Anniversary trip to Los Angeles | May 2017

For our 3rd wedding anniversary we took off to LA to do super touristy things which are all posted below for my own entertainment. :) But you are welcomed to enjoy them too. 

We went on a hollywood/celebrity bus tour and I loved every single second of it. Naturally. The next day we visited Venice Beach and ended the day on the Santa Monica Pier. Day 3 we went whale watching, which was AMAZING. 

Basically i'm head over heels in love with California and I must go back ASAP. 

An Elegant Wintery Wedding Spring Creek Event Center, Victoria Texas | Mackenzie + Colton

Mackenzie and Colton's wedding was simply amazing. The second Mackenzie mentioned her inspiration was Great Gatsby I knew it was going to be stunning! South Texas decided to freeze that weekend, but the sun was out all day long and it was such a pretty day. You can't even tell it was in the low 30's. ;) 

Every little detail just worked. The dresses. I died. (And I also took probably 100 photos of them. Probably more.) So much sparkle and neutral perfection! The beautiful decor. The easy-going couple. The fun, welcoming family and guests. The 543 hugs on our way out. Everything! 

I've known Mackenzie for a few years now and she's been in front of my camera more times than I can count. I know this probably won't be the last time! ;) Thanks so much for letting me capture your best day ever. You made such a gorgeous bride! And Colton, you're pretty cool too. :) 

Shout out to everyone who helped make this day awesome:

Cakes: Love Bird Cakes

Invitation Suite: Color Me Paisley

Dress: Demetrios

Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell

Hair + Makeup: Airbrush By Avery

Venue: Spring Creek Event Center

Co-Photographer: Jenna Bryant Photography

DJ: Platinum Sounds

Blake + Ashley | Adventurous Engagement Session in Edna, Texas

This was a beautiful day with a beautiful couple. The smiles, kisses, and laughter were 100% real and it shows. Real bad. Blake and Ashley were down for absolutely anything! I got a bit inspired with these two and all of the sudden my everyday locations look like photog location goals. Those are the kind of sessions that make you love what you do as if you didn't enough already. 

These two are so chill, sweet, AND they're model status. Obviously! Can't wait for whats in store on their wedding day!

Edna, Texas

Makeup & Hair: Stevie'Nyree

Kamryn + Derrick | Cozy Christmas Wedding

I don't even know where to start with this greatness. 

Kamryn has been one of my best friends since Junior High. She's has the sweetest soul. So genuine. Beautiful. Funny. Talented. (Her voice is amazing and i've always been obsessed with her ok like strawberry wine obsessed. (kamryn, you member.)) We took on Europe together, we celebrated our first halloween together in like 6th grade, I made her myspace when we were too young to have one, she trusted me to take her pictures years and years ago when I didn't have a clue, she sang as I walked down the aisle on my own wedding day, etc. etc.

I love this girl and was absolutely honored to capture her and Derricks wedding day. Take the friendship I have with the bride and mix these bomb decorations and I was officially the happiest wedding photographer ever. Kamryn's love for Christmas has always been so extreme (in a good way), that I wouldn't have expected her wedding to be any different. It was GORGEOUS. Oh and they had an endless amount of wine and by wine I mean Lavaca Bluffs. Which is still wine, but the heavenly version. 

I wish you two the absolute best. Thanks for including me on the best day ever. Scroll down for the list of everyone who helped make this day so beautiful. Enjoy. 

VENDORS:

PHOTOGRAPHY | Laraina Hase Photography

VIDEOGRAPHY | Budget Wedding Videos by Rick Lemmons

HAIR | The Parlour

MAKEUP | Cynful Makeup

BOUQUET/FLORALS | The Blooming Company

DJ | Frankie-C

CAKES | Cut The Cake By Honey

RECEPTION HALL | Inez Community Center

DECORATORS | Samantha Gerdes + Lisa Spring

CO-SHOT WITH Jenna Bryant Photography

 

Kyle + Destiny | Romantic Texas Wedding at Beneath The Oaks

I met Kyle and Destiny at for the first time at their engagement session and couldn't get over how sweet they both were. Not to mention they're absolute naturals in front of the camera! 

This wedding was such a treat to be a part of. From the beautiful couple to the amazing venue, this was definitely a "hurry home, load the photos, and stay up all night editing" kinda wedding and those are my favorites! They had such a fun crowd too! An entertaining dance floor, fun wedding party and all the gorgeous views....love what I do. The vendors who helped make this day awesome are below!

VENDORS:

Photographers: Laraina Hase Photography + Jenna Bryant Photography

Venue: Beneath The Oaks

Hair + Makeup: Adorne Artistry

DJ: Rocking W Productions

Catering: K2 

Florist: Bay City Floral

 

 

Source: www.larainahase.com/blog/kyleanddestiny