Vibrant Maui Hawaii Engagement Session | Shanice & Jason

Couple hugs and laughter-Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.com_0021Vibrant 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!

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Couple embracing with foreheads touching under gorgeous trees in Maui Hawaii Engagement Session-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comCouple nuzzling under huge vibrant trees in Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comMale kisses female on cheek while embracing her from behind in Maui Hawaii Engagement Session-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comGorgeous couple snuggling and kissing under vibrant trees with vines in background at Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.com

Black and white photo of male hugging his fiance from behind under a tree in Maui Hawaii Engagement Session-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.com

They just radiate love, life and laughter!

Couple gets romantic and intimate under tree during Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comBlack and white & color close up of male smooching fiance in botanical gardens while she looks away and grins during Maui Hawaii Engagement Session-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comVibrant botanical gardens flourish around couple as they embrace at Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comLush botanical gardens flourish around couple as they embrace at Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.com

Lush botanical gardens and sweet forehead touching moments at Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.com

So romantic!

Couple snuggling against tree surrounded by lush gardens in Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comCouple embraces in romantic kiss on bridge surrounded by botanical gardens in Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comMale leads his fiance by the hand through the gardens in Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comSexy embrace! Guy lifts his fiance off her feet to kiss her in Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.com

Close up of guy lifting his fiance off her feet to kiss her in romantic 'The Notebook' embrace- Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.com

Swept off her feet! So classic!

Romantic and love filled kisses in botanical gardens in Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comCouple lean back into a little dip for a kiss surrounded by botanical gardens in  Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comCouple holds hands while walking through botanical gardens and embrace in front of gazebo in  Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comCouple sneak kisses on the cheek in botanical gardens in  Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comCouple embraces in 'The Notebook' style kiss with woman swept off her feet in  Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.comCouple smiling and hugging in  Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.com

Couple holding hands and sneaking Eskimo kisses under big weeping tree in botanical gardens - Maui Hawaii Engagement-Kula Botanical Gardens Engagement - Ali'i Kula Lavendar Farm Engagement | Maui Hawaii and Destination, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.com

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!

 

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Spanish Missions Bridal Portraits | Monica Roberts Photography

 

Allyson’s Spanish Missions Bridal Portraits 

I am beyond excited to be sharing this absolutely beautiful bridal portraits session with you today! Allyson and Shane tied the knot with a romantic ceremony and reception at the Hyatt Hil County in San Antonio, TX –  and now that they’re married, I can finally share Ally’s gorgeous bridal portraits!

We decided on the Spanish Missions for Ally’s Bridal portraits. This is one of my favorite locations for Bridals. I love the beautiful brick walls and the gorgeous textures throughout the missions.

How they met

Ally and Shane met on St. Patrick’s Day in 2013 during a night out with their friends. Shane always said he knew of Ally long before they met, so when they were finally introduced through their mutual friends they hit it off instantly.

The Engagement

“After six months of dating, Shane officially asked Ally to be his girlfriend. It was an obvious “Yes!” from Ally because what immediately attracted her to Shane was his silly, outgoing personality and his ability to stay positive throughout any situation. And what drew Shane to Ally was her contagious smile when she laughed at his corny jokes, her witty sense of humor, and her constant encouragement for his success.”

“Through college graduations, first jobs, adding their fur baby Honey to the family, buying their first home together, and countless memorable vacations, it was time to take the next big step. With the help of his mom and sister, Shane purchased a stunning engagement ring and planned a detailed proposal at the Tower of the Americas in downtown San Antonio.

The Proposal

Shane asked their friends Ryan and Katie to coordinate a double-date dinner at the Tower. Ally excitedly accepted Katie’s invitation since she and Shane had never been to the Tower and had always planned on going.  Friday rolled around and Katie had to break the news that her husband Ryan was sick and they would be unable to commit to the dinner. Since reservations had already been made, Ally and Shane continued to get dressed and decided to go on their own. They enjoyed fancy cocktails and a delicious dinner together while watching the sunset over the city. As they got back to level ground, Shane guided Ally over to a colorful mural surrounded by decorative waterfalls and ponds. That’s when a very familiar little bark arose and Ally turned around to see Honey running towards her!

At that moment, Shane got down on one knee with Honey by his side and asked Ally to be his wife.  The two walked hand-in-hand to the Grand Hyatt where both their families and friends were joined together at Ruth’s Chris to celebrate the surprise proposal.  It was a magical evening to remember!”

The Portraits

I love their love story!! Allyson and Shane, thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer! 🙂  I absolutely loved photographing your wedding– and all the fun leading up to your wedding day! Allyson, you looked absolutely beautiful! Here are a few of my favorites from Allyson’s gorgeous bridal session!

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Hair and Makeup: Jax Studio
Dress: EddyK
Shoes: Badgley Mishka
Florals: Eden’s Echo
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography

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A Timeless Downtown San Antonio Wedding | Jordan & Andrew

I love this bride and groom walking for their timeless wedding for A San Fernando Cathedral Wedding in San Antonio, TX | Monica Roberts Photography | www.monicaroberts.com | San Antonio Wedding PhotographerA San Fernando Cathedral Wedding | Jordan & Andrew

Classy. Elegant. Stunning.

