I always feel incredibly lucky and honored when a couple asks me to be one of the few included in their plans to elope. So, when Amanda and Griffin asked me to photograph their elopement at the W Hotel in downtown Austin, I couldn’t have been more delighted.
Thankfully, the rain that had been hanging around town all week broke for the last few minutes of daylight, allowing us to sneak in a few photographs (with their adorable bulldog Piper in tow). After an intimate ceremony in front of a small group of friends and family, the group celebrated with champagne and cheese before heading off to dinner. Little to Griffin’s knowledge, Amanda had secretly planned a post-ceremony surprise—a mariachi band! Griffin’s reaction when the band strolled into the room was one of my favorite moments of the night