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A couple weeks ago, I was so blessed to be part of and photograph the most intimate and beautiful weddings at Harper Hill Ranch’s “Drive Thru” style elopements event. These elopements were so much more than a “drive thru” type atmosphere, Harper Hill Ranch wanted to create a beautiful space for couples to be married especially those that were affected by the COVID19 pandemic.

For us, weddings and love stories are not just our livelihood but it’s our passion; to create beautiful and memorable experiences for our couples is what makes our hearts thrive.

We just had to take this passion but also downsize it and by doing this we got to witness and document the sweetest moments for both Holly & Griffin and Shannon & Jeff.

AND it was magical!

There wasn’t one person there that didn’t have a smile on their faces. These intimate weddings were so much more than just “going to the courthouse and getting married type of wedding.”

On that day, it was gorgeous. The sun was beaming through the trees, the longhorns were grazing, and the trees provided the perfect shade. It was beautiful!!

Along with nature’s beauty. Sue Bee Vintage Rentals provided lovely pieces for the couples to also use for their romantic portrait session. A sweet lounge set for sitting and the most precious chairs with a romantic quote.

What made this day stand out wasn’t just the decor and nature, it was the couples and their families. We got to hear the roar from a phone from the Zoom call cheers from sweet family and friends! And proud smiles from parents all around, it was perfect.

Vendor Team

Venue: Harper Hill Ranch | New Braunfels, TX

Florals & Vintage Rental Pieces: Sue Bee Vintage Rental & Design

Photography: Under the Sun Photography

Hey, when toilet paper & champagne is gifted for a wedding gift… photograph it!

Holly & Griffin

These two were so precious! They didn’t walk up the aisle, they danced up the aisle!

Shannon & Jeff

The story on these two was astounding!! 20 years ago these two were together and recently had found their way back to one another.
Jeff couldn’t stop smiling at Shannon. (Sweet tears)
Mom & Dad were not going to let anything keep them from seeing their baby girl marry the man of her dreams.
Hugs after “I do” are my favorite.
The sweetest intimate toast. This needs to be a new thing.

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  1. Barbara Maxwell says:

    I left a recommendation and a link about the Intimate Elopement on NextDoor Lakeway. It goes to over 14,000 Lakeway residents. Hope it brings some business your way!
    From Shannon Lee’s mom.



"We have the most beautiful moments of our lives    "


- Jessica & Austin 

"Beyond Incredible! We really hate getting our picture taken but Jessica made it feel so natural and not scary at all! We knew for our wedding it had to be done and done right because you only get 1 chance! How did she make us look so good and not awkward? She's truly great at what she does and I will never pick anyone else after the experience we had."

- Brandi  & Joe

"I will never pick anyone else after the experience we had"

Jess is the best, from the moment we met her we knew we made the right decision. We had to make major changes to our wedding due to covid, Jess addressed all our concerns, and answered all our questions along the way making all the necessary changes effortlessly. Jess captured our engagement, bridal and wedding day photos each every photo is absolutely amazing. We have the most beautiful moments of our lives captured so beautifully because of Jess.

Jessica & Austin

"We have the most beautiful moments of our lives captured"

"Jessica was right there with us getting ready and capturing some very sweet and intimate photos that I know we will forever treasure. She knows exactly what to say and when to say it to get that best smile out of a very nervous bride! We had a perfect ceremony and I've seen a sneak peek of my wedding photos and am just speechless! Jessica was with us for our entire FIVE hour reception and was the perfect combination of photographer and dance partner! Jessica very quickly became a guest favorite and a family member for life! I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over! I will never be able to thank Jessica enough for making my day even more special."

Katie & Derik

 "I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over!"

"Jessica is so much more than a photographer! She is a planner, friend, someone who listens, and such a beneficial asset to any wedding! I cannot recommend her to enough people. She exceeds any bride's high expectations - all with a smile on her face. It is impossible to feel uncomfortable around her, she is goofy and will constantly keep you laughing. She does anything for her Bride and Groom and will not stop until you are satisfied."

- Kayla & Derek

"Jessica is so much more than a photographer! "

I love Jessica and her work!! She took mine and my husband’s engagement pictures, wedding pictures and bridals and did an outstanding job. My husband is not very happy when it comes to taking pictures (especially with PDA ) but by the time the first session was done she turned him into a pro. The night after our wedding he was telling me he was ready to see how all the pictures turned out! She definitely knows how to help you feel comfortable in your own skin while in front of the camera. Highly highly highly recommend her for your wedding! I cannot say enough good things about her work!

- Melissa & George

My husband isn't happy when it comes to taking pictures, by the time the first session was done she turned him into a pro.

"Would recommend to any and everybody! She did an amazing amazing job with our wedding and engagement photos. I couldn’t feel more grateful and thankful that we found Jess! She is amazing and funny and finds all the great moments that we take for granted. Thank you so so much for taking care of us and our crazy family!"

- Kaitlyn & Chris 

I couldn’t feel more grateful and thankful that we found Jess! 

"Jessicas passion for photography radiated from her soul the moment I met her. When looking for a photographer, We decided that we would call a few to get a feel for the type of people they were and if they (the photographer) would fit into what we were looking for in our wedding vendors. We saw your work, we LOVED your work, but we didn’t know you. From our first conversation up until now you made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day! On my wedding day you made me feel like the prettiest bride to ever walk this planet! Your photos blew my husband away! You captured the uniqueness and beauty of us, our surroundings and our guest! This review, nor my “thank you”, will ever be enough to show you how grateful we are for your talent!"

- Eliza & Bradley 

 You made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day!

I can't say enough great things about UTS. Jessica is the BEST photographer, not just because she makes you look great, but she makes you feel great! She fills the shoot with funny jokes, music, and laughs to make sure you feel comfortable because not everyone is a super model. Each and every time I get our photos back I am blown away by great they look! She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor. She helped us out on the wedding day in so many different ways and worked side by side with our other vendors to make our day successful and perfect. The sneak peak was incredible! She also brought a partner with her who was equally as fun as Jessica. I loved how they both worked and made the pictures fun. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. My husband & I will be using UTS exclusively for all of our photography needs. 

- Bailey & Doug

She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor!

"Jessica is so passionate about photography, not only does she take amazing pictures BUT she also makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her! She’s very professional but FUN!! I used her for my engagement photos and my wedding, beyond happy with her!

-Kailey & Garrett

she makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her!