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Archive for April, 2011

Sweet Berry Farms: Fun Friday Fotos!

Looking for a great day trip out of Austin? Look no further…We had so much fun on our previous outing to Rockdale that we decided to make another trek to pick strawberries. This time we traveled from Austin to Marble Falls, to a little place called “Sweet Berry Farms”. Sweet Berry Farms has strawberries (and other fruit/vegetables – depending on timing), as well as a petting zoo with goats and donkeys, face painting and a barrel train! You can not only pick your own strawberries, but you can also purchase jams, honey and lots of other home grown/home made foods. We had a great time and can report that it’s worth the trip to Marble Falls!


Teaching A Child Photography

I always wonder if my son will be interested in the things that I love. In one way I hope that he will; but in another way I know that I need to respect whatever path he chooses. Tonight, I came home after a stressful day feeling a little drained, hoping to just watch a movie with my 2-year-old son, Roman. As I sat down at my desk to check my email, he brought me the photo tripod. When I asked him what he was doing he replied, “working”. I unfolded the tripod and showed him how it worked and explained that the camera sits on top of the tripod. He repeated what I said in his own terms (like two-year-olds do) and then he looked me in the eyes and said, “get the camera”. To a photographer, that is a very meaningful thing. For a whole second I became excited and felt weightless, almost like I could fly. So I got out the camera, planted it on top of the tripod and proceeded to show him how to use it. He had a great time snapping photos of Daddy, and I started snapping photos of him. I know it’s a silly story, but he really made my day by becoming interested in my passion. Some day he may completely lose interest in photography, but we had this moment, and to me it was timeless and as long as my memory works, I’ll have it!

Son learning photography


Allan House Wedding

Just a block or so away from “The Drag” (Guadalupe Street) in Central Austin, Texas is a spacious Victorian home called Allan House. It was built in 1883 by Scottish immigrants to Austin and is apparently one of the few remaining Victorian homes in greater Austin. Although it’s no longer occupied by residents, Allan House now hosts numerous events throughout the week, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and special events.

Recently, I photographed a wedding at Allan House and really enjoyed the venue. Staff were on hand to make sure everything went smoothly, including servers, bartender and a manager/coordinator. And although the day was a little warm and muggy, inside Allan House things were cool, thanks to the one modern amenity that probably didn’t exist back in 1883 when it was built: air conditioning.

As the Allan House website says,

” the venue is ideally suited for weddings, receptions, corporate functions, and charitable events. The gated grounds include a charming stone patio with native Texas blossoms under a canopy of century old majestic oak trees.”

And as a wedding photographer who has photographed many wedding venues in Austin, I couldn’t agree more. There are multiple levels to the home,  several of which open to patios overlooking a garden patio – which means extra space for guests and plenty of room to spread your party/event – not to mention really great views of the party and partial views of south and west Austin.

Allan House Wedding

The outdoor patio and yard make you feel like you’re on a southern plantation home, with greenery encompassing the fenced, rot-iron gates that surround Allan House. Large trees abound, creating a beautiful, comfortable shaded area for guests to lounge. Although this venue is in the middle of a busy city, you’d never know it and you instead feel like you are out in the quiet countryside.

Allan House Visiting hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am- 6 pm by appointment.

Address: 1104 San Antonio Street (across the street from the Travis County Courthouse). Contact:  512.478.8653 or email here.

Allan House Inside People

Allan House PatioAllan House Front


Coming Soon: Video Tips For Brides From An Austin Photographer

Last night while I was trying to sleep (after doing some online marketing research) I had a flash of genius. I realized that although I frequently blog about helpful topics and provide information for Austin brides, I’m not sharing all of my wedding experience with brides in one of the newest and most popular avenues: video. So I’ve decided to make a series of videos, which I’ll be soon sharing on my blog with brides and grooms about wedding topics I have experience with – and I’m excited to share everything that I know with brides. Some of the information I’ve covered before in past blogs, so I’ll try to condense my wedding tips and suggestions about wedding photography and all things wedding to something small and manageable. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my experience with new brides and I look forward to the information exchange! See you soon (or you’ll be seeing me!) – Martin

