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A Backyard Summer Wedding

Rae Allen Photography captured a beautiful back yard summer wedding at a private residence in Central, TX to celebrate Kaisha and Emilio.

Kaisha and Emilio were the most patient and kind clients a girl could ask for. From the moment I met them at the Bell County Courthouse

I knew this was going to be a love-filled and relaxed event. With a crew of about 20 family members in tow, Kai’s sisters fused over her while waiting for the officiant. A big smile on her face, Kai let them fuss. This part always makes me smile, because it’s those images that are the truest moments in wedding photography. Family, just being family. Taking care of each other on a very important day.

Rae Allen Photography Gallery | The couple shares a moment together by praying together
Rae Allen Photography Gallery | The couple shares a moment together by praying together

We had a little extra time before hand, so I took the two back outside to take some couples’ portraits. The courthouse is quite beautiful on the outside, with it’s lush landscaping and white stone work, it provides a simple, but striking backdrop. However, my absolute favorite moment was when the couple took the time to pray with each other. Emilio led the prayer and Kai closed her eyes and rested into Emilio.


We moved back into the courthouse and got those two married! A few family portraits and a brief interlude Eric and I made our way to a family member’s home were the backyard was dressed up and ready to host guests for a backyard summer wedding.


Hugs and kisses were shared and a buffet was served with of some of the best homemade soul food we have ever had. Extra cheesy mac and cheese, deviled eggs with crab, collard greens, spicy salmon, ribs and chicken had me feeling like I was in some form of heaven.

They cut the cake, and celebrated their first dance and Eric and I left feeling a sense of true happiness and calm. Big or small, if a wedding truly fits the couple and who they are as a family, no amount of decoration can ever compete with that. This backyard summer wedding very much captured who we are at Rae Allen Photography, and what we stand for. Family, love and celebration.



Kind Words:

Sam was very responsive and great to work with. She also was flexible which was helpful with my large family. I absolutely love my photos, and I’m so happy with how the day was captured.