When I met Carrie and Rod at La Cantera Resort a few months ago I instantly felt a connection. They’re sweet, loving, and they wanted JOYFUL photos! They also wanted to keep things simple and elegant–nothing too over-the-top.
When their wedding day came I could hardly contain my excitement. La Cantera is one of the most beautiful venues in Central Texas, and the views alone are enough to make you want to stay a while. I knew with Brenda of Hill Country Planning that it was going to be simply beautiful, and IT WAS!
In Texas, you never really know what kind of weather you’re going to get, but it was absolutely PERFECT for them, and everything turned out so so beautifully.
Carrie and Rod did something a little different with their wedding party. They included those who meant the most to them, which happened to be their own children! Carrie was escorted down the aisle by her son and daughter, and it was one of the sweetest things I’ve witnessed.
Carrie and Rod, I am so honored you chose me to photograph your #bestdayever, and I wish you decades of love and happiness! Carrie wore this beautiful and simple Andora Gown from BHLDN. My absolute favorite part is the lace detail on the back and on the train! These Spire earrings from BHLDN were just STUNNING! Rod got an extra special wedding gift that the boys helped Carrie pick out for him. I absolutely LOVE the lace on this dress! Carrie and Rod wanted to maximize their couples portraits, so they shared a “First Look!” (if you are unsure of what a First Look is, click here to read more) This bouquet was SO gorgeous. I loved the pops of pink and all of the textures Couture Dezigns included. I love all of the flowers at La Cantera, everywhere! Carrie definitely wanted to incorporate those pink snapdragons into their photos, and I was happy to do so!
The best thing about La Cantera is the VIEW. It was unreal.
Honestly, I think we all could have sat here on the side of the hill and admired La Cantera’s endless view for days. When can I move in?? 😜 we were walking through the resort lobby, and my assistant and I both gasped at the same time! Carrie and Rod were such troopers! We were actually “done” with photos, but I kept seeing more BEAUTIFUL locations! So we stopped for a few by the water feature. Then we just HAD to stop again when I saw beautiful light pouring down on them. They had an outdoor reception, and the weather was PERFECT! The best part? All of that beautiful natural light!
When I asked them if they were ready for their night portraits, there was no hesitation, and I am SO glad because we caught the last bit of twilight 😍 They were also happy to do a second location! I literally squealed with excitement when I checked the back of my camera.
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|| Vendors ||
Venue | La Cantera Resort & Spa | San Antonio, Texas
Planner | Hill Country Planning
Floral | Couture Dezigns
Catering | La Cantera
Dress | BHLDN Adora Gown (direct link)
Earrings | BHLDN Spire Earrings (direct link)
Shoes | Stuart Weitzman (direct link)
Suit | Coppley custom suit
Band | Oh So Good Band
Allison Jeffers is a photographer and educator serving sweet brides and helping other creative entrepreneurs reach their goals. She specializes in wedding photography and proposals as well as Bridal and Engagement portraits in Texas. She is available for travel worldwide and has her passport ready!