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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:

Austin Family Photographer

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.

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.

Please meet Blaine, my friend and a dating coach for men based in Austin, Texas. And, by that, I mean she is an absolute wealth of knowledge and wisdom for single men (and, frankly, women too), helping those in the market for love to attract partners they’re excited about. But don’t just listen to me–go check it out at @datingbyblaine(https://www.instagram.com/datingbyblaine/) to see for yourself! I had the fortuitous opportunity of meeting Blaine when we connected over plants, and right away, I knew she was something special. We’ve collaborated on photos for her business, as well as dating app photos for her clients, and I wanted to share a quick Q&A we did about both!

I’d love for you to meet Paige and Luke, an adventure-loving couple who met on Semester at Sea in 2014! I had the honor and privilege of helping them capture their elegant wedding at Villa Antonia in Austin, TX, which was just the right choice for them with its stunning views of Texas Hill Country and larger-than-life setting.

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