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“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter” – Alfred Eisenstaedt

These simple words have been our mantra from for a long time, and the concept was brought home the first time we met with Bri and her parents.  Bri has a theatrical background and Jonathan is in the Navy and they met in an acting class, so when Jonathan proposed they decided the wanted to recreate Eisenstaedt’s famous photo V-J Day in Times Square. Needless to say, we were over the top excited to make it happen for them since we have always been huge fans of his work.  On a side note, Bill actually got to meet Eisenstaedt in Dallas during his book tour for his book Witness to Our Time.

We decided that 2 engagement sessions were in order – the first at Fair Park with Jonathan in his Petty Officer uniform and Bri in the vintage 1940s nursing outfit. The end result recently won first place in a photo competition and we created this fantastic Save the Date for them.  We parted ways and met up again later that day to do their “regular” engagement session which was just as stunning as their morning session.

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Thank you to everyone who came by on Sunday to tour the Las Colinas Country Club, it was great to see so many people come out!  In case you weren’t able to make it, the country club has a fantastic special right now for 2014 weddings – if you are still looking for a reception venue you should definitely check it out.

We would also like to congratulate the winner of our door prize – Katie who is getting married in June is eligible for a FREE photobooth!


I looked out the window this morning and was reminded of a beautiful, bright and sunny day last fall when we met up with Allison & Seth for their engagement session. They haven’t made it onto the blog yet so I figured today is the perfect day to show off their super sweet session.  Enjoy!

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For all of the UT Austin fans out there we had the opportunity to photograph a fundraiser for the Silver Spurs with BEVO on Friday and Saturday in Austin.  This past weekend was Commencement Weekend for UT Austin so there were plenty of new graduates and alumni around.  We were set up early on the field of the Darrell K Royal Stadium and BEVO made his appearance promptly at 10AM. To go along with commencement weekend, we were set up right across the street from the Bass Concert Hall on campus so a lot of families were able to just walk across the street to do their photo with BEVO.

On Friday, Bill’s friend Dee Dee (he has knows her since high school) can by with her daughter Ashley who was graduation that day.  Dee Dee and her husband Greg are both UT Alums and Ashley was the student speaker at the College of Communications Commencement ceremony so we are excited to show off her photo here!

One thing we definitely learned, when at 2000lb steer decides he is tired of standing and takes a seat on the field with his butt to everyone, it is easier to move us, our equipment and everyone else than to try and move him.  BEVO was amazingly docile and patient with all the people who came out to see him and have their photo taken so we thought he deserved his own close-up.

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with UT Austin, the Silver Spurs and BEVO, this was a VERY big deal.  Not only were people allowed on the football field, BEVO only makes 3 to 4 appearances a year on campus (other than football games) and people are rarely able to see him up close.

On to our little foodie addiction. As most people know, Austin is an amazing city for food.  After we packed things up on Friday we went to lunch at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill – it was recommended by several people and didn’t disappoint.  We tried their chicken fried steak as well as the chicken and waffles and both were delicious, but the best part was the pail of seasoned popcorn they bring to the table instead of bread or chips & salsa.  I could make of meal of that popcorn alone – yum! For dinner that night we went to Paul Qui’s East Side King (if you watch Top Chef you might remember him as the winner of Season 9).  We had the pork belly bun, the kinchi pirk ramen and the most amazing brussels sprouts salad EVER. Yes, we are posting a photo of food.  We figure we see enough under-exposed out-of-focus cell phone shots of everyone else’s dinner, we can post one well done photo of our dinner :).


Wedding booking season is officially in full swing and we would like to thank everyone who cam by our booth at last weekend’s Star Telegram Bridal Show.  We had a great turnout and we loved meeting so many newly engaged couples!  I know we were pretty busy most of the day and didn’t have a chance to talk to everyone so if you wanted to chat we would love to hear from you!

Just a reminder that our show special was on our Photo Booth – it is normally $750 when you add it on to any wedding package but with our show special it is only an extra $250 (price valid for weddings booked by February 28 2014).  We are always happy to schedule a complimentary consultation so if you would like to get together give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll set it up!

We would also like to congratulate the winner of our door prize – Alessandra who is getting married in July has won a free engagement session!

Thank you to everyone who came out last weekend to see us at the Las Colinas Bridal Show – we loved meeting so many excited new brides (and a few grooms).  We would like to congratulate Erica who is getting married in August – she won the free engagement session we were giving away!

We also had a bridal show special that we tried to tell everyone about, but in case we missed anyone out show special was on our photobooth.  The photobooth is normally $750 when added on to any of our wedding packages but with our show special it would only be an additional $250 as an add-on.  Show special is available until February 28 2014.

If you would like to talk a little more about your big day, or didn’t have a chance to talk to us at all, we would love to hear from you – feel free to call or email us anytime!

Heather & Brian’s journey to married life started with a proposal under the Christmas tree in downtown Fort Worth and ended in a stunning wedding day complete with twinkling trees, a hot chocolate bar and snow. With the help of Lucia Bitnar with Foster Blue, Heather & Brian and their families transformed Aristide into an amazing Enchanted Winter Forest.  We absolutely adore Heather & Brian and their families and are so happy they included us on their big day, we can’t wait to see what else their future holds for them.

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Vendor List:
Event Planning & Design – Lucia Bitnar with Foster Blue
Venue – Aristide Event Center in Mansfield, TX
Florals – Cityview Florist
Invitations – PS The Letter
Paper Products – Paper Planet
Bridal Gown – Jim Hjelm
Bridesmaids Dresses – Monique Lhuillier
Ceremony Harpist – Jenny Glass
Reception Music – Randy Ro Entertainment
Cinematography – Eleven 29 Films
Cakes – Creme de la Creme
Caterer – Blue Mesa
Vintage Limo – My Vintage Limo

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