Sarah + John Hill

Sarah + John Hill

Where do I even begin with these two! Sarah reached out to me about doing her wedding just before their lil guy was born. She wasn’t sure when, or exactly where.. but she knew it was going to be small, intimate and everything she ever wanted… When Sarah finally set a date, I had other obligations but wasn’t going to miss it for the world! I rearranged my schedule, paused moving from one studio to the other and made it happen. Why wouldn’t I!?! I wanted to be the one to capture this beautiful couple and witness such a unique love. I adore Sarah & John!

Friday, July 24, 2020 at 2 PM, all of their closest friends and family were at the Gazebo downtown waiting patiently and luckily there was a nice subtle breeze that made that afternoon very pleasant. Once they arrived and took their places, the tears already started rolling for John. It brought on the water works just to see him tear up before she even walked down the isle, but it also shows the happiness and overwhelming feeling he felt in that moment. She looked beautiful, like a Goddess… I can sit here and write more into detail as to what happened after that, but why? I’m a photographer.. I’ll let the photos do the talking and tell the story. Here’s just a sneak peek of my time with John & Sarah…

Happy birthday Sarah!

Bianca + Caleb Benitez Wedding

Bianca + Caleb Benitez Wedding

This was such an emotional day.. My baby niece and her now husband Caleb are scheduled to get married next March but with the pandemic and the chaos in the world, they wanted to unite in matrimony and become husband and wife. It was planned quick and witnessed by their immediate families. Watching my niece walk down the isle gave me flashbacks of when she was just a baby.. I use to tell her she looked like the “not the mama” dinosaur baby on an old kiddy show Dinosaurs I used to watch when my son was little. So naturally, I was laughing in my head about it but the tears wouldn’t stop rolling. Why do we cry at weddings? Is it because we feel we are losing something? Is it because it’s just a crazy beautiful thing to witness? Or is it because it makes us realize how old we are? LOL I’m sure everyone has their different reasons….

For me, it’s was watching this beautiful little girl becoming someones wife, someones step mother and now gaining a new nephew.. I couldn’t be more proud of her and watching all her dreams come true.

Congratulations to my beautiful niece and my new nephew Caleb! Here’s just a sneak peek of their ceremony and group photos. Until next year! Can’t wait for their big day!

Vendor Love~

Photography: Captured Moments by Christine

Dress: Jade & Madalynn

Make Up: Celina Lane Beauty

 

 

Daylyn + John Hunt Wedding

Daylyn + John Hunt Wedding

When I met Daylyn & John for our wedding consultation, things were normal in this world! Well, I say normal but it seems like what we are going through with COVID-19 is the new norm. Regardless, Daylyn & John stayed sane, kept in good spirits and continued planning their forever day knowing that at the end of the day, as long as it was them two uniting in matrimony, that’s all that mattered.

When I arrived at the Cady home, the first thing I noticed was the absolutely adorable porch! I asked her mom how she kept all her beautiful florals alive and her response was “30 years of trial and error!” LOL. I’m experiencing that myself so hopefully in 30 years my florals with flourish and be lush just like hers! Inside the ladies were in great spirits, full of laughter and excited that their Daylyn + John were tying the knot! There were tons of emotions Saturday both good and bad. I don’t know how through all the tears Daylyn stayed absolutely stunning, but she did!

Even through the extreme heat, humidity and scare of COVID-19, their closest family, friends and loved ones all came to support these two and made it a day they would never forget!

To CMBC Bride + Groom:

Daylyn + John, always communicate, keep each other first in everything you do and cherish every second you are given together. There will be ups and downs but just as long as you keep those three things in mind.. You will get through anything! Thank you for choosing Captured Moments by Christine to capture your life’s most beautiful moments!

Vendor Love

Bride + Groom: Daylyn Cady + John Hunt
MOH + BM: Summer Cady + Heath Hunt
Photography: Captured Moments by Christine​
Day Coordinator: Denise Bazan Rubio​
MUA: Beauty By Bailey Marek​
Hair: Shelby Henderson
Dress: Jade & Madalynn Bridal Boutique​
Bouquet & Floral: H-E-B plus!
DJ: JP PRODUCTION DJ SERVICES​
Venue: Red Barn​
Caterer: Red Barn
Cake: Lacey’s Little Bakery​

Cortland + Chris

Cortland + Chris

With all that’s going on in the world today these two have managed to overcome stress and frustration to have one of the most beautiful and emotional wedding of 2020! When I met up with Cortland and Chris I instantly connected with them. I was mesmerized by her beauty and those eyes! Chris was more quiet, charismatic and such a gentleman.. Well.. just at first! During our journey I saw the fun, playful, crazy and humorous side of him and how much Cortland adored him for that.

We started off our day at Holy Family Catholic Church where all of there loved ones gathered to celebrate the unity of these two. Talk about Southern hospitality! The bridal party and family members were so welcoming, extremely sweet and made my job so pleasant! Cortland was so calm and looked like a Goddess in her La Reve Bridal Couture gown. Chris was excited, smiling from ear to ear ready to see his future bride walk down the isle for the first time, which by the way is one of my most favorite moments ever! Some grooms get choked up, some grooms cry uncontrollably. Chris was one of the ones that choked up but was able to hold it together. Cortland on the other hand.. well lets just say her hormones got the best of her.. Once she saw her groom, there was no holding back.

