Neuschwanstein Castle Wedding Photo Shoot

Neuschwanstein Castle Wedding Photo Shoot

Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, English: “New Swanstone Castle”[1]) is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds. The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.[2] Since then more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle.[3] More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer.[4] The palace has appeared prominently in several movies such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Great Escape and serves as the inspiration for Disneyland‘s Sleeping Beauty Castle[5] and later, similar structures. Ok, now that we’re all caught up on how epically amazing Neuschwanstein is, let’s dive into some of the back story of this amazing photo shoot Part 1: I woke up early Saturday morning in Munich and after packing a few essentials – like 3 tiaras in my bag, grabbing a handmade bouquet (more on that later), my ski pants and my photography equipment I headed for the main train station in Munich and bought a day pass to ride the local Bavarian train.  I had a 1.5 hour ride with one station change to visit the town of Seeg, the hometown of our groom, Miguel!  Madison (a native of Nebraska), met me...
Garrison Family – Lakeway Texas Photo Shoot

Garrison Family – Lakeway Texas Photo Shoot

It’s always a joy to see my friend and hairstylist (and fellow Austin/Hill Country wedding vendor) Ashley and her hubby Will and son Jax! We were able to take some updated family photos last week out in Lakeway, Texas and couldn’t have asked for a better day.  After a few postponed shoots due to weather, we were blessed with 65 degrees and the most beautiful evening sunlight! Ashley previously did an interview with me with some great advice for brides on how to best prep/book your wedding day hair and makeup.  So, if you or someone you know is getting married, you definitely want to check it out here: http://jessicafreyphotographyblog.com/austin-wedding-hair-makeup-ashley-garrison —— If you’re getting married or know someone who is (or who wants updated photos!!) I’m currently booking for 2017! Email for availability & investment information: Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com www.JessicaFreyPhotography.com If you’re getting married or know someone who is (or who wants updated photos!!) I’m currently booking for 2017! Email for availability & investment information: Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com...
Laguna Beach Tower Photo Shoot – Tiffany & James

Laguna Beach Tower Photo Shoot – Tiffany & James

Epic photo shoot bucket list location #8 – Check!  I was so excited to be able to find this ‘princess/pirate’ tower located on the cliffs of Laguna Beach, California last week!  I spent 2 years living in Dana Point (just south of Laguna) and managed to never see this…..except in fellow photographer’s photos!  I’m so happy that I was able to watch the brilliant sun set over the Pacific Ocean while taking photos of Tiffany & James. We braved the chilly wind and enjoyed the salty, windy sea air!  It was wonderful being back in California again and I love that I get to go back a few times a year for special weddings!  Speaking of – I’m now booking 2017 weddings and dates are going fast for the spring/summer! I’m running a special for the month of December – all new 2017 weddings booked before the end of the year will receive a gorgeous, professional 16×20 high end canvas print from their wedding day as a FREE add-on!! (It’s valued at $300!).  Contact me today for availability and investment information: Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com Enjoy this beautiful session of two people I love! Thanks James & Tiffany for a fun afternoon and evening in Laguna Beach! We love you! And because they challenged me to a retro ’80’s photo edit: Also….I seem to always get photos of myself out of focus.  Photographer problems 😉 Thanks for trying Tiffany! Laguna Beach pirate tower ———- Now booking 2017 weddings!  Email for availability & Investment: Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com...
Tempe Arizona Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot – Bryan & Stacy

Tempe Arizona Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot – Bryan & Stacy

Anniversary sessions are some of my favorites! Celebrating marriage at any stage is a great idea, especially if you’re like Bryan & Stacy and they just had their 10 year anniversary!  I was actually at their Minnesota wedding day with all the Lester family and often get to visit them in their hometown now of Phoenix, Arizona.   I loved not only getting to catch up, but meeting them at the beautiful Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes resort for some desert/cactus beautiful morning light photos!  We braved the ‘jumping’ cacti, hiked around the gorgeous multi level pool and made the desert sand look gorgeous.  Thank you Bryan & Stacy for letting me update your photos and celebrate your love!  Congratulations!! *If you know anyone about to celebrate an Anniversary, let’s set up a photo shoot! It’s the perfect time to reconnect with your spouse, get all fancy, reminisce about your wedding day and get some great photos of just the two of you.  Email me for availability and investment information: Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com I’m also now booking 2017 Austin, Texas and destination weddings! Couples that book in 2016 will receive a a FREE 16×20 professional Canvas portrait from the wedding day (Worth $300!). www.JessicaFreyPhotography.com Love you Bryan & Stacy! Happy 10 years!! —— Now booking 2017 weddings in Austin, TX and destinations around the world! Email for availability and investment: Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com...
Austin Skyline Engagement Session

Austin Skyline Engagement Session

Congratulations Raul & Maria!!  These two recently had an Austin wedding and for their 6 month anniversary, we got to meet up at the Long Center to take some photos of the two of them with their precious yorkie puppy!  Maria entered my couple’s photo shoot giveaway a few months ago when I launched my brand new wedding photography website (www.JessicaFreyPhotography.com) and won!  I was excited to meet up with them and share some of the Austin skyline for their photo shoot.  Here are just a few of my favorites and if you know anyone getting married in 2017 either in Austin, the Hill Country or destination, I would love it if you’d pass along my information!!  There just may be a great add-on bonus for couples booking before the end of 2016!!  Email me for more information and availability:  Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com ————— Now Booking 2017 Austin, Hill Country and Destination Weddings!! Email for availability and investment information: Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com...
Santa Barbara Anniversary Wedding Shoot – Knapp’s Castle

Santa Barbara Anniversary Wedding Shoot – Knapp’s Castle

There are certain locations around the world that have taken my breath away (dining at Hotel La Scaletta in Florence, Italy, riding on a scooter bike in Thailand, hugging a Koala in Australia, cave diving in New Zealand, Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, taking a dip in the volcanic hot springs of Arenal in Costa Rica) AND watching the sunset atop Knapp’s Castle in Santa Barbara!  I feel so blessed that this was my third photo shoot here by request of Justin & Jeanette and I was looking forward to our shoot for months!   The sun didn’t disappoint as we hiked to the slightly hidden ruins high above the clouds and I couldn’t be more happy to capture their love in such an epic location.  (**speaking of epic locations – I’ll be heading to the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland next month in July if you know anyone who wants an epic photo shoot there!!!) Sending love to you both, thank you for trusting me and having such a fun day with me capturing memories!!  xoxoxo, Jessica If you missed part 1, make sure to scroll back up and click here: Justin & Jeanette – Santa Barbara beach photos —— Now booking Fall 2016 & 2017 Weddings in Austin, Texas and Destination! *I’ll also be back in Central California/Yosemite/Bass Lake June 30-July 9th and LA/Bakersfield for a week in November if you’re looking for a photo shoot! Email for availability and investment information: Jessica@jessicafreyphotography.com ——...
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