2010: Austin wedding photography year in review

Wow. 2010 was a pretty amazing year both personally and professionally and I am one lucky, lucky girl. In 2010 on the personal front, we continued the remodel of our home, finally completing the upstairs part of our house (including the kitchen, yay!) and moving all of our belongings from our cramped downstairs and unpacking many, many boxes that were in the garage for over a year. All of this while I completed the second and third trimesters of my pregnancy. Almost two weeks past my original due date on July 22, 2010, the biggest miracle of the year for us took place – our beautiful daughter Zoey was born, and the next few months were followed by a little bit of sleep and a whole lot of love


Also during the first part of 2010, and all while pregnant, I supervised the finish out and construction in my studio/retail space in the East Village Lofts. It was completed in late March, right around the same time our kitchen was completed in our home. Needless to say, it was a busy, busy first part of the year. Well, to tell the truth it was a busy, busy entire year!

I shot a bunch of beautiful and amazing weddings in 2010 and I have to say that I feel so lucky to have wonderful clients who really understand and appreciate my work and who are fun, laid back, creative, and elegant. I was also able to do some traveling in 2010…in February my husband Mike and I took a “babymoon” – a pre-baby last hurrah cruise to the Caribbean. Then, in August when Zoey was just 6 weeks old we took her with us to Malibu, California while I photographed the wedding of Maeling and Dzuy. Just a week after that, I traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for the beautiful wedding of Erica and Brian. And lastly, in October Mike and I traveled to Maui, Hawaii (while my mom watched Zoey, her first grandbaby) for the wedding of Anna Kate and Charles.

And now, here are my favorite images from 2010, one from each wedding


Carly and Stephen
| January 16th 2010 | University United Methodist Church and The Austin Club

Ziem and Milan | February 20th 2010 | At their home

Melanie and Joe | February 27th 2010 | Laguna Gloria

Blessing and Allan | March 13th 2010 | Laguna Gloria

Lisa and Keith | April 10th 2010 | One World Theatre

Kristin and Matt | April 17th 2010 | St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Riverhill Country Club, Kerrville, Texas

Jacqueline and Ryan | April 18th 2010 | Hotel St. Cecilia (getting ready and portraits) and Laguna Gloria

Alex and Dylan | May 1st 2010 | Horseshoe Bay Marriott

Ashley and Remmy | May 8th 2010 | Their estate

Evelyn and Collin | May 14th and 15th 2010 | Retreat at Balcones Springs

Amanda and Dave | May 22nd 2010 | Indian Summer Lodge

Tracey and Tanner | May 29th 2010 | Mercury Hall

Zoey Margaret Banks | July 22, 2010 | St. David’s Medical Center

Jake’s Bar Mitzvah | August 21, 2010 | The Four Seasons

Maeling and Dzuy | August 29th 2010 | Calamigos Ranch, Malibu, California

Erica and Brian | September 4th 2010 | destination wedding at Marquis Los Cabos, Mexico

Christy and Dave | October 1st 2010 | Laguna Gloria

Anna Kate and Charles | October 10th 2010 | destination wedding at The Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Anna Kate and Charles | September 23, 2010 | Wild Onion Ranch Celebration

Sarah and Gary | October 30, 2010 | Hotel Havana (getting ready) and Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio

Leslye and Tom | November 6th 2010 | The Wild Onion Ranch

Aly and Rich | November 20th 2010 | Fleming Chapel and Bella Notte, Round Rock, Texas

And that’s the recap of 2010! I’m looking forward to everything that 2011 will bring, including two trips to the Cancun area of Mexico to shoot weddings, a trip to Colorado for my brother Jeremy’s wedding to Lindsay, Zoey’s first birthday which is sure to be fun (time flies!), and a ton of great local wedding and portrait shoots! So stay tuned to see what I am up to in 2011!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2011! And I’ll leave you with a couple recent pics of Zoey at 5 months old


And lastly, a shot of our family (minus our pups Linus and Moo)

  • Mandi Harris - January 3, 2011 - 10:54 pm

    Oh my goodness, Zoey is just wayyyy to cute!! She’s got the most precious little face with gorgeous eyes!!

  • Neil Gaudet - January 4, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    Love your work, great images! Congrats on the renovations and the new addition to your family and all the best in 2011!

  • Tricia Hamil - January 25, 2011 - 8:33 am

    All of these are awesome shots. Your work is incredible! But that baby girl…She is the tops!! Adorable. :)