Aria Productions: Blog https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Aria Productions sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) Tue, 25 May 2021 21:28:00 GMT Tue, 25 May 2021 21:28:00 GMT https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-12/u852667517-o986422917-50.jpg Aria Productions: Blog https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog 80 120 Ringing in the New Year with Audrey & Tyler at Lost Mission https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/5/ringing-in-the-new-year-with-audrey-tyler-at-lost-mission I loved everything about this New Year's Eve Wedding at Lost Mission with Audrey and Tyler Stevens.  I loved her amazing family and friends who each played a special part in their day and pulled together to make sure all the wedding day tasks were completed despite freezing cold rain, and accidents on the highways out to the venue.  I loved that her grandmother was the first one out on the dance floor and pulled Audrey out to claim her first.  I loved the amazing sweet story their friend and officiant told about how they met and are absolutely perfect for one another.  And I was blown away by their tender words to one another during their ceremony vows.  It was everything I love about weddings all wrapped up in the evening to help us put 2020 behind.  

I have held back on posting this blog until the video was ready to release.  I hope you enjoy this beautiful story, and the photography documenting such a beautiful couple on their perfect day.  Leave them well-wishes in the comments below!  Cheers!

 

 

 

Venue:  Lost Mission

Decor & Floral:  Freesia Designs

DJ & Lighting:  Future Sounds

 

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Under the Western Sky at Geronimo Oaks | Camille & Sigrid https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/4/under-the-western-sky-at-geronimo-oaks-camille-sigrid Geronimo OaksTwo Brides at Geronimo Oaks

 

So many heartfelt and gorgeous words were spoken on this wedding day at Geronimo Oaks between Camille and Sigrid and all the family and friends that came together to love and support them. We love when our couples can be open and vulnerable in expressing their love and gratitude on film. It is an honor to capture such amazing moments on film. Camille & Sigrid said I do at the top of a hilltop by their Texas rustic wedding venue in New Braunfels.  Before their ceremony they each sent gifts that brought tears and laughter.  We so appreciate when our couples open up and are vulnerable to express their story and how they really feel about the commitment they are making to each other.  As a blended family they took part in a sand ceremony with their three sons to signify how their 5 lives are now bonded together.  

Their toasts were also filled with affirmational word of love and encouragement from their community of friends and family.  We love to capture the toasts in the telling of the wedding day story.  The people who love you the most stand up and tell the world what about what an amazing couple you are.  It's the greatest gift.  See their wedding film here and some favorite photo moments below.  Leave some well-wishes for Camille and Sigrid in the comments!  

 

Wedding Planner: Desana Turner, Couture Concepts

Venue: Geronimo Oaks

Music is LICENSED by Artlist "We're Going Home", Duce Williams "The Blessing", Duce Williams "Spiral Limbus", Yehezkel Raz Songfreedom "Fall For You", courtesy of Leela James All Rights Reserved. Used by permission granted by Songfreedom.

Filmed and Edited by Sonia Freeman, Aria Productions. 

Photography by Tammy Blalock, lead shooting for Aria Productions

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How to choose your Engagement Photo Location https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/2/how-to-choose-your-engagement-photo-location engagementSan Antonio EngagementGorgeous and fun engagement portraits at The Pearl in San Antonio, Texas

February, the month of love!  We have several engagement sessions scheduled for this month, and many of our couples have decided on their perfect spot in San Antonio to be photographed.  There are a few factors to consider when planning the location and date for your engagement session.  Here are a few tips to help you decide on the perfect location for your engagement session.  

 

Proximity to the wedding date:  

It is ideal to shoot your engagement at least 6 months prior to the wedding date.  Many couples will use these pictures to announce their engagement, send out Save The Date cards to guests especially those traveling from out of town, enhance their wedding website, post to their social media.  So you may want to choose a location based on the season 

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Consider seasonal weather which may affect your wardrobe and the scene you are trying to capture.  Would you like a cozy winter session with sweaters and coats and hats?  Would you prefer a spring session with cute flowery dresses and trees in bloom?  Does it not matter because you prefer to be photographed indoors at your favorite date night spot?

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Your Couple Personality:  

If you were to go on a date or spend the day together, what would you be doing?  Do you like to spend time in the outdoors?  Do you prefer to enjoy a cocktail and see a show downtown?  Would you just be home watching Netflix and cuddling?  Think about putting yourself in your scene, so your true selves will be revealed in the photography.  

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Words to love by:  

Your engagement session will definitely set the tone for your wedding, as your guests and family will see your personalities come through in the portraits.  My goal is to really capture your personality, how you interact with one another, that special smile he only gives to you, that spark in your eyes when he's around you.  So together think of 3 words you want to describe yourselves and your wedding.  This will help me in deciding how I want to shoot you as well.  

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I hope these tips have helped you to find your happy place, the perfect location for your engagement session.  No matter what location, it's about being comfortable enough to be your true selves, showing your joy for your future together, and having the most perfect images to remember this special time in your lives.  

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An engagement session is included in every wedding package we offer.  Also, ask about our destination engagement sessions, because we love to travel!  

 

Like what you see?  Schedule a consultation today and I would be happy to start planning your unique engagement session with Aria Productions!

 

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San Antonio Wedding at Westin Riverwalk | Sara + Ali https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/1/san-antonio-wedding-at-westin-riverwalk-sara-ali Sara and Ali were married on December 20th at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.  After getting ready in their hotel suites with riverwalk views, we captured their first look with Sara walking down the round staircase to meet her handsome groom. We photographed wedding day portraits on the Riverwalk with twinkling lights and winter colors in the tall trees.   

Exquisite white and pale pink blooms enveloped the couple as they sat on a white settee to be admired by their guests.  After their ring exchange the beautiful couple danced for the first time, cheered on by those who love them.  They then hosted an intimate dinner with friends, family and coworkers in the elegant Hidalgo Ballroom. 

My favorite moment was when the concierge rolled the three-tier, white round wedding cake onto the dance floor for all to witness the ceremonial cutting of the cake and toasts.  The luxurious downtown hotel is the perfect venue for a romantic wedding reception in San Antonio, Texas.  This was truly a romantic and gorgeous wedding, the perfect start to their lifetime together.  

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Venue:  Westin Riverwalk San Antonio

Coordinator, decor & Floral:  Freesia Designs

Photography & Video:  Aria Productions

DJ and Emcee:  Cutting Edge Entertainment

Cake: Creations Cakes

 

Leave well wishes for the happy couple in the comments!  If you like what you see, please reach out about your next event here.  

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Wedding Fashion Show | Featuring Jasmine Bridal, Moonlight Bridal https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/1/wedding-fashion-show-featuring-jasmine-bridal-moonlight-bridal One of the best things about being in the wedding industry is getting to know some of the most amazing and talented people who are just the best at creating the perfect day for my beautiful couples.  We recently had the opportunity to come together for a Wedding Fashion Show featuring Brides By Elizabeth.  This safe, socially distanced bridal and tuxedo fashion show was produced by Weddings and Event Design by Pamela and Lizzette Suarez of From His Garden Florals, Decor and Event Planning.  The talented Chris Koval of Future Sounds announced the event.  Catering by Celebrations provided yummy food, and the bar was tended by Magnolia Halle.  Sweet treats were in abundance from Creations Cakes and Jane Dough Cakes.  Our models were all dolled up by Love, Lipstick and Lashes.  We had some amazing talent walking the runway, including two gorgeous flower girls.  

 

See the full video here, and checkout the photo gallery below.  If you have any questions about bridal fashion, be sure to reach out to Theresa Ashmore at Brides By Elizabeth.  With over thirty years in the fashion industry, Teresa knows how to make your dream gown a reality.

 

 

 

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  If you ever want to learn more about yourself, listen to someone interview you on a podcast.  Things you never think of come up.  Like, I am definitely a behind the scenes person, and I don't tend to get in front of the camera to be the star of the show.  However, I do bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my craft in portrait photography and video production.  I was recently interviewed by Erika Perez on the Bridal Buzz podcast.  Check it out;  
 

 

 

Do you have more questions about me?  Leave me a comment below: 

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Hollywood Glam at The Red Berry Estate https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/10/hollywood-glam-at-the-red-berry-estate This month we had the unique opportunity to be the first to film at The Red Berry Estate.  The Red Berry Mansion has been beautifully restored and completely reimagined to a new generation in San Antonio. Graceful Moments Weddings invited us along with some of San Antonio's finest event and wedding pros to create a Hollywood Glam styled wedding shoot. See what we created here:

 

 

The possibilities are endless on this impeccable property, you can truly let your imagination soar. Thank you so much to Graceful Moments Weddings for inviting us to take part in this shoot. We can't wait to produce amazing events here!  Check out some behind the scenes photos by Ata Girl Photography.  

