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Style Me Pretty Blog Love / Austin Wedding Photographer by Melanie Grizzel

A few month ago we had the honor of photographing Lauren and Kevin's wedding at Stone House Villa in Driftwood. Today is was published on Style Me Pretty. Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors who came together to create this amazing wedding, Chapel Dulcinea, Vintage & Lace, The Steeping Room, Terra Vista Strings, Stems, Michelle's Patisserie, Tiny Pies, Larry Todd, Erica Gray, Christy Edlin and Belle's Ball, it was wonderful working with all of you. All to best to Lauren and Kevin, we wish you a life time of happiness!

 

She-N-He Austin Wedding Photography and Design specializes in making your day…YOURS. We capture your wedding just the way you see it. We’re a husband and wife team with backgrounds in Graphic Design/Art Direction and Commercial/Editorial Photography respectively. We bring to you a unique perspective that is romantic, modern and timeless and 15 years experience shooting all over the world. Call us and tell us all about your big day. We’re listening. 512-351-9314. We also service San Antonio, Dallas, New York City, and any and all remote destination locations.

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A little love from Off Beat Bride this morning.

A skyped elopement was shot and broadcast from The Inn at Wild Rose Hall.

 

Best of the Knot 2011 - Austin Wedding Photographer by Melanie Grizzel

We were honored for the second year in a row, to be selected as "Best of the Knot 2011." Austin Wedding Photographer

We would like to thank all of the amazing couples we had the honor of photographing last year, as well as all of the top-notch vendors we had the pleasure of working with.   Thank You.

My all time favorite thing to get in the mail is a thank you note from one of our couples. When I was a bride I was so blown away by the service I was provided by all of the vendors we chose that I just had to write them all thank you notes. I remember composing them in my head while on my honeymoon. So when we get one, we know it takes something extra special to get someone to write a note about how happy they were. We received a few this year and I thought I would share with you someone of the thoughts that have come from our other clients.

"Dear Melanie and Steve,

Andrew and I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did with our wedding photos. We LOVED working with you (so easy!) and are thrilled with the final product! :) Definitely will be recommending you to friends...we are so grateful for you and the talent you have - what an eye! :)

MANY thanks, Katrina & Andrew Sullivan"  5.7.10

"Dear Mel,

Thank you so much for all of the amazing photos! I am so lucky to have such great pics to remember my day! We really appreciate all of you hard work!

Best, Aileen & Jeremy"  7.31.10

"Mel & Steve -

What can I say - you guys are rock stars. My guests loved you - your fun attitude just added to a fun, funky night. We hope you enjoyed yourselves half as much as we did. We can't get over how amazing the photos are. Everyone's sitting around at home going through ALL 500 of them! So happy we found you.

Love, Mr & Mrs. Mejia"  10.30.10

Planning a wedding of a family portrait session in the future? Call me, let's chat.

---mel

6.29.10 The RIGHT photographer by Melanie Grizzel

You'll know it when you feel it.

This weekend, we photographed Hahn and Sam's wedding. They came in from New York, they wanted to come home and marry where they met and fell in love. I spoke with Hahn over the phone before we met, we also did some chatting over instant messenger. We met once, 8 months ago, give or take. She has been in her second year of medical school in New York, so her time is extremely limited. I met her again on Wednesday before the wedding to discuss final details of her traditional Vietnamese ceremony. 
I have a baby, Bishop, he is 1.5 years old. He often accompanies me to meetings, that Wednesday was no exception. I was taking notes while chatting with Hahn and Sam and the baby wanted to be feisty, so Hahn just grabbed him right out of my arms and started playing with him (she has a 5 month old nephew herself.) I thought that was the coolest thing in the world. I want people to be so comfortable with me, and me with them, that they wouldn't think twice about going into my frigidaire and grabbing a snack or a soda. Or grabbing my baby to entertain him. We actually chatted about this exchange at her wedding I told her how much I loved it that she felt comfortable enough with me to do that and Sam told her after our meeting, "dude, you grabbed a white girl's baby." Sam is caucasian, Texas born and raised and Hahn is Vietnamese raised primarily in Australia, these types of comments flowed all day. Apparently in her family, which is extensive, it's perfectly acceptable to grab someone's baby, I felt like family. I was honored. 
We arrived at her ceremony site 45 minutes early to scope it out, and meet all of her family. What an amazing group of people, Steve and I kept saying, "Have you met Hahn's sister? She is the sweetest!" "Have you met Sam's mom? She is out of this world!" Their wedding was broken up into 2 sections of the day, the traditional morning ceremony and the modern evening reception. At the ceremony in the morning, I wept like a baby, I know how important this was to the whole family that their families join in this cultural service and I was truly moved.  The evening went off without a hitch, pictures, cupcakes, dancing, sparklers, amazing. At the end of the evening, Hahn ran through her line of sparklers, like she'd been training for it, her entire life. At the end, by the car,  she grabbed me and hugged me and told me she loved me. And I love her, this is the kind of relationship we should have if that's your thing, if it's not, then I'm probably not the photographer for you. 
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Congratulations to all of you who have found the RIGHT photographer. It's a painstaking process, but it's worth the effort.
She-N-He
Austin Wedding Photography and Design

6.25.10 Blog Stalkers. by Melanie Grizzel

Yesterday, I met a couple @ the Weddings Unveiled event. Of their couple, the bride, said she had been blog stalking us. Fun. You never know if there is anyone out there taking any notice and sometimes the blog feels silly and narcissistic. Then you meet someone who loves to read your blog. I love it. Sadly we were already booked for her wedding date, but maybe she'll plan her wedding and reception for the same day ;) You know who you are. 

She-N-He has huge news: Amanda, one of our beloved brides, has just become a Bee. She is really excited and we're thrilled for her. She'll be blogging all about her wedding plans and details from now until her wedding in January 2011. She posted recently about her "Priority Number 1: Photography." please have a look.
Thanks for keeping up with us.
All the Best.
---mel
She-N-He 
Austin Wedding Photography and Design

5.3.10 Featured! by Melanie Grizzel

Samantha's Bachelorette Party was featured on Off Beat Bride!
It's a wonderful story about throwing a non-traditional bachelorette party. They have a lot of fun ideas. Click the icon and see how wonderful!
Thanks for looking.
---mel
She-N-He 
Austin Wedding Photography and Design