Forget cuff links or a monogrammed flask, this is the kind of wedding day gift a groom dreams of! Rich, elegant and totally sexy this boudoir shoot held at Austin's character-filled Palazzo Lavaca from Archetype Studio Inc. was styled to perfection. There is so much more to see in the full gallery, and don't miss the beautiful behind-the-scenes film by Weiss Eubanks Films.
From Archetype... We met Katie and James for a dinner consult in San Antonio this past spring and walked away crazy impressed and excited to work with the two of them. We had expected to spend most of the meeting discussing the plans for their October wedding in Ravello, Italy, but after a brief overview of the details, we actually spent much of the evening swapping (real) ghost stories and drinking plenty of wine to chase away the goose bumps!
Seriously, love this bride! It wasn't until a few months after that first meeting that she emailed to ask about our J'adore sessions. She was convinced that presenting James with a book of "Katie" would be the most delightful wedding gift, both unexpected and impossible to top (slight competitive vibe showing through in the active women's soccer player's email). :) Planning and styling her shoot was crazy fun — clearly we needed an amazing venue, something rich and decadent, and it had to have some history and character. After bouncing around location ideas from Galveston, to Dallas and Houston, we discovered Palazzo Lavaca, found through a post right here on SMP! It made such a cool backdrop for Katie’s shoot!
Booking a boudoir session takes trust and quite a bit of bravery on the bride's part. Most have never put themselves out there like this, and there are lots of questions. (And rightfully so! You should definitely ask lots of questions — and if you are not satisfied with the answers, choose another photographer. This is not a genre to "hope for the best" in.) The very fabulous Austin based film company, Weiss Eubanks Films, came along on Katie's shoot to give a little behind-the-scenes look at one of our J'adore sessions.
Photography: Koby + Terilyn Brown of Archetype Studio Inc. / Location: Palazzo Lavaca in Austin, Texas / Cinematography: Weiss Eubanks Films / Wedding Dress: Rivini "13" via Mia Bridal Couture / Hair + Makeup: Jenni Reed of All Things Jenni