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Featured Vendors:

Artist - Snap Chic Wedding Painting

Band - The Sinatra of South Texas Joe Caruso - Singer

Bar & Catering - Rosemary’s Catering

Cake - Luxe Appel 

Dress - Olivia Grace Bridal Shop 

Fireworks - ProFX Pro Fx Inc

Florist - Flair Floral 

Hair/Makeup - Glam on Demand 

Photo booth - MBP Photo Booth 

Photographer - Ata-Girl Photography 

Planning + Design - Graceful Moments

Rentals - Illusions Rentals & Designs

Stationery - Aly Am Paperie Invitations & Gifts

Suit - Rex Formal Wear 

Transportation - Royal Exotic Rentals 

Venue - The Red Berry Estate

Videographer - Aria Productions 

Models Bride Model #1 - Libby Hill Miss Earth

B+G Models - Becky & Scott Inocente

 

I want to know what you think:  Did you love the style of this shoot?  What would be your style if you did your wedding or quinceaña
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Dancing in September at The Club at Garden Ridge | Katie + David https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/10/dancing-in-september-at-the-club-at-garden-ridge-katie-david Catherine & David met in geometry class during summer before their sophomore year in high school.  Little did they know, they had just met their soul mate they would eventually fall in love and forever go through life learning together.  Seven years later on New Year's as the clock struck midnight, and the fireworks began to sprinkle over the Hayes Street Bridge,  David got down on one knee, reached into his camera bag and pulled out a ring.  As always their entire family was there to witness an amazing moment.  It was important to them that they be able to witness their wedding. 

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They had to change their wedding date once, to ensure David's brother would be able to travel to be there for the wedding, and then the COVID pandemic put us all in limbo.  As we got closer to the wedding date, Katie worked with her vendor team to ensure we would be able to pull off a safe, beautiful and fun event to bring their families and close friends together for such an important and momentous occasion.  Masks, sanitizer, and social distancing practices were all implemented to ensure we would have a safe event.  

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The Club at Garden Ridge was a glorious sight on the September wedding day.  It is alway the perfect location for beautiful wedding day portraits.  See the highlight film here.  

Featured Vendors:

Venue:  The Club at Garden Ridge

Coordinator:  At Last Entertainment

Caterer:  Riverside Catering

Floral:  Evember

Photography & Video:  Aria Productions

DJ:  At Last Entertainment

Live Stream:  5050 Photobooth

Hair & Makeup:  Blowout Glam Studio

Linens:  Wolf Weddings

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San Antonio Wedding with Rosa and Victor Garcia https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/san-antonio-wedding-with-rosa-and-victor-garcia Plans were made, and then they were adjusted, and then they were rescheduled, and adjusted again.  In these COVID times, we must be flexible.  Rose and Victor had been planning their wedding for eighteen months.  However, their wedding day could not have been more perfect, even though the party has been postponed until next year.  They celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St. Leo The  Great with their close friends and family supporting them with love on July 25, 2020.  It was a beautiful, safe and socially distanced Catholic Mass wedding.  As Victor was getting ready, he selected a song to play as they exited the church so he would have his first dance with his beautiful bride and all their friends and family around to witness.  He knew he had found the perfect song, when he broke down in tears.  She was so surprised, and the moment was magical.

After the ceremony we headed downtown to the riverwalk behind the Tobin Center for bridal party photos.  We love capturing large bridal parties having fun, and on this day we got some extra dramatic wind for our photos since Hurricane Hanna was just blowing through the area.  By special request we also got some epic portraits of Rose and Victor in the theater district.  I love a good dramatic bride and groom portrait, and these two lovely people were such a pleasure to capture!  

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I cannot wait to celebrate these two as they intended.  The champagne will flow and the dancing will be epic.  But until then, I wish Mr. & Mrs. Garcia all the best in their marriage and happy ever after!  

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Getting ready at Embassy Suites Brooks City Base

Wedding Gown:  Swan Bridal

Floral:  Wilkinson Rhodes

Makeup:  Bivy

Hair:  MP Hair Design

 

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Happily Ever Althaus | Two gorgeous brides at Granberry Hills https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/7/happily-ever-althaus-two-gorgeous-brides-at-granberry-hills Candi and Jessica were married on SuperBowl Sunday at Granberry Hills in San Antonio, Texas. Their wedding was absolutely perfect for them, with all their supportive family and friends showing so much love. The couple met at an ACTS Retreat five years ago, and in many ways they felt God had brought them together to walk through life showing love to each other and to all those around them.  See their story here.  

 

This wedding was even more fun, because the couple competed in and won the very first Battle of the Rings grand prize of catering by Heavenly Gourmet. We of course filmed and photographed that event, and it was a great way to meet this amazing couple for the first time and get to know their personalities.  I was so excited to be able to work with them again as we planned their bridal portraits and wedding.  See the film and some of our favorite pictures from their wedding day.  
 

 

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La Villita Engagement Session with Vickie and Michael https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/7/la-villita-engagement-session-with-vickie-and-michael Planning a wedding during a pandemic can definitely be stressful.  But Vickie and Michael are taking it in stride and staying hopeful as they plan to say I Do later this year in San Antonio, Texas.  They have chosen one of the most beautiful and historic hotels along the San Antonio Riverwalk as the backdrop for their wedding, The Hilton Palacio Del rio.  We took a stroll on a Friday evening to create some engagement portraits they will cherish in the years to come.  This time of year is normally a little difficult to photograph in a public town square, as people are usually out enjoying their beautiful city.  But it was nice to take advantage of the open spaces as most people are staying home.  We walked around some of their favorite little romantic nooks of La Villita Historic Arts Village.  

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San Antonio Wedding Film: Madison + Spencer at The Club at Garden Ridge https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/5/san-antonio-wedding-film-madison-spencer-at-the-club-at-garden-ridge Madison and Spencer had the most beautiful wedding at the Club at Garden Ridge surrounded by family and friends who traveled from all over the world to be with them on their special day wedding day in Texas.  Burgundy and blush blooms adorned their simple wooden cross where they said their vows on a beautiful fall day. 

 

Their wedding was also featured on San Antonio Weddings Magazine!  See it here:  

 

Featuring these wonderful vendors who worked so hard to make Madison and Spencer's dream wedding a reality:  

Coordinator: Heather Gafke with Love Story Addicts https://lovestoryaddicts.com/

Club at Garden Ridge https://www.theclubatgardenridge.com/

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Jax Studio https://www.jaxstudiosa.com/

Dress: Hailey Paige

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) Antonio brides Films photography San San Antonio Texas The Club at Garden Ridge Wedding weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/5/san-antonio-wedding-film-madison-spencer-at-the-club-at-garden-ridge Sun, 24 May 2020 19:41:25 GMT
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Where do you see yourself in 10 years?  I know it sounds cliche, but if you are wedding planning, scouring the web for your perfect wedding photographer, pinning images and saving to your Instagram board, you really need to think even farther than the engagement photoshoot or the wedding day.  After the wedding, after the honeymoon, after you've bought your first home, had your first baby, your wedding day will be a vague memory.  The only thing there will be to look back on, the pictures.  Those pictures you loved so much you framed them, you printed them, you had them archived forever in your coffee table book.  Those are the ones that live on, beyond the smart phone, tablet or laptop you used at the time.  But this beautiful album will be here longer than even you.  It's something you will hand down for generations.  These are the moments frozen in time of the day to start all of those beautiful days.  

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Aria Productions includes a photobook or album in all of our full service wedding packages.  We do it because we care about 10 years from now, when you look back, we want you to be able to remember these beautiful moments that gave you your start.  We take great care to capture these beautiful images with attention to quality, lighting, posing, and timing to capture those sporatic moments.  We love putting these albums together.  Once you have received your wedding gallery, you will begin selecting images for your album.  You will then send those favorite images to us to design and we will work together to finalize the design of your heirloom album.  We love working with our couples to deliver the final keepsake.  How do you envision your wedding album? 

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Romantic Wedding at The Veranda with Deanna and Brian https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/4/romantic-wedding-at-the-veranda-with-deanna-and-brian Deanna and Brian chose the romantic Veranda nestled in the heart of northwest San Antonio for their September wedding.  Their close family and friends witnessed the couple offer their vows on a sunny and warm Texas day under the winding oak trees.  They incorporated a sand ceremony to symbolize the joining of their lives together. 

After family portraits in front of the picturesque entry, the couple joined their guests and wowed them with a choreographed first dance.  The reception was fun and light with dancing, taking pictures in the photobooth, and enjoying cocktails under a starlit sky.  Congratulations to the beautiful couple.  Leave your well-wishes in the comments below!  

 

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Venue:  The Veranda

Caterer:  Spice of Life

Dress:  MoriLee

Photography and Videography:  Aria Productions

DJ and Photobooth:  Four Star Entertainment

 

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COVID-19 Update: How we're weathering the storm, staying safe and keeping our clients safe https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/3/covid-19-update-how-were-weathering-the-storm-staying-safe-and-keeping-our-clients-safe texas flagSlow the spread, TexasWhat we're doing during this COVID-19 Crisis 2019 Photo copyright Aria Productions, taken at Beck Vineyards in Fredericksburg, Texas.

 

So, it's been a little while since I've posted a blog.  I have been very busy editing the many wedding films recently shot and working on some additional commercial projects.  Then, the situation of COVID-19 changed things dramatically causing us to come up with solutions for my clients, my business, helping my friend's businesses and my family.

