Nick and Carrie hired us out of the blue to shoot their engagement in 2007 and loved what we did so much that they also hired us for their wedding in June of 2008. Their engagement was tons of fun, and I liked both Nick and Carrie a lot. Carrie writes super intense emails that are typically gushing with more words of praise than any other client’s emails which was actually a lot of fun because I truly appreciate people who can write eloquently. And boy could she write as shown in her testimonial about our photography after her wedding.
Not only does Carrie have an amazing personality through email, but she was awesome in person as well. You know one of those people you just instantly like. Nick was a lot of fun too, and together they made one of my favorite couples from 2008. Their wedding wasn’t in Austin, really. It was at the Creekside in Driftwood right across the street from The Saltlick on Onion Creek. They have a spot down near the creek where the trees grow right on the creek, and there is a ton of greenery that makes the place very lush. Down by the creek is a great place to shoot fabulous pictures of the couple because it’s away from prying eyes and the couple feels a little more comfortable without a crowd watching them as they are photographed. That’s always good thing for me and really yields so many more pictures.
Pictures were a priority to Nick and Carrie, and they dedicated 20 minutes to shooting just the two of them down by the creek after their ceremony. So many people are rushed by the events of the day and forget the importance of actually having pictures of the two of them, and they only get a small handful of shots that romantically preserve their love. I know it sounds corny, and as a guy who shoots weddings it may even sound stranger. But after many years of marriage and two children I see the value of looking back and seeing what we were like on our wedding day in more detail than a snapshot. There was a movement for all photojournalism all the time at weddings for a good portion of this decade but I think that ends up yielding pictures that don’t showcase the couple very well unless of course you are professional models who have a toothpaste-commercial smiles on your face 24/7. Putting aside the time for what I call ‘romantic’ wedding couple pictures really pays off big time for images you are going to treasure for the rest of your life. That requires a little time with the couple. It wasn’t too long at all with Nick and Carrie, and they were off to their reception followed by myself knowing that I had just shot the best wedding couple pictures in Austin.