These are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Jordan and Andrew’s wedding day!  From the lush floral arrangements to their beautiful venue at the San Fernando Cathedral, I’m pretty sure I was in photographer heaven the entire day. 🙂 I just love these two!!

Jordan and Andrew’s love story begins 5 years ago, when the two of them connected on a random Thursday night.

“I was in town from Austin for Spring Break,” Jordan explained. “And was out celebrating my acceptance into nursing school!  I walked into a bar where Andrew just happened to be out with friends, and he caught my eye immediately.  We spent most of the night catching each other looking each other’s way. 😉 Finally we ended up getting a dance together before closing time, and exchanged numbers.  Before we knew it we were traveling back and forth from Austin to San Antonio, and spending lots of time getting to know each other!”

“After dating for several years, we were at an Ugly Christmas Sweater party when he proposed!  It was the Ultimate Surprise!  We were making a toast in the center of our living room, and were each standing saying a couple of words. Andrew starts talking, and all of the sudden I see him move to stand in front of me and get down on one knee!  Out of the corner of my eye I see this little box in his hands behind his back. Could it really be happening?!

“I was in immediate disbelief and could not help but start crying tears of joy and excitement. Despite the ugly Christmas sweater I was wearing (lol!) it truly was the perfect moment, and an obvious YES to marry this amazing man.”

And amazing is exactly how I would describe these two’s wedding day. 🙂 Because in the end it wasn’t the florals, it wasn’t the shoes, and it wasn’t the venue that made this day so incredibly special. It was Jordan and Andrew.  It was their family and friends. And the love they shared on their beautiful wedding day.

Jordan and Andrew, I’m so happy for you!  Here’s to all the special moments as you begin your new life together!!! <3

Wedding Details

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Wedding Portraits

I can photograph in front of this beautiful church all day! Seriously…. this is definitely one of my favorite in San Antonio! 
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Ballroom Reception

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Whats a gorgeous wedding! Congratulations to the beautiful bride and groom!

All photographs are by Monica Roberts Photography. Please do not share or print any images from this blog post. If you have questions, please contact me.

Vendors:

Wedding Planner: Chantel Aboytes
Ceremony Venue: San Fernando Cathedral
Florals: San Antonio Floral (Josie Aboytes)
Bridal Gown: Lovely Bride Dallas
Bridal Hair: Hair by Roxy
Bridal Makeup: Brittany Nehr
Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux
Bridesmaids Gowns: Bella Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids’ Hair: Hair by Roxy
Bridesmaids’ Makeup – Brittany Nehr & Cassie Salas
Bakery: Cakes & More
Reception Venue: San Fernando Hall
Catering: Absolutely Delicious Catering
Ceremony Musicians: Monte Vista Strings
DJ / Band: Mobile Party Elements – DJ Vic
Mariachi: Mariachi Nuevo Estilo
Invitations / stationary: Minted
Transportation: Shark Enterprises
Carriage: Bluebonnet Carriage Company

A Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session | Katherine and Danny

Couple kissing for A Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography

 

I am so excited to be sharing this gorgeous engagement session on the blog today! Katherine and Danny are such a sweet couple, and we had so much for their engagement session! Katherine chose 3 beautiful dresses that complinetd Danny (and this beautiful location) so well! I loved that they turned their engagement session into a fun date night (which I always recommend). They enjoyed the evening with dinner and watching a play.

The love story

I absolutely love Katherine and Danny’s love story! “We met freshman year of high school at Antonian College Prep. Danny was wondering the hallways asking everyone to borrow a pencil for an Algebra test he had next period. I eagerly gave him mine (which he didn’t return for 4 months). After he finally returned my pencil, we quickly became close friends. He asked to date me a couple of times before I gave in and finally said yes. From that moment, we went to every prom, homecoming and Sadie Hawkins dance together throughout High school. I cheered him on at his football and baseball games and he came to all my cheerleading competitions and pep rallies. When we graduated, we continued our relationship for another four years at Texas A&M University.

The Love Story Begins….. 

“I had just got back from a hiking trip in Canada and while trying to regain my strength and battle my exhaustion, Daniel was taking care of me all day. We were supposed to meet up with a couple of friends from DC on the boardwalk in Austin (where I live) to show them a “downtown Austin experience”.

He wanted me to be well rested for our night so we both took a long nap before we woke up late and rushed to get ready. I put on the first thing I saw in my closet and spent all of 10ish minutes getting ready while doing my makeup in the car on the ride over. We got there (on time surprisingly) and we started taking a walk along the boardwalk to meet our “DC Friends”.

