Where do I start with Austin and Martha? I feel like I've known them for a long time, though I suppose it's really only been about 3 years. They are in the place I was about 11 years ago; newly married, and about to leave Aggieland and begin their lives as a Naval Aviation family. We were brought together by that mutual connection, but really became friends through Austin's love for photography. He finally introduced me to Martha after shooting a few weddings with me, and I just couldn't get enough of how sweet they are together.
I've been lucky enough to photograph them, and their pup Astro (you can see him below!) several times. It was for this reason that I would have followed them to Antarctica to shoot their wedding if I had to (I don't normally shoot out of town). Luckily, they only wanted me to go as far as Downtown Houston.
They chose the Historic Heights Fire Station as their reception venue, and it was really fun to see the building, and all of it's charm, transformed into their perfect banquet hall with tons of fresh blooms and pops of coral. Each guest had a a wooden carving of their name at their place, and I thought that was such an elegant and personal touch.
After prep at the Martha's mom's house and some portraits at the Fire Station, we headed to Eleanor Tinsley Park for the ceremony. Austin and Martha were married in front of the Houston Skyline with their family, friends, and Astro looking on.
Dinner was served upstairs at the firehouse, and was topped off with a surprise visit from the Chinese Lion Dance troupe, who entertained the guests with a traditional dance accompanied by drums. Then it was downstairs for cake, dancing, and the Aggie War Hymn, of course!
Austin and Martha, I feel at peace closing out this blog because I know that I will continue to have you both as friends, and get to enjoy watching the next steps in your journey. May you both be blessed with love and adventure!