The great thing about the end of the year is that it's a very busy time for photographers. In San Antonio, October and November is the "second" wedding season of the year (as most couples opt for a spring or fall wedding, instead of a summer one). Unfortunately that means I'm staring at a complete backlog of blogs to post, so this isn't a full wedding blog post - it's a few of my favorite images from Katie and Matt's wedding.
Their ceremony was held at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. They chose this specific church because they were in love with the building, and upon hearing that I knew we needed at least one shot of them with as much of the church in it as possible. Three tall palm trees caught my attention, and before I knew it I was in one of those weird wedding-photographer-positions, laying down on the sidewalk, trying to get as much of the building in the photograph as possible.
Once all the guests were on their way to the reception we went back inside the church for a few last photos there. The grand piano was just calling to me and was the perfect spot for Katie's bouquet, and I've always wanted to experiment and include stained glass in wedding portraits.
We had a few quick moments to play around before it was on to the reception, but we had to make one pit stop first ... at Whataburger! It really doesn't get any more San Antonio than stopping at Whataburger on your way to your wedding reception! It was really cute watching the employees's faces when Katie walked inside in her wedding dress!
Finally we were on our way to the reception, where I snagged a few different ring shots (of course) and these beautiful portraits. Even though Magnolia Halle is right smack-dab in the middle of the city you'd never know it from the portrait locations. It's almost impossible to find a beautiful reception venue within San Antonio city limits that has beautiful, nature-filled areas to take photos in. It really was a beautiful location, and an amazing wedding!