Sunday, October 28, 2012

Juan + Lucy.... Married! Hidalgo, Texas

The summer after I graduated college I went on my very first real job interview. Aside from one year of work-study under my belt, I had no real prior work experience. I had a degree, was smart and motivated but aside from that, my resume had more volunteer history than any pertinent job skills. Regardless, I was determined to get a job. 

It was around the time I decided to embark on creating this photography business. The summer of 2009 was a summer of setting goals and achieving them. This, the photography, was one of them. Another goal was getting a job... I wanted to make sure I could afford my brand new car! 

I went in for an interview with a local city government in my area. The position was in finance and, although I was a college graduate, I had NO idea what finance really meant. I applied because my motto has always been, "What's the worst that can happen, they'll say no... Okay. Move forward." I talk a mighty game, huh? 

I get a call back and go in for my interview. I am dressed in my sharpest pencil skirt and make sure I comb my hair. I walk through the long hallway feeling both nervous and excited. As a former pageant contestant, I think to myself, "I got this." Never did I stop to realize that my interviewers may possibly ask me a question or two related to this finance position. Goodness, I didn't even know the difference between an asset and a liability. 

Eventually, I did learn. Obviously because I was hired for the job. I have to attribute it to my confidence, my communication skills, a little bit of luck and of course destiny. I was destined to meet my former employer and boss because I would, four years later, photograph him and his beautiful bride! 

Moral of the story, I am very honored and thankful that Juan placed his trust in me as a new college graduate and gave me job to work for. Years later, I have the opportunity to thank him by photographing both he and his beautiful wife Lucy during one of the most important times in their lives. 

Juan and Lucy, you are beautiful and your love shines through...

Juan and Lucy, congratulations on your marriage!!! I wish you both a lifetime of health, love and happiness. Congratulations to you both!!!

Have a great Sunday friends!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dayna + Bryan... Married! Austin, Texas

Late this summer I had the pleasure of working with my newest friend Amanda from AJ Photography as we both traveled to Austin for a beautiful wedding. I had the great joy of serving as Amanda's second shooter for the wedding day and I am so glad she asked me to join her... the wedding was absolutely beautiful!

This is the second time I had the opportunity to second shoot alongside Amanda and I am very thankful I was able to. The bride and groom, Brian and Dayna, were hip and cool... their wedding was so much fun to be at! There were tons of amazing details and as the second shooter, I had a lot of fun getting there early to capture them. 

Dayna and Bryan were married at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. The hotel is very Texas and very elegant. The ballrooms are amazing and the outdoor location for the ceremony was very serene. 

The lovely Miss Amanda, from AJ Photography, doing what she does best...

While Amanda is hard at work photographing formals, I am able to look around and capture this... love it!

Amanda, thank you for inviting me to second shoot with you. I had a great time and as always, love shooting alongside you. Austin is amazing... I love photographing weddings there! Congratulations to Dayna and Bryan! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

Have a fun weekend friends!