Category Archives: Engagements

New Photo Blog

From now on, all of my recent wedding/portrait work will appear on http://www.alisajoyblog.com.  I wanted a separate place for photography so I could keep this blog more just food, food photos, general what’s-up, etc.  So put it on your blog rolls, faithful 5!  🙂

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Chelsea and Mark

Chelsea and Mark are a sweet, down to earth couple that I have the pleasure of doing wedding photos for in September.  They are getting married at Spirit Ranch (for you past Lubbockites, that used to be County Line) and so to contrast what will be lots of outdoor, woodsy type shots, we did their engagement shoot downtown in the depot.  Like all guys, I think Mark was a tad skeptical at first that the engagement shoot would be like a trip to the dentist, but I think by the end, he started having fun. 🙂  Here are a few favorites (I love it when you can’t tell we’re in Lubbock)

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Leah and John Engagement Session

Finally getting around to this! Leah and John are tons of fun. They wanted pictures taken at their favorite Mexican food restaurant in Austin, Chuy’s, as well as some at the church John grew up at. Chuy’s had to be my favorite place – especially with the huge Indian Warrior painting inside. Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot:


This is their favorite table/painting at Chuy’s


Can’t wait to do their wedding in June! See you then, Leah and John!

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Liz and David

I shot my first engagement session of the year on Saturday. Liz and David will be married in July and they are busy getting a new house set up, wedding plans made and things in general order. Even though they are swamped with things that have to be done for their future together, I noticed during the shoot that they work really well together. Liz and I talked on the phone yesterday about how she stresses and he never does (sound familiar to anyone?) I think it’s so interesting that nearly every couple I’ve come across that are actually good together, are complete opposites when it comes to handling stress/emotions. For instance, I worry about things that don’t even exist yet and scenarios that might happen should the Earth be aligned with Jupiter at exactly the same moment that a pigeon flies overhead and poops on my car. Yes, I worry THAT specifically at times. And Matt – well Matt won’t worry unless we are in the MIDDLE of the situation. Yes. Comforting. Yet at the same time, I can’t help but wish for a partner in crazy. Then again, I don’t need encouragement…

On to Liz and David! Wanted to post a few pictures of them from their shoot Saturday. They had some really fun ones on Tech campus where they both went to school, and then some really pretty ones that just showcase their fancy selves. Or something like that. 🙂 Needless to say – I had a blast (and tortured them some – more about that later) and can’t wait to shoot their wedding!


lush pretty ivy floor with cute little purple flowers.  Awwww…


Okay, the lush ivy floor they are laying on looks so comfy, right?  Wrong. It was sharp and painful but to be fair, I laid down in it first (I always do the poses to make sure they are doable) It was itchy and uncomfortable yet CUTE.  Beauty is pain, my friends. 


Liz made David wear flip flops to which he was not thrilled.  But she wanted to match. So I took this simply to appease her and to spite him.  I’m a people person, what can I say.


more ivy.  I’m a bit obsessed

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