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Katherine & Trent’s wedding was perfect, you guys. I can’t think of a better word. :) These two tied the knot at Four Point O Cellar in Fredericksburg, TX (a GORGEOUS place for a wedding, btw). To top of the awesomeness, they had just eleven wedding guests. How sweet and intimate is that? We were in heaven. Get ready for lots of sweet, intimate photo goodness. :)
-Jenn & Kaylinn

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Color, color, and more color!! Love the perfectly-coordinated, but non-matching bridal party attire (Note to self: Must pin this!) For tips/ideas about how to add color to your wedding day (and wedding photos!), visit this link.

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Katherine and Tren’t s wedding reception was held at a cute house in Fredericksburg. I mean… c’mon. Perfect, right? :) Love these snaps of the prayer before dinner and of course, Katherine and Trent serving themselves in the kitchen. :)

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Katherine & Trent, THANK YOU for letting us be a part of your wedding day. We had so much fun with you guys! :)

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Wedding Ceremony Venue: 4.0 Cellars, Fredericksburg TX
Bride’s Dress: Mori Lee from Lulu’s Bridal Boutique, Dallas TX
Bridesmaid Dress: JCrew
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Bank and Penguin Tie
Floral: Blumenhandler Flower Shop, Fredericksburg TX
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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.

To Future Brides & Grooms:
We know you’ve never done this wedding planning thing before. We’ve been to quite a few weddings in the last several years. We’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. What is worth splurging on and what isn’t. So we decided to start blogging more often about how to make your wedding (and wedding photos) the most awesome they possibly can be. So here goes, our next 2 cents post! All about lighting your reception. :-)

Photography is capturing light. When deciding where to put a couple for photographs, we will choose good lighting over a pretty background any day. The light is so important. This is why we totally, completely, whole-heartedly, absolutely, unreservedly  (you get the idea!) recommend having your reception lighting done professionally.  Professional lighting transforms your wedding site from ordinary to simply stunning. Lighting creates a mood and makes everything — including your centerpieces, cake, and guests — look better. Professional lighting is not as expensive as you may think and in our humble opinion it is worth every penny (Don’t believe us? Give the Illuminating Celebrations lighting team a call. They will make you a believer!)

We cannot stress enough that lighting MAKES the reception. Here are a few photos from our recent professionally-lit receptions. We think they speak for themselves. :-)

Allison & Mark’s McNay Art Museum Wedding Reception Lighting:

Mellori & Eric’s wedding reception lighting at The St. Anthony Hotel in downtown San Antonio:
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Alex & Lauren’s Hilton Hill Country Hotel Wedding Reception:
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Rees & Tres Hyatt Hill Country Wedding Reception Lighting:
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Jessica & Will’s Southwest School of Art and Craft Wedding Reception Lighting:

Sarah & Tom’s McNay Art Museum Wedding Reception Lighting:

Larissa & Nolan’s McNay Art Museum Wedding Reception Lighting:

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Jill and Matt’s Y.O. Ranch Resort Wedding Reception Lighting:

 Julia and George’s Witte Museum Wedding Reception:

Annie and Matt’s Hyatt Hill Country Wedding Reception Lighting:

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Jim and Mariela’s McNay Art Museum Wedding Reception Lighting:

Stephanie and Greg’s Witte Museum Outdoor Wedding Reception:
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Moneeza & Sarfraz’ Wedding Reception:

 Nicole & Adam’s Wedding Reception at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in the Navarro Ballroom:
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Amber and Joseph’s Sisterdale Dance Hall Wedding Reception Lighting:

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For more {our 2 cents} tips on making your wedding photos as gorgeous as they can be, click here!

Bend the Light Photography specializes in wedding photography and engagement portrait photography in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas. San Antonio Wedding Photographer.

  • Monica Joy - I could not agree with you more!!!
    I tell my friends if you are going to spend $$ on ANYTHING! First and formost, photography. You will have those pictures for life. It all happens to fast and there is so much going on that you miss. And then, lighting! It makes the space! (And of course the bar, thats a given) ha ha
    Love you girls!

Daisy and Yunior’s wedding ceremony was held at Emily Rose Court at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort here in San Antonio. Their wedding reception took place at the Palmer Course at La Cantera… two gorgeous La Cantera locations and one totally-in-love couple. :-) Here are our favorites from their big day… enjoy!
-Jenn & Kaylinn

1-la-cantera-hill-country-resort-weddings 2-la-cantera-hill-country-resort-weddings 3-la-cantera-hill-country-resort-weddingsDaisy & Yunior got married close to sunset, and they wanted lots of natural-light photos. The solution? They saw each other before the ceremony. Here are a few shots from their super sweet first look. We love first looks!! To read why, click here. 4-yunior-cruz-daisy-riley-wedding-san-antonio-la-cantera-hill-country-resort-weddings 5-la-cantera-hill-country-resort-weddingsModern, candid shots of the bride and groom (above) … check! Classic, more traditional shots of the bride and groom (below)… check! Capturing candid AND classic images is soooo important to us (it’s kind of our thing!) Read more about how we blend both modern and classic photography styles here.
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Daisy & Yunior, your wedding was BEAUTIFUL and we had so much fun capturing these moments! Thanks for choosing us to be your wedding photographers!! :-D

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Wedding Coordinator: Anita Pruneda
Wedding Ceremony Venue:
Emily Rose Court, La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio TX
Wedding Reception:
Palmer Patio, La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio TX
Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Madame Hair and Makeup, San Antonio TX
Bride’s Dress: Kenneth Winston
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell, Nordstrom
Wedding DJ: I.C.A.DJ, San Antonio TX
Wedding Catering: La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio TX
Wedding Cake: Creations Cakes, Pleasanton TX
Floral: Wendee Sawran Petals + Decor, San Antonio TX
Wedding Reception Lighting: FILO Productions, San Antonio TX
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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.

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