My goal as a wedding photographer is to capture my client’s relationship, the little things that make their love unique. The look she gives him, the way he holds her hand, the places that are special to them. This session was all of that, and so good for my photographer heart. Paul and Kelly are so deeply and obviously in love that they make my job easy. Snuggling, giggling, holding hands. I think most of the time they forgot I was there :) Top that off with the GORGEOUS Hotel Emma and I was in heaven (Oh, how we LOVE the Hotel Emma!). I had so many favorites from Paul and Kelly’s session that I had to break it up into TWO blog posts. I’ve never had to do that before, but man… these images are just too good. Stay tuned for part 2!!

-Jenn

Get to know Paul and Kelly, in their own words…

Paul’s favorite things about Kelly:
Kelly is easy to love. The love we share has been effortless for both of us since day one.  I’ve had only one wish in life and that is to be loved as much as I love, and Kelly is the one. I love her because we just fit together. We are genuinely in sync and are the perfect compliment to one another. Besides her obvious beauty, it is matched by her spark. She is the bright star in everyday life. She’s fun, exciting and smart. She is passionate, loving and determined. I am blessed and extremely lucky. I am definitely marrying up!

Kelly’s favorite things about Paul:
Paul is thoughtful, generous, romantic and selfless. He is always putting others first and is last to complain. He’s a great daddy to his boys and very generous and loving toward my girls. He’s mesmerized me since the day he walked into my life. He is always opening my door, reaching for my hand, touching my skin, kissing me anywhere he can. He’s the first to jump up if he even thinks I’m needing or wanting something but haven’t said it. He takes care of everything from spiders to building shelves. He’s smart and passionate in everything he does, even vegging out on the couch. He’s my best friend because we love doing everything together, even if it’s nothing at all but just lying next to him. I cannot wait to be his wife and spend every day making sure he knows how much I appreciate and love him.

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All photos shot at the Hotel Emma in San Antonio, TX. See our past weddings at the Hotel Emma here:
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After Nick + Ann’s engagement session on their family farm, we knew that their wedding would be one for the books. The way these two look at each other is pretty much a photographers dream. And their style. Oooohhh, how we loved their wedding style. Nick’s suit was one of our all-time favorites, Ann’s bridesmaid dresses were ALSO some of our all time favorites, and don’t even get me started on Ann’s dress. Seriously, you guys… Every detail was perfectly perfect. Even the butterflies agreed! Keep an eye out for butterflies landing on the bridesmaid’s bouquets. ;)

Ann + Nick’s wedding ceremony was held at the Annunciation Catholic Church in St. Hedwig, TX. This little church has a special place in our hearts… we shot one of our very first weddings there back in 2008 (awww, memories!) The church itself has history dating back to 1855 when Polish immigrants built the church after coming to Texas. There is something so special about beginning your marriage in a place that has lasted for over 150 years. Even the drive out to the church is beautiful… Winding roads, open air, and farmers fields for as far as the eye can see.

We’ve been San Antonio wedding photographers for 10 years, so it’s rare that we get to go to a venue that we’ve never shot before… but this wedding reception venue was a new one for us… the Western Sky at Tejas in Bulverde, TX (another little Texas town that we happen to love!) We LOVED Western Sky and can’t wait to go back. It’s a rustic, hill country venue that oozes Texas charm. It’s the type of place with rocking chairs on the porch, surrounded by open Texas land for miles. (yes, pleeeease!)

We had so much fun capturing these moments and are so excited to share our favorite images from Nick + Ann’s wedding with you guys today. Enjoy! :)
-Jenn & Kaylinn

Annunciation Catholic Church in St. Hedwig, TX… how gorgeous is this gem??
Ann, you are absolutely gorgeous!
Party time! We loved shooting their wedding reception at Western Sky at Tejas in Bulverde, TX.

Nick and Ann, we had a blast with you guys! Congrats again on being the new Mr. and Mrs. Fey! We wish you all the best!

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Wedding Ceremony Venue: Annunciation Catholic Church, St. Hedwig TX
Wedding Reception Venue: Western Sky at Tejas, Bulverde TX
Floral: Petal Palace
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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.

Get ready to smile. This session is a perfectly smile inducing combination of a cute Texas town and a gorgeous couple in love. We spent the afternoon exploring all the nooks and crannies of Gruene. Iliana and I even convinced Wayne to dip his toes in the Comal River. Here are my favorites from their session.
-Jenn

Get to know Wayne and Iliana, in their own words…

How they met: We met online!

Iliana’s favorite things about Wayne:
There are so many things that I love about Wayne his strong work ethic, he is God fearing, and so good at cleaning (Haha!) so it is hard to narrow down what I love the most but I would have to say that I love how much he loves Addi (my daugter) and I. He has taken the roll of Dad without any hesitations and he is so good at it! It makes my heart full to know that our girl is so loved and will be loved for her whole life. There isn’t a thing he wouldn’t do for our family.

Wayne’s favorite things about Iliana:
I love Iliana’s kindness and gentleness towards me. She always treats me like a King, though I definitely don’t deserve it. I love seeing her with Addi as she’s such an amazing mommy. She’s honest and loyal, beautiful and confident, selfless and full of optimism, and most of all, I knew she was my soulmate on our first date!

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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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Today is Jenn’s birthday, y’all! Which gives me the perfect excuse to talk about what an amazing BFF she is to me, and also, embarrass her a little. 😂😎

You know her as our lead photographer. She’s not only my business partner, she’s my “person” and best friend. We have this joke that “Jenn did everything first” when it comes to life’s milestones. She got married before I did. She already has kids. She’s even turning 36 before I do (I have six months left as a young, 35-year-old. Ha!) I’ve learned so much about marriage, parenthood, and life by watching her “do things first,” and I’m so grateful for her example.

When I (finally!) got married last year, Jenn was the obvious choice as my maid of honor (side note: She was the best MOH of all time. She brought me water while Jeff and I were taking photos, helped me get my big ol’ poofy dress into the car, double-checked my makeup after I cried during our ceremony, and lots of other maid-of-honor-y things).

Being the best maid of honor of all time means giving the best TOAST of all time. And she DEFINITELY did that. Over a year later, my friends and family are STILL talking about how Jenn surprised everyone (including me) by RAPPING her own lyrics to the Fresh Prince of Belair. One of our wedding guests got the whole rap on video, which means you guys are in for a treat today. You can see how shocked I was at the very beginning of the video… best toast ever.

Jenn, I hope your birthday is as happy as you made me when you gave rapped your toast at my wedding. Thank you for being the bestest friend I could have ever asked for. -Kaylinn

 

 

 

On the weekends, you can find Nick and Susie taking a stroll with their furbaby, Sadie, or enjoying each other’s company while sipping coffee at one of their favorite spots. I met up with them in San Antonio’s most happening location, The Historic Pearl. We had a lovely time getting to know each other and capturing this special time in their relationship. Congratulations Nick and Susie, I can’t wait to see you again in the spring!!!  -Jenn

Get to know Nick and Susie…

How they met: In medical school

Susie’s favorite things about Nick: He makes me laugh every single day. He calms me down when I am having a tough time. He is caring and loving, but is not afraid to speak his mind.
Nick’s favorite things about Susie: I love how she is very opinionated and is not afraid to express herself. I love how she puts others above herself and is always willing to do what is best for her patients. She is an amazing friend, smart, beautiful, and one of a kind.

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