If we are scheduled to shoot an event for you within the next eight weeks, we have already reached out to you and assisted in making alternate plans.  If you are scheduled for later in the year and have not changed your plans, we are still on track.  If we recently shot your event, wedding films are in the editing queue.  I am working on them, but please be patient because we now do not have access to child care.  Read on.  

New clients, we are now only scheduling new events and portrait shoots after April 13th.  This is subject to change, as the City of San Antonio allows for business to take place.  I am currently only available for on-location shoots where I can maintain a 6 foot distance from my subject.  So this means I cannot do newborn or toddler shoots at this time.  I am doing on-location portraits, headshots and real-estate shoots.  If you would like to schedule a shoot, send me an email or fill out the contact forms in my services pages.  

On a personal note, the situation changed significantly last week and it also happened to be Spring Break.  The plan for spring break was to have the grandparents spend some time with the kids so I could tackle editing projects.  But as the situation became more severe, pretty much on Monday I made the decision to not have my kids go anywhere near their grandparents until I can be sure that we will not get them sick.  If you have ever been around young kids, you know it's impossible not to share germs with them.  Two-year-olds love to get close, grab your face with their hands, rub their face in yours, touch everything.  Older kids like my first-grader can be taught to wash their hands, but they still do touch everything, cough and sneeze unexpectedly, talk very close to your face, all sorts of things that right now are a no-no.  So I kept them home, because I was concerned that they may have already been exposed at school, or a playground or the grocery store, who knows?  Let them play while I work.  I get interrupted a lot, this is hard, but it's what has to be done right now.  Late nights, early mornings, this is my life right now.  

Then, I started hearing about New Jersey getting shut down.  This set off alarm bells in my mind.  I usually do H-E-B curbside pick up and I have a few household products I subscribe to on Grove that get delivered, but I knew there were a few things I still needed to get us through at least a week.  I made my last trip to the grocery store on Wednesday 3/11, because I thought, "If that happens here, we need waffles and milk."  If you have a toddler you'll know what I'm talking about.  H-E-B was a ghost town, hand sanitizer, disinfectants such as Lysol were gone, I got home and was definitely getting scared.  Thursday I had a meeting off-site, it was awkward not to shake hands or touch anything, but I think they understood why.  I made it a point to stop by a Target on the way home.  Got my 2 packages of Wet-ones, paper towels and stocked up on cold and cough medicine and acetamenophen just in case.  If we get sick, I thought, I don't want to be finding out we are out of this stuff.  My last H-E-B curbside order today was short of all meat and egg products.  Beans and tuna it is!

I had shoots all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday just as it started to hit, the recommendations to limit guest counts went from 200 to 50 to 10, and things spiraled.  All-in-all I'm proud of what I'm seeing the local events industry do to help their clients, pull together and still deliver great service in these trying times.  I'm proud to see us help and encourage each other.  The uncertainty is unnerving, but I am doing the best I can with what I have right now, time.  I am working on editing projects and planning for when this thing passes.  I miss hanging out with my parents, but I love them too much to go around them right now.  I'm trying to keep my sons busy, learning and exploring.  I'm praying for all of you.  In times of uncertainty I feel that the best we can do is pray and do the right thing.  So, that is what I am working on right now.  Follow me on instagram stories throughout the week, and I will follow you back!  For now, stay safe and stay home.  

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) personal photography san antonio texas https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/3/covid-19-update-how-were-weathering-the-storm-staying-safe-and-keeping-our-clients-safe Fri, 20 Mar 2020 22:02:16 GMT
Valentines Engagement Portraits at Landa Library Garden Conservancy | Marisa and Kevin https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/2/valentines-engagement-portraits-at-landa-library-garden-conservancy-marisa-and-kevin San_Antonio_Engagement_Photographer 1Landa Gardens Engagement PortraitsWe shot Marisa and Kevin's engagement portraits on Valentine's Day at Landa Library and Gardens.

We spent Valentine's Day with the cutest couple, Marisa and Kevin who are engaged to be married this fall!  They brought their adorable Daschund, Pretzel for a stroll in the gardens at Landa Library in the Montevista neighborhood of San Antonio.  If you love the movie Must Love Dogs, you will love this engagement portrait session.  We started with a more elegant look and a pop of red for Marisa which I love.  Red is such a romantic and dramatic color for portraits, it photographs beautifully.  Marisa brought a few props to add visual interest to her photos, a bouquet of flowers and heart shaped balloons.  For February, we were pleasantly surprised to see roses already blooming in the garden.  This is one of my favorite locations for an engagement photoshoot.  Let me know in the comments what you love about these photos.  

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Did you like what you saw in these San Antonio Engagement Portraits?  How do you want to be photographed?  

 

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San Antonio Bridal Portrait Locations to Consider https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/1/5-san-antonio-bridal-portrait-locations-to-consider I am updating this blog post, because this is always a huge part of my year, planning bridal portrait photoshoots!  I have shot countless locations in and around San Antonio, and this year I have a few new locations I hope my brides will consider.  Everyone's situation is different, but keep in mind a few things when deciding where you would like to be photographed.

 

First think about your wedding style, the style of your dress and envision what type of setting you see yourself.  Are you in a ballgown, or a sleek satin gown, or ruffles and boots?  What time of year do you plan to shoot, and is it necessary to consider a back up indoor location in case of a wintery rainstorm?  I recommend shooting at least a month prior to the wedding day to ensure we have enough to edit and have prints made.  Keep that in mind when shopping for the dress!  All fittings should be complete 2 months to six weeks prior to the wedding day.  Now let's talk about some of my favorite locations to shoot:  

Cibolo Nature Center | Everyday Dawn until Dusk | $20 donation

For that rustic, Texas bride feeling with wide open skies, grassy fields, and a river.  What more could you want.  This is a gorgeous location anytime of year, but the only rain plan is to reschedule.  The river is lined with tall maple trees, which means absolutely gorgeous color in the fall.  

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 Southwest School of Art | M-F 9 AM - 4 PM | Free

So, this is one of my favorite places to take brides, not only because it is versatile, architecturally interesting, and a great setting on a good and bad weather day, but also it's free.  As long as you make an appointment during their Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM staffed hours, Southwest School of Art supports artists and allows you to come and shoot.  If you are not having your wedding at SWSA, they do ask that you come dressed and do not use the dressing rooms or bathroom to put on your dress.  I have shot some lovely portraits there.  Here are a few examples.

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2. Landa Library and Conservancy | Always Open daylight hours | Free

This is another beautiful location, free and open to the public.  I have my suggested times to use this location to avoid crowds, but you can really shoot here at anytime.  There is also interesting architecture found on this public space, and I would really like to learn more about the origins of the archways overlooking the gardens.  

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3. San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden | Always Open daylight hours | $20 Photo Permit

This space has recently undergone some rebuilding and it is such an inspiring location for a bridal portrait.  You feel like you're not in San Antonio, but maybe an island somewhere in the Pacific with a majestic waterfall.  I definitely prefer to shoot here early in the morning to avoid harsh light and crowds.  However, I can make it work any time of day.  Go onto their website to obtain a permit for individual portrait sessions.

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4. The Dominion Country Club | By appointment only | $250 Photo Permit

So, if you would like privacy, a beautiful location, with green rolling hills a pond and a glorious water feature, this may be your space.  I love shooting here because the catering staff takes such great care of you and your guests, they allow you to dress on the property, you have up to 2 hours to shoot, so no rush and there are so many options for creating a unique bridal portrait. I have shot here in the summer and the winter, and it is always a great location.  

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San Antonio Missions | By Appointment, Permit Required | $172 after hours, $136 during park hours
I love shooting at the Missions, but there are a few things to know.  You must apply for a permit through the National Park Service and schedule your shoot in advance.  The cost for this permit is generally $172.00 which includes the non-refundable Special Use Permit application fee of $50.00, the $50.00 location fee and $72.00 for NPS staff overtime (2 hours X $36.00/hour) as all permits outside of normal park operating hours (9AM – 5PM) require NPS staff monitoring.  I have shot in the middle of the day here, but you never know if a busload of school children will be visiting during that time, plus the light is better in the evening or early morning at Mission San Jose.  

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Éilan Residences and Shops | Always Open daylight or evening hours | $Free (as of this post)

I love a big dramatic, architectural bridal portrait, and Éilan is just perfect for that.  So, in order to shoot inside this gorgeous luxury hotel, you must be a hotel guest or having your wedding at this hotel or pay the hotel fee which I believe was $560 only on certain dates by appointment last time I checked.  That is totally fair, but for those of us who are looking for interesting architecture in the backdrop of a portrait, we can certainly do the work in the exterior of the hotel, residences and shops for free and get some really amazing portraits.  Again, this is a public space, so not a lot of privacy, but it is so dreamy and mediterranean.  My only worry is that at some point they will decide to enforce a fee just to keep all the photographers from overrunning the place on those beautiful spring days.  

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These are just a few suggestions for you.  Search my blogs for other bridal portrait locations, and if you have any suggestions, definitely leave a comment down below.  My prayers go out to all the federal furloughed workers, that this shutdown will end soon and get our country back to work.  In the meantime, please reach out to me if you have any questions or would like suggestions for your dream bridal portrait.  