Austin Bride with Veil

Austin/San Antonio Bride at Hotel Valencia


Coming Soon: A Zilker Botanical Garden Wedding

This morning I had the pleasure of photographing another beautiful Zilker Botanical Garden Wedding here in sunny Austin, Texas. I’ve done enough July and August weddings in Central Texas to appreciate the “mild” weather that this April has brought us. Today was partly cloudy in the high 80′s/low 90′s and luckily most of Zilker Botanical Garden in shaded. We were also lucky enough to have relatively cool breezes blowing through the garden, which I’ll admit didn’t prevent sweating, but did make the day bearable and somewhat enjoyable. Here’s a sneak peak of a couple of Zilker Botanical Garden Wedding Photos from today’s Austin wedding. Enjoy!

Zilker botanical bride


Picking Strawberries in Central Texas (Fun Friday Fotos)

Last week my wife, my son and I packed into the car and took a road trip out of Austin to find some strawberries. We’re all really big fans of the strawberry, which we think not only tastes delicious but is also loaded with Vitamin C. My wife had heard that there were a number of pick-your-own fruit farms around Austin, so we selected a farm in Rockdale, Texas (approximately 1 hour from Austin) called Star Farmers Market. We had a great time there picking strawberries, watching the owners make strawberry jam and chatting. The size and quality of the strawberries exceeded our expectations, as did the friendliness of the staff (we met Amy, who was super nice and helpful). We were very glad that we made the trip from Austin to visit Star Farmers Market! And I know Roman had a great time too.



What is Wedding Photojournalism? We Create The Story Of Your Wedding Day.

Usually when I meet with brides prior to their wedding and we discuss their wedding photography needs, I tell them that Austin Americana Photography photographs weddings in a photojournalistic-style. And what that means to me as an Austin wedding photojournalist is that the photographs and images that I capture at their wedding should tell a story.

Another thing that I tell brides is that we photograph the unfolding wedding story as it happens, unrehearsed, throughout the day or night. And when we finish, we take a special selection of these images and put them together into a group of wedding photographs that tell a one-of-a-kind story about your wedding day.

Wikipedia defines photojournalism as,

“A particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story. It is now usually understood to refer only to still images, but in some cases the term also refers to video used in broadcast journalism.” – Wikipedia.org

Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines photojournalism as,

“Journalism in which written copy is subordinate to pictorial usu. photographic presentation of news stories or in which a high proportion of pictorial presentation is used.”

Austin Military Wedding

Names of photographers or images of well known photographs come to mind when thinking of the word “photojournalism”. Nineteenth and twentieth century photojournalists such as Robert Capa (World War II), Henry Cartier-Bresson (international street photography) , Matthew Brady (U.S. Civil War), Margaret Bourke-White (Great Depression), Alfred Eisenstaedt (World War II) and others created iconic images that graced the pages of mainstream magazines and newspapers, inspiring multiple generations of photojournalism students and photographers. These photographers prided themselves on telling an honest, objective story with their photographs.

But as a modern wedding photojournalist, I don’t just stick the strict photojournalism principles that are used for capturing news as it happens in a purely subjective way. Austin Americana Photography attempts to add an additional layer onto telling the story of your day: Magic!

The truth is that much of what happens in our daily lives is often trivial and boring. Our lives are frequently habitual and routine, and unfortunately this can occur even at the most important events of our lives, including weddings. That’s why it’s up to the story teller (me, the photojournalist) to add some magic and excitement to what is happening, so that the images captured on wedding day have some pizzazz and intrigue.

As an Austin Wedding Photojournalist and Photographer, I want to create an air of energy and excitement to the “getting ready” photos of a bride prior to the ceremony. There should be some emotion and intensity that can be felt when viewing photos of a wedding ceremony. And hopefully a level of celebration and joy can be felt in images from the reception. Creating some emotion and stirring feelings in the viewer of a photograph is what Austin Americana Photography does and what makes the wedding special.

Round Rock Wedding


Earth Day Environmental Ideas & Tips For Greener Living

Earth Day is Friday April 22, 2011 and I thought it would be appropriate to make some suggestions for things we can all do to be a little kinder to Mother Earth. Since I have an environmental background (my college degree is environmental science) and I have tried many of the things that I am suggesting, perhaps I can do my part to help the environment through education, instead of just action.

