Greg + Avery’s Stunning Austin Wedding

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Hello world! I know I’ve been a little busy and therefore late in posting new pictures, but here we go! I shot an absolutely stunning wedding at Mattie’s in Austin a few weeks ago, and I can’t wait to show you these gorgeous images! Check out Greg and Avery’s outdoor microwedding at Mattie’s below, but be ready for ultimate cuteness because their baby is absolutely adorable and the lighting was perfect all day! It was a dream.

Pink Friday Sale!

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Hello hello friends! I have some exciting news to share today. I’ll be doing a PINK FRIDAY (rather than Black Friday, because pink is better!) sale on Friday, November 27th, the day after Thanksgiving. That means that all of my photoshoot packages will be at a huge discount: regular session shoots will be $75 off, and wedding packages will be $500 off.

I’ve never done this big of a discount before, so take advantage while you can! You can also give a photography photoshoot as a gift to a friend or family member! I’ll only be offering this discount on November 27th, so you don’t want to miss out.

Click here to check out my package options. Click here for Instagram and here for my website! If you know what shoot you’d like to book, email me at gdeimz@gmail.com!

Janae & Joey’s New Braunfels Wedding

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Janae and Joey were a super sweet couple and so fun to photograph. I shot their wedding the first week that I moved to Austin, which in hindsight was a little crazy, but I wanted to jump right in and get started! I also got to shoot some engagement photos for them, which is always great because then you get to know the couple and their style before the wedding.

Their wedding was an outdoor ceremony at The Milestone in New Braunfels. It rained all day, and stopped just in time for the ceremony, thank goodness! I loved shooting their details and their day, and you can tell how excited they were in the photos.

You can check out all the photos below!

If you liked these, be sure to follow me at @gdeimzweddings on Instagram, and check out my wedding photography page.

Morgan and Daniel’s North Austin Wedding

Inspiration, wedding photography

Let me start off by saying that I am so excited to blog the wedding that I photographed this weekend!! This is the second wedding I’ve photographed in Austin, and I have to say, I was impressed with how gorgeous One Chapel in Liberty Hill was. The lighting was perfect all day, the bride was the sweetest, AND they had a food truck. Talk about a dream client and dream wedding.

I started off shooting the chapel and the details, and then I photographed her jewelry. The sun was shining through a window and created a stunning shadow which I loved.

Then the bride and groom each prepared a gift for each other. It was such a sweet moment to capture, and they were both really excited for the gifts that they received.

Soon it was time for Morgan to get into her wedding dress, and her mom and sister helped her get ready.

We took some family photos at an awesome spot just a few miles away from the church right before the ceremony. The lighting was perfect and her flowers were beautiful!

Then it was time to get married! After the ceremony, I followed the couple outside and got some adorable candids of them just minutes after saying, “I do!” You can tell by their expressions that they were so excited.

We photographed the entire wedding party after the ceremony. The color scheme is #goals and exactly what I want for my wedding one day! After we shot the wedding party and family photos, I got a few minutes with Morgan and Daniel, and we did some quick photos of them before the reception. These are my favorite from the day!

The cake had gold flakes, and the details at the reception were surrounded by glittering lights everywhere. The sun was setting as the reception started and everyone made their entrances.

Next it was time for dinner (served by Waffle Love food truck, which offered a chicken and waffle dinner as well as a strawberry waffle for dessert!), then on to first dances, and cake cutting.

And to make the night even better, they had a grand exit with sparklers and their friends and family cheering them on. They were such a cute couple and I was really honored to photograph their wedding.

The bridesmaids bouquets were by @wildflowersbycamille and the rest of the florals were by Kim Swafford, and all photographs by me @gdeimzweddings.

Jenny & Mike’s Battery Park NYC Wedding

Inspiration, wedding photography

This weekend, I flew to NYC to shoot a wedding that has been a long time in the making. I was initially supposed to photograph Mike and Jenny’s wedding back in May, and it got postponed due to Covid. They decided to hold a smaller wedding with 50 people to comply with NYC regulations, so I hopped on a plane and came back to the Big Apple to be there for their special day!

The day started off with some fun in Jenny’s hotel room, with the girls popping champagne and Jenny finishing writing her vows in her vow book. And let’s not forget the insane view they had from downtown NYC!

Then I started shooting her details, from her high heels to the flowers to the stunning dress. The lace work on her gown was so intricate that I wanted to make sure to get some details of it with my macro lens.

Next it was time for Jenny and her girls to get ready for the wedding, which included hair, makeup and getting their dresses on!

Here’s a detail of her flowers, which included something borrowed and something blue from her family:

We walked outside to take some family photos, and the lighting was so great! I love this candid shot I got of Jenny crossing the street.

Then I headed down the street to Mike’s apartment by Battery Park so I could shoot some images of the guys getting ready. They were having a good time hanging out.

We went to the roof to take a few pictures, and the view was insane. You could see the Statue of Liberty, New Jersey and uptown. It was stunning.

Soon it was time to head over to the venue and photograph all the details of the wedding and reception before the guests got there.

And just like that, it was time for them to get married! They read their own vows that they had written, and Mike mentioned how he’d protect Jenny from dinosaurs. It was adorable.

