2013: Ringing in the New Year

As I was flying back from a thrilling getaway to Atlanta this past weekend, my travel partner in crime, Ashley, and I brought up the topic of wedding rings. Yep, typical girl conversation starter. Then I realized how many fabulous rings I’ve been lucky enough to capture over the years and began to look back at some of my favorite images of these beauties.

A very special thank you goes out to all (seventeen!) of my 2012 couples. I wish you all the best during your first year of marriage and many more to come.












Becca Chastidy

Farm Fresh Shoot on Style Me Pretty – invitations

Sarah McKenzie Photography rounded up some awesome local vendors to put together a lovely, detail-filled photo shoot straight from the farm. With calligraphy-eggs for escort cards down to the stunning hand-picked flowers, this farm fresh photo shoot is perfect for any bride looking for a special way to connect her wedding back with her country roots! We were asked to be among a list of super talented local vendors that helped make this shoot all come together seamlessly.

The images are featured on the Style Me Pretty blog this morning, one of my favorite places to send my brides for wedding day ideas! See the featured post here, along with the entire session here.

Here’s our Chicken-themed invitation set, featuring an invitation, rsvp and return envelope, and package design!



Thanks to the entire list of vendors for making this shoot possible! Photography: Sarah McKenzie Photography / Rentals and Styling: Recollection Vintage Rentals / Flowers: Something Special in Flowers / Event Styling: Ashley Joseph of Two Be Wed / Location: Yonderway Farm / Invitations: Lynsey Creative / Dress: BHLDN / Hair and Make-up: Adorne Artistry / Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Patricia / Cake and Tarts: Sugary and Chic Cake Boutique / Pies: Tiny Pies / Groom’s Suit: Forever 21 / Groom’s Shirt: J. Crew / Bowtie: Dillards

Andrew + Lindsey: Engaged

I’m finally able to blog Lindsey and Andrew’s engagement session! Lindsey (my roommate!) and her fiancé, Andrew, are set to be married April 7th, 2012 at the Haak Winery in Santa Fe, Texas. I’m excited to be their wedding photographer and invitation designer for their special day! Keep your eyes peeled for those images later this spring.

I shot the first round of images late last fall, but ran into some terrible rain during their session! Luckily we got in an hour’s worth of shooting before we had to just call it quits. Andrew was busy studying for law school finals in December, so we postponed the rest of the shoot until January.

Without further adieu, here are my favorites from their Houston two-day engagement session!

Your Modern Couple | Engagements

“Hey! Haaaave you met Derek and Catharine?” (I’ve been watching too much HIMYM tonight …)

But seriously. Derek and Catharine are without a doubt the most creative couple I’ve ever met! Together they write an all-things-creative blog called Your Modern Couple based in San Antonio, Texas. Catharine, otherwise known as The Girl, and Derek, The Boy, started their design blog together when they first started dating. They feature tons of modern DIY projects (my favorite is this project!), 10 Things about their creative friends, and great fashion in the What I Wore posts each Thursday.

So, naturally I said ABSOLUTELY YES when these two asked me to be their wedding and engagement photographer for their wedding on 12.12.12! Did I mention their affinity with numbers? Derek proposed to Catharine on 11.11.11 so it only seemed fitting for their wedding date to be the coolest date of 2012 (and on a Wednesday!) This past weekend they drove to Houston for their engagement session and I took them on quite the adventure. Catharine noticed a polka-dotted lobby across from the parking lot where we had been shooting and, after careful investigation and a few kind words, we entered the Houston House Modern Apartments in the heart of downtown. Talk about stunning interiors! We headed up to the 9th floor for a little pool/patio/skyline action and could not have asked for a cooler location!

I cannot be more excited to partner with Derek and Catharine as they plan what I believe will be the most chic, modern wedding of 2012. Make sure to visit their wedding website and blog regularly (Wedding Wednesdays!) for posts about their wedding and tips they will be sharing with everyone along the way. As for now, I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite images from their engagement session!


Greg and Malissa | Engagements

Greg and Malissa are two of the sweetest people I know! We had such a fun time during their engagement session last week, and you can tell these two are head over heels for each other. They are high school sweethearts, Texas Tech Red Raiders, and Malissa’s older sister, Sarah, is one of my dearest friends! These two have some really fun things planned for their July 1st Houston wedding — casual atmosphere, lots of bold patterns, and some of my favorite colors (navy, gray and mustard!) We just looked at all their engagement photos this morning, so now I can post the images! I hope you all enjoy them as much as we do :)


2012 Wedding Season in Full Swing

Happy Almost 2012! I hope everyone had a wonderful, joyful Christmas with friends and loved ones. From what I have heard, many of you got a little something SHINY in your stocking this year! Congratulations to all the engagements out there! I have spoken with three brides TODAY alone about their upcoming 2012 weddings, and it has me so excited about this next year. My favorite part about talking with brides is hearing their story — from first date to proposal. I seriously get goosebumps with each one.

Your wedding is the perfect reflection of who you are as a couple, and I’m here to help you achieve just that! From a sweet engagement session right at sunset down to the perfectly detailed wedding invitations, I will help you turn your favorite “Pinterest-Board-Ideas” into a reality. No need to let this joyous season overwhelm you! The fun is in the details :) I look forward to hearing about many more engagements and wedding plans this coming year!


— Lynsey


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