“It was a June summer night but the weather was perfect. It was extremely breezy and warm but not too warm. The sun was just about to set so the sky was pink and colorful. I kept saying how perfect the night was and how beautiful the sky looked, while I made fun of Danny for having a sweater over his arm. Each person who kept passing us just kept starring.. I honestly thought it was because of the fact that we were dressed kind of nice to be walking on the trail in the evening with all the runners and bike riders.

“We reached a curve in the trail and I immediately saw a young woman taking pictures of the sky. I thought “oh how pretty, she is taking pictures of the sunset” which is not unusual on the Austin Boardwalk. I continued walking until I saw an abundance of pictures hanging on the railings and rose petals and candles covering the ground. I then said aloud, “aw how cute, look at these pictures”, not realizing what was happening… It took a few seconds of looking at all the photos when I realized they were photos of ME AND DANIEL dating back to our high school and college years.

“It was 10 years worth of our fondest memories together. I immediately started busting out tears (and I’m not a big crier). As soon as I turned to my left, I see Danny throw the sweater that was over his arm (hiding the ring) onto the ground and get down on his knee. I was crying so much I did not even hear him ask “will you marry me”. He had to ask me two times before I finally said yes. (consistent with our relationship).

“As soon as this happened, both mine and Danny’s families come out from behind the bend of the boardwalk where they were hiding and we all began to celebrate together. It was a perfectly planned proposal which caught me completely off guard, which is hard to do because I always like to know everything and find out everything so surprising me is a hard feat. Danny executed the proposal perfectly!”

Katherine and Danny, thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me capturing these beautiful images! Your engagement session was light, joyful and FUN…! I cannot wait to capture your beautiful wedding day!

Couple snuggled up with each other for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography
Bride and groom smiling for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography
 
bride playing with her dress for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography
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groom nuzzles with his bride for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography

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beautiful image of a couple by a fountain for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography
beautiful couple nuzzles for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography
fountain with a gorgeous couple taking a picture for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography

bride playing with her dress for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography

girl twirls with her Marilyn Monroe style dress for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography
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sweet couple snuggles for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography
stylish couple takes a photo by fountain for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography
Maui, Hawaii engagement session for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography
 
bride giggles for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography

Katherine and Danny, thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me capturing these beautiful images! Your engagement session was light, joyful and FUN…! I cannot wait to capture your wedding day!

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A Timeless Spinelli’s Cathedral Wedding | Emily & Matt

Bride and Groom kissing under a sparkler exit for a wedding at Spinelli's Cathedral and venue in San Antonio, TX by Monica Roberts Photography www.monicarphotography.comA Timeless Wedding at Spinelli’s Cathedral and Venue | San Antonio, Texas

What an absolutely beautiful wedding I have to share with you!  Emily and Matt’s big day was amazing in every way! 🙂 From the beautiful blush bridal gown and elegant ceremony details, to the intimate moment when Matt and Emily shared notes before the wedding…this is one of those weddings that makes me so, so thankful for what I do! Some days I can hardly believe this is a JOB…what??! 🙂

I always love to hear my couples’ love stories, and this one is just so sweet!

“Matt and I actually met through my family!” Emily told me. “My cousin Cassie and Matt were good friends all throughout high school, and then through college and beyond! My mom asked Cassie’s mom if they knew of any good guys for me. They immediately agreed that I should meet Matt, and Cassie gave him my number! The rest, as they say, is history! 🙂

“When Matt proposed, we had just moved into our first home together, which needed a lot of TLC. After about a month of updating almost everything and doing a lot of manual labor, we had finished! When everything was complete, Matt looked at me and said “So are we done?! Have we finished everything we wanted to do?” And I said “YES!” very excitedly. 🙂

“We celebrated for a minute, and then I went on about my evening chores (folding his laundry haha).  As I was mid-fold he sat down on the bed and pulled out a box and asked me to marry him. It was so perfect, so simple and so special.  Matt and I truly are perfect for each other, and we can’t wait to start the rest of our lives together!”

Emily and Matt, I’m so happy I got to celebrate with you! Thank you so much for having me at your wedding! 🙂 If your marriage is as beautiful as your big day, you’re in for such an amazing adventure! Congratulations again, and much love to the two of you! 🙂

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The Grand Exit! couples grand exit under sparklers for a wedding at Spinelli's Cathedral and venue in San Antonio, TX by Monica Roberts Photography www.monicarphotography.comgroom dips his bride under sparklers for their grand exit for a wedding at Spinelli's Cathedral and venue in San Antonio, TX by Monica Roberts Photography www.monicarphotography.comHuge thanks to all the amazing vendors that helped make this day fabulous!

Vendors:

Venue: Spinellis Wedding Cathedral and venue

Bridal Gown: Stella York

Bridal Shoes: Harriet Wilde

Florist: Heb Bloom

Invitations: Basic Invite

Rental Company: Mugshot Photo Booth

Makeup + Hair: Madame Makeup and Hair

DJ/Band: Tunes Across Texas

Assistant: Priscilla

All photos are by Monica Roberts Photography. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

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