Sunday, September 13, 2009

SUPRISE! Mr. & Mrs. Ketter, Austin Wedding Photographer


My face is still hurting from smiling sooooo much on Friday night. Even Saturday thinking back to what had just happened was just so surreal and exciting I couldn't stop smiling.

Friday, September 11th, 2009, what should have been the day one of my best friends was going to get proposed to and surprised with an engagement party out at the beautiful Horseshoe Bay Marriott Resort, turned into a Surprise WEDDING....that fooled all of us. IT WAS AWESOME!

Let's see where to begin. Back in May JR (the groom) contacted us to fill us in on his plans to propose bc he wanted to make sure we were there to photograph it. They kept talking about eloping so he wanted to make sure friends and family got to be at something so the planning for the surprise engagement party started. Meredith is the biggest SNOOP and always knows everything it seems so everyone kept this hush hush over the summer so that she can be surprised for once in her life....hahaha it's just too funny to think back about all the conversations and things that were said now as to hints that could've given it away. I mean she even had me going one night thinking she was tired of waiting for him to pop the question so she was going to do it that night....she was probably rolling over in her chair listening to me squirm and try to give reasons why she should wait and let him have that moment. :) Plus I did an engagement session for her (calling it a lifestyle session) thinking she's just nuts and wants to be prepared for when it comes...of course in my mind I'm thinking, oh perfect I'll have pics for them at the party. LORD.

Anywho, Friday we pull up and we've had our suspicions about something going on due to little things here and there but still we weren't sure exactly what it was going to be....Soooo, Amy and I get there when we were told and we walk in and were ushered to this room with big grand doors that is just screaming "a big surprise lies behind these doors"! Then the doors slowly open and there hanging in the corner is a GORGEOUS ivory wedding gown and our beautiful blonde friend in all smiles saying "Surprise...I'm getting married". Ahhhhhhhh, from then on I literally could not stop smiling. We were told we were bridesmaids, singers and photographers for the night....hahah. Love it!

Only their parents and a couple of friends, who helped execute the event, knew about it and the rest of the bridesmaids and groomsmen were told one by one when everyone arrived in the bar at 6:00. Then shortly after, the rest of the party was ushered into the ceremony area where a candlelit isle and black and white modern programs lie on the chairs. The reactions were priceless from the crowd and in walks her step-dad down the isle who stopped at the front and turned around. (He got ordained online so that he could marry the couple and be an integral part of her day as well as her father.)

Amy, myself and Carmen (another bridesmaid) start singing and in comes the most gorgeous bride you've ever seen. (I might be biased but hey she was stunning!). Then the rest was history. They were sooooo excited to finally have their secret out with their best friends and closest family members.

Anywho, I am all about surprise weddings or surprise proposals so if anyone is looking for a photographer...I'm your gal! :) Also Mrs. Sunny Jensen at Alpine Florists did an AMAZING job coordinating the decor and the floral arrangements that I'm sure I'll show really soon. Here's a quick teaser of our sweet Mrs. Ketter for those of you girls who are dying to see what she wore!

We love you guys and Congratulations!



  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! So exciting!!

  2. I can't wait to see all the pictures. This is a night I will never forget.

  3. Mere mere....and JR...little liars from the get-go...we shoulda known:) Such a neat idea and so glad we were there to capture it on film.

  4. I can't wait to see all the pictures!

  5. It was a great night..... Can't wait to see the rest of the pics!!!! Love my new sister and brother!