Branded T Ranch – Savannah & Chris Engagement Photos

March 24, 2014

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Congratulations Savannah & Chris!  This sweet couple is getting married this fall at the beautiful new Texas Hill Country venue, Branded T Ranch out in Kendalia, Texas and I was so excited to get to see it first hand to do their engagement photos!  The owners have done an incredible job developing this beautiful wedding venue on an exotic game ranch.  We enjoyed using the grounds and even made our way down to the pond where we met a curious exotic deer!  Take a look at some of my favorites from this shoot, and leave them some comment love at the bottom!

 

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Wedding Photography for couples who believe that love is worth celebrating!!

Now Booking Austin/Texas/Destination Weddings for 2015!

Email for availability & investment information:  Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com

www.JessicaFreyPhotography.com

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Freyday – Faces of PPA

March 21, 2014

Hey everyone! Hope you’ve had a great week…it’s been an exciting one for us!  Since I love using FREYday to share more about the ‘behind the scenes’ I figured today was a good day to share for those who didn’t see on Facebook that I was selected to be a part of the Faces of PPA advertising campaign!  I’ve been a member of Professional Photographers Association since I started in 2008 and have utilized their  business workshops and finance team to really help me create this business and life I love!  A few months ago, I submitted this photo of myself working thanks to my wonderful and talented friend and fellow photographer, Jaime Williams and filled out their application and it was announced on facebook last week that I was one of the 5 new online ads!  Very exciting…thank you to everyone who left me a sweet note or comment on my business and personal page, you guys all rock and I truly hope you enjoy following this blog and my adventure!

Have a wonderful weekend….it’s my last to relax before heading to Santa Barbara, Bakersfield and Vegas next week for weddings!!!

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Wedding Photography for couples who believe that love is worth celebrating!!

Now Booking Austin/Texas/Destination Weddings for 2014!  Email for availability & investment information:  Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com

www.JessicaFreyPhotography.com

 

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Real Brides – Advice for New Brides!

March 19, 2014

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1) What is the best advice that was given to you when you started planning your wedding?
Do not settle for anything less than you want.
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2) What is one thing you think every bride should know that you learned while planning your wedding?
Don’t stress over trying to make everyone happy, it’s your wedding and you can only do so much.
3) What were your wedding colors and is there a story behind why you chose them?
Blush, ivory, and gold. No story behind them, I just love the elegance of neutral colors but I wanted a little bit of color so I added the blush.
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4) What’s your favorite detail you chose for your wedding that representing your love story?
The vintage Rolls Royce & the red carpet because our love story is straight out of a hollywood film (minus the divorce part, lol).
5) How long did you have to plan your wedding day?
11 months. We got engaged July 2012, but we didn’t set a date or start planning until January 2013 and we were married in November 2013.
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6) Did you hire a wedding planner/day of coordinator?  Was it worth the expense? 
YES!!!! Best decision of my life. My family and bridal party didn’t have to worry about anything the day of besides enjoying the day. Shannon Hough Events is amazing and she took care of every last detail.
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7)  Is there anything you’d choose to do differently or have that you didn’t have?
Yes, I wish I would’ve done a first look. Because with having a fall wedding the sun sets early, we were in a race with time to get in the bride and groom photos. Although we got awesome shots, having the first look would’ve alleviated the rushing feeling after the ceremony and we would’ve gotten to enjoy cocktail hour with our guests.
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8)  How was Matt involved and was there something specific he wanted for your wedding day?
He wasn’t too involved, he let me plan the wedding of my dreams. But he did vote for the blush bridesmaids dresses because I originally wanted a champagne color. And he loved the groom cake I surprised him with!
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9)  What vendors were your top priority?
My coordinator Shannon Hough who was my right hand the whole time and helped me with everything
Jessica Frey photography because after everything is done all you have are her awesome pictures
House of Flowers because the florals were my main decor for both venues (church and reception)
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10) Any other advice for brides/grooms planning their 2014/2015 weddings?
If you have an open bar, make sure to shut it down during dinner so your guest will actually sit down and eat! Other than that, make sure you have fun planning your wedding!
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VENDORS:

Photography:  Jessica Frey Photography, second shooter: Jaime Williams

Location:  Stockdale Country Club; St. John’s Lutheran Church

Wedding Design/Coordination: Shannon Hough Events (SHE)

Floral Design:  A House of Flowers, Bakersfield

Wedding Dress:  Allure, Ladies & Gents Bridal

Lighting – Ceremony & Reception:  Freestyle Event Services

Stationary:  Matinae Design Studio

Suits: Friar Tux

Linens: Walker Lewis Rents

Wedding Photography for couples who believe that love is worth celebrating!!

Now Booking Austin/Texas/Destination Weddings for 2014!  Email for availability & investment information:  Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com

www.JessicaFreyPhotography.com

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University of Texas Senior Photos – Michelle

March 17, 2014

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Congratulations on your last semester at UT, Michelle!   I met this gorgeous ‘almost-college-grad’ last week on the University of Texas campus to document her graduation from UT in a few months.  We had fun as I’d really never been on campus much (being I went to that ‘other’ Texas School…whoop!)  Regardless, being a native Austinite, I had fun touring the architecture and really enjoyed hearing Michelle’s plans for the future.  Congratulations on your accomplishments and thanks for a wonderful afternoon photo shoot!

 

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Now Booking Austin/Texas/Destination Weddings for 2014 and Austin portraits!

Email for availability & investment information:  Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com

www.JessicaFreyPhotography.com

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  • JenW · Posted March 17, 2014 at 9:31 pm · Link · Reply

    What beautiful and fun photos! I wish I had done something like this when I graduated!

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Freyday – Game of Thrones Exhibit at South By South West!

March 14, 2014

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So…you may have heard of a little thing called South by South West (or as the locals call it, SXSW) here in Austin.  It’s been going on a few days now and although Eric and I aren’t late night partiers or super music lovers, we did manage to make our way to HBO’s awesome Game of Thrones Exhibit!  It’s currently touring the world with only two stops in the US – NYC and Austin!  With my in-laws visiting, we decided to spend a few hours on Sunday and see what all the fuss was about…plus I’d seen people instagraming photos of them literally SITTING ON THE IRON THRONE!  You see, Eric and I read all of the books while traveling the world and are fans of the show, so it was fun getting to see the costumes, props, SIT ON THE IRON THRONE and even participate in an incredible virtual reality where we got to climb the WALL and experience what it’s like to be Jon Snow icon wink Freyday   Game of Thrones Exhibit at South By South West!  So…for all of my GOT fans out there, here’s a look for you of what it was like on the inside!  Have an awesome FREYDAY!  -Jessica

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An entire wall dedicated to everyone who’s died……spoiler alert if you haven’t finished Season 3

 

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Hope you enjoyed!!

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