{Austin Wedding Photography} Rachel + Nathan

It was during their third dinner together, while sitting together across a small table in a dimly lit room, that this couple knew they would be spending the rest of their lives together. While out grocery shopping {only like old married couples} later that night, they found temporary bands to seal their commitment until their forthcoming engagement. Swoon.

You may recognize Rachel and Nathan as they made their debut here on the blog not long ago. What I failed to mention earlier was that they happen to be dear friends of ours and two lovely individuals we also, coincidentally, adore.

Nathan and Rachel treated their east coast relatives an Austin-themed Jewish wedding weekend and what a true honor and joy it was to be a part of a celebration so full of love, culture, and tradition. Now, please raise your left ring finger if you’ve ever heard a bride’s vows in Arabic. (Me!). There were many moments of surprise and delight – not the least of which was seeing Rachel’s grandfather who, due to an unplanned trip to the emergency room the week of the wedding,  was able to watch, listen, and later speak to the couple and their guests all from the comfort of his bed via an iPad. I think it is time I wish I had one!

A third shooter was brought on board to shoot welcome photos and candid photos and several guys were brought in to print photos as the guests dine and danced. Then, at the end of the night, each family and couple received a personalized photo album filled with photos from the wedding as a party favor. Technology+Instant Gratification=Tru3 Love 4ever.

Thank you, Rachel and Nathan, for allowing me to be part of your special day. I am so happy for you both and I hope these memories will be cherished for many generations to come.  Now let me go plan a second marriage (to the same person of course) – one which will also involve a horah and schtick –  as I patiently await news of your pregnancy and an iPad in my stocking. Mazel Tov!!



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