hello, beautiful Crystal Beach wedding {The Woodlands and Galveston, TX, wedding photographer}

Whew! It took a rental car, two nights in a bartered-for condo, two rented lenses, two ferry rides, and two pairs of shoes, but it was all so worth it to get to photograph this beautiful couple getting married. If I hadn’t been a teenager when I’d gotten married (Ok, not really. But close!), I would have LOVED to have a beach wedding. I was so lucky to be the photographer for this Crystal Beach wedding this past weekend. It was just as lovely as I thought it could be.

So, this first shot might just be my favorite of the whole darn thing. My husband cracks me up all day long, and I don’t think we have one picture that captures the pure love and laughter that this one does. I’m totally jealous! This was during their first dance, and they were having such a wonderful time together, enjoying those first moments as husband and wife, and the groom was whispering funny things in the bride’s ear the whole time. It was very sweet to watch. the woodlands and galveston beach wedding photographe

How’s this for a “kiss the bride” moment? I’m not sure it’s appropriate to be so jealous of my clients. :)the woodlands and galveston beach wedding photographeThis beautiful bride and her wedding planner put together such a perfect beach house wedding. The lovely bride had previously sent me her Pinterest inspiration board to give me some ideas of pictures she wanted (GREAT idea, all you brides-to-be out there). Well, when I walked onto the deck of the beach house that morning, I was astonished! Her Pinterest board had been brought to life. When I get cranking with my edits, I’ll do a post of all the pretty little details they had.

We didn’t specifically do a bridal shoot before this wedding, so I wanted to make sure I gave her some “bridal portrait” kind of images, too. So sweet and pretty.the woodlands and galveston beach wedding photographe

The bride put so much hard work and effort and organization into this wedding. In my eyes, it was perfect. I hope it turned out to be the wedding you wanted. Love these details!the woodlands and galveston beach wedding photographerMr. and Mrs. G, thanks so much for hiring me to capture your special day. I always feel especially lucky to witness a couple profess their lifelong love. I can’t wait to show you the rest of your beautiful pictures!

Love, Andrea

You can just Photoshop that, right? {The Woodlands, TX, wedding photographer}

Ah, a wedding photographer’s two favorite things: someone in your shot and “You can just Photoshop that, right?”

Oh, how I love technology. The answer is yes, of course. I couldn’t yell to the well-intentioned camera man in my shot (I’m sure I was his shot, too) to get out of my shot, because 1.) we were in the middle of a torrential downpour 2.) the couple ran through the doors and to the car in about 2 seconds 3.) he loves this couple and has a vested interest in their wedding 4.) and frankly, I don’t want to ask anyone not to take pictures. I want my brides to have lots and lots of pictures from their weddings. So, there’s good ol’ Photoshop to save the day.

Do you have a favorite picture that is ruined by something Photoshop could fix? Give me a call, and I’ll be happy to see if I can save it for you. the woodlands tx wedding photographer

Olde Dobbin Station March wedding {The Woodlands, TX, wedding photographer}

Welcome to wedding season! I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at Olde Dobbin Station this past weekend. What do you mean you’ve never heard of it? Well, I hadn’t either, and boy was I surprised at how amazingly beautiful and charming it is. It is a hidden gem in the middle of nowhere. Check out the beautiful wedding photography on their site, too. Anyway, we got so lucky with the weather. It didn’t start raining until after the ceremony and all the guests were tucked safely into the reception hall. Here’s just a little preview of one of my favorite couple’s most beautiful wedding.

P.S. Please feel free to ignore the disgustingly corny soliloquy I wrote for your bridal portrait preview. I once had an English professor in college tell me my paper was “overly sentimentalized.” Perhaps she thought I was faking it. Clearly, I am still the same mushy sap.andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

I always love to see the comparison to the bride and groom getting ready. Our bride was hidden in the bridal suite with lots of girls and makeup and hair accessories everywhere. Meanwhile, the groom was standing outside waiting and chatting with some dudes. Can you see a little bit of his fancy watch? That was a gift from his sweetheart.

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I think this is my favorite shot from the whole thing. I adore it. andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

This has become my trademark wedding shot. After the kiss and announcement of man and wife, I’m always waiting for them at the end of the aisle, and I ask them to kiss once more. It’s always my favorite moment.andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

Oh, Mr. and Mrs. B, I’m so happy for you! Congratulations on your lovely wedding. I wish you a lifetime of happiness.

Love, Andrea

If you’re in need of a sappy, happy wedding photography, give me a shout to see if we’d be a good fit. 508.768.5808 or andrea.bacle@gmail.com

Olde Dobbin Station bridal portraits {The Woodlands, TX, wedding photographer}

The bad part about doing bridal portraits is the agony of waiting to post them until after the wedding! Ahh…I can finally post these of this GORGEOUS bride. If you’re interested, I have to tell you a little story about this one. Warning: this is mushy.

So, when we did their engagement session back in September, I had lots of fun. They are young and sweet and high school sweethearts, just like my husband and I are. I had a blast, and it was fun to reminisce about when we were getting married at 21 years old. Fast forward to beautiful Olivia’s bridal session in January. The second I saw her, I instantly thought of my daughter. Olivia’s grace and loveliness and youth overwhelmed me and sorta smacked me in the face.

Hello, I’m not 21 and getting married. I’m 35 and a mom and far closer to being the M.O.B.

I couldn’t help but think that my own precious baby will be in her own wedding dress far too soon. As I was working on a silly post about my daughter’s haircut last night on our family blog after shooting the wedding this weekend, it finally dawned on me why I’ve been emotional since January about Birdie growing up (I was sort of worried that it was pre-menopausal hormones. Scary, right?!) That’s when we did these pictures. This beautiful young lady before me reminded me that my own baby’s childhood is fleeting. I’m worried that I’ll blink and we’ll be at her wedding.

Olivia, I only hope that she’ll be as graceful and ladylike and as sweet as you. Your parents truly must be so proud of you; again, I got teary-eyed when I took a picture of them dancing watching you both at the reception. Sheesh. I can’t even talk about it. Thank you for sharing such special moments with me, and sorry for being overly emotional. You, too, will be 35 one day.
andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

andrea bacle weddings the woodlands tx

on to the next adventure {The Woodlands, TX, wedding photographer}

Hey, there! Happy 2014! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’m launching my new website devoted to weddings. My fabulous friend and videographer of Brockstar Videos surprised me with a promo video for my new website.

If you’re looking for samples of my family/child work, check out my other website at andreabaclephotography.com.

If you’d like to meet to talk about your upcoming wedding, give me a shout. 508.768.5808 or andrea.bacle@gmail.com

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