My time with Cortland + Chris was short during their forever day but! We will be proceeding with the reception in September. I can’t wait to continue such beautiful moments with these two! Well 3! Surprise! These two will be expecting a daughter this winter and I couldn’t be more excited for them!

To CMBC Bride + Groom:

Cortland + Chris, always communicate, keep each other first in everything you do and cherish every second you are given together. There will be ups and downs but just as long as you keep those three things in mind.. You will get through anything! Thank you for choosing Captured Moments by Christine to capture your life’s most beautiful moments!

Vendor Love

CMBC Bride + Groom: Cortland Hewitt + Chris Johnson
Ceremony Location: Holy Family Catholic Church
Reception: Victoria Country Club
Photography: Captured Moments by Christine
Dress: La Reve Bridal Couture
Floral: Kurt & Company Events

 

 

Candace + Jeffrey Reynolds Wedding

Candace + Jeffrey Reynolds Wedding

These two are some of the sweetest, most welcoming people I have ever met! Our original meeting was to discuss their wedding details and tailor their forever day specifically to their style and needs.. to doing one year, family, engagements to wedding.

Unfortunately their wedding didn’t happen exactly as planned with a room full of all of their closest friends and loved ones… but I can tell you these small intimate weddings are happening more now than usual and are the sweetest moments ever. I simply adore them!

I started my day pulling up to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown which by the way is a beautiful red brick historical church with low and high white framed windows and lush landscape. After a few minutes chatting with the bride and her tribe I walked outside admiring all of the beauty with the brides dress in hand ready to hang it over the white windows for detail shots. Still admiring all the beauty, still taking it all in when all of a sudden a yellow jacket came right at me and stung me! Ughhhhh, I’m tolerable to pain but for some reason those suckers hurt!

Moving forward to their ceremony, it was short, sweet and extremely romantic! They had 14 of their closest loved ones to witness their unity and their sweet little boy had front row pretty much the whole time LOL. It was the sweetest thing!

At the end of the day, they closed the biggest day of their lives with an announcement of a second Baby Reynolds in the future! Carter is so excited to be a big brother! I can’t wait to see this beautiful family expand to 4!

To CMBC Bride + Groom:

Candace + Jeffrey, always communicate, keep each other first in everything you do and cherish every second you are given together. There will be ups and downs but just as long as you keep those three things in mind.. You will get through anything! Thank you for choosing Captured Moments by Christine to capture your life’s most beautiful moments!

Vendor Love

CMBC Bride + Groom: Candace + Jeffrey Reynolds
Location: St Paul Lutheran Church
MUA: Jessika Hodnett w/ Plum Crazy Makeup
Photography: Captured Moments by Christine
Dress: All About The Dress
Floral:
Decorations:
Cake:
Caterer:

 

Ryan + Jacoby Crawford Wedding

Ryan + Jacoby Crawford Wedding

Couples are often told to prepare for anything when it comes to their wedding, but a global pandemic isn’t typically something to consider. This isn’t the way these two planned their forever day, but they made the best of it and it was CMBC’s most romantic, intimate wedding of 2020. These two knew that the most important part of their wedding, was becoming husband and wife on March 28 with a handful of their loved ones to witness it.

Their Story

Ryan + Jacoby are truly one of the most adorable couples I’ve ever met! They met distantly in Junior High in the 6th grade, but didn’t become friends until they were in High School. They hung out with the same group of friends which gave them the opportunity to get to know each other. Before they knew it, being with each other on a more consistent basis led them to take an interest in being more than “Just Friends”. She fell involve with his kind heart, he fell involve with her goofiness making her thankful that he had such a great sense of humor. They complete each other in ways that made them feel whole.

The Proposal

8 months into their relationship, Ryan just knew he had to make a move. He took Jacoby on an evening boat ride as they have done plenty of times before, only this time would be one she would never forget. They ended up in the bay and came to a stop. She was at the front part of the boat and not quiet sure of what he was doing so concerned, she turned around and found him on one knee.  She didn’t even hesitate to say yes! She knew she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him.

Their Wedding Day

They wedding day was perfect! It was overcast and a cool front was just brewing in. The wind was a sour factor leaving hair unmanageable, but we all agreed we would take the wind over a hot and humid day any day! Their wedding did not take place in their preferred venue at The Red Barn, however, her besties house sure did come close to it. It was beautiful and still had the corn crop backdrop we wanted to use for our group shots.

The ceremony felt as if time stood still..  Ryan watched Jacoby walk down the isle for the first time in her gorgeous All About The Dress white gown with the biggest smile on his face. I could tell he was trying to hold back the tears. I wish he didn’t! I love watching the groom tear up! Is that mean? I continued capturing their nuptials and then suddenly found myself wondering what was going on when Jacoby’s mom ran over to the Maid Of Honor only to find out she dropped their rings in the grass! No worries, they found them. It became a highlight of their forever day!

To CMBC Bride + Groom:

Ryan + Jacoby, always communicate, keep each other first in everything you do and cherish every second you are given together. There will be ups and downs but just as long as you keep those three things in mind.. You will get through anything! Thank you for choosing Captured Moments by Christine to capture your life’s most beautiful moments!

Vendor Love

CMBC Bride + Groom: Ryan + Jacoby Crawford
Location: BFFs backyard 😍❤️
HMUA: Kaysen Vickery
Photography: Captured Moments by Christine
Dress: All About The Dress
Floral: La Floricita Flowers
Decorations: Bride & Family
Cake: Britni’s Sweet Treats
Caterer: Whites BBQ