It used to be a tradition of ours to post our favorite “behind the scenes” photos from that year. This year, we’re bringin’ that tradition back! Kaylinn says I have a “photo face” that I make anytime I’m behind the camera… this post proves she’s 100% right. Left eye closed + right eye smushed against the view finder + a smile = my go-to face. Oh, and there’s this hunch-thing I do with my shoulders if I’m reeeally concentrating, which is often. 🤣   All-in-all, I do what it takes to get the best possible shot (even if it means standing on top of a wall… in a dress. You’ll see!) Here are my very favorite photos of me, doing my very favorite thing. -Jenn


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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Brenna + Cliff are the SWEETEST. COUPLE. EVER. Like, ever ever. Maybe I like them so much because they share my obsession with reality TV (ha!) or maaaaybe it’s just because I’m a sucker for a great love story… and theirs is pretty great. They met in high school, went their separate ways after graduation, and reunited TEN whole years later.

Their wedding day was full of personal details – like Brenna’s engagement ring (Cliff’s mom’s original diamond from over 30 years ago. Ahhh!) Her second ring (yep, she had TWO!) was her “something old” and “something borrowed.” It’s made with Brenna’s Grandmother’s original engagement ring (over 70 years old) and diamonds from one of Brenna’s mom’s rings. I maaaay have gone a little overboard with the ring photos on this one, so keep an eye out for photos of both rings below. 😂💍

Brenna + Cliff’s wedding ceremony was held at are in San Antonio, and their wedding reception was held right across the street, at the historic St. Anthony Hotel (side note: the St. Anthony Hotel rooftop is definitely in my top 3 places to take wedding photos!) Downtown San Antonio weddings, oh how I love thee. Here are our favorites from Brenna + Cliff’s big day. Enjoy!
-Jenn

PS – Special thanks to the team at Kindle and Gather Wedding and Event Design. Every detail of Brenna + Cliff’s wedding was PERFECTION, thanks to you ladies!

Brenna + Cliff wanted to head straight to their reception after the ceremony (instead of spending lots of time taking photos!), so they decided to see each other beforehand. This way, we were able to take plenty of bride/groom and wedding party photos AND they didn’t miss one minute of their reception. Win/win! The photos above and below were taken in the first moments that they saw each other. We love first looks! For more info about doing a first look at your wedding, visit this link.
The St. Anthony Hotel rooftop = one of my top 3 places to take wedding photos!
Brenna!!! You. Are. GORGEOUS!!!!
Did I mention that the St. Anthony Hotel has a gorgeous ballroom for wedding receptions? Well, it does!
Brenna + Cliff, this was the BEST DAY EVER! Thank you for letting us celebrate with you!!

See more wedding reception photos at the St. Anthony Hotel in downtown San Antonio, Texas: http://tinyurl.com/BTLstAnthony

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Wedding Coordinator: Kali Measures, Kindle and Gather
Wedding Ceremony: Travis Park Methodist Church, San Antonio TX
Wedding Reception: St. Anthony Hotel, San Antonio TX
Bride’s Hair/Makeup: JAX Studio, San Antonio TX
Bride’s Dress: Amsale, Julian Gold
Bride’s Shoes: J Crew
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Black by Vera Wang
Wedding Band: In10 City Band
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Cathy Young
Floral: Fresh Urban Flowers, San Antonio TX
Wedding Reception Lighting: DPC Lighting, 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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#CoolPoints if you know the next line of these lyrics. DOUBLE cool points if you can name the artist. I’ve been jammin’ to my “90’s rap” playlist while I work on editing Addie + Connor’s wedding photos today.

I will always love old-school rap, no matter how much of a “grown up” I become. It takes me back to when I was a too-cool-for-school girl with makeup that was a little too dark and bangs that were a little too high. Oh, 1995… your fashion was terrible but your music was awesome. 😂

Raise your hand if you have your own rap playlist from the 90’s (or the 2000’s… I don’t discriminate!) What is your favorite song in the playlist? -Kaylinn #SoGangsta

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Happy new year, everybody! I’m kicking off the new year with my last session from 2017!

I met up with Jessika and Levi on a cold, rainy day. Jessika is a pediatric resident with an incredibly demanding schedule, so despite the rain, we were determined to make it work and I’m so glad we did! I love the extra bit of romance that the rain adds to these images. Levi kept us all laughing the entire time, as we explored the streets of downtown. Here are my favorites from their session.
-Jenn

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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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Who else is battling long lines and overcrowded parking lots while last-minute Christmas shopping this week? 🙋 I may or may not have played the pregnancy card to get ahead in a few of those lines. 😂 Turns out, people are super nice when they see a baby bump. Not gonna lie, I’m kinda loving it.

In other pregnancy-related news, I’m now 21 weeks along! We had our 20-week anatomy scan last week, and the doctor confirmed that they baby is developing just as it should be. This is actually a huge deal because the 20-week scan is more detailed than the others and is often where doctors find life-threatening birth defects. I was ridiculously nervous in the days leading up to the scan, and now that it’s over (and it’s all good news!), I’m soooo much more relaxed. I’m able to ENJOY being pregnant rather than stressing about every little thing.

I was also diagnosed with gestational diabetes last week. Gestational diabetes = pregnancy diabetes. I won’t be diabetic after the baby comes (when hormones go back to normal), but until then, I’m officially diabetic and must be on an extremely strict no sugar/high protein diet (otherwise it will be harmful for baby). I have to check my blood glucose levels (i.e. prick my finger) 4 times a day, and do insulin injections every evening. Soooo many needles! 😣 It’s been a definite adjustment… but all worth it for our little girl. In fact, I’m LOVING the Christmas season this year (despite the diagnosis). I’ve listened to more Christmas music, put up more decorations, and bought more presents than ever before. 😄🎄🎁

Real talk: The last couple of Christmases were tough (battling infertility tends to take the Christmas cheer right out of you). Last Christmas, I remember wondering if we would (finally) be pregnant by Christmas 2017. I didn’t think so, but I let myself imagine it anyway. I dreamed about having a baby bump, sitting by the tree, opening gifts with our family… Everything I’d ever wanted, right there in one painful little daydream. Except it’s not painful anymore. Because it’s ACTUALLY happening. Sometimes I have to pinch myself because it doesn’t feel real. This photo, this Christmas, THIS BUMP… it’s everything. And I couldn’t be more grateful.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, YOU GUYS!! It’s gonna be the best one ever. -Kaylinn

PS – See more of my personal photos and stories here! Stay up to date with our pregnancy adventure by following us on Facebook and Instagram!

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