Spring Branch, Texas



Photography | Ata-Girl Photography Co | @atagirlphoto

Venue | Park 31 | @park31venue

Event Designer | Diamonds & Dreams

Floral Designer | HEB Blooms @heb

Gown Salon | Celebrations @celebrationsbridalandprom

Makeup Artist | Pineapple House Platforms | @pineapplehouse_platforms

Vanessa is not your typical bride! First off, when she chose her bridal portrait–the printed canvas that would hang on her wall forEVER–she didn’t pick what most would consider the prettiest… or the sexiest… or even the most romantic. She chose the one that appealed to WHO she was as a person and that included her in her firefighter helmet and her waterproof boots. The tattoo on her arm reminds her that she almost lost her own life, yet she earns a living saving other people’s lives.


She is a beauty to look at, but so much more beautiful to listen to. This bridal session began at almost the same time the sun peered over the horizon. We debuted Vanessa’s beauty and dress in the same place she’d wed the love of her life in the few following months… in a newly built, ultra-modern venue that featured multiple styles of sparkling chandeliers, brick arches, intimate alcoves with antiqued mirrors, and an open mezzanine above two balconies. Also, the antique-styled brick and mortar walls, Juliet balcony, and 30 feet high ceilings and windows are features that no other venue local to this area can lay claim to. We had so much fun shooting this session, we shot for nearly four hours.