter, joy and love. I could feel it everywhere. Even in the silly moments it was quite obvious not only how much they loved each other but how much their friends and family loved them as well. It was inspiring and beautiful to see so many people support them and give their best wishes for the couple. It wasn’t just another excuse for wedding cake and a party. It was a celebration of love. And I truly had so much fun being a part of this special day.
Michelle and Kyle: Thank you for loving each other. And thank you for inviting me to document your story. It was an honor and a day I will never forget. xo
See their engagement photos here.
Michelle’s hair and makeup (as well as all the bridesmaids) were done by my fabulous stylist Brandi and her team.
Michelle reading Kyle’s letter to her. I love these sweet moments. I can’t even explain how happy they make me. I am getting teary eyed just thinking about it!
Kyle reading Michelle’s letter to him. It’s these moments that give me chills. And remind me how beautiful love really is.
I love it so much that my clients trust me. The First Look is one of my greatest pieces of advice for a wedding day. It is SUCH a beautiful moment that cannot ever be explained in words or photos.
Michelle surprised Kyle during their FL with a boudoir album she had made with us at The Boudoir Vixen. He was SO surprised and completely loved it!
The First Look not only gave them time away from everyone else for a few moments of privacy, but it also gave us time to be able to take several beautiful portraits of them without feeling rushed.
The First Look does NOT take away from the moment the bride walks down the aisle. See, look how excited Kyle is.
What beautiful memories were made!
Michelle and Kyle’s wedding party were SO much fun. But they were also so respectful of me. I cannot give them enough praise. They all listened to my direction during portrait time and then let loose during the reception. It was awesome.
The Phunky Monkeys played and BOY are they awesome. They kept everyone on the dance floor the ENTIRE night. I highly recommend this band.
Can you tell me what’s wrong with this photo? hahahahha… there are a couple of “people” that don’t belong. Notice the horse in between Kyle and Michelle… hahaha I was DYING laughing as they did the Wobble. Oh and don’t forget to notice the old creepy man head in the back there too. There was a pig head that also joined in at one point.
The Phunky Monkeys had the groomsmen come on stage at one point to dance to “Suit and Tie”. Oh.Em.Gee… HILARIOUS. I was crying laughing that’s how funny it was.
Congrats again Michelle and Kyle. I had SO much fun your entire wedding day!! Thanks for being amazing and for trusting me with your memories!!
Mark and Linda come from two completely different cultures. Linda’s family is Vietnamese and Mark was raised in Canada, but his parents are from England. I just love that. It proves that love has no barriers. When you are meant to be together, nothing can stand in your way. It was amazing to see these two cultures and families come together on Mark and Linda’s wedding day. I felt truly a part of something wonderful and beautiful. Both of these people and their families were so kind, happy and loving towards each other and towards me. I cannot say enough good things about this couple and their families and friends.
I will let their photos tell the rest of the story.
Linda and Mark: You are both so kind, it’s truly inspiring. I am so so grateful to you for inviting me to be a part of this special time in your lives. I will forever be grateful. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness. xo
See their engagement photos here.
Their wedding took place in Houston at the fabulous Chateau Cocomar.
I just love this photo. Linda getting ready to see Mark for the first time on their wedding day.
They made the very wise decision of seeing each other before the ceremony. (aka the First Look)
Bridget is a hopeless romantic but never thought she would find “the one”. She was driven in life and motivated with school and work. And just wasn’t sure she’d ever find someone who valued these same things in life. Well, God knew better because he brought Mikah into her life and Bridget quickly discovered that not only did he value the same things as her, he actually added to her goals by helping encourage her in everything she wanted and dreamed of. They fell in love and just knew they were right for each other. Now they are planning their wedding for this Spring and I am so looking forward to being a part of it!!
Enjoy a few of my favorites from their engagement shoot.
Travis and Kristen are truly so lovely. They are so sweet and kind. They have been such a joy and pleasure every step of the way in working with them and getting to know them. Their wedding day was gorgeous and full of love. I loved so many moments but without a doubt my favorite was when Travis surprised Kristen by singing to her! LOVED IT. So sweet and romantic. What a beautiful memory! You’ll see the photos from that down below.
By the way, be sure to check out their engagement photos here.
Kristen and Travis: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for including me in your special day. It was an honor. xo
Whew, what a busy year!! But so full of blessings in every way. I can’t believe it’s already time for me to write this post again. It’s insane how fast time flies. I don’t like it! I want it to slow down. I remember as a child how sloooowww the weeks and months would pass and now I blink an eye, and 6 months have passed by. It’s crazy. I try so hard to slow down, breathe and take in everything. But it still doesn’t help the time slow down. It’s scary to think and I just don’t want to miss anything throughout my time on earth. I am almost 30 years old. OMG, THIRTY. It feels like yesterday I was 15. Where oh where does the time go!?
2012 was an amazing year. It was a year of hard work and hard lessons. I learned a lot in 2012. Some of it was fun, some of it wasn’t. This last year I met some amazing people and I accomplished some big goals. I had so many proud moments in this year and I look forward to pushing myself even more in 2013 to become better than ever.
One of the things I am most grateful for every day of my life is God’s unfailing love. It truly never fails… never stops. He never gives up on me and it truly blows my mind. He is so gracious and patient. Even when I am not perfect, he is there to pick me up and hold me. If it weren’t for him, I would be nothing. I could not possibly express in words how blessed I feel simply to be called his child. He plays a huge role in the woman I am, and the business I run. I really owe him my all.
My business grows every year and I couldn’t be more grateful for my clients and the many opportunities that have come my way. I absolutely love what I do and my passion only grows each and every year for my love of art with weddings and boudoir. I have enjoyed every moment I have spent with every client in 2012. You all mean more to me than you realize and I will forever cherish the memories we created together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me and believing in me.
I look forward to 2013 and working with all of my fabulous clients!
I also look forward to meeting my next assistant. Eek, yes, I am hiring again. But shhh, more on that after the new year. ; )
I leave you with a small snapshot of 2012! Happy New Year to you all.