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) Bridal Portrait Tips brides photography Portrait Locations in San Antonio San Antonio Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/1/5-san-antonio-bridal-portrait-locations-to-consider Mon, 06 Jan 2020 18:51:50 GMT
San Antonio Wedding Film: Kenneth and Josephine https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/12/san-antonio-wedding-film-kenneth-and-josephine Kenneth and Josephine were married May 4, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas.  Their love story is told not only in their wedding film, but also in their reception decor at The Grand Promenade with their guest tables named for some of their favorite places in San Antonio and other locations that are meaningful to the couple.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Licensed by Songfreedom and Artlist.

Venue, Catering and Bar: The Grande Promenade https://thegrandpromenade.com/

Photography and Videography: Aria Productions http://ariaphotovideo.com

Florist & Decor: Wolf Wedding and Events http://www.wolfweddings.com

DJ and Lighting: Look Entertainment http://www.lookwed.com/

Live Performance by Letty Spain and Choir Cake: Cakes & More https://sacakes.com/

Hair and Makeup: Makeup Maven http://www.makeupmavensa.com/

Dress: Pronovias, Liv and Love Bridal https://www.livlovebridal.com/

Men's wear: Joseph A. Banks https://www.josbank.com/
 

Wedding Photography Published in the Texas Wedding Guide: 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides Grand Promenade Immaculate Heart of Mary Church photography portraits San Antonio Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/12/san-antonio-wedding-film-kenneth-and-josephine Mon, 16 Dec 2019 22:32:24 GMT
How to get great family photos for the Christmas Season! https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/12/how-to-get-great-family-photos-for-the-christmas-season As a momtographer, I know all too well the challenges of getting the family together for a new family photo.  I am the proud mom of two boys.  Isaac is my creative, sweet, short-attention-span seven year old who can take an adorable photo, but will only give you five minutes.  Elijah is my almost-two-year-old, who loves the camera, but will also maybe give you five minutes of listening to directions being remotely interested in smiling for the lens.  So, you have to come prepared and you have to work fast, as my photographer friend Larry Pena recently found out when he took our most recent family picture!  I'll show you that soon!  But here's my helpful tips whether you're coming for a session with me, or setting up something at home in your living room.  

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1.  Make a plan!

This is not something you can just do sporadically sometimes if you want it to be picture perfect.  Set a date, time and place and put together a plan of action.  Coordinate wardrobe and communicate to all parties involved.  Come up with a theme, like a pajama party or white winter set.  

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2.  Set up a fun and festive space!

Decorate a space that coordinates with your outfits or theme.  Props can be easily found in your own home or at stores like Home Goods, At Home, Michael's or Hobby Lobby!  If you're a photographer like me, invest in backdrops that can be used for multiple types of sessions.  Some of my favorites include Intuition Backgrounds by Becky Gregory, Kate Backdrop and Hazy Skies Designs.  Add in interactive props such as mugs for hot chocolate, or musical instruments, anything to keep those little ones interested in staying in the photo set.  

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If you're setting this up at home, clear the clutter and set up a fun space where you guys can all cuddle with cozy blankets and pillows! 

 

3.  Take care of everyone's needs!

I don't know many children OR adults interested in cooperating for a photo when they need a nap or a snack, or both!  Consider this if scheduling a professional photoshoot.  What time of day is your little one in their best moods?  I know all too well that 4 PM witching hour with a toddler, that is not a good time for Elijah!  But once he's had a nap and a snack he's good to go!  Take care of those needs first and they will be putty in your hands ready to smile for their close-up!

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4.  Make it fun!

Get ready to interact with your kids, relax and have fun.  If you've hired a professional, let them take over and just follow their direction.  Many times we will talk to your kids, tell them funny jokes or ask them to do silly games just to get those fun and natural smiles out of them.  Play along and have fun.  Try not to scold children if they don't follow directions or if you think they are acting up.  Keep the mood light and remember that your kids are not performers, they're kids.  Let's capture who they are at this moment in time for you to treasure for years to come!

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5.  A little reward goes a long way!

Ice cream, cookies, a trip to the playground, bean and cheese tacos!  You know what your kids would look forward to after a few minutes of following directions and smiling for the camera.  I also try to let kids know they're doing a good job and thank them for letting me take their photo.  A little praise and reward really does go a long way!

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So here are just a few of my tips for how to get those great family photos.  I used many of them for my family this year with success!  Let me know if these tips helped you in the comments and also if I can help you get some great family photos soon!  Cheers!

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) family Holiday photography portraits San Antonio https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/12/how-to-get-great-family-photos-for-the-christmas-season Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:54:06 GMT
Lost Maples Engagement Portraits Rose + Victor https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/12/lost-maples-engagement-portraits-rose-victor I love my job because of the opportunity to work with couples such as Rose and Victor.  They are fun, outgoing, and up for anything in a photoshoot which makes traveling to Lost Maples for their engagement portraits a treat!  We had a gorgeous November day with the leaves in full fall foliage.  It was a dream!  See their beautiful engagement portraits here.  

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides Lost Maples portraits San Antonio Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/12/lost-maples-engagement-portraits-rose-victor Wed, 04 Dec 2019 22:50:07 GMT
Texas Ranch Wedding | Selenne and Jose https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/11/texas-ranch-wedding-selenne-and-jose Ranch WeddingTexas Ranch WeddingThe wedding of Selenne and Jose Lopez A Texas Ranch Wedding in San Antonio and La Vernia. Photo and Video by Aria Productions.
The Wedding of Selenne and Jose was filled with so many emotions as they prepared to leave their tightly knit families and form a new family blessed by God.  Selenne got dressed at her sister's home surrounded by her sisters and close friends in her bridal party.  She was absolutely gorgeous and brought her parents to tears as they realized their little girl was ready to become a wife.  Jose got ready at his mother's home and made sure to visit his father's gravesite to pay respects and share a beer with such an important person who would be missed on this day.  

 

The couple married in a packed St. Joseph's Cathedral downtown.  Selenne arrived just in time to fluff her lacy cathedral train to walk down the aisle.  In addition to the traditional Catholic Celebration of Mass the couple exchanged arras, and received a blessing of their family bible and a lasso ceremony.  After presenting flowers to the Blessed Mother, they were pronounced husband and wife and proceeded to a lively celebration at the home of Jose's aunt and uncle.  

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The reception was a festive celebration with Mariachi's, two bandas including the famous La Fiera de Ojinario, and an open bar and endless food.  Fireworks sparkled in the Texas night sky as they took their first dance.  The children played and the people danced in a joyful wedding celebration.  See this beautiful wedding photographed and filmed by Aria Productions.  

Hair By D’Ray Taylor with The Art of Color Salon

Makeup by Dashing Dollface

Floral and Event Decor: Ay Poppy Floral and Event Decor

Second Shooter Tammy Blaylock

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This traditional Mexican wedding game symbolizes the strength of the newly married couple as they prepare to face life’s challenges together.  After the men have some fun throwing the groom around, the bride assists him to dress and recover and they carry on with their beautiful dance.  

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Did we catch you on the dance floor?  See the full wedding gallery here.  

 

Like what you see?  Learn more about Aria Productions Wedding Photography and Video.

 

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides photography Ranch San Antonio St. Joseph's Catholic Church Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/11/texas-ranch-wedding-selenne-and-jose Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:16:23 GMT
Rustic bridal portraits at Cibolo Nature Center with Selenne https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/10/rustic-bridal-portraits-at-cibolo-nature-center-with-selenne It is my wish to fulfill the vision of my brides.  Selenne was dreaming of a warm and glowy ranch style bridal portrait in a grassy field.  We shot at Cibolo Nature Center on an August evening.  For a glowy, romantic look, I like to shoot about forty-five minutes before sunset.  Selenne brought her sisters and mom along.  For locations such as this, I try to bring an assistant along, because though I do shoot natural light, I also like to shape and control the light to paint the exact look I am envisioning in an image.  I use tools such as a Profoto B2 as well as speedlites to create the images you see here.  Having an assistant allows me to carry more gear, and I can more easily flow through the various poses while adjusting and fine tuning my light.  

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Above is an example of manipulating the light for a more dramatic bridal portrait to enhance the beauty and draw the eye to Selenne's gorgeous face.  

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This was how the session started with all natural light and my favorite 70-200 lens at 2.8mm to compress the long tree line behind Selenne.  


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As the sun sets behind the trees the light wraps around Selenne.  We add just one speed light with a mag sphere to soften and illuminate her face.  The above portrait is what Selenne chose to frame and have featured at her wedding reception.  This is a traditional pose, with the bride camera aware smiling and the full dress shone in the scene.  Parents of the bride love this picture, but I also like to photograph the bride in a more natural pose in more of an environmental portrait as you see below.  
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Texas BrideTexas Bridal PortraitsA bridal session at Cibolo Nature Center photographed by Sonia Freeman, Aria Productions.

How do you wish to be photographed for your bridal portraits?  Do you like the open grassy field, or would you like a more elegant or modern location?  I would love to hear your opinions of my lighting technique in the comments, too!

