Jessica & Kyle's celebrated with their family and friends in San Antonio, TX at the unique Eilan Hotel & Spa. The light is always phenomenal here, and it was a beautiful, cool day. The ceremony took place on the outdoor patio, with the reception held in the Incanto ballroom.
Ceremony: Eilan Hotel & Spa
Reception: Eilan Hotel & Spa
Planner: Soiree du Vin
Florist: Joe Salcedo
Décor: Cru Vintage Rentals
Cake: Creations Cakes
Makeup: My Makeup Movement
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Evolution
Reception Music: Platinum DJ
Dress: Cristiano Lucci at I Do The Dress
Suit: J. Ferrar
Rings: Jared, Zales
Keri & Justin had a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Charles Boromeo and then they danced the night away on a brisk evening at the Glasserie in Brooklyn, New York. It was an incredibly fun and light-hearted group, and the beautiful locations were the cherry on top.
Kimberly & David had a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at the University of the Incarnate Word Chapel and then they celebrated with loved ones at the St. Anthony Hotel in the heart of downtown San Antonio. These two iconic venues made for a memorable event, and as you will see, everyone had an amazing night!
Ceremony: Chapel of the Incarnate Word
Reception: The St. Anthony Hotel
Planner: Pamela Rodriguez
Florist: Oakleaf Florist
Décor: Luxe, Marquee
Cakes: The Exclusive Cake Shop
HMU: Chairish the Day
Music: The Royal Dukes Band
Dress: Allure Bridal at Celebrations Bridal
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Suits: JoS. A. Bank
Marci and I took some time to create some magical golden hour portraits at El Matador State Beach just outside of Malibu, California. The gorgeous golden sunlight was a welcome contrast to the cool breeze and frigid water.
Hair & Makeup by Marci Madla
I spent a couple of days in Palm Springs, and was able to spend an afternoon driving around looking for strong graphic images. I was particularly drawn to lines on this trip, and also experimented with the idea of man vs. nature in my last image - contrasting the towering palm trees with power lines on the opposing side of the frame.
Our beautiful light-filled studio is where you'll come for a consultation or to select images for prints and albums after a session. Hair and makeup by Marci Madla is also done in our studio.
Amy & Vicente had a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at the University of the Incarnate Word Chapel and then they danced the night away with friends and family at the Skyroom at UIW with a beautiful panoramic view of downtown San Antonio. Gunpowder Soup kept everyone dancing all night, it was a wonderful evening!
While in California this winter, we drove up the Pacific Coastal Highway towards Malibu and spent an afternoon at El Matador Beach. The atmosphere was quite hazy that day, but the rocky formations on the beach were everything I'd hoped for and more. There was also a huge commercial campaign being photographed for Invisalign with about a dozen models and assistants running around - such a great change of pace from home in San Antonio, TX where you don't often see legit commercial photography in action. Oh, Cali, we're going to miss you!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists ended a week of meetings with a lavish New Orleans themed President's Gala at the amazing Tobin Center in downtown San Antonio, TX.
Headshots of Maddie taken for a local modeling agency, photographed in-studio and outdoors on-location.
I was hired by advertising / marketing firm Moroch to photograph local McDonalds franchisees on-location at their office. For this type of scenario with multiple people to photograph, we try to make things as painless as possible. I set up a professional studio on-location with backdrop, wireless battery-powered strobes and modifiers, got the lights dialed-in with my assistant as a stand-in, and then between meetings when the owners had a moment to have their headshot made I only needed a minute or two of their time.
I spent a couple of hours one lovely afternoon with Vanessa & Matthew wandering around downtown San Antonio. We strolled along the riverwalk, stopped for tea, and ended up at the restaurant where he proposed and she said yes. Big shout out to Bohanan's for allowing us to take some special photos with this handsome couple before they opened to the public - it meant a lot to V&M!
We photographed Morgan's bridal session on the grounds at the McNay Art Museum in Alamo Heights.