Romantic Wedding at The Allen Farmhaus in New Braunfels, TX
This was such a beautiful and romantic wedding! The Allen Farmhaus in New Braunfels, Texas was very intimate and romantic. You can really see the love between these two. Margaret and LeeRay were such a joy to work with AND I found a fellow Philadelphia Eagles Fan! It’s not easy being an Eagles fan in Texas! 😉
Margaret and LeeRay met 3 years ago at LA fitness (on Valentine’s Day!). LeeRay put the moves on when he approached Margaret to use the bench she was using, even though the gym was basically empty that day!
LeeRay popped the question at their church after their daughter’s baby dedication. “It was the easiest answer of my life!”
They have 6 month old identical twin daughters- who were the cutest little dancers in the whole wedding- and the couple is expecting their third! They had a gender reveal on their wedding day…soooooo sweet!! Check it out below to see what they are having! 🙂
The warm love between these two was so apparent. I had to ask about their favorite traits for each other:
“LeeRay is the most genuine person I know. The way he loves me constantly reminds me that it’s what is on the inside that matters. He shows me what true love is every day,” says Margaret. “One thing that made me fall in love with him is how much he loves his family. He loves deeply and honestly. And the way he loves our daughters…he constantly is melting my heart with the love he gives them. He is the best father!!”
“I love how humble and selfless she is,” says LeeRay. “She always puts others before herself and I think that just shows how big her heart is and it really makes me want to be the best me for her. I have always been the kind of person who has these big plans or adventures and Margaret brings those things to life. She pushes me to be the best me while being my biggest supporter. Her natural ability to be an excellent mother is something that has always and will always melt my heart. We are very blessed.”
And gosh, does that love for each other just resonated throughout the day! This was the sweetest most romantic wedding. Margaret and LeeRay, thank you for letting me be apart of your day! 🙂
The Allen Farmhaus Ceremony
The Allen Farmhaus Reception and GENDER REVEAL!
Did you catch that?! Margaret and LeeRay are having a baby boy! Congratulations! I am so excited to see this sweet family again for Margaret’s Maternity session!
Wedding Coordinator: Keely
Venue: The Allen Farmhaus
Bakery: Blancas Cakes
Florist: The Vintage Bouquet Bar
Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander
Bridal Shoes: Mischka Badgley
Invitations: DIY Bride
Makeup + Hair: Vixen Hair and Makeup
Officiant: Amy Staton
DJ/Band: Full House Entertainment- Pepe Aranda
Engagement Session at Hotel Emma for Charity and Eric
The kids are back in school… that means I finally have some to blog all the amazing engagement sessions, beautiful bridals, and gorgeous weddings for over the summer! I am so excited to share Charity and Eric’s romantic engagement session at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, TX! Charity and Eric are such a sweet couple, and we had so much for their sunrise (This is my favorite time to shoot– especially in the summer) engagement session!
I seriously have way too many favorites from this session! Thank you Charity and Eric for trusting me to capture all these beautiful moments! I am so excited for your Hidden Falls wedding! I have limited dates left for 2020 weddings! For information and pricing, please use the contact form or send me an email.
Hair + Makeup: Stephanie with Pineapple House Beauty
Alyson’s McNay Art Museum Bridal Portraits
I am so excited to finally be able to share Alyson’s breathtaking bridal portraits from the McNay Art Museum! Alyson and Jonathan tied the knot with a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Chandelier of Gruene in New Braunfels, Texas!
The McNay Art Museum courtyard is one of my all-time favorite locations for Bridal Portraits. I love all the textures throughout the courtyard… and of course, those stairs are just beautiful!
How they met
It all started with a book 🙂 Alyson and Jonathan met in graduate school at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio. She was a bookstore girl, and he needed a book.
I absolutely loved photographing Alsyons and Jonathans Engagement session, Bridals, and beautiful wedding! Thank you so much for choosing and trusting me to capture your wedding day and all the fun leading up to it! Here are a few of my favroite images from Alyson’s Bridal Portrait session! I cannot wait to share their beautiful Chandelier of Gruene wedding!
- Here’s a little tip for brides to be: Get bridal portraits done. This is the only time you’ll really have before your wedding day to get your FULL bridal look– and you’ll have a good idea as to how your dress fits. If it feels a little loose or tight— you’ll know this from your session. Plus you’ll get some beautiful + romantic images (that most mom’s want) of you in your dress.
