Cody + Jaime Varner

Cody + Jaime Varner

These two! My experience with Jaime and Cody was non the less a blast to work with!

When I met Jaime for our consultation she brought her beautiful mini me Kylie with her. She was laid back, knew what she wanted and ready to take on the planning of her big day. When I finally met Cody it was totally opposite! He was outgoing, very energetic and very spontaneous in every moved he made. I could see why they were perfect for each other. They balance each other out! After 18 years with the love of my life who is also totally opposite.. I just know they are going to have a life long marriage with love and happiness!

Cody & Jaime met in Rockport and were inseparable for weeks before he actually took them on their first date. A little over a year into their relationship while she was expecting their daughter Cody took Jaime to the same place they met and got down on one knee. Five years later.. they are finally Mr + Mrs Varner and have an adorable little girl!

I was hoping the Texas heat would start moving into fall but nope, didn’t happen. Aside from that walking into the Soiree’ I was just amazed of how well this beautiful bride decorated the reception hall. It was Ivory, rose gold, blush and very well put together! Here’s just a sneak peek of their big day! My advice to you Jaime + Cody is 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!

Photography: Captured Moments by Christine

Coordinator: Denise Rubio

MUA: Celina Lane

Hair: Shearly Marvelous

Dress: All About The Dress

Caterer: 4 Mooses

Decoration: Bride

DJ: Joker

Venue: Soiree’


Cortland + Chris

Cortland + Chris

When I met Cortland at our scheduled consultation we clicked instantly! Here is this gorgeous Real Estate agent who’s famous on a billboard and she chose me to capture such an important day! LOL

Let’s start with how we got where we are today! I just love is how Chris proposed to her and I have to share how it happened! On June 9 Chris spent the day trying to plan the perfect way to propose.. He decorated their house in pedals, roses and candles and dressed their furbaby in a Will You Marry Me sign hanging from her neck. Cortland came through the door and didn’t even see it! She walked in the living room and covered her face instantly with her hands already in tears for what was about to happen. Chris got on one knee and proposed to be hers and her to be his forever!

Fast forwarding to our engagement session, despite the humidity it was perfect. The setting at Brackenridge Park was romantic and deer even showed up to see what was going on. I’ll never forget the way he looked at her (I also posed him to look at her often LOL). He always had a smile on his face.. You can tell just by looking at them, they have that forever kinda love!

So excited to be apart of this journey with you two! Can’t wait for your big day!

Photography: Captured Moments by Christine

HMUA: Cynful Make Up

Location: Brackenridge State Park


Mario + Taylor

Mario + Taylor

When I met Taylor + Mario we instantly connected! I was like.. these two are super cool. I could totally have a glass of wine and chill with them on a Saturday afternoon! LOL Taylor is a vibrant, gorgeous down to earth chick and Mario is that cherry on top that completes this sweet pair! One thing I love about them is how they keep the spark in their relationship.. They pick on each other but come back with a flirty gesture or comment and close with a kiss! It’s truly adorable to watch! Funny story is how they met. Over 6 1/2 years ago they met and Taylor was not a big fan of Mario. Long story, they can tell you LOL. A year later they crossed paths again locking eyes and it was game over for the both of them! They have been inseparable for 5 1/2 years and created a beautiful family!

About a year ago Mario took Taylor to Nashville Tennessee and decided to stop at a restaurant before heading to their escape room destination. Little did Taylor know Mario had a plan up his sleeve!  Mario, being the romantic guy he is, had the waitress bring over cheese cake with the words “Will you marry me” and got down on one knee and said in just a few sweet words “Will you spend the rest of your life with me?”

Y’all, it doesn’t stop there! Her forever honeyman wrote and recorded a song dedicated to her for their first dance. It was amazing and definitely going to hit the charts! I’m more than sure it will become a hit wedding song for future bride + grooms! The song is called, “I did before I do” by Mario Morales. Check it out!

So, closing this blog to the final moments of my journey with Taylor + Mario. Their day was unforgettable. From the moment we got there, there was not a dull moment or a moment for me to even pause. Their families were amazing and their friends, wild and crazy! Just like I like em! LOL. My advice to you Taylor + Mario is 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!

Vendor Love!

Photography: Captured Moments by Christine

2nd Photographer: Larissa Sirmon

Day Coordinator: Denise Rubio w/ CMBC

Hair: Tess Moeller

Make Up: Kara Gallagher

Dress: Bridal Rail

Bouquet + Floral: Kirk & Co.

