Our day after Thanksgiving family tradition is skipping all the shopping craziness for a slow, fun morning picking out our Christmas tree. It is my favorite Christmas event and gets me in the mood for the rest of the season. I love looking back at photos from each year to see how our family has grown and changed. Here is a little peek into our day.
-Jenn
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I adore Kim and John. We laughed all the way through the session like old friends. Last year, I photographed Kim and John’s engagement photos, rehearsal dinner and wedding. Getting to know them has been such a joy. It was a beautiful evening to explore the Pearl Brewery and document their first wedding anniversary. Thank you, Kim and John, for trusting us to capture these memories for you. See you again SOON!!!
-Jenn
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kimjohnoneyear-1016aIt was still delicious one year later.
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san antonio tx riverwalk anniversary photos San Antonio tx anniversary photographer_0017.jpgI love a couple that is down for some silly shots!!
san antonio tx riverwalk anniversary photos San Antonio tx anniversary photographer_0018.jpg“The Sorority squat”
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Can’t believe Jeff and I have been MARRIED for 9 months already. I’ve loved every day of married life, but the weekends are my favorite. We sleep in, eat too many breakfast tacos, binge on Netflix, and dream about the future home we want to build. Annnnd sometimes we annoy each other. Sometimes Jeff’s football obsession drives me crazy. Sometimes I leave crumbs on the kitchen counter, which totally gets on his nerves. When Jeff proposed, he said that one of the reasons he loved me was because our relationship was “Perfectly imperfect.” We engraved those 2 words inside our wedding bands. Our marriage is strong and imperfect and REAL… which is why I love it (and this man) so much. ❤
-Kaylinn

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Kristina + Jeff’s wedding was the last wedding of our busy fall season! (Side note: How is it almost winter already?  This year has FLOWN.) Something you should know straight out of the gate about these guys… Jeff is HILARIOUS! About a year ago, when we first met up with these two for coffee, Jeff had us cracking up the ENTIRE time. My guess is that the other people in the cafe may have given us funny looks because we were having way too much fun. :) We kept having to remind ourselves to stop laughing and “get back to business…” because, man! Jeff is such a fun and light-hearted guy. Kristina’s sweet, gentle personality compliments him perfectly and we were so excited to capture their big day (keep an eye out for their “first look” photos… our favorite of all time!)

Their wedding ceremony and reception were both held at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort here in San Antonio (we love it there!) The Hyatt Hill Country has so many beautiful options for ceremony and reception locations (the resort is HUGE and there are adorable little nooks all over the place!) Kristina + Jeff chose to have their wedding ceremony at Windmill Plaza and their reception on the Independence Lawn (two of our personal favorites!) With the help of the fab team at Wolf Weddings, they did an incredible job planning their day. In the days leading up to the wedding, Kristina was nervous about the weather because the chances of rain were looming in the forecast. We tried to assure her that everything would work out (we know from experience that the 10-day forecasts change constantly!) In the end, the weather gods smiled on us and we had the gorgeous fall weather that Texas is known for. :)

We’ve been excited for this wedding for over a year, and I can’t believe it has come and gone already!! It was just as wonderful as we envisioned that it would be. Kristina + Jeff just got back from their honeymoon in Maui (jealous!) and we are thrilled to share these beautiful memories from their wedding day! Enjoy!

-Jenn & Kaylinn

PS – A huge THANK YOU to the Wolf Weddings team. They were involved in every part of the day, making sure things went smoothly, making sure every single detail was gorgeous, and making sure that Kristina + Jeff didn’t have to worry about a thing!

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I can’t share these images without saying that Kristina + Jeff’s first look was the HIGHLIGHT of our fall wedding season. Jeff was so nervous before he saw Kristina (he was working hard to stay calm in the shot above!) When he finally got to see his bride, his reaction was priceless. They laughed, cried, and shared memories that they will have forever. I want to cry every time I look at these photos! After he saw his oh-so-gorgeous bride, Jeff was calm, cool, and relaxed. Oh, AND we got tons of amazing images before the ceremony even began (Double win!) For more info about doing a first look at your wedding, visit this link.

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Kristina + Jeff, you guys are so much fun and your wedding was amazing! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it! :-)

See more weddings at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas here: https://goo.gl/H2uSY2

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Wedding Coordinator: Wolf Weddings, San Antonio TX
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Hyatt Hill Country Resort, San Antonio TX
Wedding Reception: Hyatt Hill Country Resort, San Antonio TX
Bride’s Hair/Makeup: My Makeup Movement
Bride’s Dress: Romona Keveza
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale, Bella Bridesmaids
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein
Wedding Band: Royal Dukes Band 
Floral: Illusions Rentals
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Bend the Light Photography specializes in wedding photography and engagement portrait photography in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas. San Antonio Wedding Photographer.

On their third date, they hopped all around the Pearl Brewery area, were seated in that awkward table by the door and talked until the stars were bright in the sky. My FAVORITE session location is the one that matters to the couple. Recreating this special date, the one that Joel says Aubry fell in love with him, was the perfect “location” for their session. Here are my favorites from our afternoon at the Pearl Brewery. Special thanks to Phillipe at Southerleigh for making the first set of photos happen!
-Jenn

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Aggie ring and cowboy boots :)
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Joel is a pro at the almost kiss. It is more difficult than it looks :)
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