Austin Downtown Elopement – Josh & Kiley

Austin Downtown Elopement – Josh & Kiley

I’m so excited to share with you this sweet Austin elopement story and am so thankful to have met these two who will forever hold a special place in my heart…and not just because within 5 minutes of meeting, I was the witness, bridesmaid and photographer, but they’re truly a special couple and we had a grand adventure navigating the SXSW streets of downtown Austin and even shed some tears together! Kiley & Josh chose March 10th for their Austin elopement which is a special date because Kiley’s grandparents would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 10th and Kiley wanted to share the same wedding date. How special is that?!  In honor of that, Kiley wore her Grandma’s ring on her right hand which was inscribed with their wedding date and had been custom made in Italy! The icing on the cake…. Josh surprised Kiley with a monogramed The Mrs Box to display her ring in and this photographer’s heart was so happy to see it! She sent her grandmother flowers to celebrate the day and in remembrance of her grandfather who passed away a few years ago. We started the afternoon meeting at The Driskill Hotel where Kiley got ready with her maid of honor, her dog Daisy! She presented Daisy with a “Maid of Honor” dog biscuit from Woofgang Bakery Austin and it made for a fun ‘getting ready’ moment! Also, it was so sweet – Kiley’s friends got her a special “knot” necklace from Tiffany and Co. and a ring holder from Kate Spade to celebrate her special elopement wedding day.  I just loved arriving to their beautiful suite at The Driskill...
SXSW 2017 – The Son and Nobodies

SXSW 2017 – The Son and Nobodies

South by Southwest (SXSW) keeps getting bigger and bigger each year and I’m excited to not only be back in my hometown of Austin, but to have some opportunities to photograph a few things going on around town!  If you follow me on social media, you saw some of these fun moments, but I thought I’d blog about it too just in case (and so I can look back years from now and say wow that was fun!)  I got to preview the first two episodes of both The Son (AMC) and Nobodies (TV Land) and can’t wait to set my DVR and enjoy the rest of the seasons – both are so well acted, written and something I think both Eric and I can watch together! —— Number 1: I photo bombed James Bond.  That’s right, a random new friend took a photo on her phone of me hanging out behind Pierce Brosnan while he chatted with author and producer Philipp Meyer. The Son – AMC Based on Philipp Meyer’s acclaimed novel, the multigenerational epic will follow two concurrent time periods: One, the story of young Eli McCullough after he is kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849. The other, 60 years later, when we see a grown Eli struggle to maintain his family’s cattle empire during the turbulent Bandit Wars of South Texas. Actor Pierce Brosnan will play the role of Eli, the charismatic patriarch of the McCullough family who applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings. Born on the day Texas became an independent Republic, “The First Son of Texas” is...
10th Collection – An Austin boutique event rental company

10th Collection – An Austin boutique event rental company

Congratulations to my friends Molli & Louis on their new space!!  If you’re in the Hutto area or need gorgeous, unique event rentals anywhere around Austin, TX & the Hill Country  – check them out! —- Welcome to 10th Collection!  It is our pleasure to serve you. We are a boutique event rental team based in Austin, TX.  Our passion for quality and beauty can help you transform your event into a gorgeous experience. Our collection consists of well-made and timeless combinations of rustic, classic, organic and industrial pieces, that work together to speak to your individual personality. We combine cleanly designed pieces with eclectic accessories for any occasion.  Whether it’s a dinner table for reuniting a family, plates for a special meal, seating at a charity function, or an extraordinary wedding. Our passion is service.  Let us help you create an experience that is personal, unique and ever-memorable. Visit our Showroom Click to make an appointment 109 East Street Hutto, TX 78634 Are you getting married in 2017 or 2018? I’ve got a few more dates available! Email me for investment information and availability: Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com...
111 East Expansion & Skylight Room

