Travis and Rachel are some of our all time favorite clients. Their wedding was the perfect blend of fun and beauty. I was beyond excited when they contacted us for a family session. I know I say this ALL the time, but the best part of my job is being invited into people’s lives. Seeing a couple move through their life stages, from engaged, to married to parents… it’s a privilege. Travis and Rachel drove in from Houston for our session and I can’t thank them enough for trusting me to document their lovely family. Grace is full of energy, giggles and joy. She had us all chasing her and charmed every person who walked by. Here are my many favorites from their session.
-Jenn
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san antonio family historic pearl photos riverwalk photographer_0017.jpgWho is Grace smiling at in the photos above and below? Just a random people who were stopped by her cuteness and helped me out by talking to Grace while standing behind me. This happened several times during our session. Thanks random strangers!
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san antonio family historic pearl photos riverwalk photographer_0019.jpgBend the Light Photography specializes in family photography and children’s photography in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas. San Antonio Family Photographer.

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Jessica + Forest are MARRIED, and we have the proof! A few things you need to know about their wedding (1) The colors were rich, and beautiful, and incredible —  we are pretty much obsessed! (2) Jessica + Forest’s coordinator (Audrey from Timeless Beginnings) is the best ever and you NEED to call her if you are still searching for a planner for your wedding day. (3) This bridal party was soooo much fun, you guys. I had such a hard time choosing my favorite images of the entire group because everyone was cracking up in Every. Single. Shot. (4) Last but not least, Jessica is absolutely beautiful, her gown was amazing, and she and Forest and ridiculously cute together.

Their wedding ceremony was held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church here in San Antonio, and their wedding reception was held on the San Antonio Riverwalk at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio (both gorgeous and both with incredible lighting. #PhotographersDream) Here are our favorites from Jessica + Forest’s wedding day. Enjoy!
-Jenn & Kaylinn

Such beautiful bouquets from Flowershack Blooms (as always!)

These maroon bridesmaid dresses were exactly what we needed to kick off our spring season!

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, oh how we love it there (hellooooo lighting!)

Jessica, you are so gorgeous!

Hilton Palacio Del Rio ballroom, San Antonio TX

Jessica + Forest, congrats on being the new Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN! We wish you 1,001 years of happiness!

View our other wedding receptions at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas here: https://goo.gl/T6JS52
View our other wedding ceremonies at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas here: https://goo.gl/zQayNA

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Wedding Coordinator: Audrey with Timeless Beginnings, San Antonio TX
Wedding Ceremony Venue: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, San Antonio TX
Wedding Reception: Hilton Palacio Del Rio, San Antonio TX
Floral: Flower Shack Blooms, San Antonio TX
Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Madame Makeup & Hair, San Antonio TX
Wedding DJ: Brandon with Platinum DJ Entertainment, 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.

I’m most comfortable with a camera in my hands, but I also LOVE having photos of our family. These images were taken by our wedding photographer, Sarah Q. Having images that capture our relationships and our children as they grow and change is so special. Since my Mom passed away last summer, I have an even deeper appreciation for the heirlooms that photos are. I can’t wait to print these up BIG in our new home. Here are some of my favorites from our family photo session.
-Jenn
san antonio wedding photographer_0027.jpgChris is my rock. My best friend. Anytime the world feels like too much, he centers me. Marriage keeps getting better, as we go through different stages. Watching him be a father has made me fall in love all over again.
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san antonio wedding photographer_0030.jpgMy babies, who aren’t really babies anymore. I love watching their relationship grow. Maya looks up to Alain and he is the sweetest big brother. Her face lights up when he comes home.
This girl. She is my sidekick. She is every bit the sweetness and life that you see in these images. She keeps us on our toes. I love watching her imagination blossom and her personality form each new day.  I’m already sad thinking about her starting kindergarten next year.
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san antonio wedding photographer_0033.jpg Alain. I adore him. He is seriously THE coolest person I know. We are so proud of the man he is becoming. He exudes joy. He is always pushing himself creatively and academically. The future is big for my dreamer son.
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This session has all of my favorite things, dreamy light, a beautiful setting, lots of smiles and even more snuggles. Jon and Jeanetta are such a sweet couple and so easy to photograph. They met at a department store where Jeanetta was working. Jon lives in Houston, so they have been doing the long distance thing for a while, but in 14 weeks, all of that will be a memory when they tie the knot with all of their family and friends watching. Congratulations, Jon and Jeanetta!!! Thank you for inviting me in to your love story.
-Jenn

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san antonio hemisfair park engagement photos san antonio engagement photographer_0008.jpgThose smiles are the best. I love couples in love.
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san antonio hemisfair park engagement photos san antonio engagement photographer_0026.jpgBend 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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Three years ago today, I had my first date with a “random internet guy” named Jeff. We’d exchanged a emails and phone calls in the weeks leading up to our date. He seemed nice, but I wasn’t convinced that he was my type. My mom convinced me to “give a nice guy a try” for a change. And so I did.

Jeff wanted to pick me up at my house, but I’d heard too many horror stories about online dating. I insisted on driving myself and meeting him there (Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant). He ran 15 minutes late, which made me even more nervous than I already was. Turns out, he wasn’t a psycho and he WAS my type. After talking and laughing for nearly 4 hours that night, we had our first kiss in the Chuy’s parking lot. We were married exactly 23 months later (to the day).

Happy 3-year date anniversary to my “random internet guy”. You are still too nice and you still run late every time. And I love you for it. XOXO ❤️️
-Kaylinn