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January 15, 2019


Maddie and Luke’s Star Hill Ranch wedding was such a great way to end out my 2018 wedding season! I think it’s safe to say that you’ll be able to FEEL the emotions in this wedding. From the emotional first looks between the bridesmaids, Maddie’s dad, and Luke to emotions during the speeches (speeches ALWAYS get me too!!!), and the pure happiness and joy that Maddie and Luke shared on the dance floor. I’m so grateful to have been the one capturing their special day!

I was lucky enough to meet Maddie’s family a few years ago while shooting another wedding in Lexington, VA. We had an instant connection and we kept in touch through social media and when Maddie got engaged I was HONORED to be asked to  travel to Austin to capture the wedding! Upon meeting Maddie and Luke, you know they’ve never met a stranger – their smiles immediately make you feel warm – also their bear hugs – truly two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met!

On wedding day, the decision was made to move the wedding and reception indoors because it was too cold and was supposed to rain! Plan B worked out just fine! In fact, I was able to capture all portraits outside and I finished my last family formal portrait just before the downpour – omg, #blessed. Once the reception kicked off, you couldn’t tear anyone off that dance floor!! Highlight: Maddie and Luke singing every word to ice, ice, baby – ahahahahaha.

Thank you Maddie and Luke – and family… and friends… for such a wonderful day!

Stick around for more of Maddie and Luke’s Star Hill Ranch wedding!

 Maddie and Luke attended Texas A&M and were both in the Corps of Cadents – had to capture those Aggie details!      

Getting ready for his first look with Maddie!  Cue the tears… immediately!!!  Ready to see LUKE!   More tears!!!! Brother sister! Sister brother!  Just look at this radiant bride!  Obsessed with this one. Obsessed with this location – okay hill country!  What a dream!  Happiness!!! Talk about an exit!  The new Titus/Barrett family!  Sweetest looks between the two of them during the speeches – can’t get enough of it!  Maddie and Luke literally danced… allllll nighhhhht longggg – this is not a joke!  Mr. Titus broke it DOWN! That’s a wrap for #CantBarrettWithoutYou!!! Thank you Mr & Mrs Barrett for throwing one heck of a party!!

Thank you to the vendor team who helped make Maddie and Luke’s day so great! Thank you to Kir Tuben who traveled from DC to the lone star state with me to second shoot!

Venue: Star Hill Ranch

Coordinator: Renee Wooley

Hair/Makeup: The Lash & Brow Factory

Florist: Twisted Ivy Floral Designs

Caterer: Verde’s Mexican Parrilla

Cake: Classic Cakes by Lori

DJ: DJ Slyce

Mariachi Band: Mariachi Los Gallos




  1. Patrick Titus

    January 21st, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Thank you Brett, you have the unique dichotomy of being a gifted photographer, while also being part of the family. Having you at our daughter’s wedding was comforting for me and my wife. While we endeavored to talk to every guest, you were capturing every moment. Thank goodness you were on watch!

  2. Dorothy Ramsey

    January 24th, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    What Incredible photos Brett! The way you set up some of the group compositions was pure art at its finest. One thing that grabbed me on this one was the photos of the bride and her attendants holding hands. It seemed like something from a bygone era — like Little Women would have done this right?
    And that yellow truck…..
    I never cease to be amazed at how you capture each wedding so differently. Your photos are as unique as the weddings themselves.

  3. 2018 WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT WRAP UP - Brett Denfeld Photography BlogBrett Denfeld Photography Blog

    February 8th, 2019 at 9:05 AM

    […] The last wedding of 2018 happened December 30th in Austin, TX! This was one for the books! I felt nothing short of family upon arriving to Maddie and Luke’s wedding weekend. Greeted by bear hugs by both of them and showered with kindness from their family and friends all weekend, it was truly so incredibly special to capture their day. View more of their Texas wedding, here! […]

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