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Sarah & Derek – Destination Wedding at Lake TahoeTahoe, Nevada

Sarah & Derek were married at a private residence on Lake Tahoe.  This spectacular location had amazing views, lake front access and the perfect little green to say I do!  This rustic elegant wedding was so beautiful!  Sarah and her Mom, Ima Jean, did an amazing job pulling together every single details for this intimate affair.  This couple knew they wanted to keep it small and it was so sweet because just their closest family was in attendance.  Sarah prepared upstairs while Derek got ready downstairs – with just a staircase between them I had to make sure they stayed in their places!  Sarah’s airy skirt and gorgeous detailed bodice was beautiful on here and her cascading curls and unique headpiece made the look!  Derek was dapper in winter suiting with textured layers and colors.  During the ceremony, officiated by Sarah’s sister in law, everyone was smiling – including me!  Tears were totally shed by this lady behind the camera as they vowed to love one another – and all of Sarah’s animals and even Derek’s ducks!  These two are so perfectly suited for each other – it just warms my heart they found one another.  Over an intimate dinner they danced with each other and their parents as the sun set.

-Tracy Autem

Cassie & Lee – Destination Wedding in Louisiana

I love different!  I love things that are meaningful and full of heart and soul.  Cassie and Lee are all about those things and every aspect of their intimate wedding getaway in Louisiana demonstrated that.  Off the beaten path in Chalybeate Springs these two married in a church that Lee’s family has attended for generations.  This heart connection was why they chose to fly a small party of their closest friends and family to the location to celebrate with them.  After a touching ceremony a light lunch reception was hosted outside the church with Cajun cuisine and cake.  The day was pulled together by the fabulous Tami Winn Events.

Thanks to all the amazing vendors both at home in Fort Worth and in Louisiana that helped make this day so beautiful.

Tami Winn Events – Planning and Design

Turquoise Video – Film

Lauren Roebuck Designs – Floral

Ralph & Kacoo’s – Catering

Eldorado Casino – Hotel and Cakes

Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals

Meregrass, Inc – Air Transportation

Tri City Charter – Ground Transportation

 

Sarah & Brian {Married Part 1} At La Paloma Westin Resort in Tucson, AZ

It’s been a few weeks since Sarah & Brian’s wedding and frankly I had a very hard time editing their images.  These two just pulled at my heart strings so selecting images to show as my favorites has been impossible, I wanted to share every single one!  Today I am excited to share their preparations, details and ceremony.

 Amanda, my associate, and I traveled to Tucson for this amazing wedding at the La Paloma Westin Resort.  Destination weddings are always a treat but are hard work as we combine a whirlwind weekend of travel, multiple events and beautiful weddings.  La Paloma is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding with one of the best views in my opinion of the Mountains.   It was a fabulous break from my Texas weddings (Can you tell I was a bit excited about mountains?)  Read on for more about their perfect day and look on the blog next week for part 2 of their wedding images!

I adored the texture in Sarah’s hair with the ribbon weaved through it.

She was excited and SO cute about everything.

Brian works at the La Paloma Country Club with the Golf Course so we had to brave the 100+ heat for at least one photo on the green.

Love the squishy face.

A sweet kiss between Brian and his Mom.

Brian was a ball of emotion (one more reason I loved him as a groom) and as he opened his wedding gift from Sarah he fell apart.  This is his sister hugging him when he needed it.

Sarah putting on her wedding gift, custom designed earrings.

Brian walking his Grandma down the aisle.

Brian’s Father and Mother.

Sarah’s Brother and Mother.

Sarah’s brother escorted her down the aisle.

Did I mention Brian was emotional??  I have too many photos of him crying with joy that I could barely choose.

After their first kiss (above) I love that the embraced and savored the moment (below.)

Brian holding his bride after they departed the ceremony.  Stay tuned next week for more images and their best of slide show!

Mr & Mrs Robert Rinn





Cutest Favors with some Hawaii feel

Cutest Favors with some Hawaii feel

On July 10th this couple were married at the fabulous Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki in Hawaii.  It was a beautiful day and sharing it with them makes me feel truly blessed.  Doing a destination wedding I become even closer with my couples and spend allot of time through out the wedding process preparing for their day.  These two had perfect weather, looked amazing and I loved the details and intricate touches.  Here is their day and I can’t wait to see the memories they make in the future.

