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Mallory & Clayton | Mill Town Historic District Wedding | New Braunfels, TX

In January of 2009 one of Mallory's roommates invited an old friend from high school, Clayton, over to their apartment. At first, she was under the impression he was married so she skipped her usual makeup routine and stayed in her pajamas. As the evening went on, she learned he was not married and as they talked, became very interested in each other. Soon after, the couple started spending lots of time together and began to fall in love over movie nights in with takeout on the couch. When their first Valentine's Day came around, Clayton got Mallory a special edition of "The Wizard of Oz", her all-time favorite movie, and she knew he was The One when she opened his thoughtful gift. 

Seven years later, he popped the question, and she said yes! Last summer, I got to travel to Texas for their engagement session and on April 28, 2017 had the honor of capturing their spring country wedding. 

Highlights of the day include Mallory's emotional first look with her father, Scott, the bride walking down the aisle to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", and capturing all the unique details they incorporated of their favorite things (movies, specifically The Wizard of Oz, and baseball).

This particular wedding was so special for me because they're my future in-laws! It was amazing to witness how much love is shared by this family.  

Congratulations Mallory & Clayton! Wishing you many years of happiness together.

See below for vendors.

Photographer: Kate Alison Photography

Venue: Milltown Historic District

Hair: Layne Williams Bartek

Makeup: Alyssa Aguilar

Dress: Country Bride Louise

Tux: Men's Warehouse

Florals: H-E-B 

Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations 

DJ: Music Connection 

Cakes: Pennington's Cakes

Belle & Jaimie | Austin "Engagement Session"

Normally, I like to start off my blog posts with a story about my couple. For this one, take a look at their downtown Austin session first and you can read more about Belle & Jaimie below! 

How gorgeous is this pair?! My camera almost couldn't handle how hot they were! Their chemistry was insane and I absolutely LOVED shooting these two, it's definitely a session to remember.

Now, would you believe me if I told you they aren't a real couple?! They actually met the morning these images were taken!

Last summer, I was heading down to Austin for Mallory & Clayton's hill country engagement session when I thought it would be fun to do a couples shoot near Sixth Street, too. There is something I can't explain about Austin, I just love the grittiness, the weirdness, the artistry of the city, and the vibe it gives off. I started looking around on Instagram and found this cotton-candy-colored goddess via hashtags! I knew I needed to photograph her immediately and reached out. Fortunately for me, she was totally into the idea! After a few weeks, she then used social media to find Jaimie!

We met on top of an Austin parking garage on a HOT Texas morning and clicked right away. They had even brought completely unplanned coordinating outfits! It couldn't have gone more perfectly, don't you think?! Thank you both for being amazing models, people, and for letting a complete stranger from NYC talk you into this crazy photo shoot!

If you're near Austin, check out Belle's Beauty Box and keep up with Jaimie's surfer/skate lifestyle here

Mallory & Clayton | Hill Country Engagement Session | Gruene, TX

Clayton and Mallory met via mutual friends six years ago and have been together ever since! He proposed this past spring, and she said yes! I had taken photos for Mallory's family just before the holidays, and she thought of me to photograph their Texas wedding right away.

They are truly a collaborative couple and are incorporating all their favorites things into their wedding - and engagement session too. They share a love for baseball games, The Wizard of Oz, and the Lone Star State. 

Our session was so much fun! We started out in a tiny country town at the oldest dance hall in Texas and ended up on top of a mountain while stopping for drinks on the way! 

Cheers to you, Mallory and Clayton! Can't wait to photograph your unique wedding next Spring! You know what they say - everything's bigger in Texas!