 

Hair and Makeup:  Laura Pena - Dashing Dollface

Dress:  Bella Bride Boutique Stone Oak

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides Cibolo Nature Center portraits San Antonio Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/10/rustic-bridal-portraits-at-cibolo-nature-center-with-selenne Thu, 24 Oct 2019 05:00:21 GMT
Marissa + Andrew: A windy wedding at The Club at Garden Ridge https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/9/marissa-andrew-a-windy-wedding-at-the-club-at-garden-ridge

The Wedding of Andrew and Marissa Barboza was full of so many wonderful moments.  When we met Marissa told me about her beautiful grandparents who would be celebrating 79 years of marriage.  Their influence was evident in their love story and they set an example for them to build their marriage upon.  They were married on a particularly windy spring day at The Club at Garden Ridge, officiated by their pastor.  Just after their ceremony started a gush of wind blessed Marissa and took her veil away.  No worries, this marriage will withstand anything!  Enjoy the film and check out the documentary edits!  The best man's speech was definitely one to listen to in full!

 

Music licensed by http://songfreedom.com

Amazing Vendor Team:

Heather Gafke, Love Story Addicts https://lovestoryaddicts.com/

The Club At Garden Ridge http://theclubatgardenridge.com

Aria Productions http://ariaphotovideo.com 

Photography: Cupcake Photography

DJ: Power Sounds https://powersoundsdj.com

Hair and Makeup: Beauty Concepts 22 https://www.beautyconcepts22.com/

Floral: Evember Floral https://www.evember.com

Cake: Creations Cakes https://www.creationscakes.com

Caterer: Got It Covered https://gotitcoveredsa.com

Bar: Bartenders 4 You http://www.bartenders4you.com/

 

Interested in Aria Wedding Films?  We take on a maximum of 12 wedding films per year.  Get in touch with us today!

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides faith family Love Story Addicts San Antonio Texas The Club At Garden Ridge wedding films https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/9/marissa-andrew-a-windy-wedding-at-the-club-at-garden-ridge Mon, 02 Sep 2019 18:44:19 GMT
San Antonio Senior Portraits https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/8/san-antonio-senior-portraits We are kicking off the 2019 - 2020 School Year with Senior Portraits that Rock!

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Meet Zoey Kupcs of Clermont Florida!  She is starting her senior year as Captain of the East Ridge Dance Team and Dance Director for all East Ridge Choirs!  She spent the past summer competing and performing with Central Florida Dance Center at the Star Quest World Finals in Orlando.  There's no doubt she's just getting started and ready to rock her senior year!  

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She traveled to San Antonio to celebrate her birthday and visit with family before the end of summer.  We photographed Zoey at the San Antonio Riverwalk behind the Tobin Center.  This area gave us a variety of backgrounds as well as a dramatic scene to show off her talent.  

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) Dancer headshot photography photography San Antonio San Antonio lifestyle Senior Portraits Texas https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/8/san-antonio-senior-portraits Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:37:55 GMT
Colorful Fiesta Wedding in San Antonio: Angelica and Jacob https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/8/colorful-fiesta-wedding-in-san-antonio-angelica-and-jacob The Wedding of Angelica and Jacob Montanez at St. Leo's the Great Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas.

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Looking back at the vibrant, fun, faith inspired wedding of Angelica and Jacob Montanez, married one year ago today in San Antonio, Texas.  They celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St. Leo's Catholic Church and then traveled to McNay Art Museum for portraits.  Blessed Events coordinated the colorful, fiesta-inspired reception at St Lawrence Catholic Church & New Hall.   See the pics and video below, and leave them well wishes on their anniversary.  

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Hotel:  Embassy Suites

Church:  St. Leo the Great

Portrait Location:  McNay Art Museum

Coordinator:  Blessed Events

Dress:  I Do the Dress I Do

Hair and Makeup:  Madame Makeup

Photography and Video:  Aria Productions

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) Aria Productions photography San Antonio St. Lawrence Hall St. Leo the Great Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/8/colorful-fiesta-wedding-in-san-antonio-angelica-and-jacob Sun, 04 Aug 2019 15:25:31 GMT
Summer Wedding at Las Fuentes Banquet Hall: Angela + Elio De Leon https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/7/summer-wedding-at-las-fuentes-banquet-hall-angela-elio-de-leon Angela and Elio are a match made in heaven, just a perfect blend of personalities.  I loved working with them for their engagement and bridal portrait sessions.  A traditional Catholic Wedding can be a beautiful thing, especially with a reception at Las Fuentes by Emporium Hall.  The De La Rosa family chose this beautiful space next to Cordi Marian to ensure Angela's mother would be close to the wedding celebration.  If she were still with us today, there is no doubt she would have been dancing, laughing and enjoying the happiness that surrounded Angela and Elio on their summer wedding day in San Antonio.  The couple was married at Prince of Peace Catholic Church and then took a drive to Hyatt Hill Country for some wedding day portraits.  We then joined their guests for a lively party serenaded by mariachi's, toasts and dancing.  Gorgeous pink blooms were the perfect touch for this elegant wedding hall managed by Emporium.  Cakes N More created a delicious and elegant white five tier wedding cake adorned with fresh pink blooms from Blume Haus.  The grooms cake was even more impressive: A Maker's Mark Barrel replica complete with mini Maker's Mark bottles, the groom's liquor of choice.  It was a beautiful wedding!  Leave some well wishes for the happy couple below!   wedding ringsDe Leon WeddingRound cut diamond wedding ring with diamond halo.

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides engagements San Antonio Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/7/summer-wedding-at-las-fuentes-banquet-hall-angela-elio-de-leon Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:01:44 GMT
She said "Yes!" at Becker Vineyards https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/6/she-said-yes-at-becker-vineyards You could sense Spencer's excitement boiling over in his email just a few weeks ago.  He had a plan to propose to his girlfriend Taylor, but he knew he also wanted to be sure to hire a photographer to capture that perfect day!  He had asked the parents, made sure her brother would be in town to celebrate.  He chose the amazing Becker Vineyards to set the scene in the romantic Texas Hill Country.  On a warm Sunday afternoon in June they made their way through a private tour at this historic Fredericksburg winery.  They saw the barrel room and sampled many different wines.  They climbed down into The Library and learned about the history of vineyard and sampled from the "Reserve Wine Library".  All the while, Spencer had the ring in his pocket ready to go!  As they made their way through the winding green vines, Spencer dropped to one knee and popped the question!  It was amazing to catch her reaction.  We then took their first engagement photos in all their favorite spaces.  This surprise set a precedent for the many years to come!  Congratulations to the happy couple!

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) Becker Vineyard Engagement Fredericksburg photography Proposal Texas https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/6/she-said-yes-at-becker-vineyards Tue, 18 Jun 2019 05:44:01 GMT
Red, White and Blue Cake Smash https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/6/red-white-and-blue-cake-smash cake smash collage 1Red, White and Blue Cake SmashTime flies when you're turning one!

The first birthday is so important to commemorate with a portrait session.  We love to have a fun, messy time with our baby portrait sessions.  The first birthday cake smash session includes a custom set with a themed cake provided by Little Muse Cakes.  We're celebrating this July Birthday Boy with a Red, White and Blue set design!  
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Our photo sessions for babies are super flexible to work with the baby's temperament, but include up to an hour photoshoot.  We typically allow baby to get used to the space and are ready to shoot when he's ready to play.  The set design and cake are all ready to go, plus a clean up crew!  

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What do you think about this Red, White and Blue Cake Smash theme?  Leave a comment below, and tell me about what theme you would like me to design!

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) babies Cake Smash photography San Antonio Texas https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/6/red-white-and-blue-cake-smash Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:30:21 GMT
Dreamy bridal portraits at Mission County Park with Josephine https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/5/dreamy-bridal-portraits-at-mission-county-park-with-josephine Springtime in Texas is amazing, especially with the abundant rainfall we have had this year!  The bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes are singing in the fields and parks all across South Central Texas, making for some gorgeous locations to shoot portraits.  Josephine chose one of her favorite walking trails at Mission County Park along the San Antonio River to have her bridal portraits, and it made for the perfect bridal portrait location!  Indian paintbrushes are her favorite Texas wildflowers, and the trail featured these blooms.  This is a special place for her and her fiance Ken, as they spent a lot of time during their engagement enjoying these recreational areas for walking.  Keep in mind that wildflower shoots are just that: wild!  So we kept a close eye on the area to make sure to capture her just as the wildflowers were blooming in April.  Here are some of her favorites!  Josephine is a pre-k teacher, and was such a dream to work with.  I can't wait to share some of her wedding day portraits from this past weekend as well!  Stay tuned!

