Words from the photographer:
Kristen & Mark are the type of couple that make me LOVE what I do! I knew we would hit it off as soon as I met them at the consultation session. They’re the perfect combination of fun and laid-back. You probably remember their romantic lakeside engagement session at Laguna Gloria followed by the dock at Abel’s on the Lake. That shoot was so much fun, it was very promising for their big day.
It turned out to be true, the engagement session basically made them pros on their wedding day! Kristen mentioned that she doesn’t consider herself to be photogenic, and Mark also wasn’t crazy about the idea of having their photos taken…but I don’t think a single soul on this planet will be able to tell from their gallery! They absolutely nailed it!
This beautiful wedding took place at Dove Hollow Estate. The whole day reflected the nature of this wonderful couple; it was so relaxed and everybody, including the bride and groom, knew how to go with the flow. That’s quite an accomplishment, since weddings can be experienced as quite stressful sometimes! One great example of this was when one of the guests photo bombed the ceremony shot, and Mark requested that this would be included in the final gallery so he could have a good laugh. Isn’t that so cool? Even the seating of the ceremony was shaped in a semi-circle around the couple, instead of the traditional seating arrangement. This again showed how much Kristen & Mark valued to have everyone be a part of their celebration.
And they sure did have a celebration with a capital “C”! Their wedding reception featured a gorgeous black and gold cake, chic farmhouse tables filled with food and laughter and a lively dance floor. The leather jacket that Kristen threw over her dress at the end of the night gave them such an awesome new look that I couldn’t help but shoot a few more photos of the happy couple.