Floresville Texas Wedding

“Love is friendship that has caught fire."

Heather and Jeremiah met as teenagers.  They were friends for many years, before they fell in love.  They were married on a warm March day in Floresville, Texas. The ceremony and reception were held outdoors on the sister and brother-in-law of the bride’s sprawling, oak filled property.  Heather and Jeremiah were joined by their family, their closest friends and co-workers, and their adorable son.

Heather wore a gorgeous white gown, with lace and beading details on the sweetheart bodice and a full skirt with a train.  Her chestnut brown hair was worn half up in cascading ringlets. Jeremiah looked handsome in jeans and cowboy boots with a black vest, maroon necktie, and a black cowboy hat.  Their son, wore the same outfit as his Daddy, in true “mini-me” fashion.

Heather walked down a satin aisle holding a fragrant bouquet of maroon and light pink flowers accented with eucalyptus.  She met her beaming groom at a handmade wooden arbor, accented with candles and flowers. A sermon was given and the couple exchanged heartfelt handwritten vows.  The big surprise came when the couple gifted the Father of the Bride an actual cow! The Father of the Bride was presented with a picture of his new cow and given instructions that it was ready for pick up on Monday!  After sealing their union with a kiss, it was time for the party to begin.

A delicious homemade dinner, drinks, and a candy bar was served to guests who dined under a white marquee. A DJ played music as Heather, Jeremiah and their guests danced under the stars in to the late hours of the night.  

Congratulations Heather and Jeremiah!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Happy New Year! and WE are growing!!

After several years of being unable to accommodate some weddings because I was either already booked, or the bride and groom were on stricter budget, I decided it was time to add an associate program to ARA Photography. I have worked many years building my brand, so how could I just turn over weddings to someone else to shoot with my name on it? Well, with the strict requirements and expectations set forth for my associate photographers,  finding the right photographer(s) to represent my studio has always presented challenges. Since i'm not looking to add 20 photographers to my team (it’s not the way I conduct business), finding the perfect fit took many years.  Then, I met my  “creative twin”. I will talk more about her later in this post.  She has the same goals, vision, expertise, and passions as I do. She champions building relationships and loving our clients the way that I do. She is a very talented wedding photographer, and I’m so honored to welcome her to my team.

So, without further ado, I am VERY excited to announce that we are now booking 2018 weddings for ARA Photography associates.

The “ARA Photography Associate” program is perfect for couples on a limited budget who want to enjoy all of the advantages of working with my studio. My associate possesses a similar style as myself. All of the photo editing will be done by me (yours truly) so you will still receive my personal artistic touch on your photographs. All product fulfillment will still be provided by the ARA Photography brand, and because my studio will oversee all of the client care, communication & product fulfillment, and it will free up the associate photographer to do what she love most; Shooting your beautiful weddings!  We will be able to offer top notch photography services at a more affordable rate. You are not "settling"  when you hire my team, they are an extension of me. All ARA brides, both mine and the associates, will always be treated with love, respect, and care. I hope you enjoy my very first Associate, Jessica! I promise you will fall in love with her too! 


ARA Associate $1500

(Our rising star photographer)

Full Day Coverage (up to 8 hrs)

1 associate photographer

Complimentary Engagement session

Print ready images on USB

Online private gallery

We will only take a very limited number of weddings this year. I want to make sure all clients receive our utmost care, and it allows us the ability to control the quality of our work while providing an excellent customer service experience. Space is limited and all appointments are secured on a first come, first served basis! So BOOK NOW! We can't wait to meet you!


Scenic Springs Wedding

“Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world.”

Nancy and Carlos’ love story is one that truly touched my heart.  Their love was found later in life, but the fact that their love blossomed after trials and tribulations, makes it the sweetest kind of love.

Nancy and Carlos were married on a sunny August day at Scenic Springs in Helotes, Texas. There was much anticipation in the air and they each prepared for the ceremony.  Nancy looked radiant in her white lace gown with her hair styled up.  Carlos was dashing in his matching gray vest and slacks and peacock blue and purple plaid neck tie.  On his lapel, he wore a single Calla Lily.  Nancy walked down the aisle with a bouquet of Calla Lilies on the arm of her son.  Once they reached the flowered arch, he joined the wedding party, which consisted of Nancy and Carlos’ children and their two best friends, and Nancy joined hands with Carlos.  They exchanged heartfelt vows in front of their closest family and friends and sealed their union with a passionate kiss.

The reception was held in the beautiful Scenic Springs grand indoor hall.  Dinner and dancing were enjoyed by all the wedding guests.  Carlos gave a beautiful toast in which he thanked several of his military friends, who literally saved his life.  Without them, that special wedding day would not have been possible.  

Carlos and Nancy, thank you for the privilege of photographing your special day and thank you for your military service.  We wish you a lifetime of happiness together.