San Marcos Photographer | Reyna + Ryan | Stonehouse Villa Wedding

San Marcos Photographer | Reyna + Ryan | Stonehouse Villa Wedding

by Harper Jones

I loved this wedding! The couple, the venue, the food, everything.  I’ve never seen a wedding reception get quite so…let’s say “exciting” before LOL! Everyone was happy, pleasantly drunk, and having an amazing time.

Props to Reyna and Ryan for planning this wedding from out of state! They even chose their venue based solely on photos, and they made a fantastic choice.  Definitely my new favorite venue, everywhere I looked it just took my breath away.

Congratulations Reyna and Ryan!

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San Marcos Photographer | Reyna + Ryan | Engagement Session

San Marcos Photographer | Reyna + Ryan | Engagement Session

by Harper Jones

Meet Ryan and Reyna.  They’re getting married in just two days, and I CAN. NOT. WAIT. So why did we do their engagement photos so close to their actual wedding day?  Well, they don’t exactly live here.  So we had to schedule them for when they would be in town for the wedding!

Something I should point out is that these were done on a very overcast day! I ALWAYS have clients on cloudy days texting/emailing me before their session’s worrying that the cloudiness will make for bad photos… and I always reassure everyone that they’re photos will come out great whether or not the sun is out!!

We met up at Mueller’s Lake Park in east Austin, Texas for this shoot.

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San Marcos Photographer | Kenneth + Lorena | Wedding at Villa St. Clair

San Marcos Photographer | Kenneth + Lorena | Wedding at Villa St. Clair

by Harper Jones

Kenneth and Lorena were married on May 21st, 2016, at the Villa St. Clair Wedding and Event Center in Manor, Texas.  My absolutely favorite part of this wedding was the “Grand March” that they did to kick off the dancing at the reception: Everyone joined in and danced around the reception hall, basically playing “follow-the-leader” and eventually formed a circle around the dance floor while Kenneth and Lorena had an up-beat first dance in the middle.  Something about it was very emotional for me.  I think it was being in the middle of such a huge group of people showing so much love for this couple, with so much energy.  I was honestly holding back happy tears the whole time.

Congratulations Kenneth and Lorena!

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San Marcos Photographer | Family Session | Purgatory Creek Natural Area

San Marcos Photographer | Family Session | Purgatory Creek Natural Area

by Harper Jones

A quick post to share this family mini session from last evening, at the Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San, Marcos! We ran into some trouble when I took them down the trail and were caught in swarms of mosquitos…EVERYWHERE.  I am covered in bites today.  But atleast we got some good shots, and I learned to stay away from that part of the trail during mosquito season!_DSC1996 Untitled-1 _DSC1945 _DSC1963

San Marcos, Texas Photographer | Max’s Wine Dive Wedding | Austin, Texas | Mark + Pauline

San Marcos, Texas Photographer | Max’s Wine Dive Wedding | Austin, Texas | Mark + Pauline

by Harper Jones

Mark and Pauline were married on May 16, 2016, at one of the coolest urban wedding venues I’ve seen! In Downtown Austin, Texas lives a restaurant and bar called Max’s Wine Dive, and under it is an amazing wedding and event center… in the basement.  This venue has exposed brick, pipes, warm glowy lighting, and twinkle lights wrapped around the support beams and hanging from the ceilings.  Max’s Wine Dive catered the event, of course, and THAT was one delicious meal.

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San Marcos, Texas Photographer | Senior Portrait Session | Jessica

San Marcos, Texas Photographer | Senior Portrait Session | Jessica

by Harper Jones

Jessica was such a breath of fresh air to get to photograph!! She was a natural at posing and being in front of the camera, it made my job so easy.  I realized early in the session that I could just show her a pose, basically say “do this, and this, and this, and point that toe, and put your arm here and do this and this and don’t forget to turn your head like this but don’t do this or that” and she would just say “ok” and copy it perfectly: so cool!!

I definitely couldn’t do that.

On top of that, she was cute as a button.

She chose my current favorite event venue, Texas Old Town in Kyle, TX, to have her senior portraits done, because this is the same venue where she had her quinceañera!

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