A Bertram Wedding: Kilee and Bradly

This Bertram wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. Although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. It was the perfect kind of day to get married!

An Inseparable Couple

Kilee and Bradly first became friends in the seventh grade. Quickly becoming friends, their relationship grew throughout the years.

It was in the tenth grade that Bradly asked Kilee the big question and they officially became boyfriend and girlfriend.

How He Asked

“Bradly proposed when we were sitting by a lake shore. When I went to stand up so we could leave, he did not. Instead, he moved to one knee, pulled the ring out of his backpack, and popped the question.”

Six years after becoming an official couple, they are ready for their Bertram wedding in Texas!

Down the Aisle, We Go!

This loving, goofy, fun, passionate, outdoorsy couple are the best of friends. And now Kilee and Bradly are ready to head down the aisle and say “I do” at a private residence in Bertram, Texas.

This wedding gown was previously worn by her mother on her wedding day. Now passed down to Kilee, she is ready to rock it!

This Bertram wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!

The handkerchief was given to Kilee by her grandmother as her something old and borrowed.

This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!

When you have the best bridal party and the longest veil …

This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This Bertram wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This Bertram wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
This wedding has it all: a sweet love story, beautiful couple, gorgeous day, and supportive family and friends. And although it was a typical summer day in Texas (by that, I mean, stuffy hot, like an oven), there was a nice breeze and fluffy cloud coverage. The perfect kind of day to get married!
A beautiful outdoor ceremony where the couple says "I do"
A beautiful outdoor ceremony where the couple says "I do"
A beautiful outdoor ceremony where the couple says "I do"
A beautiful outdoor ceremony where the couple says "I do"
A beautiful outdoor ceremony where the couple says "I do"
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
Family photos on the wedding day is so important! Make sure to prepare by having a list of most important shots and assign one person on each side to help your photographer make sure everyone is included who needs to be!
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
The beautiful bride and groom enjoying intimate moments after saying "I do" on a private residence in Bertram, Texas.
Wedding details are always so important so it's crucial to get photographs of it!
Wedding details are always so important so it's crucial to get photographs of it!
The Bertram wedding was so eventful and the bridal party brought the fun!
Kilee and Bradly enjoy their first dance as husband and wife.
Kilee and Bradly enjoy their first dance as husband and wife.
Kilee and Bradly enjoy their first dance as husband and wife.
Parent dances are special and emotional.
Parent dances are special and emotional.
Cheers to the bride and groom!
This wedding cake was designed and baked by Sophie Lovell, a family member.
This wedding cake was designed and baked by Sophie Lovell, a family member.
This wedding cake was designed and baked by Sophie Lovell, a family member.
This wedding cake was designed and baked by Sophie Lovell, a family member.
Bring on the party! This active crowd enjoyed music and dancing in the barn at this wedding.
Bring on the party! This active crowd enjoyed music and dancing in the barn at this wedding.
Bring on the party! This active crowd enjoyed music and dancing in the barn at this wedding.
Kilee’s sister caught the bouquet!
Bring on the party! This active crowd enjoyed music and dancing in the barn at this wedding.
Bradly’s dance before retrieving the garter had everyone laughing!
Bring on the party! This active crowd enjoyed music and dancing in the barn at this Bertram wedding.
This guy was determined to catch the garter. So much so, he slid across the ground just to get it!
Bring on the party! This active crowd enjoyed music and dancing in the barn at this wedding.
The shoe game!
Who doesn't love a good sparkler exit?!
Who doesn't love a good sparkler exit?!

The Wedding Team

Bridal Boutique: David’s Bridal ♥ Wedding Dress Designer: Galina ♥ Wedding Venue: Private Residence ♥ Officiant: Barry Sharp ♥ Photographer: Sweet Memories Photography ♥ Cake: Sophie Lovell

Alexis and Philip’s Waco Engagement Session

I met up with Alexis and Philip for their Waco engagement session at their home. Despite it being a scorching hot summer day in Texas, we actually had a beautiful day. And with everything planned, I knew it was going to be the perfect engagement session!

Their Love Story

This beautiful couple met 4-1/2 years ago on Bumble. They had their first date at Ninfa’s and it has been love ever since!

During a romantic dinner outside in their backyard, by the pool, Philip popped the question, with the dogs as their witnesses. How could Alexis resist such an intimate, personal, and perfect proposal? And now they’re ready to say “I do” at Moon River Ranch in December!

Their Waco Engagement Session

Their lives are centered around their dogs, so these two wanted a place they could allow their dogs and themselves to be comfortable. They also wanted a location that provided beautiful backdrops.

