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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
I officially had my first social distancing photoshoot this weekend, and I have to say that it was so refreshing to finally be out shooting again! I hadn’t realized how much I missed my job until I was out in a field with Grace and Colin, lol!
I was also excited to try out some new presets I’ve been tweaking, and they turned out so fabulous with the nature-y backdrop (thanks Missouri!). Check out my favorite shots from the shoot here:
I was asked to shoot a wedding at The Green Building in Brooklyn, NY this fall and it was the most charming thing I’ve ever seen. There were fairy lights strung around the entire place and an outdoor patio with a bar for the cocktail hour. The ceremony space had exposed brick and the couple, Natalie and Andrew, were absolutely lovely. They enjoyed their special day to the fullest, and they made photographing the wedding an absolute blast!
Check out the photos below for a full recap of their wedding (including a delicious cake from Milk Bar and some awesome reception dance shots!) and if you know someone who is getting married soon, hit me up and let’s talk about how we can capture your incredible day together! 🙂
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Bonney and David are a fun couple from Tacoma. I was excited to use their wedding as an excuse to take a vacation to Seattle! I had fun exploring Mount Rainier and downtown, and I shot their wedding in Tacoma. Fun fact, it’s where 10 Things I Hate About You was filmed!
The morning started off really relaxed as she got ready in one of the rooms of the church, which was historic and absolutely stunning. I love this candid I captured of her putting on her jewelry before the dress, which was her mother’s wedding dress.
Once she had her dress on, it was time to do the first look! They decided to do it in between the columns of the church, which created such a timeless look. I love the layers of her dress and how cute they look together.
This was one of my favorite parts. The planner helped them go up the steps of the church to the balcony so I could snap a few shots. It reminds me of Romeo and Juliet, so elegant and timeless.
This is when the day started speeding up. We had to shoot the wedding party photos, the details, and then the ceremony! I loved the pop of color in her flowers and how adorable the flower girls looked.
The ceremony went seamlessly and then it was time to head to their friend’s farm for the stunning reception. They made their getaway in a vintage red car, which was super cute and added to the elegant theme of the wedding.
Growing up as a farm girl, I love when I get to shoot farm or outdoor weddings. This one was no exception, and I loved the rustic feel with flowers picked from the garden and wooden logs placed as decor.
My favorite part of the night is by far when we got to go into a field around sunset and do this balloon portrait shoot! Their fun loving personality really shone through during this part, and we had a blast taking photos with their dogs.
Her dogs! Too cute, right?
I pulled Bonney aside to snap a few solo shots of her, because her dress was too stunning not to. I especially loved the added touch of flowers in her hair. The lighting was absolutely perfect.
Fairy lights strung around added to the mood of the reception as the sun set. We did one last shoot of the two of them before I left them to enjoy dancing and drinks. They started a bonfire for everyone to circle around, and it made for the best silhouette shots. Overall it was a wonderful wedding in Seattle and I had a blast shooting it. I can’t wait until I get to go back and shoot another!
If you like these photos, make sure to have a look at my website and follow me on Instagram! Feel free to drop me an email at email@example.com for any shoot requests, questions, or just to chat! If you’re in the NYC area, let’s grab coffee and talk lenses and shoot locations 🙂
I met my good friend Stanley when I first moved to NYC. He’s the sweetest guy in the entire world, and his wife is even more adorable! Stanley and I are both photographers, and through some of the wedding shoots we did together, he told me that he didn’t hire a professional photographer for his wedding!
As a photographer, I was like, “Dude, you’re crazy!” A photographer not getting high quality pictures at his own wedding?! I knew we had to remedy this. So when we got the opportunity to shoot some new Hayley Paige dresses in NYC, I thought, THIS IS IT!
I pretty much insisted (and wouldn’t take no for an option) that he and his lovely wife model the looks, and get some much needed gorgeous wedding photos. We decided to shoot on the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise. It was a substantial undertaking, because we knew that to be *at* the BKB by 5am, we’d have to get ready, do makeup, etc. wayyy before that.
We ended up meeting around 3am to start the project (Stanley was late per usual). There were some very sleepy eyes and tired brains involved. But everything was worth it once we got to the bridge. There was nobody on the bridge, besides a few cyclists here and there. It was the perfect setting, and the sun was just about to rise.
And they turned out to be the MOST gorgeous photos I’ve ever taken there. Stanley and his wife looked absolutely stunning, and the backdrop of the city was even better than I could have hoped for. They were so natural together, and the intricate detail of the dress matched perfectly.
The second we started shooting, we knew that waking up in the middle of the night had totally been worth it for the shots. We shot everything in about 45 minutes, and just like that, the sun had risen and people started to wake up. Tourists began walking on the bridge, and we headed home for a nice nap.
To this day, they are still some of my all-time wedding photos I’ve taken EVER. Because, look at how adorable they are! When I do styled shoots, I almost always like to use real couples as the models, because you can tell how authentic their love is in the shot.
Tips For Shooting On The Brooklyn Bridge: Go for sunrise. Hardly anyone will be there, which will mean you can grab the perfect shot, and get the gorgeous golden hour tones. Walk over from the Manhattan side, I’ve found that the lighting is better this way.
Check out the rest of my favorites from the shoot: