Emily + Roy
La Munequita Ranch Wedding | Mission, Texas

Emily planned such a romantically beautiful wedding to celebrate her marriage to Roy. I met this sweet couple in the summer leading up to their wedding and I am honored to have had the opportunity to document their wedding day. After photographing their engagement photos at South Padre Island and hearing about all the little details that Emily was working on, I eagerly awaited their December nuptials. 

Emily and Roy married at La Munequita Ranch in Mission, Texas. Their wedding was uniquely different from other wedding receptions that I have photographed in a multitude of ways. First, they had an awesome comedian from Austin entertain their crowd. Mr. Jon Stringer was really funny! Second, they had an awesome kettle popcorn both for all their guests to snack on and enjoy. Finally, there was a blow-up-mechanical bull to ride for guests to really have some fun. There was awesome music, awesome food, awesome snacks, and beautifully intricate details. Emily and Roy, you planned an awesome wedding. 

Congratulations on this beautiful celebration and, most importantly, on the love you share for each other. Happy Marriage!!!

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Thank you Emily and Roy. Be blessed!

Happy Tuesday friends. 

Vanessa
La Munequita Ranch Bridal Session | Mission, Texas

When I shared Vanessa and her fiancé John's engagement photos a few months ago, I mentioned how Vanessa had promised to one day hire me for her wedding when she was engaged. Fast forward a few years later and graduation, Vanessa became engaged to her college sweetheart last year and married this summer. As promised, I was hired to photograph the beautiful wedding. Early this summer, I had the pleasure of finally seeing Vanessa in all her bridal glory. 

We decided on La Munequita Ranch as a backdrop for her bridal portraits. A country girl at heart, La Munequita Ranch provided a subtle rustiness to her portraits. We were joined by her mother and maid of honor as well as my momma and baby girl. The best part of this career, I'll say again and again, is being able to stay close to my babies. But I digress...

Vanessa, you looked absolutely beautiful and truly have worn one of my favorite wedding gowns to date. You oozed romantic-ness and look flawless. I hope marriage is treating you well sister!

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Beautiful portraits and compliments aside, thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing me as your photographer Vanessa. You are kind and understanding and it was a pleasure photographing you while I waddled with my big baby belly. I am beyond happy for you and wish you and your husband a beautiful life full of love, happiness, and health. Be blessed my friends!

Location: La Munequita Ranch in Mission, Texas (www.lamunequitaranch.com)

Hair & Make Up: Truly You Makeup Artistry (www.trulyyou.squarespace.com)

La Munequita Ranch
Open House | Mission, Texas

Back in April I had the opportunity of being invited and attending the grand opening celebration of La Munequita Ranch in Mission, Texas. The ranch is a lovely newly remodeled location to host your small or large outdoor event. It is equipped with all the necessities of hosting an event and can provide you with a list of amazing vendors to help you plan. La Munequita Ranch has been open to the public for events for a few years but has remained relatively a hidden gem for deep South Texas. With the new upgrades, the location decided to re-market themselves with a lovely new website and showcased some of their partner vendors with an showcase celebration. 

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Thank you Laura for the invitation. Best wishes to La Munequita Ranch!

For more information on the location, please visit www.lamunequitaranch.com

Nadya + Alex
La Munequita Ranch Engagement | Mission, Texas

I met Nadya at a local Starbucks back in late May to discuss her June engagement session. My home office, and home for that matter, was a complete mess and in the middle of a re-flooring debacle. This floor debacle has kept me away from my main computer for much of the past three months but since the flooring and furniture have all been replaced, I am back at my chair ready to blog. Nadya and Alex's engagement session has been on my queue log to share. 

Nadya and Alex are both not local to the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. They are also both in the education field which is how they initially met. I have recently learned of their finalized plans to celebrate the start of their marriage with a lovely wedding in central Texas. Texas seems to be fitting for this couple and, specifically for their engagement session, as one of Nadya's requests was to have a rustic location where she could wear her favorite cowboy boots. La Munequita Ranch in Mission, Texas provided the perfect backdrop for their lovely summer engagement session. Photographed late in the day, practically early evening, the light was absolutely beautiful that day. The ranch and it's pretty pastels provided for a serene backdrop to a nice pop of red. 

I haven't photographed many engagements this summer so to say this was a favorite would be unfair. But it is certainly one of my all time favorite engagement sessions I have photographed. Nadya and Alex were so effortlessly easy to capture in photographs and the conversation never ceased flowing. Cheers to the happy couple!

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Congratulations on your engagement Nadya and Alex! You were an absolute pleasure to meet and photograph. Happy wedding planning!