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Dani Leigh 

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Lisa & Mark – Villa Antonia, Austin, Texas

Mar 6, 2014

I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. I was lucky enough to convince Lisa and Mark they had to use me for their wedding in Austin, Texas at the beautiful Villa Antonia after Lisa’s college roommate and best friend, Emily Chastain, told her she had to chat with me. Lisa and Mark are the sweetest people in the world!! They were brought together by OkCupid – which is becoming increasingly popular among the how did you meet stories I have been hearing. Lisa got an email from some guy who lived in Brooklyn under the screeenname Divertido4sure, who definitely caught her eye and curiosity. She immediately noticed a lot of positive things from his first correspondence: 1) He read and incorporated great personal tidbits from her profile; 2) He used proper grammar; and 3) He had a great sense of humor and he was super handsome.Β They connected over a funny story about our experiences with border patrol while traveling to/from Canada. She figured he would be worthwhile to meet but in a complete turn of events, she decides instead to deactivate her account. Luckily, she regained her senses after vanishing from all social media and feeling terrible for just deactivating her account on pour Divertido4sure, she tried it all again. Phew. Or else I wouldn’t have gotten to go to Austin for a wedding!

Their day was likely not what they had in mind, while it was in fact absolutely gorgeous, it was also 27 degrees and snowed for a brief few moments. Regardless, Lisa and Mark handled it in stride and made the best of their day and I am so glad they did because it totally shows in their photos. 27 degrees, people and these two are warmed by the power of love. Totally cheesy, but so true!

Lisa & Mark – I truly cannot thank you enough for allowing me to capture such a magical day. Like Emily said during her speech, I wish you true joy in your future together…and a little warm weather would be a nice touch as well. πŸ™‚

Catering: Austin Catering
Officiant: Spike Gillespie
Videographer: Brandon Hill Stories

Right?? I got to shoot a wedding there!!!


I adored their entrance expressions and loved the during Emily’s toast….she actually handed them toast. That’s a first.

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  1. Anna A.

    March 6th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    shut up! is that sky real? Amazing! πŸ™‚

  2. kathy

    March 6th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    That featured image is jaw dropping. This is definitely my new favorite of your weddings – the portraits are KILLER. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful job!

  3. Nicole

    March 6th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Lisa and Mark,
    Absolutely magical!

  4. Rachel

    March 6th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    This makes me want to get married just so you can take pictures like this of me haha πŸ™‚

  5. Sarah

    March 6th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Agreed. That sky cannot be real. Those are gorgeous. I also love the one of the whole bridal party. Formal photos don’t stand out much to me but that one does!

  6. Brandon

    March 6th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    LOVE IT, Dani! And you weren’t kidding about those night shots – gorgeous πŸ™‚

  7. Aleda

    March 6th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Absolutely stunning!! Love this wedding!

  8. Mirtha

    March 6th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Gorgeous!! Wow!

  9. Hillary

    March 6th, 2014 at 6:57 pm


  10. Emily

    March 6th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    You’re the best!! These rock. πŸ™‚

  11. Lisa

    March 7th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Beyond phenomenal, Dani!!! Amazing work from such a talented and creative photographer!!

  12. Andrea

    March 8th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    The portraits! These are so, so gorgeous!

  13. Trisha Bennett

    March 10th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I actually cried when i saw the image with the night sky with Lisa and Mark in the Villa window. Stunning photography!! So grateful for all the detail shots of the flowers and furniture!

  14. Miriam Schwartz

    March 19th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    OMG. just as i was thinking these pix can’t get any better, i saw those outdoor ones and that sky. i got CHILLS looking at them. Dani, these are INCREDIBLE!!!

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