Archive for May, 2011

Miss Madeline is ONE!

Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and be prepared to stick around for a while – this is a REALLY long post. It’s been quite a while since I posted a wedding here and I’m about to break that with a good one.

Parisa and Bryan recently married at the Long Center here in Austin, and I was the lucky photographer who had the incredible opportunity to capture their day. What an amazing event – from the WONDERFUL (and beautiful) couple, to the loving family moments, dance party and seriously – the most incredible backdrop in the city. This was, BY FAR, one of the most memorable weddings that I’ve been to – either as a photographer or guest.

The wedding ceremony was a combination of Western and Persian traditions and gorgeous. From there, the party was amazing and included so many unique touches. The toasts were the most heartfelt I’ve ever heard (there was not a dry-eye in the house, myself included), and included a surprise serenade from Brian to Parisa. We’re all familiar with the couple’s first dance, right? But have you ever witnessed a first ping-pong match? RAD. Cake? Forget about it. Parisa and Bryan? They chose pie, and traditional Persian cookies – ALL of which delicious (’cause yes, I had to sample them). The reception was out-of-control with more people dancing then I’ve ever seen before!

I could go on and on gushing about this wedding, but I think I’ll cut to the chase and let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

Congratulations Parisa + Bryan! Thanks so much for having me at your wedding and best wishes for a long and happy marriage

Vendors –

    Also – Many thanks to my second shooter for the day, Nadia Caffesse, who rocked it out!

To say that I am excited about posting this next session would be an understatement. Shiri is my BEAUTIFUL little sister and Mark her soon-to-be husband! They both live (and will marry) in Los Angeles, but made a recent visit here to Austin to have their pictures taken by yours truly. This means the world to me since I’ll be too busy playing bridesmaid on her special day and can’t be her photographer. My dear friend, Francis Joseph, will have the honor of shooting their wedding and was able to tag along on our session and busted out the analog film camera – I’ve seen a few frames of what he came up with and looking forward to more :)