Some of my suggestions will be a little bit routine or may be things that you do already. But never underestimate the power of simplicity and habit. Good habits (which may be simple habits) make all the difference in the world and add up to something significant over time. Just imagine if you recycled all of the aluminum cans or plastic bottles you used in the past 10 years. And it starts with one can or bottle at a time!

Living Green in Austin

Green Tomato plant in our backyard

1. Recycle. Start a small recycling program at your home or office. Being environmentally conscious is contagious and begins when one person sets the standard by creating an environmental example for others to follow. Take the initiative to make it easier for those around you to recycle by creating bins for recycling. If your company or companions at home don’t have a program, do the leg work yourself by emptying the recycling bins each week at the local recycling center.

2. Compost. Did you know that every year we throw away tons of organic waste (imagine things like yard clippings, food, etc.) without a second thought? This waste is then placed in landfills where space is limited; yet, when placed in a natural compost pile and allowed to naturally decompose, it becomes rich fertilizer/fill material in a short period of time. Build your own compost pile with these instructions.

3. Conserve Energy. There are endless things you can do in your home to conserve energy. Adjust your home thermostat to a few degrees warmer in the summer and a few degrees cooler in the winter. In the summer utilize your ceiling fan to mix air and make it feel cooler in your home. Turn off lights and replace old bulbs with energy efficient light bulbs. Get rid of old “energy hogs” (appliances that use lots of energy, especially refrigerators and HVAC units).  Upon last check, the City of Austin was purchasing old refrigerators for $50, including pickup!

4. Conserve Water. One alternative that is growing in popularity for saving water is to install an aerator on sinks and faucets. Another option is installing a low-flow toilet in your home. Be smart about how you use water: water your lawn/garden less and when you do, water in the morning or evening so that less water evaporates and more is absorbed into soil. Like long showers? They are really an unnecessary luxury – start reducing the time that you take showers.

5. “Green” Cleaners. There are lots of options here and these days you can find an organic replacement for most of the cleaners under your kitchen sink. Sometimes it just takes a little more work and effort, but it will be worth it. Why put the lives of your friends and family at stake when there are so many organic alternatives?!

6. Avoid Plastics. Say “No” to plastic bags. Re-use the plastic bags you have. Use re-usable (cloth?) bags when you carry groceries from the grocery store.

7. Save Paper. Choose the option to not have paper copies of bills and magazines delivered to your home, as well as junk mail. Think before you print: Ask yourself, “Do I really need to print this?” When you need to purchase paper, think about buying recycled paper.

8. Carpool/Bus. Pretty self-explanatory; If you drive alone, check with friends or on bulletin boards at work to find others who might share a ride with you to work. Public transportation is another alternative to driving alone. You will likely save money and the environment!

9. Car Maintenance. If you drive a car (like many Texans do) then it’s environmentally responsible to maintain your car so that it reaches its maximum efficiency for fuel consumption and the minimum amount of pollution is created coming from the tailpipe.

10. Big Purchase Environmental Options. If you have considerably more money to spend and you’re looking to do the “green” thing and help the environment, consider one of the following:

-         Install a solar water/pool heater;

-         Purchase a hybrid/electric car;

-         Install photovoltaic cells (“solar panels”) to power your home;

-         Install geothermal heating/cooling unit at your home;

-         Build a custom enviro-friendly home using precise environmental guidelines for your area (such as north-south orientation, roof overhangs, natural/recycled building materials, etc.)

-         Build water recycling/capture system to conserve water.



Chateau Bellevue Wedding Photos – Austin, TX

Located a block from “the drag” (Guadalupe Street) in Downtown Austin, Texas is a historic wedding venue called Chateau Bellevue. Since 1929, Chateau Bellevue has been maintained and preserved (and managed) by the Austin Woman’s Club. According to the website, “Architecturally distinctive rooms and antique furnishings inspire a timeless ambience at Chateau Bellevue.” And I definitely have to agree…

While photographing a wedding there, I observed many unusual features about Chateau Bellevue. Because of the hilly Austin topography in the area, the backside of the venue is multi-level, including an elevator transports guests back and forth among 3 levels. However, the San Antonio street-side of the complex presents a facade of a flat, single level building. Chateau Bellevue features arched stone walkways next to outdoor plazas and patios. Most of the building’s exterior is lined with aged, thick stone in the style of early 20th century/late 19th century American architecture. In fact, the rear of Chateau Bellevue looks almost as much like a reinforced 18th century fort as it does a wedding venue.

