This was an awesome wedding. I first met Carah (pronounced Sara) and David at Startbucks in Tomball and liked them right away. As I learned all the details about their Tomball wedding it sounded like they knew what they wanted and it sounded great. My wife and I then shot their engagement photos in Cypress, TX and really liked them. My wife was very disappointed that she wasn’t able to help out at their wedding and she missed an amazing wedding. It’s really hard to put this wedding into words.
When I think about it, and this may sound cliche, the one word that comes to mind is Love. I loved how they brought a little bit of themselves to every aspect of their Wedding. From their gift exchange, to the ceremony and reception. One thing the ladies did before the wedding, that I hadn’t seen in any other wedding, was they sang a few worship songs together and they all gathered around Carah and prayed for her. It was truly an amazing moment. Carah gave David a big Lego set from the Lego movie and he gave her a handmade wood box filled with a few of her favorite things, including a can of Coca Cola. At the reception the cake wasn’t a traditional cake, but about a dozen or so fancy bundt cakes and they toast was to bottles of Coca Cola. However, my favorite thing they did was during the first dances. The father daughter dance started with Carah and her dad dancing. This lasted a few minutes and then they invited every father and daughter at the wedding to join them on the dance floor. They then did the same thing for the mother son dance. It was really a very sweet touch.
This was my first wedding like this and I like the way it worked out for many reasons. What was so different about this one you ask? It was a two part wedding. Saturday Michelle and Brian had a nice quiet ceremony for family and closest friends and then on Sunday they had the big wedding and reception. These are the pictures from the bigger wedding at La Tranquila Ranch in Tomball, Texas. To view pictures from their smaller wedding click here.
This was my first wedding at La Tranquila Ranch. It is literally less than 10 minutes from my house and I’ve been wanting to shoot a wedding there for a while and was so happy to finally have this opportunity. First off, this wedding took place the weekend of a massive storm so at the last minute it had to be moved inside. I love outdoor weddings, but this indoor one was great as well. The decorations were beautiful! To me the highlight of this wedding was the grooms cake. I’ve seen a lot of awesome grooms cakes, but to me this was my favorite one. It was a Ghost Busters one of the Stay-puff Marshmallow man. The coolest thing was that the car and the figurines around it were actually from Brian’s childhood toys.
Photos by: Houston Wedding Photographer, Brent Chapman, with Moments in Time Photography
I’ve known Kortnee for a while but not real well. So when she chose me to shoot her wedding I was very excited. My wife and I met her and Justin in The Woodlands, Texas to shoot their engagement picture. They chose to shoot them at Town Green Park, next to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. As a Houston Wedding Photographer I have shot at a lot of different locations but I had never shot there before so I was excited to shoot there. The funniest thing happened on our way to the park though. There is not any parking at the actual park so we had to park at HEB next to it. As we’re walking through the parking log we noticed some someone on the roof of HEB with binoculars. A few minutes later a security person stopped us and said we couldn’t park our car there. It turns out there was a concert that night and the security people weren’t letting concert goers park at HEB. We explained we were going to the park to take pictures and they let us stay parked there. We met them there and their personality and style were great. They were so fun to be with. There was hardly a moment during the shoot that we weren’t laughing. This always makes a shoot a lot of fun but introduces one issue with the shoot, and that is it’s very difficult to get a serious shot. But I don’t see this as a bad thing and I actually thing I was able to get a few good serious shots. Over all their pictures really showed their personality which is always what I aim to do on a shoot. Their wedding is a few month away and it can’t get here soon enough!
I know I’ve said it before but the most expensive weddings are not always the best and this wedding proves that. Sometimes when you talk to a bride and groom and they say that they have a very small budget it can be a little scary. But, when they know where to spend the money and where to not spend the money then you can get a beautiful elegant wedding like this one. As beautiful as the wedding was, my favorite part was their first look at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. The schedule we setup for the Autumn and Jono worked out perfectly and allowed us to get all of these wonderful shots at the gardens. Autumn and Jono are two wonderful people who really have a good handle on their future. They are getting ready to move to Wyoming to help start up a new Church. I know their friends and family are so proud of them for this path that God is leading them on. One day, after they start a family, maybe we can go visit them in Wyoming and take picture of their family at their thriving Church. I hear it’s a beautiful picturesque place.
As I sit here writing this post up I still have a month until I can actually put this on my blog and that day can’t get here soon enough. This was definitely a one of a kind shoot that will never be duplicated. We started out in Waxahachie, Texas. It is the oldest city in Texas. It has so many great places in town to take pictures at. The town square is beautiful! Taking pictures of someone like Devin is always a thrill. I had to give her very little direction and she was so natural in her poses. After we left the city we took a little trip out of town and that’s when the fun really began. This was the first time I’ve had to dodge cow patties while following someone in a wedding dress. This was also the first time I’ve seen a bathtub in the middle of a field. I also had to leave my car behind one time because my car couldn’t go where we were going. All in all it was an awesome day and it was totally worth it for the pictures that we were able to capture.