Tux: Jade & Madeline

Videographer: Tyler Flores

Cake: Love Bird Cakes

Caterer: Mike Pozzi

DJ: JP Productions

Venue: Spring Creek

Alicia + Timothy Alaniz Wedding

Alicia + Timothy Alaniz Wedding

When I met Alicia & Timothy, I instantly knew we were all a great fit! Alicia has the most beautiful smile and Timothy knows it too! He looks at her with such admiration and it is the sweetest thing to see! Timothy is fun, laid back and had us laughing the whole time!

Together, they are perfection! Timothy & Alicia met when they worked at the same agency. He would throw flirts here and there but Alicia played hard to get! Finally, after time and time again… she threw in the towel and gave love a chance. The romantic guy she said he is, he took her to California, San Diego to be exact, to be is girlfriend which also happened to be the same location he popped the question. 5 years later they both consider each other best friends and the love of their lives!

We arrived at Soiree just a few minutes early to start our day and walking into the venue was warm, welcoming & simply elegant. The bride was organized and followed our wedding guide leaving her details ready for us to shoot on one of her dressed and decorated guest tables. Time flowed smoothly and then it seemed in the blink of an eye we were fast forwarding through the ceremony, group photos and reception which brings me to the conclusion of this blog..

Alicia & Timothy, I am so happy to have met you two and loved every moment we got to chat and prepare! My advice to you is 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!

Photography: Captured Moments by Christine

Coordinator: Denise Rubio w/ CMBC

Venue: Soiree

Hair: Stefanie Schoonover

MUA: Yurim Cabrera

Dress: Bliss Bridal

Floral: HEB

Tux: Men’s Warehouse

DJ: Frankie C

Caterer: Huvars

Mr + Mrs Jones Wedding

Mr + Mrs Jones Wedding

  When Layton’s mom contacted me the beginning of this year and told me about her daughter and future son in law I couldn’t be more ecstatic to be their photographer. One of my favorite places to shoot weddings is at Teaghlach Meadows in Yorktown and if you haven’t been there.. well.. takes your breath away! It’s gorgeous!

  Lesley mentioned to me that meeting her daughter Layton would be impossible to meet up with for a while only because she was a student teaching Ag at Katy HS and all the major livestock shows were in the Spring so most of our communication was via text and email to plan their special day! All I can say it that it worked out perfectly and when the time came where we were all able to finally meet we clicked instantly! Layton is absolutely stunning and carried herself with such class and Levi is a charming gentlemen with heart emoji’s in his eyes every time he glanced at the love of his life during our final consultation.

I learned that Levi + Layton met their freshman year at Texas A&M University in an Animal Science 107 class and have been inseparable for 4 years and are parents to two fur babies Marlo and Lexi.

Back to their wedding day! It was probably one of the hottest days of the week so a hand towel was my best friend that day! Despite the heat, it was perfect. Their ceremony was held at a church in Cuero that always caught my eye because of it’s pure white paint and it’s big red door. Did I mention the breezeway full of white arches and beautiful vines with big orange trumpet flowers! Ughhhh it was the perfect spot for our bride + groom shots!

After the ceremony we headed out to Teaghlach Meadows. There were cars lined up row after row and a tent was added to the reception hall to fill both with the people that love Layton + Levi the most. Their families made us feel so welcome and were some of the sweetest most down to earth individuals we ever met! One thing I love about them is when the music played.. they were getting down! Pushing the fast forward button the night ended with a bang! No literally, A firework company was hired to send them off with what you would call a finale of fireworks! Y’all! It was so romantic! The minute he dipped her with their friends and families surrounding them with sparklers BOOM! Fireworks! So enough of this chitter chatter.. Here is just a few of my favorite images from their hard to choose album! Thank you for choosing Captured Moments by Christine to capture your big day!

Thank you to all the vendors ❤️

Ceremony: Grace Episcopal Church

Reception: Teaghlach Meadows

Photography: Captured Moments by Christine

Second Shooter: Larissa Sirmon

Assistant: Denise Rubio w/ Captured Moments by Christine

Coordinator: Events By Aubrey

Decorations: Kurt and Company

DJ: Moonlight Entertainment

Caterers: Ventura’s Tamales

Cakes: Love Bird Cakes

Hair: Courtney Pollard with James Stanley Salon

MUA: Allie Garcia

Custom Jackets & Shirts: @JK Phil Beck

Brides Dress: Weddings by Debbie

Firework Show: Illumination Fireworks