Just as the website description stated, the interior is lined from wall-to-wall with antique furniture, which lends a certain timelessness and genialness to the venue. The main ballroom can accommodate medium to large wedding parties and includes wood flooring, high ceilings, a beautiful staircase (which makes a grand entrance for new brides wanting to impress their guests) and French doors that open onto the stone patio.

Chateau Bellevue is a 1st class venue for Austin weddings or other events located in central Austin. Parking is free and relatively abundant. Need more information about scheduling Chateau Bellevue for your wedding? Contact Amber Dodson at events@austinwc.org. The Chateau Bellevue wedding hotline: (512) 796-2583

Chateau Bellevue of the Austin’s Woman Club is located at 708-710 San Antonio Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Chateau Bellevue Austin


Austin Engagement Photos at a Dog Park!

Coming soon I’ll be blogging about a recent engagement session that I photographed at an Austin dog park. One thing that I’ve learned from living in Austin for the past 10 years or so is that many people in Austin love their animals, which usually happen to be either dogs or cats. And why not? Well known, published studies have shown that having an animal companion can improve one’s quality of life and even extend one’s life. But many people in Austin, and perhaps elsewhere in the world, think of their pet as more than just a pet; pets can become your best friend and a dependable companion; even when human relationships come and go, a pet will never leave you!

As a wedding photographer, I try to be flexible with the needs of my Austin brides and grooms. After all, it’s my job to make my brides happy and provide my Austin wedding clients with quality photographs. So when I was asked if we could shoot my bride and groom’s engagement session at a dog park with their two dogs, I of course, said yes! It was a fun session and I was able to check off one more places in Austin that I’ve photographed.

Redu Bud Isle Engagement Couple

Austin couple looking on as their dogs play in the water


A Trip To The Austin Zoo (Fun Friday Fotos)

My son, my wife and I recently took a few hours to visit the Austin Zoo. Based on discussions with other Austinites, I’ve discovered that many people in Austin don’t know much about the Austin Zoo, which is unfortunate. It’s located west of downtown Austin, off of Texas Highway 71.

Now if you are looking for fireworks, amazing exhibits and big crowds, then you’ll be disappointed in the Austin Zoo. However, if you are looking for a small venue to see animals that is low traffic and kid-friendly, then the Austin Zoo might be for you!

Mural of Zoo Animals in Austin

Nice Animal Mural at Austin Zoo

Some of the highlights of the Austin Zoo are:

-         Small Venue. To me, small venue equals “quality experience”, unlike the some of the bigger, sprawling attractions in Texas.

-         Bengal Tigers. Austin Zoo has a significant number of large, healthy Bengal Tigers which can be seen up close and personal!

-         Children’s Train. If you have kids who like trains, then don’t miss letting the kiddies ride the small train that runs on real train tracks throughout the park. The lady that supervises the ride is super nice and it’s only $2.50/person.

-         Petting Zoo. Your paid admission to Austin Zoo includes a bag of animal food to feed the goats, sheep and various other animals onsite. Who doesn’t love getting up close and personal in the petting zoo?!

One important note about the Austin Zoo – it is a non-profit organization that is considered an animal sanctuary, which makes it different from many zoos. If you would like to make a donation to support the animals at the Austin Zoo, go to the make a donation link.

There’s also lots of other things for children to see, such as special reptile exhibits, various primates, lions and birds. Is Austin Zoo fancy and expensive? No. But in my opinion that is a good thing. It’s affordable fun in a small package.


Say Cheese! Austin Downtown Wedding

Here’s a fun photo, and a potentially fun idea for brides looking to add some pizazz to the wedding celebration. There are a few photo booth companies in the Austin, Texas area that offer the mobile service of providing a photo booth with props for you and your guests to get crazy with. Say Cheese is one of those companies. These guys were having a great time with the portable photo booth!

Say Cheese!