I loveeeee a good black and white!
the detailing on the back of this dress is absolutely beautiful! Alyson, this dress was made for you!
Those stairs are so beautiful for Bridal Portraits (Or Engagement sessions… actually, for any portrait)
Such a beautiful and Romantic Portrait… and the detailing on Alyson’s dress is so beautiful.
I had so much fun for Alyson’s bridals Portraits at the McNay Art Museum! This is definitely one of my favorite locations for bridal portriats!
Please do not copy or print any images from this blog post. If you have any questions or would like more information on portrait sessions/weddings, please email me.
Vendors for bridal Portraits//
Venue: McNay Art Museum
Wedding Dress: Stella York
Dress Boutique: Blue Bridal Austin
Hair+Makeup: Blushd Beauty
Florals: Pedal Palace
Photo: Monica Roberts
Gorgeous Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort Wedding in Sant Antonio, TX | Allyson & Shane
This romantic wedding still has me beaming. Allyson and Shane tied the knot at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX and celebrated with friends and family. Their Toy Poodle, Honey, had a big day, too!
I loved the bright springtime theme of this wedding. Allyson’s vision was a mixture of springtime with bright, popping florals and a romantic rustic feel. She nailed it, this wedding was gorgeous! They finished the day off with a fun reception with games and laughter!
As told by Ally: “My favorite trait about Shane is his sense of humor and how he’s always able to be the life of the party. There’s never a dull moment with him! What I love most about Shane is how genuinely nice and thoughtful he is. When he’s not being the life of the party, he’s always being attentive to me and will do anything to make me happy and build me up. ”
As told by Shane: “My favorite trait about Ally is the compassion she shows in everything that she does! It is a trait that I cherish deeply about her and it makes me strive to be a better myself every day. What I love most about Ally is the pure fact of how comfortable around her and I can truly be myself without judgement. I also admire the fact that she is so driven to succeed in life and it motivates me as well! She loves hard and I know that it is real and genuine.”
And of course, the love both of them have for Honey. 🙂
I absolutely loved shooting this wedding! Allyson and Shane, thanks again for choosing me to be your photographer! I had a blast.
For more gorgeous details about this couple and wedding/engagement magic, be sure to check out Allyson’s Spanish Missions Bridal Portraits!
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort Ceremony
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort Reception
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Haskins! 🙂
Wedding Location: Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort
Bakery: Hyatt Wedding Cake, 2Tarts Grooms Cake, Frosted Confetti Cookies
Florist: Eden’s Echo
Dress + Shoes (Bride Attire) + Groom Attire: Celebrations Bridal + Eddy K & Badgley Mischka Shoes (Nordstrom); Men’s Warehouse
Jewelry: Oliva and Piper
Wedding Coordinator: Touch of Whimsy – Sydney Forester
Favours: Koozies – Etsy SipHipHooray
Rental Company: Goen South
Makeup + Hair: Jax Studios
Videographer: Dynamic Films
Officient: Jim DeHoog
DJ/Band: Gunpowder Soup Band
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography
Vibrant Maui Hawaii Engagement Session | Shanice & Jason
This is just the sweetest couple! Shanice and Jason are both local to Hawaii and have a beautiful Spring 2020 wedding planned! This Maui, Hawaii session started off in the rain– but turned out to be such a beautiful and hot day! We battled the heat and mosquitoes (the mosquitoes really loved Jason). We originally planned to have this session at Kula Botanical Gardens…but once we were done– we decided to head up the street to Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm to check out the farm and snag a few photos. If you haven’t been to this farm— you have to go! The views are amazing and this farm smells like heaven!
Shanice and Jason first met six years ago at their annual church camp. They found it to be an amazing place to just fill up spiritually & mentally. “Being with each other & with God & with God loving people is the best thing. It’s so therapeutic.”
A couple of romantics, the two of them love to relax on the beach. For them it is the perfect stress reliever and as they say, “sea salt heals everything.” Their dream place to visit is Paris, of course! Shanice and Jason’s idea of the perfect date is simple…good food, somewhere scenic, and definitely lots of love and laughter! Naturally, they think it would be so romantic to have breakfast or dinner in the city of LOVE with the Eiffel Tower in the background!
As you can tell, their photos reflect their vibrant love for each other and for life!
Shanice and Jason, thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer! I cannot wait to be sharing photos from your romantic WEDDING! Enjoy!
All images are by Monica Roberts Photography. For questions, please email me here.