ONE HUNDRED WEDDINGS GIVEAWAY | TEXAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
ONE HUNDRED WEDDINGS!!! It seems so surreal. Especially for a girl who never dreamed of being a photographer! I figured this would be the perfect time to share my story since I get this question a lot. And, just for fun, we are giving away a Starbucks gift card! Because, honestly, who doesn’t need extra caffeine in their life? Check out our Instagram post to see how to enter (it’s super easy!). Also, stay tuned for other announcements and bigger giveaways coming soon! ;) ;) ;)
A lot of people think I was just born with a camera in my hand and knew exactly what I wanted to do in life, when actually the complete opposite happened. I’ve always been crafty, but I went through high school and college aimlessly trying to figure out what I wanted to DO with my life. I knew I liked helping people. I knew I was creative. I knew I didn’t want to be a starving artist.
In the meantime, I graduated high school and enrolled in college, still not knowing what I wanted to major in. I took a black and white film class as a filler. Little did I know that class would change my LIFE! I spent HOURS in the dark room learning through trial and error(mostly error!) how to process film myself. My professor asked me to enroll in more of her classes because she said I had a good eye, but by that time the new nursing program started, and it sounded like something I could do! So I got my bachelors of Science in Nursing degree and became a nurse.
It was fulfilling and made me feel like I was doing good in the world. I absolutely loved the bond I made with my patients and their families, and I loved the responsibility that came along with it. I had continued to photograph families throughout college and progressed (I thought I was really getting good HAHAHA!).
My first wedding I ever shot was not planned. My Sister-in-law’s friend was getting married and her photographer backed out a week before the wedding(!!!). They asked me if I could step in, and I hesitantly said “yes.”
My hands were sweating the entire day, not only because it was June in Houston, but I was SO FREAKING NERVOUS! But by the end of the night I had experienced my first wedding high. If you’re a wedding photographer, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you’re not, you won’t know what I’m talking about until you become a wedding photographer. HAHA!
But it wasn’t until Jason and I got married and received terrible wedding photos from our day that I really thought “wow, I could do better than this AND give couples a better experience.” So that’s what I did. Slowly but surely, I started booking weddings, and before I knew it I was photographing weddings for people I didn’t already know(that’s when I knew I was doing something right haha)!
In 2014 I had to choose nursing or wedding photography, so I left my nurse career behind, and became a full time wedding photographer. I get some strange looks when people find out I used to be a nurse, but I have found that photography is just as rewarding. When my couples thank me at the end of the night for being there for them on their best day ever and call or text me with heart-eyed crying emojis when they receive their final gallery…I know I made the right choice.
I’m always saying I have the best couples ever and I truly mean it. Each one of these people have a special place in my heart, and I’m looking forward to many more weddings!
I LOVE Y’ALL!
Genet + Darnell in Houston, Texas | 06.15.2012
Dusti + Michael at Welfare Cafe | 05.26.2013
April + Michael at River Hills in Kerrville, Texas | 06.01.2013
Coryl + Derek in Kerrville, Texas | 08.24.2013 (My first ever night portrait!)
