McKenna & Austin - Sneak Peek!! -- West Texas Wedding Photography at Groom TX Catholic Church

June 15, 2017  •  13 Comments

McKenna + Austin 


Sneak Peeks!

Newlywed Wedding Portrait by Amarillo PhotographerNewlywed Wedding Portrait by Amarillo PhotographerNewlyweds married in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Groom TX just after they said I do!
Newlywed Wedding Portrait by Amarillo Photographer

A Gorgeous Traditional Catholic Wedding in Groom, Texas


From the moment I met McKenna and Austin, I could tell they were special.  From day one, Austin wanted to be involved, which is one of the things that many grooms who are in front of my camera don't always realize at first.  He was different - a participant in their wedding and their choices from the very beginning.  One choice they made was to not see each other before the wedding.  So, after months of keeping the wedding dress a secret, protecting the bridal portraits that would be displayed at the wedding, and staying apart as the hours counted down on their wedding day, it was no surprise that this groom showed his emotions when he saw his beautiful bride for the first time in her perfect dress (from Brides Amarillo, it was a beautiful beaded work of art with a long train, not a red turtleneck dress as McKenna and her mother had teased him).  His sweet expressions say it all!  As the bride neared the front of the sanctuary, I think everyone was moved to tears at his public display of emotion... at least I was!

 

Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Bridal Session PortraitAmarillo Chamber of Commerce Bridal Session PortraitBridal and Wedding portraits by Amarillo Wedding Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography McKenna's Bridal Portrait on display outside the ceremony and at the entrance to the reception

 

Amarillo Bridal Session PortraitAmarillo Bridal Session PortraitBridal and Wedding portraits by Amarillo Wedding Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography taken in downtown Amarillo. Another bridal portrait printed and on display

 

When he first saw her...

 

As you may already know, I'm a sucker for the details... and there was no shortage of beautiful details on this special day!  One of my favorite things was this beautiful door that said "Love is the key that unlocks the door to happiness", and I adore how that was translated onto the ring box, as well as the other decor such as the tables at the reception.  The colors with the teal and the pinks all came together so beautifully!  McKenna's favorite rosary even has pink beads and matched perfectly to her wedding colors, and it made a perfect addition to her bouquet, which was made by her sister.

 

Engagement and Wedding portraits by Amarillo Wedding Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography
Engagement and Wedding portraits by Amarillo Wedding Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography

Engagement and Wedding portraits by Amarillo Wedding Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography

Engagement and Wedding portraits by Amarillo Wedding Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography

 

As if the love they share between them wasn't enough, they had a precious group of people who stood up with them as attendants...  Some of my favorite moments were when all the girls were gathered around McKenna in her getting ready room - all in their matching pink satin robes, with their wedding dresses behind them!  And when the groomsmen all lifted Austin up in a proud-to-end-bachelorhood pose, we all had a good belly laugh!  McKenna and Austin clearly chose their attendants well because between the siblings and friends they had with them, there was a whole lot of love and laughter being shared!
 

Engagement and Wedding portraits by Amarillo Wedding Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography

 

Engagement and Wedding portraits by Amarillo Wedding Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography

 

It was such a wonderful day!  The ceremony was followed by a reception that rocked!  The brand new Parish hall of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church was beautifully decorated to carry over the message of the beautiful union that happened on Saturday!  As they danced to their first dance, "You are the Love of my Life" by Sammy Kershaw, it was standing room only, despite having seating for a few hundred. Surrounded by their family and friends, they enjoyed their beautiful wedding cake from The Cake Company and a good time was had by all as DJ Scotty, an upbeat DeeJay from Amarillo, kept the crowd excitement up well into the wee hours!  

 

Engagement and Wedding portraits by Amarillo Wedding Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography

 

I truly love how happy these two are together.  It is an honor to have been able to capture the memories you made on the first day of your marriage, the legacy that will be a huge part of your story you share with your children and grandchildren one day!  I’m so happy for you two and this blessing of life you've been given and graciously embraced.  I look forward to your future and all that God does through your marriage!!!

 

Engagement and Wedding portraits by Amarillo Wedding Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography


Hope you have had the best time on your Honeymoon in Cancun!
 

Intimate Wedding Couple Portrait by Amarillo PhotographerIntimate Wedding Couple Portrait by Amarillo PhotographerNewlyweds married in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Groom TX just after they said I do, in their creative night portrait session.
Intimate Wedding Couple Portrait by Amarillo Photographer

 

P.S.  Did you miss their *bubble exit sneak peek* post??  Click HERE!  Be sure to Like Darkroom Junkie Photography on Facebook and Follow Darkroom Junkie Photography on Instagram for more updates as they come... Updates will also be posted to McKenna and Austin's personal wedding updates page as images are released :)  The full wedding gallery will be posted after the bride and groom get a chance to view their entire day's artful imagery, after things slow down from the honeymoon phase.  So, stay excited but be patient, as more awesome memories from this wonderful day are coming soon!

 

With Joy,

Jessi

 

P.P.S. Getting married??  Click here to go to the Wedding Contact Form to start your journey toward capturing your Happily Ever After!

 

 

Amarillo Wedding Photographer

Jessi Norvell
Darkroom Junkie Photography
Panhandle Studio and on-location photography services for the West Texas area and beyond.


Comments

Doru(non-registered)
Great capture of West Texas Wedding! My favorite is the last image!
Liz(non-registered)
Love! And that last back and white image is AMAZING!
Shawndelle(non-registered)
Beautiful images
Kat(non-registered)
Lovely natural shots. I love how the group shots are lit too, great job!
Jessie(non-registered)
Stunning bride and wedding! Love the black and white silhouette at the end!
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