When Alexis initially mentioned her home and neighborhood, I was a little skeptical. That is, until she sent photos of the spots she had in mind, and had permission to use. With beautiful and lush foliage and nice walking paths, this neighborhood made for the optimum scene. Not to mention that their dogs are familiar with the area, helping them to be at ease during the session.

This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!

Furbabies

Did I mention that the dogs all had coordinated handkerchiefs? Alexis’s first baby before Philip entered their lives, Pompi’s handkerchief says “I loved her first.”

Georgey, the middle furbaby, had a handkerchief saying, “My humans are getting married.”

The newest addition to the gang is Jack and his handkerchief says, “I do, too!”

Could this BE any cuter? Alexis told me that she had this organized and ordered before they even know what they were wearing to their own engagement session!

This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!

Being a typical hot summer day in Texas, we found it was only appropriate to head over to Alexis and Philip’s home for an outfit change and …

This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!

… mocktails and a dip in the pool! Plus, seeing that Philip proposed next to the pool and swimming in it is one of their favorite hobbies, it was a necessity to capture them in their element.

This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!

I love the series below. In the third photo, her facial expression when she catches her fiancé stealing her drink …

This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!

Even the dogs were happy to take a dip in the pool with their mommy and daddy:

This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!

When I spoke to this couple about how I could tell their unique love story, and how they wanted to feel when they look back at their photos, their response was,

“We want to see love and laughter that our relationship contains! We love to giggle and smile.”

I believe the series below exudes just that!

This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!
This Waco engagement session with a beautiful couple and their three furbabies was so much fun!

Who wouldn’t want to end a session with a dip in the pool! It was the most perfect Waco engagement session, if I do say so myself!

Congratulations to the happy couple and I cannot wait to celebrate your big day in December!

Malorie and Evan’s Micro Spicewood Wedding

These “outdoorsy homebodies” have been together since high school French class. Fourteen years later, they’re finally ready to say “I do” at their micro Spicewood wedding.

Malorie and Evan

When asked how they would describe their relationship, their response was:

“Silly. We make terrible jokes and awful puns. We have the kind of relationship that can survive a two-person kayak.”

These two love going on adventures together. When at home, they cook together, watch tv, and play video games. Outside of the home, they love seeing and trying new stuff.

Although their relationship has been mostly long distance since high school, they stayed connected. The distance has allowed them to grow together independently but also strengthened their relationship as a couple. Relying on being open and honest with each other is how they continue to build and grow together.

Unconventional but So Sweet

I love a good proposal story. And I love when it’s unique and personal to the couple!

Picture Malorie sitting on the couch. Evan is watching YouTube. She pops out a ring, slides it onto Evan’s finger, and says, “oh, it fits.” And so they became engaged.

A little later, Evan proposed to Malorie. His proposal was “a little drunk and super casual in front of our friends in the middle of a card game.”

In the end, they proposed to each other in their own perfect way.

Fast Forward

As mentioned above, fourteen years ago, these two started dating. So this wedding has been a long time coming. But Covid-19. And the conversation of a destination wedding versus a Spicewood wedding. Eventually Texas wins and they put their plans into motion.

Deciding on an airbnb in Spicewood so that their closest fifteen family and friends could all visit and/or stay for the wedding was their first action. The location was perfect! Located on the Pedernales River and across the street from Blissful Hill, they had all the views. Not to mention that they were able to have their ceremony at Blissful Hill before heading over to enjoy some vegan food at their airbnb.

Spicewood Wedding

Even though it was a hot July day, it was beautiful and perfect for Malorie and Evan’s wedding! Blue skies, fluffy clouds, a slight breeze, greenery all around … we couldn’t have asked for anything more on a summer Texas day!

Like their proposal, their day was anything but traditional. The two of them got ready together, helping one another put on their wedding attire, with their dog, Eliza, by their side. Family and friends were running around the airbnb, loading alcohol, cake, and goodies into the home to prepare for the reception. Evan’s brother and mother were building and putting together the ceremony decoration. It was literally a family and friends affair, and it was perfect!

A cute spot for a wedding!
Closest family and friends were invited to this micro Spicewood wedding.
Floral arrangements for the Spicewood wedding ceremony.
The rings. Spicewood Wedding | Texas Photographer
Getting ready for their Spicewood wedding.
The airbnb was the perfect space for the ladies to get ready.

Spicewood Wedding | Texas Photographer
Spicewood wedding | Texas photographer
Having an intimate moment together and saying a few loving words before heading down to say "I do."
Eliza and her mommy having a moment.

Spicewood Wedding | Texas Photographer
Handing out handmade gift bags to their guests.
The groom's sister did his hair while the dad prepared the ribbon for the handfasting ceremony.
Wedding details.

Spicewood Wedding | Texas Photographer
Putting on the finishing touches to her wedding attire.

