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Amanda & Dave – Driskall Hotel – Austin Texas

Here are some 12×12 album spreads and single images from a wedding we shot late last year that I haven’t shared with you and thought you might enjoy….The Driskill Hotel. Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, The Driskill remains a landmark of Texas hospitality. As a member of The Historic Hotels of America and Associated Luxury Hotels International, The Driskill offers an elite level of luxury and service to rank as one the world’s finest hotels. What a wonderful venue for both casual and wedding shots not to mention the actual ceremony and dinner. All under one roof, one day, one great party….here are a few from Amanda and Daves great adventure.

This flush mount album opening two page spread uses the Hotel napkin along with the Bride and Grooms rings.

I photographed the interior from the top of the lobby stairs hand held using three different exposures to get this high dynamic range look.

Amanda and Dave’s cover was a lot of fun designing. On every floor of the hotel, every four feet are hanging oil paintings in large gilded frames. There had to be over a thousand paintings. When it came time to design the cover I decided to use actual shots taken from within the halls and combine my own oil painting effect on the 12×12 Flush mount album cover. I wanted to create something fun with a slight vintage look. I placed the frames in a very rough cut and paste look as opposed to perfectly aligned frames. I like the outcome.

Here is a crop from the front cover showing the effect 🙂


The story behind this ring shot was that Cody from Tricoast Photography and myself would each take 10 minutes and leave the brides dressing room. We would shoot the rings within the hotel then let the women decide what image they liked. I am happy to announce I won the competition. Cody has never gotten over this tremendous loss 🙂


Cody Clinton, Mike Fulton and myself walked from the Driskall to try a few shots using the Radio Poppers with the State Capital in the background. A lot of tooting horns helped get the couple into the groove 🙂

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Yiannis Papakostopoulos - Amanda thank you for sharing your great images and your happiest day with us. Feels like we were somewhere there on the best spots. I wish you all the best.
Ooops. I’m on Mark’s blog. Sorry. Thanks maestro for all the multilevel art…

Adam Miasik - That’s one way to make steak more appealing to vegitarians…put a dress on it first!

-Adam Miasik-

daveo - The wedding dress photo made me laugh, it’s moo-velous :>)

Amanda - yup..that’s a tear! you are so amazing. thank you for capturing the most beautiful images of the happiest day of our lives. 🙂

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