I love love love this.

I love love love this.

I always love when the groom sees her for the first time.

I always love when the groom sees her for the first time.

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Hot first kiss!

Hot first kiss!

Through out the ceremony her viel just wouldn't stay put so one of her girls picked it up an dI just love this shot I got of the two bridesmaids with the flowers and her viel.

Through out the ceremony her viel just wouldn't stay put so one of her girls picked it up an dI just love this shot I got of the two bridesmaids with the flowers and her viel.

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Siging the marriage license, this appears to be a big deal in Hawaii unlike here in Texas where we rarely see it.RinnWeddingBlog_0013
Proof that my amazing husband didn't just come to Hawaii to sit on the beach, he was a big help as you can see here with everything from gear to flowers.

Proof that my amazing husband didn't just come to Hawaii to sit on the beach, he was a big help as you can see here with everything from gear to flowers.

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Stephanie looking up at Rob during their first dance.  Love.

Stephanie looking up at Rob during their first dance. Love.

Watching the sunset and some fireworks way off over the city

Watching the sunset and some fireworks way off over the city

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After an amazing night of fun and dancing it came to an end but their local reception is coming up next weekend so I know they will have a blast then as well.


Almost Married, Stephanie & Robert





This images is dreamy and reminds me of an old vintage post card.  I love it!

This images is dreamy and reminds me of an old vintage post card. I love it!

While I was in Hawaii I didn’t just photograph this great couples nuptials but several events from a welcome dinner at a Japanese Tea House, their rehersal Luau and of course their trash the dress session.  Before I reveal their wedding day images I wanted share a little bit more of their journey in Hawaii to the altar.  Many couples that do have destination weddings want to take advantage of the location with multiple events and portrait sessions.  When working with our destination couples we always photograph your rehearsal dinner free of charge and of course a fun session weather it be splashing in the water or a cool engagement style shoot.

A big thanks to Bliss Bridal who helped us find Stephanie a perfect extra dress so that we could do their unbridled session the day before their wedding.

A big thanks to Bliss Bridal who helped us find Stephanie a perfect extra dress so that we could do their unbridled session the day before their wedding.

Stephanie loves pink and I brought this umbrella along just for her.
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Japanese Tea House Welcome Dinner

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Robert didn't know about the wardrobe change but he was a great sport.

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Great details at the tea house from paper cranes to more paper cranes. A guest told me a 1000 of them brought good luck.

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It was a tea house so we all went bare foot for dinner.
It was a tea house so we all went bare foot for dinner.
A good laugh during a toast.

A good laugh during a toast.

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It was Stephanie's Dad's birthday so the dancers got him up there for fun and he did an awesome job shaking his thang!

It was Stephanie's Dad's birthday so the dancers got him up there for fun and he did an awesome job shaking his thang!

Not to be outdone by Dad, Stephanie got her groove on too and looked amazing doing it.  Shake it girl!

Not to be outdone by Dad, Stephanie got her groove on too and looked amazing doing it. Shake it girl!

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To end the night we had fire dancers!

To end the night we had fire dancers!

Wedding images coming soon and then in just a few short weeks their Texas reception!


Stephanie & Robert Sneak Peak!

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Tonight I am flying home from a great week in Hawaii with Steph & Rob and I really can  not put into words how much I enjoyed working with them.  We shot for 3 days, various events and of course their wedding and I had such fun getting to know this couples family and friends that had made the long journey out here for the wedding.  We had a ton of laughs and stories I will never forget.  I think one of my favorite parts of destination events is that I do get to spend so much time with the couple and the family making the day all the more special.

The day before their wedding Stephanie and Robert and I played on the beach in wedding attire.  Don’t worry, this was an alternate dress purchased just for the occasion.  They are having a reception back home in Texas so her wedding dress needed to stay in perfect condition but we couldn’t come to Hawaii and not get wet!  I had to share a few quick photos before heading home so that they too could sneak a peak while on the Big Island this week.  See you two soon and congratulations!RinSneakPeakBlog-1

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