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This past March I packed up my gear and headed to my hometown of San Antonio, Texas to document the intimate wedding of Michelle and Shaun at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Michelle and I went to high school together, and when I received her call for wedding photography, I was absolutely thrilled! She was actually referred to me by two very dear high school friends whom I have also had the pleasure to photograph in the past. Referrals mean so, so much to me! Thank you!

Michelle did most of her planning from out of state, and I set out to make certain that wedding photography was going to be the least of her worries. They decided to keep everything as simple as possible, with the focus on what’s really important: the ceremony.

And everything came together beautifully!

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During our consultation over the phone, I had asked Michelle if she was interested in having a First Look before the ceremony, and shared a few examples with her. I am SO GLAD that she and Shaun liked the idea, and made room in their wedding day timeline for it! Leading up to it, Michelle admitted that she was feeling pretty nervous about the ceremony drawing near, and having that time with Shaun just before the ceremony helped calm her nerves. Her heart-filled thanks afterwards made me so incredibly happy. I absolutely LOVE first looks!

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After their very sweet First Look, we all headed inside to cool off and prepare for their ceremony!

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Michelle and Shaun, thank you so very much for asking me to document your long awaited big day! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family!

– Sasha

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In honor of Memorial Day weekend, I thought it would only be fitting to share my favorite images from a military wedding that I was happy to document this past February. Christie and Andy were married aboard the historic Battleship Texas, which holds a very special place in this bride’s heart. Christie is passionate about this historical site and Texas History in general, which is something that we had in common (I am a HUGE genealogy and history geek). Her husband Andy is currently serving in the US Navy, so this really was the perfect setting for their small and intimate wedding!

Originally, the ceremony was to take place in the Dreadnought Room, but with the addition of a few more last minute guests, it was going to be an extremely tight fit in there! Luckily, this wasn’t a Texas summer wedding so the weather felt great for a ceremony out on the bow. There was a part of me that felt a little nervous skirting around the edges for different angles during the ceremony, but I’m happy to report that neither I nor my gear fell into the waters below. :)

One of Christie’s talented friends sang and played Christina Perri’s  “A Thousand Years” as Christie was escorted by her father to the bow of the ship. I always love to see a gifted friend share their talent for their friend’s wedding day, be it the gift of song, art, or poetry. It really was lovely!

Here are just a few of my favorites from Christie and Andy’s Battleship Texas Wedding!

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Christie and Andy, thank you so much for sharing your day with me and trusting me to document such an amazing day for you! Your family and friends were so welcoming, and clearly shared in your joy. Congratulations!

– Sasha

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I went into this session thinking: “I am NOT a Senior Portrait Photographer!” I think those feelings might have something to do with the fact that I graduated over a decade ago, and I am far from being considered cool. Maybe “cool” among my peers (ha!) but certainly not in the eyes of a high school senior!

See, I was never “cool”. I’ve always been a nerd, and that hasn’t changed at all now that I’m a grown up. I’m not in the know as far as pop music goes, or what the hottest trends are this season. I’m more likely to be found listening to 30’s and 40’s classics and grabbing whatever is on clearance and fits off the racks at Target! 

Thankfully, there was no need to feel awkward or too much of a nerd in front of this particular Senior. I have had the privilege of photographing her before last June in San Antonio, and didn’t feel the need to act like anyone but my own dorky self. And she graciously returned the favor by not trying to force herself into a look that wasn’t her own.

This is Jessica, and she graduated this week. She truly is genuine, kind, and not afraid or ashamed of being herself. She isn’t trying to be one of the cool kids by any means, which is something that I definitely admire!

I think she’s pretty rad in my book. 

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Congratulations, Jessica! I am so happy to know you, and wish you all the best next year as you begin your next journey.

 You have one heck of a family standing behind you!

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I must send out a very special ‘Thank You’ to the gentlemen of Evergreen Garden for allowing us to stop by for a bit after store hours! It was truly a pleasure photographing in the little nursery that I used to visit as a kid in my old neighborhood.  Thank you!

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