Ravyn + Thach in Johnson City, Texas | 11.02.2013
Jenny + Michael at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, Texas | 01.18.2014
Michelle + Ben at Chapel of Hope in Medina, Texas | 01.25.2014
Sarah + Bart at Ring Mountain Event Center in Comfort, Texas | 03.22.2014
Morgan + Thain at Hilda church in Mason, Texas | 03.29.2014
Lauren + Joe at Amber Springs in Montgomery, Texas | 04.11.2014
Janni + Wesley in Sisterdale, Texas | 04.19.2014
Laura + Ben in Cypress, Texas | 05.03.2014
Tiffany + Josh at Haven River Inn | 05.17.2014
Ambria + Tanner in Ingram, Texas | 06. 07. 2014
Rachael + Austin at The Farm in Bandera, Texas | 06.14.2014
Allison + Cameron at Sisterdale Dancehall | 06.27.2014
Kristen + Zach at Lost Mission | 09.28.2014
Katie + Kyle at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa | 10.04.2014
Wesley + Colt at Mo Ranch | 10.11.2014
Jacqueline + Andrew in Kerrville, Texas | 10.25.2014
Capricia + Sean at Lazy Hills Retreat in Ingram, Texas | 11.22.2014
Lauren + Paul at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas | 12.06.2014
Kelly + Kevin at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Kerrville, Texas | 12.13.2014
Tiffanee + Billy at Antler Oaks Lodge in Bandera, Texas | 03.07.2015
Kelly + Garrett at Hoffman Haus in Fredericksburg, Texas | 04.18.2015
Suzanne + Adam at Sisterdale Dancehall | 05.24.2015
Meagan + Micah in Kerrville, Texas | 06.12.2015
Amber + Tobyn in Kerrville, Texas | 06.20.2015
Kristen + Britt at Sisterdale Dancehall | 06.27.2015
Marina + Cody in Concan, Texas | 07.03.2015
Leigh + Eric at The Oasis on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas | 08.07.2015
Jamie + Bert in London, Texas | 08.08.2015
Ashley + Gaston at Camp Bandina in Medina, Texas | 08.15.2015
Erin + Felix in Kerrville, Texas | 09.04.2015
Tanner + Brett in Medina, Texas | 09.19.2015
Carol + Jerry at The Milestone in Boerne | 09.24.2015
Kristen + Drew at CW Hill Country Ranch | 09.26.2015
Courtney + Luke at Lazy Hills Retreat in Ingram, Texas | 10.03.2015
Veronica(AKA Jennifer Garner) + Adam at Hoffman Haus in Fredericksburg | 10.10.2015
Christina + CJ at Johnson Creek Park in Ingram, Texas | 10.17.2015
Kaleigh + Sean at Sisterdale Dancehall | 10.23.2015
Sam + Chad at Welfare Cafe | 11.21.2015
Lizzie + Zack at Sisterdale Dancehall | 12.05.2015
Jasmine + Jess at The Marquardt Ranch | 01.16.2016
Kylie + Briar at Chapel Dulcinea in Austin, Texas | 02.27.2016
Amy + Chris at Messina Hof in Fredericksburg, Texas | 03.04.2016
Jane + Jodie at Sisterdale Dancehall | 03.05.2016
Stephani + Zach at River Inn in Hunt, Texas | 03.26.2016
Renee + Broderick at Ring Mountain Event Center | 04.02.2016
Melissa + Jerred at Sisterdale Dancehall | 04.23.2016
Sandra + Forrest at Sisterdale Dancehall | 04.30.2016
Bethany + Steve at Sisterdale Dancehall | 05.06.2016
Brianne + Jake at their family ranch in Kerrville, Texas | 05.07.2016
Ashley + Damon at CW Hill Country Ranch | 05.28.2016
Elizabeth + Brian at Sisterdale Dancehall in Boerne, Texas | 07.03.2016
Sydney + David at The Marquardt Ranch in Boerne, Texas | 07.23.2016
Rikki + Kevin at CW Hill Country Ranch in Boerne, Texas | 08.20.2016
Camille + Anthony at Three Strands Farm in Lebanon, Oregon | 08.27.2016
Mia + Kevin at Lightning Bug Springs in Concan, Texas | 09.03.2016
Cherise + Kevin at Sisterdale Dancehall in Boerne, Texas | 09.17.2016
Brittani + Tyler at Brady’s Bloomin’ Barn in Castroville, Texas | 09.24.2016
Allison is a Texas-based photographer and educator located in the Hill Country who serves all of South and Central Texas including (but not limited to) San Antonio, Austin, Kerrville, Boerne, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, and Dripping Springs. She’s also available for international travel and destination weddings!