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Monday, May 30, 2016
By Daniel Colvin Photography
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Whewww boy. This wedding was a doozy, in the very best of ways:  it was full of incredibly sweet and loving people, at a beautiful venue, with excellent vendors.  But also you guys, it had a PAD THAI STATION.  Plus entire booths for espresso, ice cream, and donuts.  So basically it was a fairytale.  Needless to say it's good that I wasn't a guest, or else I probably would have gained 20lbs and become 'that guy' to all of the catering staff.  

But even after all of the food and festivities and decor and dancing, these two have (and are) something special.  It seems like no one is ever a stranger to them (animals included), they have top notch taste in friends, and above all they love others fully and openly.  Plus they're also just really good at having fun, and the entirety of the wedding day just overflowed with that happiness.  They're easily some of the most genuine and kind people I've ever worked with, and to be welcomed into their story to document this chapter has been beyond humbling.  

As always I've gathered waaay too many highlight images here, though in my defense everything I've ever done with these guys has been a highlight reel (seriously, look at these ridiculously amazing sessions):

Candice & Daniel:  Engagement Afternoon


Candice:  Bridal Session

 

A huge hug and hearty congratulations Candice and Daniel!  Y'all are rockstars in my book :)



A big thanks to these amazing vendors for knocking it out of the park:


Planning and Coordination by Jace at Jitters and Cocktails:  http://www.jittersandcocktails.com/ 

Venue - Chandelier Grove:  Chandelier Grove - Wedding Wire

Second Shooter - Justin Williams at http://jwphotographer.com/

Floral - Holly at Flower Vibes:  http://flowervibes.com/

Cake - Dolce Designs: http://mydolcedesigns.com/

Hair & Makeup - Angela Karr / Faces by Angela:  http://www.angelakarr.com/ 

Strings - Third Floor Strings: http://thirdfloorstrings.com

Catering - Astral Catering:  http://astralcatering.com/

Rentals - A Memorable Event: http://amemorableevent.com/

Coffee Bar - Pearland Coffee Roasters: http://www.pearlandcoffeeroasters.com/


 
Thursday, December 11, 2014
By Daniel Colvin
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I was talking to someone the other day about inspiration - what inspires me personally, what inspires me as an artist, and what keeps me going when "you just have lost the edge".   The more I thought about it, that more I realized that I didn't have that many definite answers...sometimes I'm influenced by old photographs, sometimes it's travel, sometimes just everyday life.  Aside from external influences and visual cues however, there is one thing that always inspires me and energizes my creativity: selfless love.

There were so many glimpses of that throughout this wedding, from Kristin and James' nerves at the beginning of the day to their unabashed joy after the ceremony.  These two love so genuinely, beyond just a surface level of romance or wedding day excitement.  It's that selfless love for each other and their families and friends that made this day so much more than simply a big party: it was a covenant, a celebration of the beginning.

Needless to say, I was absolutely spoiled by this wedding.  It was full of moments and personalities that can't be made or bought, and that is why I am so happy to be sharing it :)


Shot at City Church and The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi.
 

 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Daniel Colvin
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I truly love what I do.  


Perhaps it's due to my obsession with art, or my addiction to variety, or my passion for people and their stories...but wedding photography is immensely fulfilling to me.  Every wedding is its own adventure, bursting with emotions and experiences and offering a small glimpse of something larger than life.  

 

There is no doubt in my mind that I will always photograph the lives and loves of people.  

 

While that is so meaningful to me and something I truly believe God has placed on my heart, I do also just really enjoy the art of photography.  In the past I've stuck my hands in quite a few photo pies, be it live music, products, fashion, nature, etc.   But aside from lifestyle and weddings, my greatest photography interest is easily overseas travel: flora, fauna, colors, cultures, everything.  I'm obsessed with new experiences, and I can easily say that my travels have made a huge impact on how I (and my camera) see the world.  

 

There's a point to all of this, promise:  It's been a long time goal to somehow combine my two loves of photographing weddings and destinations. 

 


[Cue my amazing friends Chris and Julia] 


I had a blast getting to know Chris and Julia and photographing their engagements last year, and as usual we kept in contact.  We began talking about wedding photography possibilities, and soon booked dates for their wedding in St. Thomas, USVI (and let's just say I had a reaaally hard time waiting patiently for that week).  To skip the novel of a blog post I could write about their wedding festivities I'll just say this: more people should consider destination weddings.  While they aren't for everyone, they certainly offer some unique experiences (I don't often photograph couples snorkeling before their rehearsal dinner, for instance).

The small group and privacy of the events made it incredibly personal for everyone: there were no strangers, just people who loved Chris and Julia and wanted to share in their excitement.  So while the setting would have been wonderful alone, what really stood out was their friendships and character.  Their group of friends is super tight and has been since many of them were just kids - they've supported each other through thick and thin, and the bonds show.  I also seriously think that they were one of the most wild, fun-loving crews I've ever had at a reception (in the best way) which is really saying something. 

 


All in all, the entire weekend was one big-hearted celebration, which is exactly what a wedding should be.  



So I am super excited to share this set of images: from our 'rehearsal' day on the catamaran, the wedding day, and a newlywed/trash the dress session for the last day. 

It's a lot of images, but worth the time :) 

 

 

 

    Day One | Catamaran 

     (Catamaran trip by Daydreamer & Coconut Cruises)


 

 

 

 

Day Two | Wedding

(Wedding venue: Secret Harbour)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Three | Newlywed Session

 

 

 








Thank you for taking the time to follow these three days...we had an amazing time capturing and creating these images, and hope that you enjoyed looking through them too!  

{ If you or someone you know is looking for an international destination photographer, do not hesitate to reach out.  I will be offering custom destination discounts through the end of 2015. }





If you're STILL reading, you can browse some of my personal travel photographs on instagram for kicks. 

 

 

 

 


 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Daniel Colvin
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Jacee and Kameron are some seriously fantastic folks.  They've got this great combination of kindness, class, and outright goofiness that is both infectious and WAY fun to shoot on a wedding day.  I was able to get to know them a bit at their engagement session (where they splashed in a creek and threw leaves at each other...gosh I need to share those), and one thing about them shines through: they love life.  They live with such heart and adventure, and it was clear to see that in their love for each other and their families and friends at the wedding.  We had such a great day, and I'm so happy to share some of their images!




 

 
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
By Daniel Colvin
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It's always a pleasure to work with people I already know, but there's something special about getting to know a couple during their engagement, and to see that story unfold through the wedding day.  Paige and Drew spent a fair amount of the past year long distances from each other, due to Paige playing flute in England and Drew traveling in the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for the US Army (seriously, how cool is that).  Because of that, most of our communication was done remotely or with just one of them at a time.  Perhaps that influenced me, but I was extra excited to see them on their wedding, be a part of their celebration and photograph them together.  It was an incredible day - they love each other so openly and honestly, and it was a blast to see just how much they still have huge crushes on each other :)   It was an honor to capture that for them, and to get to know them not just as a couple but also as friends.  


I couldn't help but share some of their day, so here are some sneak peeks of their wedding and our mini newlywed session!