Stephen and I have photographed some of the most awesome couples. Rachael and Austin were certainly not an exception. Rachael made such a gorgeous bride. We didn’t get the chance to meet with the two of them prior to the wedding, but felt so comfortable around them it was as if we were old friends. We did get the opportunity to know them a little through a questionaire they filled out for us and I LOVE what they had to say about their first date. Rachael says, “…after our first date I knew I was in trouble because he was nothing but a gentleman and I could tell he would one day turn into my best friend.” In Austin’s words, “…dinner seemed like it only lasted five minutes because we were so lost in conversation for hours…after our movie I took her home and texted her after. I couldn’t wait to do it again. I was the happiest man in the world because I knew I had something special.” Let me just say, it was evident those words were true after spending the day with them. They are so in love and just perfect for each other and I have the pictures to prove it!
We just had to get a photo of Rachael’s make-up artist. Is she not awesome?
While Rachael was busy enhancing her natural beauty, Austin was busy beating his groomsmen at a game of pool.
All of them that weren’t sleeping, that is!!!
Rachael was absolutely breathtaking.
Austin looking so happy waiting to see his bride for the first time.
Rachael and Austin exchanged letters.
I loved watching Rachael’s connection with her dad throughout the day! They had such a special connection.
Stephen hitched a ride to the reception with the newlyweds and I love the photos he got on the way!
This next photo need no introduction. LOVE it!
The reception was amazing!
I actually laughed out loud at this next photo Stephen captured as they were leaving the reception!
And, finally, some portraits of the beautiful couple…
Rachael and Austin, thanks so much for inviting us to capture your day. We had a blast and wish you guys the best!