Yesterday I met up with K & B out at the Ranch at San Patricio where they will be holding their wedding and reception. I have heard many great things about the venue, but had not visited (or shot a wedding there) yet. I looked forward to the drive out there and was definitely excited about shooting in a new location.
When I arrived out there, I beat them by a few minutes, and Joey from the ranch drove up and introduced himself and let me know I was more than welcome to look around the property to get some ideas and locations in mind before K & B showed up. I walked around and just checked things out – there is a fabulous little white chapel in a grove of live oaks with a dozen or so church pews arranged around a center aisle. The walkway comes down from the main hall which is beautiful inside and leaves plenty of room for decorating it in your own style. Adjacent to the hall are some picnic tables under an awning to further give guests a place to sit. I could see a little dock off near one of the several ponds and a small jon boat. There was also a beautifully rusted old Ford pickup sitting out near the hall which makes for an excellent photo op.
Joey had told me that the house was available for use as well, but I decided to wait for K & B before heading to the house. I was truly inspired by the ranch and knew we could get some amazing shots. Soon K & B pulled up and we proceeded to the main house – which I knew was big, but didn’t realize how beautiful it was. I want to take a separate trip out to the ranch with my architecture gear and just photograph the house (it is that amazing). I had briefly met K and B before the session, but I just didn’t realize how fun loving the two of them were until I got the camera out and started shooting. We utilized most of the locations across the ranch and I love what we created. K and I even came up with a few ideas for her bridals in the next few weeks. I am looking forward to their August wedding and the fun that will be had by all.