Hotel Emma, San Antonio | Lorena & Joel

[Written By Lorena]

When we started wedding planning, we sat down and tried to think about what we wanted our special day to look and feel like. We wanted it to be easy, seamless, elegant and most importantly FUN! We chose the Emma hotel because of exactly just that. It embodied an elegant, romantic, rustic vibe that we were so craving. 

Joel and I fell in love with the space. We really wanted to play up the court yard as it was one of our favorite spots in the hotel and bring the outdoor vibe indoors as well. We stuck to eucalyptus, olive branches and minimal white flowers for decorations and long wooden farm tables matched with gold chiavari chairs to pull it all together. We used string lights inside and loads and loads of lit candles which set a very romantic atmosphere. 

Lastly, we wanted our wedding to be non traditional and fun!  Most importantly we wanted our guests to not have to travel outside of the Pearl Brewery so we had our ceremony, dinner and after party all at the hotel eliminating the need for guest transportation. The idea of splitting it up into 3 parts came to Joel and I while planning. Most of our guests are young couples who love a good dj, so we flew one in and turned one of the rooms into a party room... stage, uplighting and all! Our guests really got to let loose and enjoy good music, awesome drinks and an outdoor patio. We had the time of our lives and could not have envisioned a better wedding to match our style. 

Kyle Texas Wedding | Kylie and Brett

Brett and Kylie were married at the Winfield Inn (I purposely put two WI weddings together to see b/w vs color for fun:) this past month. I asked them if they would be okay with a b/w finish on their photos and they said they would LOVE that. My inspiration for all black and white photos comes from the fact that they are both old souls and I thought it would match who they are. The evening was quite fun to as they had the Austin Phonograph Company to play music for the evening. So fun! Thank you Kylie and Brett for letting me capture y'all's special day :) 



Hotel St. Cecilia Engagement Shoot

[Written by Sophie]

Austin Texas Wedding Photographer Hotel St. Cecilia Engagement Shoot

Tyson and I met through his little sister, who I went to college and roomed with at St. Edward's. There was an immediate spark between us, but he lived in El Paso and I lived in Austin. We remained friends for about a year before we dove into our long distance relationship. It was so difficult to be apart, but the strong bond we shared overpowered the distance between us and we fell in love. 

Fast-forward two years, and Tyson surprised me with a stay-cation at Hotel St. Cecilia on a weekend he was visiting me in Austin. After we got settled at the hotel, Tyson pulled me into a big hug. He told me he knew the moment we met that he was going to fall deeply in love with me, that God made us for each other, and he wants to spend the rest of his life with me. Then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was the sweetest, most wonderful moment. Now I'm moving to El Paso, and we can't wait to start our life together!