Rachel + Blaire // Ranch Austin Wedding

Rachel and Blaire were referred to me by Andrew, whose wedding I shot at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Fresa's a while back. I'm so glad Andrew referred them-- I guess great people just know other great people because Rachel and Blaire are both incredibly kind, welcoming, and so funny. They're always laughing and joking and were just so much fun to hang out with. 

Their early November wedding at Ranch Austin was right at sunset and was full of friends and family. Ranch Austin is a beautiful venue in the southwest part of Austin near Dripping Springs that has everything you need right there. There's an outdoor bar, tons of beautiful string lights in the trees, and it's surrounded by a forest and a fenced-in ranch with actual longhorns just hanging out. If you live in Texas, you know that isn't uncommon, but I still always feel like having these giant animals around is pretty awesome.

Not only was the venue great, but the weather was perfect and everything was still lush and green even in November. It felt super relaxed and not rushed because Rachel and Blaire planned out all the details so well ahead of time. Plus, their wedding planner Solrun, who specializes in working with same-sex couples, was awesome. 

We had plenty of time for all the photos they wanted, so we took photos in front of this great silo (check it out below) and a photo of Rachel and Blaire posing with their parents under photos of their parents on their wedding days, which I loved. 

They did all the fun wedding things: first dances, two father-daughter dances, a sparkler exit, speeches by the men of honor and both of the maids of honor, and jello shots with the wedding party right after the ceremony.

They had a ring bearer and a flower boy, and Blaire was seriously stylish in not one but two outfits-- a jumpsuit and a white suit with black lapels. The wedding parties got in on the outfit fun, too-- Rachel's wedding party had monogrammed robes and Blaire's had monogrammed button-up shirts.

They're both just the life of the party and they're really great together. I love taking photos of people who are super in love, and they definitely are! Scroll down to look through photos of their beautiful wedding (and peep the photos of all the adorable babies there thanks to my amazing second shooter!).

Same sex bride's suit at Ranch Austin wedding
Same sex brides getting ready for Ranch Austin wedding
Same sex bride getting ready for Ranch Austin wedding
"I do" bride's shirt cuff at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride getting ready at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride getting ready at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride getting ready at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride's dress hanging at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride getting ready at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride getting ready at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride hugging her mother at Ranch Austin wedding
Wedding party getting ready in monogrammed robes at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride and wedding party in monogrammed robes before wedding at Ranch Austin
Close-up of bride's dress at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride in jumpsuit at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride in jumpsuit before Ranch Austin wedding
Close-up of tattooed bride's jumpsuit at Ranch Austin wedding
Happy same sex couple laughing before Ranch Austin wedding
Happy same-sex couple kissing before Ranch Austin wedding
Two brides under windmill at Ranch Austin wedding
Close-up of two brides hugging at Ranch Austin wedding
Two happy brides posing at Ranch Austin wedding
Two brides holding hands at Ranch Austin wedding
Two brides posing together at Ranch Austin wedding
Same sex couple holding hands at Ranch Austin wedding
Two brides laughing in field at Ranch Austin wedding
Same sex couple holding hands walking into a field at Ranch Austin wedding
Orange flowers at fall Ranch Austin wedding
Cute little kids holding hands at Ranch Austin wedding
Large empty field at Ranch Austin wedding venue
Wedding poster at Ranch Austin wedding
Corks with state of Texas on them as wedding favors at Ranch Austin wedding
Cute little kids dressed up at Ranch Austin wedding
Grandpa and cute baby in wedding audience at Ranch Austin
Bride walking down the aisle with her parents at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride walking down the aisle with her parents at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides getting married at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides kissing at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides walking down the aisle at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides taking jello shots with wedding party at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides taking jello shots with wedding party at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides with wedding party in front of farm silo at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides with wedding party at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride with with cute little girl at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides with grandma at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides outside with wedding guests at Ranch Austin wedding
Bride with her parents at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides laughing and kissing at Ranch Austin wedding
Texas brides in front of field of longhorns at Ranch Austin wedding
Texas brides smiling at Ranch Austin wedding
Texas brides smiling at Ranch Austin wedding
Texas brides smiling at Ranch Austin wedding
Texas brides laughing at Ranch Austin wedding
Texas brides dancing at Ranch Austin wedding
Texas brides dancing at Ranch Austin wedding
Texas brides dancing at Ranch Austin wedding
Wedding guests dancing at Ranch Austin wedding
Wedding guests dancing at Ranch Austin wedding
Brides posing with their parents at Ranch Austin wedding
Wedding guests dancing at Ranch Austin wedding
Wedding guests dancing at Ranch Austin wedding
Wedding guests dancing at Ranch Austin wedding
Texas brides dancing at Ranch Austin wedding
Wedding guests dancing at Ranch Austin wedding
Texas brides sparkler exit at Ranch Austin wedding

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