Dawn and David make an amazing couple and their wedding a couple of weekends ago at Welfare Cafe was one special day. Back in September, Dawn and wedding planning Lisa Dean, owner of Divine Details and myself met via Skype. We hit it off and I knew this was going to be something special.
Every wedding is unique. This was no different. The couple wanted their wedding to avoid the many cliched traditions. I’m so fortunate to be their photographer! So with many friends from all over the country, what better way then to sing karaoke throughout the evening. That was seriously fun!
The Welfare Cafe is housed in the original 1880’s building, lovingly restored by the owners in the 90s. Good food, ambience and of course, it’s all Texas style. I particularly loved the three old resident dogs. I should mention the details are as found. I refrain from setting decor and details and photograph what I find. Why? Well apart from the fact I’m altering reality, in my head I’m changing or altering the truth. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, I’m missing the moments that I love to capture. It’s an authentic approach so I stay true to the real story, and myself. But that doesn’t mean details are not photographed beautifully. It’s my job throughout the day to work the angles, find a rhythm and tell story as truthfully as possible.
Dawn and David- Thanks for the trust. A thoroughly enjoyable wedding.
Check out a number of my favorites below. All shot with a Leica M / 35 Summilux and a Nikon D4. Leave your comment below.
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This special wedding was in May and we had a blast. Once again Philip pulled it off like the pro he is!
AWESOME!!!!!! An event to remember! Love to you both.
Absolutely beautiful! Beautiful people, beautiful pictures, great memories captured!
Thank you so much Philip, you are so wonderful so glad that I chose you to be the photographer, thank you for bringing out the fun and quirkiness that we were looking for. I can’t wait to see the rest 🙂 You rock!
I honestly think these are the best wedding photos I’ve ever seen! Beautiful wedding, great photographer, wonderful memories. Congratulations to the whole family!
Love, love, love these!
These are beautiful. Job well done!
Beautiful, Awesome, Perfect!
Oh those are beautiful!!!!!! I may need to get married again so I can hire you for my photos…and marry the same dude, obviously.
Philip you are amazing! Such beautiful photography, beautiful day and the MOST amazing and beautiful couple! You captured it so perfectly!!! We love the sneak peaks!