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Weddings at the French Legation

by Eric Hegwer on 18 June, 2010

A few weeks ago, I got a call from a couple who were having a small wedding in Austin. They just wanted simple hourly wedding photography coverage, nothing fancy, and asked if I did that? Of course I do, and I love smaller weddings. They told me they were just finishing college, and wanted to have a small wedding at the French Legation. I asked how small, and they said 10 people. Sure thing!
I arrived an hour before the ceremony, and stayed for an hour after. Two hours, total.

Before the wedding, I got to meet their parents, who were so nice, and grab a ton of shots of the grounds, details, and their family. The ceremony was performed by a local judge. Overall it was like 5 minutes long. Everybody just stood around the couple, there was no need for chairs, it was so short. After the ceremony, we did a bunch of family portraits, and then some shots of the newlyweds for the mantle.

All in all it was a fantastic little wedding in Austin. Here are some of my favorite shots. Overall they got more than 300 pics in those 2-hours. If you are having a small wedding in Austin, and need hourly wedding photography, give me a call. I’d love to talk with you.

The French Flag

The French Flag flies in Texas over the French Legation Museum

Historical marker at the French Legation Museum

Historical marker at the French Legation Museum

There are Cast Iron fleur de lis on the fences, but you aren't in France, you are in Austin, TX

There are Cast Iron fleur de lis on the fences, but you aren't in France, you are in Austin, TX

Every garden needs a St. Francis

Every garden needs a St. Francis

A beautiful red rose bouquet with baby's breath

A beautiful red rose bouquet with baby's breath

The couple decided to get married at noon on a sunday, so there weren't any crowds.

The couple decided to get married at noon on a sunday, so there weren't any crowds.

The groom in his Tux

The groom in his Tux

The bride got ready in a room above the gift shop, and came down the stairs at the weddings' start.

The bride got ready in a room above the gift shop, and came down the stairs at the weddings' start.

There were only a dozen or so guests at this wedding, so everybody just stood up for the short ceremony.

There were only a dozen or so guests at this wedding, so everybody just stood up for the short ceremony.

First kiss with the French flag in the background

First kiss with the French flag in the background

Fans are a great way to keep guests cool during a wedding

Fans are a great way to keep guests cool during a wedding

I like to do some non-traditional wedding poses, in addition to the standard shots.

I like to do some non-traditional wedding poses, in addition to the standard shots.

Weddings at the French Legation museum in Austin

Weddings at the French Legation museum in Austin

When you are looking for a wedding photographer, make sure they get photos of the front of people, as well as the back.  I generally take 1 or 2 photos from the back, just to show off the back of the dress.

When you are looking for a wedding photographer, make sure they get photos of the front of people, as well as the back. I generally take 1 or 2 photos from the back, just to show off the back of the dress.

I just love all the little details, like putting fresh flowers in your hair.

I just love all the little details, like putting fresh flowers in your hair.

I personally think Pearls are the most elegant jewelry to wear at a wedding.

I personally think Pearls are the most elegant jewelry to wear at a wedding.

Is it OK to mix and match jewelry at a wedding? - YES!

Is it OK to mix and match jewelry at a wedding? - YES!

Toasting the newlyweds

Toasting the newlyweds

You have spent hours picking out a wedding venue, your photos should reflect that location.  I try to incorporate as many different aspects of your wedding venue in your pictures.

You have spent hours picking out a wedding venue, your photos should reflect that location. I try to incorporate as many different aspects of your wedding venue in your pictures.

One of my favorite shots of the day.

One of my favorite shots of the day.

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