July 10, 2017

Austin Wedding Photographer, Michelle & William at South Congress Hotel

Michelle & William hosted a lovely wedding with their closest friends and family at the boutique South Congress Hotel in Austin. Despite the Summer timing the weather was amazing and turned into a gorgeous, casual evening of vintage decor, DIY design elements designed by the bride, and ice cream.

Shout out to all of the vendors did an amazing job putting together this truly special, intimate urban wedding: Ashley Nicole AffairThe Moonlight Manor,  Spinning Leaf Films, DJ Marcus Davis, Cafe No SeTiny PiesBHLDN by TheiaPepper PastorLoot Vintage, and my second shooter Jakobeit Photo.

June 30, 2017

Austin Bridal Photographer, Michelle at South Congress Hotel

Halfway through her honeymoon, Michelle decided she wanted to do a bridal portrait session. So I received an email from the other side of the world several days after her wedding to see if I was available to do something about this. "Of course!" I replied, so I joined Michelle and Blake who were only somewhat jet-lagged from their return trip at South Congress Hotel to take advantage of the venue's wide variety of shooting locations.

One big plus to doing a bridal portrait session after the wedding is I get to share the photos with everyone right away since the groom has already seen the dress. It also means the groom gets to participate in the fun and act as pack animal by carrying the bride's things, helping with the train of the dress, guarding the door to the women's restroom because we just had to get pictures in front of the awesome tile walls, and of course, assisting with getting candid, genuine smiles out of the bride. It was tons of fun, and it was great to spend another evening with Michelle and Blake.

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Matt Wetzler is an editorial, motorsport, portrait, and destination wedding photographer based in Northwest Montana.

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