111 East Expansion & Skylight Room

I loved getting to attend the unveiling of the skylight room and helping celebrate One Eleven East‘s expansion and 1 year Anniversary! If you remember this gorgeous Grand Opening ceremony this time last year, you know this space is full of gorgeous design and a clean, white palette!  (Don’t remember, you can view it here: http://jessicafreyphotographyblog.com/one-eleven-east-austin-event-venue-open-house ) One Eleven East’s Contact information for booking and photo shoots: info@oneeleveneast.com  |    512.202.2044 www.oneeleveneast.com  |   social media: @oneeleveneast —– Sponsors + Amazing Austin-area vendors: event design + planning :    Bespoke Events   |  bespokeeventstx.com floral design : Remi & Gold  |  remiandgold.com cocktail experience: Sourced Craft Cocktails  |   sourcedcraftcocktails.com rentals: 10th Collection (now open next door!) |  10thcollection.com dj: Live Oak DJ (Jonathan) |  liveoakdj.com sweets: Mindy’s Bakeshop |  mindysbakeshopaustin.com & Cathy Cake |  cathycake.com specialty: elianabernard.com + melodysjoy.com + tsavodesigns.com photography: grantdanielsphotography.com  <—his amazing work will be on 111 East’s page! Who wouldn’t squeal when being treated to this gorgeous display of flowers! Owner Twyla of Remi + Gold set up a gorgeous flower bar just in time for Valentine’s Day for guests to purchase.   The new doors that go to the expansion skylight room and backyard patio: Here’s the main room at 111 East – the bride and groom rooms are both up those stairs in the back! A peek at a corner of the expansion, great for an indoor ceremony! The back patio is so cute and perfect for your cocktail hour!  (This cute 10th Collection bar was manned by the team from Sourced Craft Cocktails. ) Also…sneak peek into the Bridal room upstairs!  Such clean white light!!  ...
Fernando & Kaci’s Dripping Springs Engagement Session

Fernando & Kaci’s Dripping Springs Engagement Session

I am so excited to share with you guys a true “Texas Hill Country” enagement shoot!  I met Kaci last year when she graciously shared her talents and did hair & makeup for our Tuscany in Texas wedding photography workshop models and remember hearing about her really awesome boyfriend….who 8 months later asked her to be his forever!  I sent Kaci a facebook congrats (all the exlaimation points!!!!) and was so excited when she contacted me to capture their love story and engagement photos at one of her favorite locations – a horse ranch in the hill country with her horse Izzy!  I had a great time meeting all the horses, meeting their other fur babies (3 doggies!) and of course, meeting Fernando!  It’s easy to see these two make each other smile and Fernando puts such a light in Kaci’s eyes and makes her laugh so easily and genuinely!  Wishing you two a lifetime of laughter and adventures together! Thanks for having a great afternoon with me in Dripping Springs!!  – Jessica Tell us in a few sentences how you two met! Fernando and I met at a friends Halloween party. We were both dressed up, myself as Edward Scissorhands the feminine versions of course lol I had always wanted to be him since I do hair and makeup after all. Nano got invited late to the party so he improvised and painted his face like a skeleton. I approached him to tell him how great his face paint was totally expecting him to say his girlfriend had done it…to my surprise he said he had done it...
2017 The Knot Best of Weddings Winner!

2017 The Knot Best of Weddings Winner!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  Each year I say that I’m soooo blessed with amazing clients, but it’s true.  Transferring a California based business that was successful for 5 years to Austin, Texas two years ago I was nervous – nervous to essentially start over finding my ideal “Jessica Frey” clients who would trust me, refer me and write referrals!  Prayers were answered, and I was blessed with another year full of amazing weddings that showcased true love and families coming together to celebrate that love. I’m thankful that 9 years ago I had family and friends believe in me and push me to follow a passion and make it into a business.  I’ve had the honor of being a part of one of the most special day of a couple’s life and love that those couples trust me and refer me every year….and write the most amazing reviews for me on TheKnot.com!  This year in particular, I had some incredible reviews from parents and that just means the world to me! Want to see my online TheKnot.com profile and some of the 53 5 Star Reviews? https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/jessica-frey-photography-austin-tx-557211 ******Do you have a friend planning her wedding and think we’d be a great match?? Send them my way and I’ll send you a $50 Visa Gift Card!! 2017 is half way booked and 2018 is starting to get busy, so email me right away to chat and get more information!  Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com Reviewed On 8/22/2016 As the father of 3 daughters, this is not my 1st time around this track! Jessica is a total pro! Calm, organized, and responsive as...
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