Austin and Kirsten McDaniel
May 30, 2015
When I met up with these two I knew that I had found an extraordinary high caliber of person in each of them. I had photographed weddings for many of Austin’s extended family, so I knew a bit of a background for him. He is a good guy, so of course he would choose a pretty awesome lady! Boy was I right. Kirsten is as sweet as she is lovely. She is down to earth and the kind of person that would make a coffee date… or planning a wedding… super fun. I like her a lot and I think you would too.
I met up with Kirsten at her parents beautiful home. She was just finishing up her final touches on her bridal prep.
To give her a few more minutes in her comfy (and super adorable) robe, we decided to photograph Austin for his last few minutes of prep. His mom pinned on his flower, and it was a sweet moment.
There is that shot gun again.. you might recognize it from when we used it for the engagement session.Love how he pulled that out again for this moment.
We get back to the girls and what do we find? You can tell these guys are a whole lot of fun. (Don’t tell mom… They are jumping on HER bed!)
What a dress!!!
See Kirsten’s little pup in the background? He wanted to be a part of the day so bad… we have him photo bombing several photos… but this is my favorite.
Time to put that dress on!
She just glows, doesn’t she!?!
I love taking photos in a person’s home… it just makes it more real. Of course she had to pose on her piano! I can just imagine all the lessons that took place there.
This summer has been so beautiful! The sunshine was a very welcome guest for Kirsten’s photos.
Can you believe they have carousel horses in their back yard? How fun!
And a gazebo…
On the shores of their lake…
And then it was time for the first glimpse with Austin. His mom led him down to her… blindfolded.
I think he likes what he sees!
So much love!
Then they sat down to read the notes they had written to each other for their wedding day. I love that. What a great idea!
Thats a good looking couple right there!
Playing in the sunshine brings out some fun flair!
Cowboy boots and pink dresses! Great combo! I love how it goes with the orange truck!
And the lucky one is… the one on the top!Great job on the pyramid guys.
The ceremony took place at Changepoint in the lobby. I have to tell you… the flowers from this event were spectacular!!
Austin’s grandfather prays a special blessing for each of his grandchildren’s weddings.
When the bridal party exited… it was with crazy dancing!
After the ceremony, we took a moment for some fun downtown photos and let the party get started down at the Captain Cook.
Look at all the treats that awaited them!
LaBoum events did a fabulous job as day of coordinator.
After a scrumptious dinner that included many tasty treats, the toasts made everyone cry.
The first dance
Then the dance party really began!