As one, big group, they all walked down to the ceremony site at Blissful Hill for the Gaelic ceremony, where they exchange traditional Gaelic vows, Evan’s father performed the handfasting ceremony, and Evan and Malorie were married!

Heading down to Blissful Hill for the ceremony.
Reading their traditional Gaelic vows.
Wedding ceremony in Spicewood, Texas.
Exchanging of the rings.
A quick kiss before the handfasting ceremony.
Evan's father performed the handfasting ceremony.
It's a forever kind of love.
Spicewood wedding | Texas photographer
Handfasting ceremony with the tying of the ribbons.
And they're officially married!
Family pictures before the reception.
We can't forget Eliza!
The forever kind of love.
I love having time to spend with just the couple and capturing their love.
Blissful Hill has a lot of beautiful backdrops.
How cute is this sign at Blissful Hill.
A little swing action on the wedding day adds a touch of fun!
Such a beautiful couple!
Another cute spot at Blissful Hill.
We couldn't resist posing with the cute car outside of the Spicewood wedding venue.
Pure love between this married pair.
Last photos before they got to cool off in their airbnb.
Vegan cheese platter by Vegg Catering.
All vegan platters by Vegg Catering were served throughout the reception.
The family relaxing and enjoying their time together.
Time to cool off on this hot summer day in Texas.
A moment before Evan took a quick power nap!
Family.
Baby was pooped after the hot ceremony and wearing her traditional Gaelic outfit.
Homemade wine by the bride herself.
Homemade wine by the bride herself!
Yummy wedding cake and cupcakes by Lovejoy bakery.
Vegan cake by the talented Lovejoy Bakery. It tasted YUMMY!
Malorie and her dog cutting the cake while Evan is taking a power nap.
Evan took a quick power nap, so Eliza and Malorie cut the cake. It takes “I loved her first” to a whole new level! And I’m here for it!
Eliza, the dog, had a cute outfit change from her flower girl outfit to a scarf!
Even Eliza had an outfit change!
Opening up their wedding gifts together.

Wedding Ceremony Venue: Blissful Hill ♥ Wedding Reception Venue: Barnyard Farmhouse – airbnb ♥ Photographer: Sweet Memories Photography ♥ Cake: Lovejoy Bakery ♥ Catering: Vegg Catering

Austin Family Photos with the Price Family

After moving to Texas three months ago, the Price family felt it was time to do their Austin family photos. This is not only because they want to document their new beginnings in a new city. It’s also because they haven’t updated their family photos since their second-born. And now, they’re expecting a fourth addition to their growing family!

Big Changes

I personally am a true believer in working to live. Not living to work. The Price family believes the same.

Mr. Price had a great job in California but his schedule didn’t allow for family time. An opportunity arose in Austin that would allow him to not only have a good job, but also allow him to spend quality time with his family. It wasn’t a hard decision for them to make as a family!

Austin Family Photos

As I mentioned before, the Price family just relocated to Austin in April. So these Austin family photos are necessary for many reasons:

  1. To document their lives in their new city.
  2. To update family pictures that they haven’t done in two years!
  3. Going hand-in-hand with number two: they’re expecting baby number four and need to capture memories of the children at their current ages, including their first son still growing in the belly!
Austin family photos at Brushy Creek Lake park in Cedar Park.
These girls were so much fun to photograph.
Headshots of the girls were specifically requested.
Although the family wanted family photos, their main priority was capturing the girls in their element.

Like most families, the Price family wanted the traditional Austin family photos of everyone looking at the camera. However, their main priority was capturing their personalities and the girls being who they are in this stage of their lives. I absolutely love this approach, being more of a photojournalist.

My passion has always been capturing moments as they happen, portraying the subjects as they are, and allowing their personalities to shine through the pictures. A ‘picture is worth a thousand words’ and the girls did an amazing job telling their stories and who they are.

D was so photogenic!
Austin family photos at Brushy Creek Lake park.
Playing hide and seek in the fields.
All the girls wanted to do was wander through the fields of Brushy Lake Creek Park.
Always bring a blanket to your session ... it makes for cute photos!
Such a cute family!
Those in-between shots are everything!
I always encourage bringing bubbles to family sessions!
One of my favorite shots!
Brenna was very intent and concentrating hard on creating bubbles.
Bubbles are fun for all ages!
Aurora loved her bubble time.
Austin family photos at Brushy Lake Creek Park.
I love playing with different styles.
The three girls didn't want to touch at all ... so we worked with what we had and got this cute shot.
I love this family!
I love capturing candid moments.
Brushy Creek Lake Park not only has a beautiful creek, lots of fields, but also this cool playground that's a huge hit with kids.
The girls had a blast running around the playground.
D was quite the monkey!
Play time with dad.
Brenna decided it was her turn to slide with dad.