DAVID + SUSAN: ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT

Even in the midst of strife, love still conquers all.   This was the week of the Great Flood of Houston.  Flooding of historic proportions.  We were still hopeful with finding a suitable location to capture their love story.  The sun did finally come out and blanketed most of the city with its radiance.  

DREW + CAROLINE: God Makes Beautiful Things!

When these 2 individuals who love God above all come together to make covenant marriage, it truly pleases our Father in Heaven!  Such a beautiful sight to see!  Loved shooting this union so much!  Even more encouraged to see godly people wanting their lives to reflect God's goodness forever!  God bless you both - Drew & Caroline!

Photographer: Stan Kwan Photos

2nd Shooter: Bethany Erin Photography

Venue: Bell Tower & Chapel in Fort Worth, TX

Scans: Photovision Prints

A LIFETIME OF LOVE: RON + JOYCE

“Marriage is one of the most humbling, sanctifying journeys you will ever be a part of. It forces us to wrestle with our selfishness and pride. But it also gives us a platform to display love and commitment.”
— Francis Chan

First and foremost, I LOVE this couple!  So incredibly blessed to have them in our lives.  A constant reminder of what a godly marriage looks like and love can last a lifetime, when grounded in Christ!   50 YEARS of wedded bliss .... Congratulations Ron & Joyce!

Scans by Photovision Prints & The FIND Lab

 

AUSTIN ENGAGEMENT: CHRIS + ALEXA

I had the incredible pleasure to watch Chris grow up taking piano lessons at my mom's house since he was in elementary school.  Years later ..... I get to capture some of the most beautiful images of him and his gorgeous "bride-to-be" - Alexa!  What a great privilege and honor!

Austin has always been one of my absolute favorite places to shoot and we had a great time going all over the city!  Chris & Alexa are bona fide "foodies" and that allowed us to get really creative with our venues.  CONGRATS to both of them!!

Buffalo Jackson Trading Co.

Terribly excited about my new camera bag!  Not only does it have that classy, vintage look .... it feels sturdy and well made.  I had a similar looking bag a few months ago that I had bought from eBay and that bag lasted about 6 months.  It was a little pricey but I felt that it was worth every dollar.  

Featured in Adorn Magazine

Woke up this morning and was so honored to find out that my images were featured on Adorn Magazine.  Thankful & blessed.  :)

http://adornmagazine.com/fine-art-oregon-coast-wedding-inspiration/

Taken at the @donnyzavalaphotography and @tylerrye_ #oregoncoastworkshop
Creative Direction/Florist @jannabrowndesign
Film Processing @photovisionprints
Calligraphy and Paper goods @jenny_sanders_
Dresses @clairelafaye
MUAH @hikarimurakami
Rings @trumpetandhorn
Ribbons @silkandwillow
Models @musemanagement

WASHED ASHORE on the Oregon Coast.

Deeply grateful and honored to find out today that my images were featured in Belle Lumiere Magazine!  So thankful to my wonder mentors Stephen Wood, Erich McVey, Donny Zavala for your constant urging to "push the envelope" with my craft.

Family Portraits

My sweet extended family in Houston.  They mean the world to Karen and me!  Thank you @photovisionprints for these lovely scans!  #filmisnotdead 

The Waves of the Oregon Coast

Back in August, I was blessed to attend a wonderful photographer's workshop in the Pacific Northwest, and I am finally able to share a few pics from one of the styled shoots - "The Waves"  #oregoncoastworkshop

Many thanks to @donnyzavalaphotography and @tylerrye_
Creative Direction/Florist @jannabrowndesign
Film Processing @photovisionprints
Calligraphy and Paper goods @jenny_sanders_
Dresses @clairelafaye
MUAH @hikarimurakami
Suits @theblacktux
Veils and headpieces @melindarosedesign
Rings @trumpetandhorn
Ribbons @silkandwillow
Models @musemanagement
Rentals @something_borrowed_pdx 

Let Freedom Ring!

Many thanks to the Andre's for inviting us out to their beautiful land to celebrate the freedom we have in this great nation!  This wonderful family sure knows how to throw a party!  Although we weren't able to stay for the late night fireworks, we did get to enjoy some really great BBQ and fun fellowship with old friends and new friends!  What a treat!

A DALLAS WEDDING: WILL + JESSICA

Amazing wedding at the famed Southfork Ranch in North Texas!  Congratulations Mr & Mrs William Acuff!  

Elegantly Rustic Wedding in Central Texas!

Kicked off wedding season with a gorgeous Hill Country wedding in Brady, TX - Selah Springs Ranch!  Kayla & Tyler, both outdoor enthusiasts celebrated their union in style, country-style!  

Venue:  Selah Springs Ranch

DJ– Greg Frank at “Complete DJ” in Austin, Tx

Caterer– Casey Rowlet

Cake– Lori Holubec

Florist– Brenda Kothmann

Invitations– Marta Simmons-Wiechmann in Denton, Tx

Officiant- Kevin McDonald at The First Baptist in Brady, Tx

Rehearsal dinner caterer- Mandi June at The Spread, Pit BBQ in Brady, Tx

I LOVE HORSES!

Most people don't know but I absolutely adore horses and riding horses!  Eversince my dear friend Sarah taught me to ride Robo, I've always dreamed about owning a ranch and horses one day.  A few weeks ago I met this wonderful family that raises and trains horses for competition.  Ended getting some great shots of them and their animals.  Now, I can't wait to get invited back!  :)

Styled Shoot: Dreaming In Emerald

Last month, my photos were featured in Grey Likes Weddings.  Humbled and thankful.  No words can describe my gratitude to Sarah Kee of Keestone Events for assembling a dream team of rockstar wedding vendors:

Venue: White Sparrow Barn
Design + Coordination: Keestone Events
Hair + Make Up: Natalia Issa
Cake + Desserts: The Jenny Layne Bakery
Large Furniture - Propmaker
Florist: Lizzie Bees Flower Shoppe
Jewelry: Shapiro Diamonds
Stationery: Clara Doyle Designs
Dresses: Watters Bridals
Tabletop: Rent My Dust
Chargers + Napkins: BBJ
Models: @AletheaCreatives

Photography by Stan Kwan // Assistant Photographer: Esther H. Photography // Scans by Photovision Printing