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Let's define breathtaking...

Meet beautiful Robin--we met several months ago when she emailed, asking if I was willing to shoot a wedding in San Antonio.  [not necessarily friends yet] After a few conversations we were set and scheduled her engagement shots. [still not tight] But then we did this. And my Michael and I met Robin and Mike in person.  That's when we decided that, whether Robin and Mike liked it or not, we were going to be friends.  That's also the day Michael decided he thought shooting together for a career was a pretty good idea. Spending the day with them in Gruene was so. much. fun.  We couldn't WAIT for the wedding! 
But, because life is full of challenges, waiting is actually what happened.  Robin and Mike had to postpone the ceremony for an undetermined amount of time.  They handled this disappointment with so much grace and so much patience. But suddenly, nothing shy of an unexpected blessing, they were able to reschedule their wedding just over one month later in January!  We were ALL thrilled!

Just look at my buddy, Mike...so handsome! [well, he was alright...] See? We even have inside jokes ; )
There were so many sweet, unexpected moments in the day.  [including the gift Mike made and had delivered just before show time!]

Everything about their ceremony was graceful and beautiful. 

The long awaited celebration continued at the historic Faust Hotel in New Braunfels. We loved getting to meet the rest of their families and saying hi to Elise [Mike's sister] for the second time!

This was a very special event for us.  Being a small part of such a lovely story was more than an honor.  And after we deliver these pictures to Mr. and Mrs. Parma, we'll have to make up other reasons to "just be in the neighborhood" and make a trip to tell them hello! 

Mike and Robin, we sincerely wish you the best.  Thank you for allowing us to watch this part of your story unfold!  

Let's do this y'all, 



  1. Stunning pictures Jen! Congrats! I love all the different angles! You guys nailed it!

  2. This is beautiful Jen.
    I know when you titled this "Let's define breathtaking", you were talking about the bride and maybe their wedding too, but this whole post and all of your pictures should be included in that definition.

  3. Thank you, Jen!! You and Michael were hardly a small part of our wedding.
    We -literally- scheduled our new wedding date around Jen's availability. We were so impressed with her photography and our growing friendship that we wouldn't have had it any other way.
    Jen, you're awesome and Michael, well, he's alright. ;) Thank you for an incredible job well done. You sure do tell a good story. Can't wait to see y'all again soon!

  4. Jen these images are simply beautiful! I also love how you tell the story. You continue to inspire me.

  5. These images are absolutely amazing!! Congratulations and can't wait to keep seeing what you do in the future! And Congratulations to Robin and Mike!

  6. Absolutely beautiful pictures. You did an amazing job.

  7. Breathtaking!! What an understatement!! Jennifer Armstrong, you are one talented lady, and I am so proud to call you friend!! I can not even begin t imagine the joy that these two felt when they saw these images. I am at a loss for words....and we both know that is rare. So stinking proud of you!!

    Love YA!!