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Wedding gown designer: Pronovias

Hair and makeup: Makeup Maven & Co. Salon

Bride's Bouquet:  HEB Blooms HEB Central Market

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides Mission County Park portraits San Antonio Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/5/dreamy-bridal-portraits-at-mission-county-park-with-josephine Mon, 06 May 2019 15:55:22 GMT
San Antonio Wedding at The Veranda | Sylvia + Michael by Aria Productions https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/3/san-antonio-wedding-at-the-veranda-sylvia-michael-by-aria-productions veranda-1001veranda-1001

Currently listening to Muse as I reminisce through these gorgeous images we captured at The Veranda for Sylvia and Michael last September. They had the San Antonio Strings Violin, Cello, Viola, & Voice Lessons play some choice selections from Muse as they walked down the aisle.  This was just the sweetest couple, and they deserved every unforgettable moment of this beautiful wedding day in the heart of San Antonio.  

Venue: The Veranda

Officiant: Texas Wedding Ministers

Planner:  Lasting Impressions By Design

Caterer: Spice of Life

Cake: Betty Jane's Cake Shop

Floral:  Freesia Designs

DJ & Lighting: One Sound

Photography:  Aria Productions

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides photography San Antonio Texas The Veranda weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/3/san-antonio-wedding-at-the-veranda-sylvia-michael-by-aria-productions Thu, 28 Mar 2019 17:22:05 GMT
The Villa at Cielo Vista Wedding with Catherine and Matthew https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/3/the-villa-at-cielo-vista-wedding-with-catherine-and-matthew Catholic Wedding at Our Lady of The Lake University Chapel

 

It all started the day Matthew Hernandez decided to take a leap of faith and send a friend request on Facebook to the most beautiful girl he had ever seen, Catherine Rodriguez.  Lucky for him, she accepted, and this began a high school romance just before Kat was about to head to college in San Marcos.  The two would cross paths once more, leading to a long-distance relationship that would stand the test of time and IH35 traffic.  

Ten years later, they celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage on March 2, 2019 at The Sacred Heart Chapel at Our Lady of the Lake University and enjoyed an evening reception at the picturesque Villa at Cielo Vista in the hills overlooking the San Antonio Skyline.  It has been an absolute pleasure to photograph them and their friends and family.  Enjoy some of my favorite moments from their day.  

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Coordinator:  Jennifer Craft, Wolf Weddings and Events

Ceremony Venue:  Our Lady of the Lake University Chapel

Reception Venue & Catering:  The Villa At Cielo Vista

Floral:  Oak Hills Florist

Cake:  Jenni Cakes

Dress:  Brides by Elizabeth

Hair & Makeup:  Beauty Concepts

DJ:  Masquerade DJ

Photography:  Aria Productions

 

Did you like what you saw here?  Contact sonia@ariaphotovideo.com to learn how we can capture your wedding or event!  

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) OLLU Our Lady of the Lake University photography San Antonio Villa at Cielo Vista weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/3/the-villa-at-cielo-vista-wedding-with-catherine-and-matthew Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:55:52 GMT
Winter Wedding at Southwest School of Art https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/2/winter-wedding-at-southwest-school-of-art Lisa and Taylor love to watch The Lord of the Rings movies and when they saw Southwest School of Art, they knew it would be perfect for this theme for their February 2019 wedding.  They planned the entire event from afar as they were both deployed during their engagement.  I had many late night email conversations with Lisa while she was on the other side of the world.  It worked out, because I was up in the middle of the night with my newborn.  It was a cold and rainy winter day in San Antonio, but Lisa and Taylor opted for a first look in the garden, and I'm so grateful for them braving the weather for some beautiful portraits before their ceremony and even after the wedding dinner.  Enjoy!

Venue:  Southwest School of Art

Floral: Statue of Design

Caterer:  True Flavors

Cake dessert:  2 Tarts Bakery

DJ:  Cutting Edge Entertainment

Officiant:  Texas Wedding Ministers

Photography:  Aria Productions

 

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides portraits San Antonio Southwest School of Art Statue of Design Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/2/winter-wedding-at-southwest-school-of-art Sun, 24 Feb 2019 15:51:35 GMT
We are in the running! 2019 Photo Shootout Cover Contest https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/1/we-are-in-the-running-2019-photo-shootout-cover-contest Happy New Year Friends!  January has already been such a busy month, meeting new people including welcoming several new brides planning their 2019 and 2020 weddings.  So many of our brides find us after seeing us do amazing work for their friends and family, or as referrals from other wedding professionals, (I am so grateful).  But some find Aria Productions from seeing the amazing work we do featured in San Antonio Weddings Magazine.  We are excited to be nominated for a cover contest and we currently have 3 images in the running.  Go check them out and please vote for these beautiful couples!

 

rainyweddingKady & JoshuaMr. & Mrs. Hulsey were married at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sabinal, Texas on a rainy September day. It was so romantic.

Mr. & Mrs. Hulsey were married at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sabinal, Texas on a rainy September day.  It was so romantic.  

See more from their Rainy Day Wedding in Uvalde, TX
 

Dominion Country ClubRaven & MatthewMr. & Mrs. Ahrens were married at The Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, Texas on a perfect summer evening. I loved her colorful bouquet by HEB Blooms.

Mr. & Mrs. Ahrens were married at The Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, Texas on a perfect summer evening. I loved her colorful bouquet by HEB Blooms.

See more from their Dominion Country Club Wedding.   
 

San Antonio BrideAngelica MontanezWe shot Miss Angelica's bridal portrait at the San Antonio Missions Mission San Jose. She found her gorgeous dress at I Do The Dress I Do, hair and makeup by Madame Makeup and colorful bouquet by From His Garden.

We shot Miss Angelica's bridal portrait at the San Antonio Missions Mission San Jose.  She found her gorgeous dress at I Do The Dress I Do, hair and makeup by Madame Makeup and colorful bouquet by From His Garden.  
See more from her bridal shoot:  Mission San Jose Bridal Portrait

 

All of our amazing clients are worthy of a San Antonio Weddings Magazine cover, but they said we can only pick 3 images.  That was soooo hard!  So, I hope you will help me by going to the contest and voting every day between now and January 20th.  Please share and ask your friends to vote too!  And if you're interested in seeing more from these photoshoots, check out the links above!  I sincerely appreciate the support and I hope to work with you soon!

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San Antonio Wedding at Magnolia Halle https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/12/san-antonio-wedding-at-magnolia-halle Kerriann and Nicholas celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St. Peter Prince of the Apostle Catholic church in San Antonio, Texas on a gorgeous  spring day in May of 2018.  After their beautiful ceremony we shot their portraits with the bridal party at The Pearl where the couple spent much of their engagement, since they lived a block from the riverwalk.  We then captured their beautiful reception at Magnolia Halle.  See their love story below.

Coordinator:  Blush Pink Weddings

Floral:  Evember Floral

Rentals:  Cru Vintage

Bakery:  Bird Bakery

DJ and Lighting:  Illuminating Celebrations

Photography and Video:  Aria Productions

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) Blush Pink Weddings Magnolia Halle photography San Antonio Texas Wedding Film Wedding Video weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/12/san-antonio-wedding-at-magnolia-halle Sat, 29 Dec 2018 18:13:45 GMT
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Sarah and Daniel are the sweetest couple and were so deserving of the perfect fairytale wedding they had surrounded by their family and friends.  It was a chilly November day, and a last minute call was made to move the ceremony indoors.  House of Blooms and Noah's Event Venue staff made the ceremony space an elegant and romantic setting.  After they took their vows, Sarah and Daniel danced the night away with Sarah's brother as DJ.  Shortly before calling it a night they treated their guests to a taco bar catered by Heavenly Gourmet.  Congratulations to this beautiful couple, and cheers to a lifetime of happiness and joy!  

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides Fall Weddings Noah's Event Venue photography San Antonio Texas weddings Winter Weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/11/fairytale-wedding-at-noahs-event-venue---san-antonio-weddings Sun, 25 Nov 2018 16:09:33 GMT
Pumpkin Baby Shower at the Guether House https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/pumpkin-baby-shower-at-the-guether-house I shot the cutest Halloween Themed baby shower for Bronte and Chas at The Guenther House in San Antonio.  Hosted by Bronte's mother, Emeralda Madison, this was a perfect location for a brunch shower with amazing baked breakfast breads and their amazing brunch menu.   It was a brisk Sunday morning perfectly setting the scene for an October Baby Shower.  The fall leaves shading the Veranda were a perfect spot for some group photos with guests as well.  Congratulations to the new parents and here's to a happy and healthy birth!

 

Venue and Catering:  The Guenther House

Cake: Lucy's Cakes

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) baby shower event photographer halloween photography san antonio texas the guenther house https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/pumpkin-baby-shower-at-the-guether-house Wed, 31 Oct 2018 17:43:25 GMT
San Antonio Family Photographed at Cibolo Nature Center https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/san-antonio-family-photographed-at-cibolo-nature-center I've been photographing the Kearney Family since just before little Olivia was brought into the world.  I am so honored they have invited me back year after year to capture their beautiful little family.  They say the days are long, but yes the years are so short.  It's so important to document these little ones every year.  For my family sessions, it's important to me to capture their little personalities.  Olivia is a fashionable, feisty, fun little girl.  She had several poses ready for me to capture, and she had several hair accessories that were important to her.  We enjoyed running through the tall grass at Cibolo Nature Center and enjoying a pleasant October evening before the cool front and rains came into the South Texas region.  We were also sure to grab a quick headshot for my dear friend Brooke.  Check out some of my favorites from their fall family session.  