I also managed to run up to the roof to get a wide shot of the wedding. You can see the Staten Island Ferry on the river in the background, as well as the Statue of Liberty.

Around sunset, I took Mike and Jenny into the park for a few shots before the reception. The lighting was great all day, and the park was empty, so we got some stunning photos.

Then it was time for the reception, where there were some great toasts given and things got wild on the dance floor!

All in all, it was a stunning wedding and I’m so glad I got to be a part of it. For more of my wedding photos, head over to my weddings page and my weddings Instagram.

I’m Moving to Austin!

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Justin and I are excited to announce that we’ll be cruising down to Austin, TX next week to move there for a year! Justin has accepted a job at Fetch and I’ll still be doing freelance photography!

If you know connections in Austin or have recommendations about places we should go or things we should do, I’d love it if you’d drop me a message and let me know! My email is gdeimz@gmail.com or you can send me a message on social media, @gdeimz.

6 TikTok Ideas for Photographers

Inspiration, photography tips

If you’re a photographer that’s new to TikTok and you have no idea what to post, then this is the article for you! I’ve been using and learning TikTok for a few months now, and I wanted to share with you some of the ideas I’ve tried on TikTok as a photographer! I compiled six ideas that you can use to get started on TikTok today!

#1: A Day In The Life

People want to see what your life as a photographer is like, whether that’s heading to a photoshoot, working on some edits, or even something wild like photographing a music festival. Here’s the TikTok I made about one of my favorite days ever, when I got to photograph Post Malone at VooDoo Fest in New Orleans.

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This is the story of the best day of my life πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸŽΆπŸ“·πŸ’₯ #postmalone #concert #photography

♬ original sound – gdeimz

#2: Before-After Photos

These can be so much fun because you get to see the process from the original unedited photo to the final beautiful image! You can also show off your Photoshop skills with a Before/After photo. Here’s one I made, and I combined it with the Wipe It Down challenge to try to widen my audience.

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#wipeitdownchallenge featuring my #beforeandafter photos πŸ“·πŸŽ‰πŸŒΈ

♬ Wipe It Down – BMW KENNY

#3: Your Photography Glow Up

You know those terrible photos you took five years ago? Pull those out, because a new trend on TikTok is to show your photography glow up. Put the photos in order of oldest to newest, so people can see how much you’ve improved. It actually took me a few hours to go into the archives and pull out these old photos, but I love how it turned out.

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Here’s my photography #glowup from 2010-2020 πŸ“·βœ¨πŸ˜ #HiddenGems

♬ original sound – gdeimz

#4: Behind the Scenes of a Photoshoot

This can be an on-location shoot, or even a product shoot at home. People love to see how photoshoots happen in real time. Here’s one I did of a donut photoshoot in my house. Make sure you end the video with the final images so people can see the end result.

#5: An Editing Video

As cool as photoshoots are, editing videos are just as cool! Show people the process you go through on Lightroom or Photoshop. You’d be surprised how impressed people can be by some simple spot removing and color corrections. Here’s a pretty extravagant Photoshop session I did for a TikTok. It took a few hours, but simpler edits work fine too!

#6: Photography Tips

This one is gold on TikTok. Any advice or tips you have to share as a photographer is really valuable. People want to know how to pose better, how to get great shots with their iPhone, outfits that work great for photoshoots, and much more related to photography. Here’s one I made called 5 Prompts to Pose Couples.

Bonus: Whatever is Trending Right Now, But with a Photography Take

This one works great to get new audiences to see you. Go on the trending page and see what people are making videos about (or what songs they’re using) and try to make one, but with a photography spin. Here’s an example of one I did when it was trending.

And most importantly, have fun! This is a totally new way to share your art, so go try making some TikToks! Make sure to tag me if you do use any of these ideas. I’m @gdeimz on social media, and I can’t wait to see your TikToks!!

Pink Preset Giveaway!

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GET EXCITED! If you know me, you know that pink is kind of my thing. So I thought it would be fun to take one of my favorite pink presets and do a giveaway!

This preset rocks. For the past few years I’ve been perfecting the perfect shade of just-enough-pink and warm tones which makes a fabulous preset for a white or pink backdrop. Here are some of my favorite photos with my pink preset!

To enter, simply follow me on Instagram and comment on this post. I’ll be selecting 3 people to receive the free preset, and I can’t wait to see all the awesome images you create with it!

Good luck to everyone, and may all your photos be pink and wonderful!

Farm Bridal Styled Photoshoot

Inspiration, wedding photography

I have been in a bit of a quarantine rut from lack of photoshoots, so I reached out to a friend in St. Louis to see if we could set up a bridal styled shoot, and of course she was hyped to have a modeling shoot too!

Let me start by saying that this might be my favorite bridal shoot I’ve done EVER, and by far my favorite from this year. I’ve been wanting to shoot with my parent’s horses on our farm for awhile now, so now seemed like a great time to get it together.

We shot at a few locations. The first place we started was the church at the Westminster University campus. It’s so cute with white marble, so we shot there for a bit, and then we drove back toward the farm and made a pit stop on an old gravel road. Those shots were so rad! We ran over to the highway and a field for a couple quick shots and then ended at my parent’s farm with their horses. I LOVE how these shots turned out.

Have a look below at my favorites, and make sure to check out Kirsten Paige’s wedding dress designs.