Planning a wedding in Texas is tricky, as so many of our brides & grooms can attest. Summer weddings might bring rainstorms… weekend dates might alternate between frigid & warm in the fall. It’s nearly impossible to really ever know what you’re getting into. (Except in July. Your July wedding will be really, really hot. That’s all there is to it.)
So I was glad to hear that Erica & David were planning ahead with their January wedding in Galveston. While they obviously hoped for beautiful weather that would allow for portraits on the beach where they got engaged, they also booked indoor venues, so that if a winter storm whipped up, their big day wouldn’t be interrupted. Luckily, all that “plan B” preparation wasn’t necessary. Last weekend was probably the most gorgeous January weather I’ve ever seen, and shooting this beach-town wedding was a complete joy.
David jokes that Erica chose her photographers before she chose the groom… but in any event, this couple highly prioritized their time with us on the wedding day. We can’t overstate how much that TIME played into being able to capture incredible portraits for them. We’re always ready to photograph real moments as they unfold on a wedding day, and the unscripted images are usually some of our favorites. But portraits on the beach at sunset? That sort of thing takes time, and we’re SO grateful that Erica & David gave us that time. We’re completely certain the images we created for them are worth it. 🙂
We started our day at the Lasker Inn, an incredible Galveston B&B and event venue. Erica was all bubbly & happy when we arrived, and that continued throughout the afternoon…
We drove a few miles down the Seawall to the Beachtown boardwalk, for this gorgeous couple to see each other for the first time in all their wedding finery. I was so excited we’d get to use a spot that meant so much to them… this stretch of beach is where Erica & David got engaged!
This next image is a personal favorite of mine…
We left the beach planning to head back to the Lasker, very close to on-schedule. But then, as we rounded a corner, the sun broke through the clouds and the most GLORIOUS light spilled over the island. We started honking and waving like crazy to get the attention of our clients in the car ahead of us, and we all whipped our cars around into an abandoned lot. Best risky driving decision EVER… these portraits kill me in the best way.
And y’all, we’re only halfway done! Be sure you check back in tomorrow to see our favorite moments from Erica & David’s ceremony & reception. 🙂