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Y’all this wedding was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Kaitlyn and Chris’s Summer Wedding at Magnolia Halle was a complete blast. I am so fortunate I had the best seat in the house throughout the entire day, especially as these two tied the knot.

One thing that stood out to me on this particular wedding was the family and friends that surrounded Kaitlyn & Chris. Walking into this wedding day I was greeted with hellos and humor. My kind of people! There were moments of happy tears but enough humor to help keep your mascara from running down your face.

But seriously, these guys had me laughing throughout the entire day and into the night. (Y’all will need to see the photos throughout this post!)

These two absolutely adore each other to pieces and it’s precious!! This wedding was so much more than just a love story but a beautiful friendship that built the foundation of their relationship and start of their family. Their laughs and actions together just say it all.

Also Aiden, Kaitlyn’s 9 year old son was Chris’s best man. Nothing made my heart melt more than to see Aiden be part of the entire wedding. I adored this kid!! From being a best man to helping cut the cake, Aiden was by their side.

Magnolia Halle was the perfect venue for Kaitlyn and Chris’s Summer Wedding Day. It had both the outdoor vibe of being in nature (even with being right in the middle of San Antonio) and then a reception area that provided a rustic yet inviting atmosphere for all guests. The Iron Chandeliers ahhh are just beyond gorgeous!! Weddings here are always gorgeous and the food is beyond delicious!! Take one bite and it’s contents are heaven! If you ever get a chance to head over to The Magnolia Pancake Haus next door to the venue, the food is SOOOO GOOOD!!

Vendors:

Venue: Magnolia Halle

Catering: Magnolia Halle & Magnolia Pancake Haus

Bartending & Signature Cocktails: Magnolia Halle

Florist: H-E-B Blooms

Cake & Cupcakes: Meemo’s Bakery

Bridal Gown Designer: Justin Alexander

Bridal Gown Shop: Olivia Grace Bridal

Minister: Texas Wedding Ministers

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Invitations: Shutterfly

Kaitlyn’s grandmother had the sweetest reaction!

One of the sweetest bridal parties! Loved these guys! Also, these “HOME / #happilyeverhosner” shirts make their reappearance at the reception, you’ll want to see this at the end it was such a neat photo!

Mom putting on Kaitlyn’s grandmother’s pearls.

Seriously, WOW! Stunning!! I loved the detailing of this gown, it was as if it were just made for Kaitlyn!
PRECIOUS!!

Chris and his groomsmen! Yes, we do take formals but when the guys do this… honey, you just go with it. These guys were so neat, when I spoke with them most knew Chris through his service in the Marines Corps. Grateful for each of the and their service to our country!

The best man, totally made my heart melt! Aiden, Kaitlyn and Chris’s son, just tugged at my heart strings isn’t he just the sweetest?!

Looking sharp!

While Chris was away at training, Kaitlyn wrote letters to him everyday in a notebook she kept. I can only imagine the sweetest words and affirmation that filled the pages of this notebook. One thing for sure Chris couldn’t put it down.

Daddy & Daughter reveals are the best!
The start of “please don’t make me cry” and a mother leading her daughter down part of the aisle.

Favorite moment, Aiden tugs on Chris to tell him to turn around to see his mom.

Yes, we were all crying.

Tears were soon interrupted by the BEST use of a movie quote at a wedding.

If you’re a 90s kid, you’ll totally recognize this and crackup like I did. Texas Wedding Ministers knocked this one out of the park. Also, this was a complete surprise to Chris.

Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam…

And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva…

 So tweasure your wuv.

The Princess Bride

YAY!!!

I love burgundy with navy!! Ahh so gorgeous!!
When you’re couple busts out the shades… YES!!
(Just cue all the sweet tears!)
Such a proud son!
Can y’all believe that we are right in the middle of San Antonio? Love it here!
I am forever obsessed with this veil!
This was at the end of June, we were sweating profusely but I encouraged them to hang on! And it was well worth it! These are the most important portraits from your wedding that you will treasure forever.
I have no words! BEAUTIFUL!!
Cheers!!
These guys raised wine and whiskey for their shoe game! Cheers!
The party at this wedding was happening!

The best family portrait of the night! Matching shirts and Cheers to the Hosners! Followed by epic dancing at this reception!

If you play Piano Man at your wedding, this group dance is a must!
Turns out Grandpa can bust a move!
Line dancing and lip syncing… it doesn’t get better than that… wait nope, it does.
That one Uncle that loves to Dance + a free t-shirt = AWESOME
Private mini night sessions during the reception are a new favorite for our couples. Perfect for escaping the party and sneaking in a few kisses.

When you’re sparkler exit is amazing… and everyone begins to sing the National Anthem at the top of their lungs! I couldn’t breathe!

“Man these sparklers are still going?”

Sparkler kisses and sparkler international Facetime photos!

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  1. Colleen Harris says:

    Jessica – I cannot even begin to tell you how much we love the pictures from Kaitlyn and Chris’ wedding. Start to finish, you’re creativity, professionalism and great personality reassured us we were in good hands! I would recommend you and your team to anyone in search of a talented photographer. Thank you again! Colleen (mother of the bride 😍)

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"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

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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.

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"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!