Bye Tx

So ends my little 4 day essay on Texas Hill Country mostly based on the true story of a wedding at the home of Michael Loyd Young and his wife Ofe. Thanks for the fine hospitality my friends. I started with a photo of Mike and Miller and end now with them in The Cantina. I observed these two amigos for 4 days and,as here, they both have their eyes on each other at all times. Each waiting to see the next move of the other. Mike found Miller one day while on a bike ride on a country road. Miller had been abandoned. Love at first sight. I think that’s just the way it goes. #texashillcountry @loyd @ofemendez#iphone


13091968_10156870259420022_202644687926372305_n Luckenbach, Texas. Just a wee bit south of Texas dead center. Hill Country. Well, just country. In the middle of the day, on a hot tin roof, struts the now famous Luckenbach rooster. Not far away is his soul mate hen just a branch or two up in the oak tree watching his every move. Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson probably summed it up best with “Luckenbach Texas” recorded in 1977 with these lyrics “The only two things in life that make it worth livin’ Is guitars that tune good and firm feelin’ women I don’t need my name in the marquee lights I got my song and I got you with me tonight Maybe it’s time we got back to the basics of love”… I’d just spent two days watching love manifested in a wedding, so the lyrics and the rooster and the country vibe all made sense to me.#texashillcountry #luckenbachtexas

Just married



LeAnne and Matt Boyd have been married for less than a minute and walk up the aisle in the Texas Hill Country just as the sun goes down ( lucky for this photog). Matt is on the pro golf tour and LeAnne is a teacher. I wish them both a loving life together.




Last wedding dance frenzy. #texashillcountry #weddings

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Photo proof of a flying leap from behind wedding bouquet toss theft. I only shoot weddings of family and friends, yet this adds up to a lot of wedding photography over the years and I’m even considering a book on the collection. Competition for the bridal bouquet toss is fierce and “steals” seem to be fairly common and all really is fair in love and war. Last night I partied hard yet never stopped shooting. As usual. Dancing is after all great psychological and physical exercise. The wedding of Matt Boyd and LeAnne Falsone in the Texas Hill Country was a teary eyed sentimental service followed by a raucous dancing party, as it should be. I love weddings. They bring people together in a way no other event in life does. The big warm. Family bonding. The bouquet toss winner certainly believes this to the core. Nice catch. #texashillcountry