My favorite 24 hours

My perfect morning... breakfast tacos from Vera Cruz on South 1st, a walk around the hike + bike trail with our dog and then head to a Longhorns game (football, basketball, soccer... any will do).

My perfect afternoon... lunch at Elizabeth Street Cafe, followed by a scoop of ice cream from Lick and then a nap on our couch with a movie playing on our projector (most likely a rom-com or documentary).

My perfect evening... hosting friends at our place for a potluck dinner.  Hopefully the weather is nice and we can hang out on the back porch with some Shiner Bocks and Pandora playing in the background (maybe the Ben Howard station?).  Then I would kick everyone out by 9:30 because it's my bedtime.


My favorite 6 years

I met Ashley when I was in 8th grade - she was a sophomore in high school (so she wasn't really into me).

6 years later, on March 19th, 2010, we started dating.  I asked her to be my girlfriend at the capitol.  Then we tattooed each other.  (Yes, very risky.  I can't believe we did it, but I guess I kinda knew this would be my last girlfriend.)

6 months later, we were engaged.  I proposed during one of our shows downtown (yeah, we had a band) in front of 150 of our family and friends.  She said yes even though I handmade the ring because I couldn't afford a real one.

6 months later, on March 19th, 2011 (the anniversary of asking her to by my girlfriend), we got married at my dad's church (he's also the one who married us).  We flew to NYC for our honeymoon, then moved to the east side of Austin (where it used to be cheap) and started a wedding photography business. 

6 years later, we still feel like newlyweds.


My favorite job

I started shooting weddings in the summer of 2011, soon after we got married.  It started accidentally - I had purchased a camera for our honeymoon and some friends asked for some portraits.  That led to a wedding, which led to another and before I knew it I had quit my day job.  Since then I've shot over 100 weddings.  I've shot weddings all over the U.S. but Austin is my favorite place to tell wedding stories.  Austin is where I grew up, fell in love, got married and I love working with other nearly/newlyweds who also call this place home.