I'm Jessica, the owner of Under the Sun Photography, most days you can catch me chasing my lil son on our family's homestead and fixing up a meal that'll stick to more than your bones., along with baby goats by my side. I love everything about my rural South Texas, our heritage and way of life makes it one of the best places to live, raise a family, and practice photography. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and feel free to scroll through my blog. Mi casa es su casa. 

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Kaitlyn & Chris’s Summer Wedding at Magnolia Halle |San Antonio, TX


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!!


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!

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


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!!
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 😍)