Laura
Villa de Cortez Bridal Session | Weslaco, Texas

I have meant to share Laura's bridal session months and months ago! She and Paul were married earlier this summer and I can't believe I have not blogged any new material since April. Wow! Well, what better way to get back into the groove of sharing some of my favorite work than sharing with you a beautiful bride. 

Laura picked the lovely Villa de Cortez Ballroom in Weslaco, Texas as the location for her bridal session. The locale worked out perfect in more ways than one. It is a lovely place with an authentic old world charm and, most importantly, it provides both an outdoor and indoor location for photographs. This was very important because the only day and time she was in town for her session was the day South Texas decided to have an amazingly epic thunderstorm. Dark grey skies and bright flashes of thunder kept us indoors and the photographs could not have turned out any better. But enough of my writing, how about some photos. 

You are beautiful Laura!

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2015 © Marisol Izaguirre

 2015 © Marisol Izaguirre

2015 © Marisol Izaguirre

 2015 © Marisol Izaguirre

2015 © Marisol Izaguirre

 2015 © Marisol Izaguirre

2015 © Marisol Izaguirre

Over the next few days I'll share the images from her wedding day. Thank you Laura!

Have a great day friends!

Erica
Bensten State Park Bridal Portraits | Mission, Texas

In December, I photographed Erica's bridal session. Twice.

Yes, you read correctly - twice. All just a mere few days before her wedding!!! The best part about photographing such a beautiful bride is the fact that both times provided us with really funny experiences and stories to share. All in all, it was an absolute joy to see such a special friend and sister in her beautiful gown. I shared Erica and George's wedding a few days ago and mentioned that they opted out of having formal portraits done on their wedding day. It was different from what I am used to but in retrospect, I can totally understand why Erica may have felt like she had enough photos, ha ha!

Anyway, she had the most beautiful dress ever! It was completely different from anything I had ever seen before. The top was sleeveless yet modestly covered, there was a beautiful blinded out belt, and the mermaid bottom was tiered and ribboned - wow!!!

Erica, you made a beautiful bride!!

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2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

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2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

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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2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

  2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

  2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

  2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

  2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

2014 © Marisol Izaguirre

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)

Cynthia
Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Bridal Session | Hidalgo, Texas

Cynthia scheduled her bridal session back in March and I had to wait until after the first weekend in June to share her images. While they have been officially wed for just a little under three months, I am finally catching up on my blogging. Thus, I am finally ready to share some of my favorites from her bridal session. Cynthia in her bridal gown was simply breathtaking. She is so quite and somewhat timid to the untrained eye. Once you get the conversation flowing, she loves to laugh and giggle while flashing her beautiful smile. After having met Cynthia over a year and a half before the wedding date, seeing her in the lovely wedding gown she meticulously chose was very much exciting for me as I am sure for her family. 

We spent a lovely afternoon in March exploring the lovely Old Hidalgo Pumphouse in Hidalgo, Texas. Capturing Cynthia in her bridal glow, the pump house provided a simple and lovely backdrop to the beautiful bride. Cynthia you are beautiful!

Cynthia made a beautiful bride. It was a pleasure spending the evening with Cynthia and her parents as we discussed the emotions of the entire family leading up to the wedding. Favorites from the wedding day will hit the blog soon!

Have a great day friends!