As I was leaving San Antonio for Courtney & Shane's wedding in Boerne, followed by a reception up in the Hill Country, I couldn't have anticipated the sheer beauty I was about to witness. Most weddings are romantic and a little bit emotional, but everything was perfect with this one! We started the day with a wedding ceremony at one of my absolute favorite churches to shoot at, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Boerne. Most churchs are dark, and a little more challenging to photograph in, but not this one! With huge, gorgeous windows all along one side of the church & skylights to let in light from above, it's seriously a great pick - from a photography standpoint!
Another reason I'm totally swooning over this wedding is I was able to shoot it both film and digital! There is just something that film can do with the light that totally blows me away every time. I'm falling in love with the beauty of film grain and the artwork it's letting me create. It's not impossible with digital, it just takes a lot more time and effort to get similar results to what film can give me in just the push of a button.
After a lovely ceremony we took a few family portraits at the alter before heading up to the Lodge at Country Inn Cottages for more photos, and the wedding reception! I love this venue because its perfect for outdoor portraits and the interior is always so beautiful as well, it can be decorated so many different ways and always looks stunning! The reception just flew by, with dances, dinner, tearful toasts, and as soon as the cake was cut (be sure you check out the Texas A&M Groom's cake!), it was time to get the party started! This is one wedding where they know how to have fun, that is for sure! The guests didn't stop dancing all night long, and the sparkler exit seemed to come too soon. When you're having such an amazing evening you never wanted it to end!