Austin Wedding Photo of the Day: Austin Woman’s Club

A few weeks ago I was talking to one of my friends who’s an engineer and who I consider to be very analytical (and very smart) and we were discussing technology. He made a point about technology, and in particular smart phones, causing people to develop shorter attention spans. At the moment he made the point, it didn’t seem very important, but the point about short attention spans has been haunting me lately. So I’ve decided to go with change (instead of fighting change) and I’ve committed to make shorter blog posts, much like my “burst blogs”.

My idea is to write a short paragraph related to photography at least once per day and include a new photograph associated with the discussion topic. That way things will stay short and fresh (and hopefully more palatable for the new generation of short attention spans!)

Here’s another wedding photo from Chateau Bellevue (Austin Woman’s Club). Enjoy!

Wedding at Chateau Bellevue


Chateau Bellevue Austin Woman’s Club

Another one of Austin’s wedding venues which is a bit of a hidden gem is Austin Women’s Club/ Chateau Bellevue, located in Central Austin. I can’t help but believe that we as individuals make up a “collective consciousness”. I say that because a few weeks ago while I was talking to a vendor at Allan House where I was shooting a wedding, the topic of Chateau Bellevue came up and we talked about how it was so unusual with it’s multiple levels, historic look (right down to the antique furniture) and it’s connection to an older Austin, Texas.

So here’s where the “shared consciousness” comes in…The same week that our conversation took place about Chateau Bellevue, I received an email from a coordinator associated with Chateau Bellevue requesting images from a wedding I photographed there a few years back. So in the next week or so I’ll be sharing some of those photos, which will likely be available on the official website soon. Can’t wait to see…

Once I post more photos from Chateau Bellevue, you’ll be able to view them here…XXXXX

Chateau Bellevue

Chateau Bellevue

 


Austin Maternity Photographer

One of my first major projects with the new studio setup at my home was a maternity session of a couple whose wedding I photographed. When I started photographing years ago, I never really dreamed of having a Austin, Texas home studio with special lighting, backdrops and all the other equipment and gadgets needed for studio photography. But here I am, years later, amassing a collection of studio equipment and chasing the dream of a Austin, TX based professional photographer.

My dream when I started shooting years ago was to be an assignment photographer (based in Austin, Texas), kind of like those professionals who shoot all those amazing shots for magazines like National Geographic. They are handed an assignment or a directive and whisked off to some foreign, remote location in a place you know nothing about, returning after imbedding themselves into a culture with amazing photographs to share with the world.

Pink Bow on Mother's Baby Belly

Pink Bow on Mother's Baby Belly

But now that I’m married and have a little boy, my goals have shifted a little. My assignments need to be in short bursts of a day or so, and closer to home. My outlet (a camera), however, is still the same. This is where the Austin photography studio comes in. It seems that more and more professionals these days work from home. And what better job could you have than the one that allows you to work your own hours and have people come to you?! If I could only get National Geographic to pay me for working at my Austin photo studio…

But the next best thing is inviting my clients to visit my home and have their photograph taken there. Of particular interest are intimate portraits, such as maternity/baby photography, individual headshots and modeling photography – all of which are commonly performed in a quiet, lighting-controlled studio setting.

My recent studio portrait session of a couple who are expecting a little girl went really smoothly, which is a testament to preparation in the studio. Before they arrived I spent some time making sure my softbox lighting was set up just as I’d like it to be. I also took other precautions such as getting all the props ready (with the help of my lovely wife, of course), prepared seating with comfortable pillows and blankets, set up a black backdrop and took a few practice shots.

Our resulting maternity photo session turned out wonderful. I think once my subjects saw our baby and maternity props, as well as the studio setup, they became more enthusiastic about the photos and the value that they inherently have. And we had a great time.

Black & White Maternity Mom Photo

Black & White Maternity Image

 


Our New Kitty: Maru (Fun Friday Fotos)

Recently, my wife decided we needed yet another animal to add to the flock at our home, so she brought home a kitty named Maru. Maru’s story is a little more complicated I suppose, and perhaps I shouldn’t be so dismissive. In all honesty, Maru is a rescue kitty. My wife found her wandering without a home or without food near her work and turned her in to the custody of Town Lake Animal Shelter. But if you know my wife, you know that she is crazy about animals, especially cats. She kept up communication with the animal shelter to see if anyone would adopt Maru. Well, no one adopted her so my wife stepped up and did the adopting herself. So now we have a 3rd addition to our cats, which also includes our gray russian short hair named Apollo and our orange, “perpetually confused” tabby named Orion. They are already acquainted with each other and the kitty bonding has begun!