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) autumn cibolo nature center family portraits San Antonio Texas https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/san-antonio-family-photographed-at-cibolo-nature-center Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:45:12 GMT
A Rainy Day Wedding at the Uvalde Civic Center https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/a-rainy-day-wedding-at-the-uvalde-civic-center Kady and Joshua have to be one of the sweetest couples I've ever had the pleasure of working with.  I just adored how they held hands and looked at each other lovingly throughout their September rainy day wedding in Uvalde, TX.  Even though it pretty much rained throughout the entire day, they were all smiles because they were so happy to be married and to be with the people they love the most.  

Here are a few highlights from their beautiful wedding at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sabinal, TX and their reception at the Uvalde Civic Center.  

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) photography San Antonio Texas Uvalde Civic Center weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/a-rainy-day-wedding-at-the-uvalde-civic-center Thu, 04 Oct 2018 03:55:06 GMT
Glitz and Glam: Gatsby Themed Cake Smash https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/glitz-and-glam-gatsby-themed-cake-smash This year has flown by, and I cannot believe that Baby Mayes has turned 1!  I photographed her parents wedding, it seems like just yesterday.  I was so honored when they invited me to their home to photograph their maternity and newborn session for this sweet little girl.  It's been so fun watching her grow up to a gorgeous, active, smart little girl who loves all things glitz and glam!  Mom says she loves to get into her jewelry and play with her high heel shoes!  What a better way to capture this milestone in a Gatsby themed first birthday cake smash session?  

Amy with Little Muse Cakes and Catering designed a perfect Gatsby themed cake for our cake smash portrait session.  She is so talented! At first, Marissa was not quite sure she wanted a taste of cake, but soon we were having a fun time making a mess!  We even got a good family picture with Mom and Dad.  

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My how we've grown!  I can't wait to see how Baby Mayes grows up over the years!  I hope you enjoyed your birthday friends and family this weekend!  Happy Birthday!

 

Interested in scheduling a photoshoot for your baby?  Learn how to design a custom photoshoot just for you:  San Antonio Cake Smash

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) 1st Birthday Baby Pictures Cake Smash Gatsby photography San Antonio https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/glitz-and-glam-gatsby-themed-cake-smash Mon, 01 Oct 2018 14:52:24 GMT
Little Pumpkin Cake Smash | First Birthday Baby Pictures https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/9/little-pumpkin-cake-smash-first-birthday-baby-pictures I had the most darling little visitor to my home studio this month.  Little Emma is turning 1 and we celebrated with a pumpkin themed Cake Smash 1st Birthday photo session.  Each photo session we design for our special little clients is created especially for them.  I discussed with Emma's mom to create this set just for her based on her 1st Birthday party plans and we photographed little Emma in time for her to have prints made before the party.  She was planning a pumpkin birthday party for her September baby. 

It was a special treat to photograph Emma after I photographed her parent's wedding back in 2016.  You can see that beautiful shindig right here:  Dia De Los Muertos Wedding at Southwest School of Art.    Also, fun fact: Bianca was one of the amazing nurses who cared for me at St. Luke's Baptist Hospital after I delivered my little baby last January.  This was not planned or anything, but just a fabulous example of how small town yet big city San Antonio is!  

Aria Productions First Birthday Cake Smash Sessions include a custom cake designed just for your little precious one.  I have partnered with Little Muse Catering and Cakes to ensure we have a creative, custom and delicious cake for each cake smash.  Amy does such a great job for all your custom confectionary needs!  

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I would love to create a custom photo session just for you or your precious baby!  Contact me to discuss your birthday theme!

 

 

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Milltown Historic District Engagement Portraits https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/9/milltown-historic-district-engagement-portraits Kady and Joshua are getting ready to tie the knot this week in Uvalde, Texas.  It has been a long engagement, and we just recently photographed their portraits on the Faust Street Bridge leading to the Milltown Historic District one pleasant summer evening.  Just below the bridge is a favorite swimming spot for the New Braunfels locals, but we were able to capture a few slivers of the river view for some beautiful engagement portraits.  Check out some of their favorites, and leave them some well wishes for their wedding week in the comments!

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) engagements Faust Street Bridge Milltown Historic District photography San Antonio Texas https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/9/milltown-historic-district-engagement-portraits Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:02:44 GMT
Magical Spire Wedding featured on San Antonio Weddings Magazine https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/8/magical-spire-wedding-featured-on-san-antonio-weddings-magazine

We were featured on San Antonio Weddings Magazine!  See more from Iris and Michael's Wedding at Our Lady of the Lake University and reception at The Spire at Sunset Station.  

Featuring these amazing wedding and event professionals:

Elite Event Planning

The Spire, Sunset Station

San Antonio Floral Designs

The RK Group

Marquee Event Rentals

McNay Art Museum

Lens Out Loud - photobooth

Rent My Event

Mariachi Nuevo Estilo

 

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) autumn photography San Antonio Sunset Station Texas The Spire weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/8/magical-spire-wedding-featured-on-san-antonio-weddings-magazine Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:07:16 GMT
A bridal portrait at Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/8/a-bridal-portrait-at-mission-san-jose-san-antonio-texas Spanish BrideThe Granary RoomMission San Jose Bridal Portrait in The Granary Room. Beautiful bride Angelica Ochoa in the summer of 2018, photographed by Sonia Freeman, Aria Productions

I am so thankful to be doing this work, because it has brought such amazing people into my life.  I first met Angelica after I shot her college friend, Courtni's wedding last year during the weekend Hurricane Harvey dumped a ton of rain on our long hot summer.  I remember she was one of the first people out on the dance floor and kept that dance floor moving!  The best compliment a photographer can get is a referral to a friend, so I was overjoyed to learn she was also referred by another good friend, Analiza, who you'll see down below!  When I first met with Angelica and Jacob, I invited them into my home office, offered them snacks and drinks and we talked about what they envisioned for their wedding day.  The sacrament was the most important thing, but also they wanted their wedding to be fun, vibrant and with a Spanish Fiesta flair.  

Photographing Angelica at Mission San Jose was sooo much fun. Not only is she gorgeous, but she has a heart of gold. Here's some of my favorites from her bridal portrait. Her bouquet was designed by FromHisGarden, the amazing Lizette Suarez. She found her gorgeous wedding gown at IDoTheDressIDo. Hair and Makeup by Madame Make-up & Hair.

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serapeSpanish BrideAngelica found these bright serapes that inspired her wedding colors and decor. They were the perfect touch for her bridal style.

You all know I love a dramatic bridal portrait, but I also love to capture the personality of my client.  I feel we captured Angelica's joy and her beauty.  

Cathedral VeilJoyful BrideWhen there is a veil, I will play! rosaryMission San Jose BridePortrait of a bride with rosary.

I love it when a bride brings her people along for the shoot.  In this case it was a great surprise, because I had shot her friend Analiza just two years ago at this same spot on her wedding day!  Analiza is such a great friend and ran all the way back to the car to find a missing rosary for the portrait above.  What are friends for?

Behind the scenesTwo of my favorite bridesIt helps to have a friend come along for support on a photoshoot. BrideSpanish BrideSpanish bridal portrait at Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas. Photographed by Sonia Freeman, Aria Productions.

Bridal PortraitMission San Jose BrideI definitely try to keep my brides comfortable during a shoot, which means an early shoot in the summer when it's not too hot.

RoseSpanish FlairA second style for the reception, Angelica planned to remove her cathedral lace veil and replace it with a perfect red rose. Backlit brideMission San JoseOne of the most beautiful features of Angelica's dress was the beaded low back and lace train.

It's important to me to fulfill the vision of my client for their portraits and wedding day.  How do you want to be photographed?  Leave a comment below!  

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) Bridal portraits brides Mission San Jose photography portraits San Antonio Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/8/a-bridal-portrait-at-mission-san-jose-san-antonio-texas Tue, 07 Aug 2018 04:27:43 GMT
St. Rose of Lima Wedding with Javier and Veronica https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/st-rose-of-lima-wedding-with-javier-and-veronica I was so excited to capture the wedding of Javier and Veronica this year.  The anticipation of this wedding has been building over several years, but all good things happen at the right time. This couple first met in high school, and their love has endured as they made their way through college and have begun their careers.  I first met Veronica when I shot her sister's engagement session back in 2014.  I got to meet Javier at the wedding of Melissa and Zeke, and I was so honored the family was willing to have me back to capture Veronica's engagement and wedding as well! 

On this perfect summer day of June 23, 2018 Javier and Veronica celebrated the sacrament of marriage with their family and friends by their side.  Here are some of my favorite images from the day.  

