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A summer wedding at Nature’s Point

by Eric Hegwer on 19 July, 2010

Over the years, I’ve probably photographed more weddings at Nature’s Point than any other venue in Austin. I was the first to shoot a wedding there when they just opened, and have done dozens and dozens since. And ever time, it just gets better and better. The crew that run that wedding venue are always updating the landscaping, or improving the decorations around the grounds.

Lauren & Vince – You had an amazing wedding – I don’t know where to start.  There were so many UT touches, too – the orange flowers, and vests, cufflinks, and even cake.  Let’s just let these pics tell the story:

The bride and her bridesmaids decided to get ready at the Island on Lake Travis

The bride and her bridesmaids decided to get ready at the Island on Lake Travis

Lauren had a makeup test run before the wedding at her bridal session, and came up with this plan for the big day.

Lauren had a makeup test run before the wedding at her bridal session, and came up with this plan for the big day.

Applying wedding makeup

Applying wedding makeup

White wedding shoes

White wedding shoes

Reading a note from her soon to be husband.

Reading a note from her soon to be husband.

Pink and gold wedding bouquet

Pink and gold wedding bouquet

Silver UT Longhorn cufflinks

Silver UT Longhorn cufflinks

A golden calla lilly

A golden calla lilly

Groom's shoes

Groom's shoes

Looking out the window at everyone at the wedding.

Looking out the window at everyone at the wedding.

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers at Nature's Point

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers at Nature's Point

One of the must have wedding photos at NP is the bride walking down the isle near the fountain.

One of the must have wedding photos at NP is the bride walking down the isle near the fountain.

And I love to get the look on the groom's face when he sees his bride for the first time.

And I love to get the look on the groom's face when he sees his bride for the first time.

Dad giving his daughter away

Dad giving his daughter away

Nature's Point Weddings

Nature's Point Weddings

My favorite time at a wedding are the moments immediately after the ceremony.

My favorite time at a wedding are the moments immediately after the ceremony.

Then we headed to the altar to do some formals

Then we headed to the altar to do some formals

And every couple should have a standard wedding portrait - I'll show you the right pose

And every couple should have a standard wedding portrait - I'll show you the right pose

Before we knew it, it was time for the first dance.

Before we knew it, it was time for the first dance.

And then there were some great detail moments during the toasts.

And then there were some great detail moments during the toasts.

Everyone was dancing at this wedding.

Everyone was dancing at this wedding.

This wedding was full of Texas Exes

This wedding was full of Texas Exes

Everybody lined up for an incredible bubble exit

Everybody lined up for an incredible bubble exit

Here's the last shot of the night, as the couple sat in their get-a-way limo

Here's the last shot of the night, as the couple sat in their get-a-way limo

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Tilt-shift wedding photography

by Eric Hegwer on 2 July, 2010

One of my 2nd shooters, JP, has a very unique camera.  It is an 8×10 camera on rails. It shoots sheet film. That’s right, real photographic film. This is Fuji 160, and if you ask me, has some of the best color range in the world. So hard to get this look in photoshop. Don’t you just love it?

Tilt-shift photography at Nature's Point

Tilt-shift photography at Nature's Point using a large format camera.

The photo from today, and the one yesterday at the Mansion are not the kind of pics I usually take at weddings, but if you are interested in having a one-of-a-kind wedding portrait like these, let’s talk!

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Bridal Portraits

Bridal Portraits

by Eric Hegwer on 22 June, 2010

As I’m sitting here in my Austin office, smelling the Bridals beautiful white day-lillies brought in by Janet from Wild Bunches, I thought I’d go back in time and post the wonderful bridal portraits from Lauren.  She got married last week at Nature’s Point, and now I’m able to share her photos with you.

I love photographing bridals at the same location where the couple is getting married.  Of course that isn’t always possible, or even wanted by the couple.  But when it comes to locations like Nature’s Point, overlooking the Lake, and it’s spring, when everything is in bloom, the first place I’ll suggest is the venue.

Scheduling bridal pictures is always a bit tricky – we want the dress to be ready.  So I like to wait until after the final fitting.  But sometimes this runs close to the wedding date.  Whatever the case, I’m actively involved and super flexible when it comes to scheduling your bridal pics.  We will work out a time together, and make sure your photos are absolutely incredible.

And we can go in any number of directions with the style.  High fashion.  Casual.  Ranch Style.  Formal.  Relaxed.  I’ll ask you a few questions, and take suggestions (and provide a few, too).  I’ll put you in flattering poses, in great light, and find incredible camera angles.  You will feel comfortable.

Our bridal session was about an hour long, and both her mom and maid of honor came along to watch/help (which is totally cool with me).  Enjoy your photos!

Sometimes a black and white photo just works in a colorful outdoor setting.

Sometimes a black and white photo just works in a colorful outdoor setting.

Lauren's Bridal Pictures

Lauren's Bridal Pictures

Pink and orange wedding bouquet

Pink and orange wedding bouquet

Pictures of an up-do for a wedding.

Pictures of an up-do for a wedding.

Bridals at Nature's Point

Bridals at Nature's Point

Lauren's Bridal Pictures at Nature's Point

Lauren's Bridal Pictures at Nature's Point

This dress had such an easy bustle.

This dress had such an easy bustle.

Pink and orange baloons!

Pink and orange baloons!

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