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From the bustling streets of Austin to the timeless charm of Villa Antonia, the love story of Butch and Maria began at the heart of Texas, the University of Texas at Austin. Destiny weaved its magic, orchestrating their meeting during their very first day of college orientation, an unplanned but fateful encounter that set the stage for their love-filled journey.

Love knows no boundaries, and Beatriz and Luis’ story is a testament to that. She is from Brazil and he is from Venezuela. They crossed paths at the University of Texas in Austin during their Master’s program in 2017, and little did they know that this chance encounter would lead to a heartfelt wedding at picturesque Villa Antonia in the Texas Hill Country.

Meet Bryant, a man of many passions and a true inspiration! Originally from Youngstown, OH, he now calls Austin, TX, his home. I had the pleasure of capturing Bryant’s essence through lifestyle headshots for his dating profile app. Let’s get to know this remarkable man a little better:

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Building Dreams, One Midcentury Masterpiece at a Time. Meet Paige and Stephen, the dynamic duo behind this stunning family haven. From childhood friends to high school sweethearts, their journey has been a true love story that culminated in a beautiful life together.

Three things I’m loving about this session: 

1. This couple.  Nikhil + Shruthi are the absolute sweetest, and I just have to share them with you!

I had the honor of capturing Latham & Watkins Austin Launch Party, hosted at Austin City Limits Live (ACL Live). This unforgettable event was brought to life by the INNOVATX Events team. It was a masterclass in how to honor and celebrate your colleagues, industry partners, and all who come alongside you. From the lavish event design, to the famous guest chef, to the divine food spread and the talented musicians–it was tempting to get lost in the energy!

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Meet Aude and Ryan. I met Aude during Covid through my plant business and from there, we connected for her and Ryan’s engagement session. Everything about this day was magical! They are clearly so in love, gushing with adoration for each other. This is a couple who loves to laugh and have fun, and they happily embraced that throughout their session. This might just be every photographer’s number one tip for great photos: HAVE FUN. It helps so much to relax you and makes you appear more authentic! 

I also can’t go without mentioning Aude’s red dress. It absolutely makes her shine and provides a gorgeous pop of color. It completely elevated their photos and would be perfect for Save The Date cards!

One of the distinct pleasures of being a family photographer is that we find those families we get to grow with. Because of the nature of our job, we form connections with new clients, which helps them feel comfortable and authentic when we photograph them.

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