I recently got an incoming call from Germany.  I answered it expecting a phone scam…which makes me wonder now why I answered it, haha, but I’m glad I did!  Instead it was a call from a bride who had fallen in love with a Texan, in Kurdistan of course, and they were hoping I’d be free to shoot their wedding.  I was, and did and I’m so grateful to have met these two really lovely people!

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In Kurdistan, the Maid of Honor steals the cake knife from the couple and the groom has to bribe her to get it back.  I say we adopt this tradition!  We can exchange it for the garter toss. 2015-03-25_0139 2015-03-25_0140 2015-03-25_0141 2015-03-25_0142 2015-03-25_0123 2015-03-25_0122

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Ashley and Blake had a beautiful, whimsical woodland wedding at S.A. Orr Ranch in Avinger.  I love these two.  I love their creativity, the intensity of their love for each other and their sweet, generous hearts.  I also love them for being so very much themselves.  I love Blake for wearing cufflinks made out of teeth and a pocket watch.  I love Ashley for wearing shoes adorned with sparkly spiders and for making me feel like the best photographer ever.  Their trust and willingness to do whatever I thought would be awesome helped us craft some really amazing images together! 2015-03-25_0023 2015-03-25_0001 2015-03-25_0005 2015-03-25_0003 2015-03-25_0002 2015-03-25_0006 2015-03-25_0004 2015-03-25_0007 2015-03-25_0008 2015-03-25_0011 2015-03-25_0010 2015-03-25_0009

Halloween is my favorite holiday, which might be why I loved the whimsical decor so much!  Or because it was so wonderfully different from your standard wedding decor ;)

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Grandmas as flower girls.  Yes please.

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Ashley’s family cut, placed and decorated all of these stumps.  It was a stunning ceremony site.

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During the ceremony, they moved the hands of an old clock to the time they made their vows.  The romantic in me could barely keep shooting.

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The amazing handiwork of The Calavera Cakery.  This lady makes cakes out of imagination :)

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