Flat Creek Winery

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Weddings at Flat Creek winery

by Eric Hegwer on 27 May, 2009

There is something special about having your wedding at a winery.  Back when I lived near San Francisco, I would shoot weddings all the time in Napa, Sonoma, and  the Northern California wine region.  They were elegant, beautiful, and classy weddings.

Then when I came to Texas, I thought I’d have to give all that up.  The Napa style of weddings seemed to be a thing of the past.  That was until I photographed this wedding at the Flat Creek Estates, right outside of Austin.

I met the bride while doing some photo work for Whole Foods Catering. She works in that group, and when she told me she was getting married, I knew it was going to be a beautiful wedding. We talked about what she wanted her wedding to feel like: elegant, simple, fun. It was going to be mostly family, but a few close friends would be there, too.

So they didn’t hire me for a full day, instead just choosing to use me for about three hours. This was just enough time for some final getting ready shots, a few quick portraits before and after the ceremony, and a bit of time at the beginning of the reception. Initially she didn’t want a wedding album, either, but after seeing the photos, she just had to have one.

These are some of her favorites (and mine, too):

It doesn't take a long time to do wedding portraits.  Especially with kids who have a short attention span.

It doesn't take a long time to do wedding portraits. Especially with kids who have a short attention span.

I love this relaxed bridal portrait by a window.

I love this relaxed bridal portrait by a window.

Tiny white antique roses with a bit of baby's breath were used for the corsages

Tiny white antique roses with a bit of baby's breath were used for the corsages

Before the wedding, the groom had a talk with his son, I love moments like this, and of course never disturb them.

Before the wedding, the groom had a talk with his son, I love moments like this, and of course never disturb them.

Here is the bride being escorted down the aisle by her dad at Flat Creek Estates

Here is the bride being escorted down the aisle by her dad at Flat Creek Estates

White long stem tulips were used for the bride's bouquet.

White long stem tulips were used for the bride's bouquet.

Here is a photo of the exchange of rings during the wedding ceremony.

Here is a photo of the exchange of rings during the wedding ceremony.

Flat Creek Estates, a great place for a Austin wedding

Flat Creek Estates, a great place for a Austin wedding

This was a beautiful outdoor wedding captured using Digital cameras. Just imagine how it would have looked if the bride had chosen for me to shoot with Film.

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