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Church:  St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Portraits: Confluence Park

Reception: St. Lawrence Hall

DJ & Photobooth:  JAB Productions

Cake:  Meemo's Bakery

Catering:  Bill Miller Bar-B-Q

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides photography San Antonio St. Lawrence Hall St. Rose of Lima Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/st-rose-of-lima-wedding-with-javier-and-veronica Tue, 10 Jul 2018 05:24:25 GMT
San Antonio Wedding at The Dominion Country Club https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/san-antonio-wedding-at-the-dominion-country-club What I loved most about Matthew and Raven's Dominion Country Club Wedding was how involved and helpful their house party was.  The couple met in high school orchestra class, and over the years, they have collected so many friends who have shared experiences with them and supported them in their relationship.  Friends from Reagan High School, dance friends, football friends, firefighter friends, college friends and roommates from both UT and A&M.  They found a way to include them all in their ceremony, and in turn, their friends spoke lovingly about how inevitable it was that this day would come when Raven and Matt would become husband and wife.  They were patient, working toward their separate dreams, always supportive of one another so that on this perfect day all the pieces would be in place.  

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sonia@ariaphotovideo.com (Aria Productions) brides Dominion Country Club photography San Antonio Texas weddings https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/san-antonio-wedding-at-the-dominion-country-club Wed, 27 Jun 2018 22:46:55 GMT
Top 5 Father Moments captured by Aria Productions https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/top-5-father-moments-captured-by-aria-productions With Father's Day weekend around the corner, I'm reflecting back on some of my favorite Father moments captured in the past year.  I am lucky to have a close relationship with my own father, and when I see a precious moment unfolding on a wedding day or a portrait shoot, it really tugs at my own heartstrings and makes me grateful for what I have.  There is nothing like the look on your Dad's face when he sees you as a bride, or those early moments in life when a father holds his tiny newborn.  Here are some of my favorite moments captured just over the past year.  If you were one of my clients, what was your favorite moment captured by us of your dad?

5.)  Hay's Hollow Father Daughter Dance - Helena's dad had several tough moments on this beautiful wedding day at Hay's Hollow.  The first look brought tears and beautiful heartfelt prayers.  When he walked her down the aisle he held onto her so tight, (see that moment here),  but this father daughter dance was especially heartfelt, not a dry eye at the reception.   Father daughter danceDon't let goHelena's dad had several tough moments on this beautiful wedding day at Hay's Hollow.

4.)  He loved her first.  I have followed this beautiful family since they were to kids getting married.  It's been so awesome to see Zeke evolve from a young man about to marry his beautiful Melissa, to a loving protective father of his gorgeous baby girl!  This was just a candid moment caught during our spring mini sessions at Roszell Gardens this year!  

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3.)  Waiting for baby.  Matthew will be a new dad any day now, but you can see that his fatherly instincts were already kicking in as he loved on his beautiful wife Samantha and helped her along during their maternity portrait shoot.  His world is about to change, and he will be amazing!  

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2.)  Father daughter first look.  There were several emotions captured here between Kerriann and her dad as he saw her for the first time as a bride.  They cried and shared a laugh just moments before he walked her down the aisle.  She wrote him a beautiful letter and had a handkerchief waiting, as he sure did need it.  

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1.) Father of the Bride Toast - Sometimes my favorite moments to shoot of the wedding day are the toasts. The people who love you the most will get up and say the most beautiful things about you. It''s the time of the wedding day when I learn so much about how special this bride and groom are. Listen to this glowing dad talk about his daughter and her new husband married at The Oaks at Heavenly.

 

 

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Four Seasons Austin Wedding with Myrla & Jeremy https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/four-seasons-austin-wedding-with-myrla-jeremy I think it's safe to say that Myrla and Jeremy had an absolute blast at their Austin, Texas Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin. They celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church and then made their way to the hotel overlooking the Colorado River. Their wedding film and a few beautiful pictures from the day below.   Awesomely pulled together by Rachel Rucker at R&R Events,  Floral by Mount Laurel Florist Transportation by Aria Limousine Photobooth by Old Fashioned Photobooth DJ - Ali Santiano.

 

 

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San Antonio Riverwalk Engagement with Josie + Ken https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/san-antonio-riverwalk-engagement-with-josie-ken coupleJosie and Ken's engagement At the Pearl in San Antonio, Texas.

It all started at a trade show where both Ken and Josie were working and offering their services.  She noticed Ken, and could not help but pay attention to his smile.  He noticed her over the several days they worked in close proximity.  She decided to walk over and inquire about life insurance, and that first step would lead to a life long love.  

As many couples do, they spent a lot of time in their early relationship enjoying the revitalized museum reach of the San Antonio Riverwalk scene.  Our beautiful city of San Antonio offers so much to a couple getting to know one another.  Soon their relationship blossomed and they decided to take the next step of marriage.  We cannot wait to tell that love story in May of 2019.  

 

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Museum Reach portraitsSan Antonio Museum ReachThe riverwalk extends from downtown San Antonio through the Museum Reach and up to The Pearl. We enjoy these beautified spaces for riverwalk engagement portraits. Hotel EmmaStealing a kissKen has a real romantic side. Loving the sunlight through the trees overlooking the San Antonio Riverwalk behind the Hotel Emma.

sunfishF.I.S.H.Josie and Ken enjoy the San Antonio Riverwalk Museum reach under the Fish installation, the creation of Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski. These 7 foot internally lit fish are replica's of tiny long-eared sunfish, native to the river The LuxuryThe LuxuryKen and Josie love to hang out at The Luxury on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Cold brews and great food! bridgeThe world is theirsKen and Josie on the San Antonio Riverwalk jk-1406jk-1406

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Enchanting Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes https://ariaproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/enchanting-wedding-at-gardens-at-old-town-helotes The Gardens at Old Town Helotes set the perfect scene for a Beauty and The Beast inspired wedding for Katie and Carlos.  Subtle French storybook accents were featured throughout the gardens for the Disney-loving couple.  The bride got ready at the onsite bridal cabin and greeted her adorable little boy before being surprised with a horse-drawn carriage by her dad.  They enjoyed a father-daughter moment, taking a ride around Old Town Helotes before he walked her down the aisle in their romantic garden ceremony.  

Katie and Carlos exchanged very personal vows, and I love that they ended their ceremony with the Star Wars Finale music.  The couple danced under the twinkle lights on a pleasant Spring evening, enjoying their guests and the wonderful food by Spice of Life.  Their cake toppers were life-like replicas of the bride and groom, a perfect keepsake from their perfect day.  The groom's Iron Maiden Themed cake was a delicious bacon, bourbon chocolate.  Loved the banana's foster bar by Spice of Life.  

Congratulations to Katie and Carlos Lopez!  

Venue:  Gardens at Old Town Helotes

Caterer: Spice of Life

Cakes:  Little Muse Catering and Cakes

Horse and Carriage:  Yellow Rose

Floral: HEB Blooms

cabinGardens at Old Town HelotesThe bridal cabin at Gardens at Old Town Helotes is the perfect place to get ready for your big day Bride converseUnique bridal styleKatie wore an off-the-shoulder lace dress fit for a princess, but chose a very practical bride sneaker to stay comfortable in her outdoor wedding venue. Cascading bridal bouquet.  Bridal BouquetKatie held a cascading bridal bouquet with white roses, white lily of the valley, white calla lilies and a hint of purple garden lilies. Royal wedding bandsCustom Wedding BandsKatie and Carlos designed their unique wedding bands. beauty and the beast decorTale as old as timeBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. vintage clockBeauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast Wedding decor at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. candelabraEnchanted candelabraBeauty and the Beast Wedding decor at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. Teacup floral arrangementFloral TeacupEach table had it's own unique vignettes for this beauty and the beast wedding. Seating chartCreative Seating ArrangementsEach guest found their seat by searching for their name with a key bottle opener. Key bottle openerBe Our GuestBeauty and the Beast seating chart features wedding guest favors: key shaped bottle opener. Tea pot centerpiece.  Garden Wedding ReceptionEvery table featured a unique Beauty and the Beast inspired centerpiece. PL031518-1Katie and CarlosBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. kids wedding activity bookWedding Day FunKatie and Carlos welcomed their younger guests with bubbles, coloring books and crayons to keep them busy. Fleur-de-lisGift from the brideKatie and Carlos both wear jewelry with the Fleur-de-lis to symbolize purity and light in their relationship. brideBride getting readyKatie adjusts her lacy sleeves in the bridal cabin at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. PL031518-1The little princeKatie and Carlos' son arrives to see his mother getting ready for the big day. ring bearerSweet momentsKatie shares a moment with her adorable son before the wedding. Horse-drawn carriageYellow RoseThe bride's father surprised her with a horse and carriage escort to the wedding ceremony. He picked her up and they took a Father-daughter ride around Old Town Helotes before he walked her down the aisle. yellow rose carriageWedding Carriage RideThe bride's father surprised her with a horse and carriage escort to the wedding ceremony. He picked her up and they took a Father-daughter ride around Old Town Helotes before he walked her down the aisle. princess carriagePrincess EntranceThe bride's father surprised her with a horse and carriage escort to the wedding ceremony. He picked her up and they took a Father-daughter ride around Old Town Helotes before he walked her down the aisle. PL031518-1Katie and CarlosBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. wedding processionMother of the groomBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. wedding processionMother of the brideBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. purple bridesmaid dressMatron of HonorBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. Flower GirlFlower GirlPrincess Gianna threw fresh rose petals in preparation for the bride.