Jenni + Alex = Engaged!

Sometimes you just know.  When Alex caught glimpse of Jenni while dancing at our wedding, he came up to Matt and asked, “Who is that girl over there?”  He thankfully didn’t hear my new husband tell him that he thought she was seeing someone, but went and talked to her.
I feel blessed to be able to have seen their relationship grow from a new friendship with shared interest to romantic love shown by mutual respect and deep caring.  When we heard that Alex was going to surprise Jenni by taking her on a nice date and then proposing, we were so excited.  And then… we got to help set it up and photograph it!

They started out the night with dinner at The Bird and the Bear and Alex told Jenni he wanted to go on a walk from there.  They ended up in front of Bethany Christian Church on Westheimer (where Matt and I got married almost a year ago) and happened upon a courtyard lit with white Christmas lights and our living room floor lamps.  He asked if he could have the dance that he missed out on the night they met (cue the “awww”s) and they spent a minute or so dancing.
From there, he led her to a bench that had a basin with a towel and a jar of water near it.  Just like Jesus showed his disciples that he came to lead with a servants heart by washing their feet, Alex washed Jenni’s feet.  And with tears in both of their eyes, he asked her if she would spend the rest of her life with him.  Cue the kissing and hugging and laughing and such…  And now they are engaged!  And I have photographs to prove it!

 

I hope you enjoyed these photographs.  I’ll be posting the rest of them all on my Facebook Page in the next couple of days, so check back!
With Love,

Rachel

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Ashley + Thomas = Married!

Sometimes I get the amazing joy to photograph a wedding of people that I truly love and cherish.  Ashley and Thomas’ wedding was one of those and I’m so excited to share some of the many many images I took on March 24, 2012!

The beautiful bride!

Now, this bridal party will probably always be some of my favorites.  First, it contains my previous roommates (Ashley, Heather, and Sara) and I knew the rest of the bridesmaids through Ashley!

The handsome groom, Thomas!

As we were walking over to the church from the hotel the girls got ready at, Ashley decided to recreate the scene from Bridesmaids.  And of course, I needed to share it here!

One of the many things that I loved about this wedding was how much of an emphasis was placed on putting God first.  The guys prayed together, the girls prayed together, and the wedding party prayed together right before the ceremony.  You shall see more later…

Ashley and TK didn’t want to see each other until the wedding.  This didn’t stop them from praying together though before the ceremony.

The girls praying.

Could there be any cuter ringbearers?  They forgot the pillows walking down the aisle, but I don’t know if anyone noticed!

There was a time of worship before their vows.  Matt and I played this song at our wedding.  I actually walked down the aisle to this song so it has great meaning for me.

First dance.

Father Daughter Dance.

Couldn’t help but get a photo with my previous roomies!  I love these ladies!

They had lavender there for people to throw as they were leaving.  It smelled SO GOOD!

All in all, it was a great wedding with some great people involved in it.  Thank you Ashley and Thomas for trusting me to photograph your beautiful wedding.  I love you both so much!

Rachel

Zach and Angie – Houston Wedding Photography

Back in March I second shot with the amazing duo of Mike and Deb Turner of MD Turner Photography.  This was my first ever wedding!  Mike and Deb blogged about it on this post.  The wedding was at Grace Presbyterian Church and the reception was at the Westlake Club.  I have been to Grace Presbyterian before for Regional Choir when I was in high school (the sanctuary has awesome acoustics!), but the Westlake Club was new to me!

Loved her shoes!

The awesome Mike and Deb

With Love,

Rachel

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