Maru

Maru Likes to be near the action, especially the sewing machine!


Austin Portrait Studio Experimentation

As some of my friends know, I’ve been working on creating a photography studio in the past few months. Things are slowly coming together and I have begun snapping a few “practice” studio portraits, one of which I’ve attached to this blog. I’m really excited about opening up a portrait studio because it is giving me and Austin Americana Photography a new outlet for photographic creativity in a whole new environment. A studio allows a photographer to slow the action down a little bit and create a special style and a mood in a quiet space that the normal action and excitement of a wedding or other event sometimes miss.

This weekend as I began making all the necessary preparations for lighting and equipment in the new home portrait studio that has been assembled, my wonderful wife agreed to be my “on-the-spot” model. She quickly sat in for me as I tried out a couple of lighting techniques and perfected the lighting intensity in front of the black muslin cloth prior to the arrival of my maternity client. I really like this particular photo because not only do I love black and white, but I also love the minimalistic lighting technique that is created by using only one or two small lights. It creates a special mood that is quiet and deep, capturing what is ethereal and emotional about the photographic subject. It lends simplicity to the subject and yet brings out a raw, calming quality that words don’t really do justice.

I’m not sure if my lovely wife approves of the photo, but I’m posting it because I love the image. One other note: my wife did not prepare for the shoot in any way, with makeup or getting ready. She is simply as she would be on any given Sunday afternoon around our home. The photo is a snapshot in time of the real her. It’s genuine and it’s honest.

Austin Portrait Photographer


Austin Wedding Photographer – “Best of Vol. 3″

I’ve posted some of my favorite wedding photos from the last 12-24 months in a series of blogs, Volumes 1 -3. The work I’m including is a collection of mostly wedding photographs that Austin Americana Photography captured at various weddings in the Austin, Texas area. Some of the Venues include places like Casa Blanca on Brushy Creek, Green Pastures, Canyon of the Eagles, Avery Ranch Resort, Laguna Gloria, Zilker Botanical Garden, as well as a few not-so-familiar other venues. There will be a 2nd volume of wedding photos to follow this one in the next day or so. Enjoy!

View more of my favorite Austin Wedding Photos: Volume 1 & Volume 2

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Austin Wedding Photographer – “Best of Vol. 2″

I’ve posted some of my favorite wedding photos from the last 12-24 months in a series of blogs, Volumes 1 -3. The work I’m including is a collection of mostly wedding photographs that Austin Americana Photography captured at various weddings in the Austin, Texas area. Some of the Venues include places like Casa Blanca on Brushy Creek, Green Pastures, Canyon of the Eagles, Avery Ranch Resort, Laguna Gloria, Zilker Botanical Garden, as well as a few not-so-familiar other venues. There will be a 2nd volume of wedding photos to follow this one in the next day or so. Enjoy!

View more of my favorite Austin Wedding Photos: Volume 1 & Volume 3

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Austin Wedding Photographer – “Best of Vol. 1″

Yesterday I photographed a fun wedding at Central Christian Church and Allan House near 12th Street and Guadalupe in Downtown Austin and on the way home it occurred to me that I haven’t been posting enough photographs of the weddings that I shoot. I think many times photographers get caught up in the job that they do, which is to take great photographs of the wedding at hand for their clients and then provide those images in some form directly to the client. Working for my clients is something I’ve been able to do well, but sometimes I forget to let the rest of the world know what I’ve been up to and to share my photographic work with my fellow Austinites.

So, I’m posting some of favorite wedding photos from the last 1-2 years. The work I’m including is a collection of mostly wedding photographs that Austin Americana Photography captured at various weddings in the Austin, Texas area. Some of the Venues include places like Casa Blanca on Brushy Creek, Green Pastures, Canyon of the Eagles, Avery Ranch Resort, Laguna Gloria, Zilker Botanical Garden, as well as a few not-so-familiar other venues. There will be a 2nd volume of wedding photos to follow this one in the next day or so. Enjoy!

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