Thursday, January 29, 2009

Joyce & Guy

Joyce and Guy had a sweet, intimate ceremony on the beach in Galveston this past December. We were right across Seawall Boulevard from the Hotel Galvez, and to the west was the Flagship Hotel and the remains of several buildings that had been torn from their pier foundations by Hurricane Ike this fall. It was great to be there, great to see things returning to normal, great to see good old Rev. John Bostock again (who weathered the storm in his residence in Downtown Galveston... evidently he had a giant fiberglass fish from Joe's Crab Shack wash up on his balcony).

But back to Joyce and Guy... such sweet, fun people. They showed up with friends and a cooler full of champagne (for a toast afterward). It rained all day and I think we were all scared there would have to be some sort of Plan B... but much to my surprise as I drove to the beach... the sun came out and shone on them for their entire ceremony. It was one of those beautifully lit situations where we've got a dark and ominous sky in the background, but pretty soft light falling on the people. Add to that Joyce's long, flowing red hair and you've got the stuff dreams is made of!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Megan & Jonathon

Megan and Jonathon, who reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, had a late-autumn wedding decorated with rich, decadent fall colors and the smiling faces of their family and friends. Held at Ashelynn Manor in Magnolia, their dusk ceremony took place inside the Vintage Chapel (where we stopped for some stunning shadowy portraits of the newlyweds afterward) and the reception took place in the Carriage House, a large red barn bedecked with chandeliers. They danced the night away to the sounds of Michael Buble, and guests left with bags full of custom-labelled Megan-and-Jonathon Hershey kisses and hugs.

The staff on hand at Ashelynn Manor were wonderful to work with, expertly coordinating the day's events. It's a fabulously quaint and well-cared-for facility-- and quite frankly, a wonderful place to shoot. Check out the staircase shot!

Crystal & Cory

Crystal & Cory were married in Galveston (pre-Ike) at Moody Memorial Methodist Church with a reception following at the Historic Ashton Villa. It was a beautiful sunny day with a wonderful family celebration! The wedding was coordinated by Claudia of A Day To Remember, and the fabulous Pete Armendariz of Pete's Mobile DJ kept the guests on the floor and having the time of their lives!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Vote for Monkey Tree!

Please stop by KPRC Channel 2's City Voter Site and cast your vote for Monkey Tree Photography as one of Houston's Best!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Jessica & Carlos

Jessica and Carlos were married in a lovely outdoor ceremony at the Courtyard on St. James.... it was a beautiful day with clear blue skies and a bright happy sun overhead!