We’d never met before. Only talked on the phone. But when she saw me last night (I didn’t even know she was the bride, yet), she said “Justin!” and ran up and gave me a big, tight hug. I’m in Austin, Texas right now. I’m in town to photograph a wedding, and last night was the rehearsal dinner, a barbeque with the couple’s friends, and that’s when I met Meg, the bride, for the first time. I liked her instantly and I’m so excited to document the wedding day.
Here’s a picture taken last night at the rehearsal dinner.
The dinner took place at a restaurant called The Country Line. The servers sent me on the way with the biggest single serving of meat I’ve ever had. I was, of course, in meat heaven. Brisket, sausage, chicken, turkey and pork ribs. Maybe I should have taken a picture of that, but frankly, that’s a meal I won’t forget.
The rental car is a Fiat 500. Theses cars are adorable. And I’m driving around Texas with the radio tuned to a country music station. Texas Country. Robert Earl Keen, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn, Tayna Tucker…you get the idea. And here’s a thought I’ve never had before: I sure wish I knew how to line dance.
I’ve got a little bit of time this morning before I start working. So I’m going to find a doughnut place called Gordoughs, recommend to me by a few folks on Instagram and Facebook. But get this. There’s a TGIFridays in the hotel, and can you imagine making that mistake–you’re in Austin, Texas, and you somehow decide that your best choice for food would be TGIFridays? Yikes!
But now let’s talk about you for a minute. Do you have a wedding coming up you’re and looking for a thoughtful, perceptive photographer that can tell the story of your wedding with grace, beauty, wit and without artifice? Is getting authentic photographs one of the things that’s most important to you on your wedding day? Well then, let’s talk. I’d love to hear all about your event and see how I can help.