Mallory & Austin’s wedding in Rayne, Louisiana is definitely one of my favorites to date. I will be honest with you. I cried more than once during this special day. Mallory & I met a few years ago during a softball game! It wasn’t long before we were discussing Mallory’s new engagement! Every week during the games, I would visit with her about wedding details. I was able to see Mallory anxiously awaiting texts from Korea where Austin was stationed. Because of the time difference, they had a very short window of time to talk everyday. When he finally came back home, we were able to photograph engagements (January 2014) before he had to leave again. Mallory and I went back and forth on wedding plans, timelines and details all year. She finally decided to have a FIRST LOOK!! (Blog post about this is coming soon!) We also found out around September that Austin would have to deploy to Afghanistan the day after their wedding. I was devastated for both of them in this change in plans. Mallory stayed so strong and positive throughout the whole thing. I admire her so much. They finally decided to say their vows a month early with only their closest friends and family present. This way they could go on an early honeymoon! They also decided keep their original wedding date with a big celebration for all of their extended family from out of town. I was so excited for the day of their wedding to arrive and it was absolutely perfect…despite the weather. That entire week it was FREEZING and New Year’s Eve wasn’t any different. Luckily the sun came out and warmed things up enough to take some outdoor pictures! I loved every minute of their wedding and have been so blessed to be a part of their lives. Please keep Austin in your prayers until he returns home in the fall!! I hope you enjoy my (many) favorites!!
Getting a little energy boost!!
Sweet sister watching her big sis get ready :)
We’ve even got Mallory’s brother, CJ, supervising!!
Loved this moment when Mallory did her little sister’s makeup! So precious :)
Aren’t these shoes AMAZING?!?!
One of my favorite detail shots, ever!!
This worked out perfectly with their flag….my sister actually spotted it and had this awesome idea!!
Mom & Daughter <3
Mallory with her mom and sisters!! I loved this moment <3
One of my favorites!!
The ladies!!!! How about these gorgeous wedding colors?!?!
Sweet faces :)
SILLY FACES!!!! What a fun group :)
Mallory, you looked soooo beautiful!
Time for the FIRST LOOK!! Mallory told me later that it was the best decision that they could’ve made.
Umm, yes, I think this is where I cried!
Time for portraits :)
This may be my all time favorite wedding image….so in love!
I’m sure going outside in 30 degree weather wasn’t their first choice of activities…but Mallory & Austin trusted my judgement when I asked to sneak in a few outdoor wedding portraits. I am sooooo happy that they did!
and they may have thought I was losing my mind when I asked them to climb up on the window ledge….lol!! But it was worth it don’t you think??
There are no words <3
I’m a sucker for forehead kisses <3
Here’s the guys!
The groom and his beautiful Mom :)
Love these suites from the Men’s Warehouse!
The Warehouse in Rayne has a beautiful chandelier :)
Time for the ceremony!
Guess who he caught sight of? :)
Their priest had them renew their vows <3
Married!!! (again!) :)
His face says it all <3
This moment was so special. The priest asked everyone to please stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance. You could feel the pride of everyone in the church!!
You can see why I have 263 favorites :) I LOVE them all!!!
I LOVE seeing all the framed engagements when I walk into a reception!!
This groom’s cake was amazing!!
First Dance :)
Seconds after this shot champagne narrowly missed the cake and bride’s dress….lol the ceiling wasn’t so lucky however!! They will never forget this :)
This picture was their special request!
The bride’s adorable parents!
Mallory’s dad DANCED the entire NIGHT!! It looked like he had a blast :)
Even the band wanted to get in on the money dances!
Austin is the youngest sibling so his brother and sister were required to dance with their brooms!
MIDNIGHT!!! Welcome 2015!!!!
LOVE this image…perfectly captures the spirit of their party!
Mr. Chris wanted to take the exit for a test run :)
Congratulations, Mallory & Austin!!! Thank you for allowing me to capture your amazing day. I hope you have a lifetime of joy and happiness together.