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Before I flew to Louisville, Kentucky to document Kayla & Shane’s wedding, I was asked to be a second shooter for Christa Elyce at the Gardens of Bammel Lane. Christa and I had worked together prior to this wedding, and I was so thrilled to be working alongside her again!

Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding.

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The beautiful details from this wedding were absolutely amazing!  I love photographing little details, and they make wonderful additions to wedding albums.

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The floral design was provided by the wonderful Billabong Fresh Flower Farm, located in Hempstead, Texas. We collaborated after this wedding for my 1920’s inspired styled bridal session!

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Yes, that is an actual sixpence!

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This was one of my favorite candid moments.

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The Gardens of Bammel Lane is an amazing venue, and I thoroughly enjoyed photographing there. I hope to do so again in the future. It really is gorgeous!

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I absolutely love being a second shooter for my colleagues and I have become wonderful friends with many of them in the process. Chances are, if I’m not shooting a wedding or session of my own over the weekend, I am shooting with a friend! It keeps me busy, and I am so happy to be able to work with some of the best photographers in Houston!

– Sasha

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I ventured back to the Bluegrass State for Kayla and Shane’s Louisville Kentucky Wedding this past May, and what a way to kick off the season! I was honored to have been asked to fly in and document their Memorial Day wedding, and even had the opportunity to say hello to some of our extended family.

Their wedding was held at the Mellwood Arts Center, and the venue was my kind of place! Contemporary art fused with renovated industrial buildings. LOVED IT almost as much as I love destination weddings!

The center was a wonderful setting for Kayla and Shane’s wedding, which was a fusion of Celtic and vintage elements.

So…let’s start with some detail images of said elements. ;)  Check out Kayla and Shane’s BEAUTIFUL hand fasting cord!

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As I mentioned earlier, we were able to visit with our extended family while we were there. This was possible because Shane happens to be one my husband’s thirty something cousins. No, really! He was a young teenager when I entered the Watt family, and now he’s MARRIED.

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Kayla wanted to incorporate vintage touches throughout her wedding, and their invitations encouraged guests to dress in 1940’s – 50’s inspired clothing. I was SO tempted to don a photojournalist fedora with a press pass jammed into the band!

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When I first arrived at the Mellwood Arts Center, I was worried that the lingering clouds would drop some rain on their outdoor ceremony. Luckily, that wasn’t the case, and Kayla and Shane’s ceremony went off without a hitch. Irish folk music ushered their guests to their seats, adding yet another Celtic element to their Wedding Day.

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Once we wrapped up the formal portraits and Kayla and Shane were introduced, they hit the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. ♥

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After greeting their guests, dancing a little, and grabbing a bite, we headed outside for a few intimate portraits. I can’t emphasize how much I enjoy this facet of wedding photography! It really makes for lovely portraits, and gives the bride and groom a few minutes to reflect on what just happened (!) and each other, alone.

I was jealous of Kayla’s birdcage veil fascinator the moment I laid eyes on it. So classy!

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Isn’t she stunning? :) Oh, and Kayla’s bouquet? She made it herself. Yep. AWESOME.

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Kayla and Shane’s grand exit consisted of lots of bubbles, and lots of family and friends! A perfect way to end their wedding day, and set off for their honeymoon in New Zealand!

Kayla and Shane, thank you SO MUCH for including me in your day! I wish you all the best!

And welcome to the family, Kayla!! ;)

– Sasha

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Venue: Mellwood Arts Center | Louisville, Kentucky

Officiant:  Gary Fields

First dance: Michael Bublé’s Everything

 

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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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