I love all my couples, none more than this just married couple, Brandi and AJ who tied the knot at Vista West Ranch. I’m forever grateful to wedding planner Diana Boucher who’s a terrific matcher for getting the right photographer and vendors with the couple.

So, we all met via Skype, and after booking, I photographed Brandi and AJ’s engagement session at one of my favorite downtown bars Juniper Tar here in San Antonio, Texas. They first met in a bar, so it made sense to shoot in one too. Ha! A camera shy couple and have terrific chemistry.

On the wedding day, the couple started with rehearsal dinner at the Liney moon just down the road from the wedding venue. And the wedding /reception was at Vista West Ranch, in Dripping Springs. Shooting at the ranch was my first time at the site situated in the heart of Texas Hill Country, and it’s full of rustic southern charm.

Here are a few favorite images from their wedding day. All captured with a couple of Leica rangefinders. Fabulous as always, to work with Adam Swift, an old friend who’s just moved to San Antonio from L.A.

Ceremony + Reception: Vista West Ranch
Planner: Diana Boucher
Florist: Uptown Flowers – William Garza
Video: Spinning Leaf
Band: Clay Hollis Band
Caterer: Rehearsal; Saltlick
Caterer: Wedding: Royal Fig Catering
Hair and makeup: All Dolled Up
DJ: The premier entertainment group
Officiant: Spoken Heart Ceremonies



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If you like what you see, reach out! I have a cool English accent; I’m dashing, handsome and funny – so my wife says. Seriously though, I love the craft of photography, I’m a former news photographer and a documentary street photographer. I capture weddings throughout Texas from a fly on the wall perspective. You’ll not notice me. My photos are candid and delightfully artistic with a splash of color and monochrome.

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