Prior to #CelesteGetsHerWings, I skyped with Celeste once and I never spoke to Dylan. My social media stalking was fruitless because Celeste doesn’t have a FB account. They didn’t need an Attraction Session and so when I arrived at the Martin Family Farm to meet Celeste, I was completely floored by her humility and graciousness. She is genuinely amazing. Immediately, I was struck by her flawless beauty. Yet, as Celeste excitedly told me about where to meet Dylan (thanks Chloe for the directions!), I realized that her giving nature and thoughtfulness overshadow her physical radiance. True story. Then, when I arrived at the Wallace Trap Club, Dylan was in the midst of shooting. He paused briefly, to say hello and immediately asked if I wanted to shoot as well. That’s when I knew that Celeste and Dylan are perfect together. They are both so thoughtful and considerate of others. And I could only imagine how they would be with each other.
Celeste and Dylan’s wedding was focused on faith, hope and love. Faithfulness to each other. Hope for their future as one body. And love for family and friends. Even though the humidity felt like 1000% that day, Celeste and Dylan’s joyfulness never wavered. Seriously, it felt like Houston in the middle of a heatwave with a chance of rain. You Houstonians know what I am talking about! I’ve never sweated through my dress shirt so many different times throughout a day. I still can’t believe the wedding party didn’t make fun of me the entire time for my splotchy and disgusting shirt…
From quite possibly the most emotional father-daughter first look that I’ve ever witnessed, to quite possibly the sweetest faux bride-groom first look to an evening full of celebration, this wedding was storybook. Relationships like Celeste and Dylan’s are what I love about photographing weddings. They completely embody the concept of Love Never Fails and I continue to feel incredibly humbled to be their wedding photographer!
In Celeste’s words…
“If I could give Chris Hsieh and La Brisa Photography six stars out of five, I would certainly do so. Our photographs are unique and outstanding. Chris excelled at capturing every special moment throughout the day and managed to portray emotions in our photos that allow my husband and I to re-live the day each time we look at the pictures. Additionally, he set a schedule for the day that kept everything running smoothly and took a lot of pressure off my shoulders, which was priceless. Aside from his extremely high skill level, he truly felt like another member of the wedding party! He fit into the group with ease and was well-liked by everyone with whom he came into contact. He was hardworking, constantly shooting even on a day that had what I’m convinced was 110% humidity! Trusting our wedding photos into the capable hands of La Brisa was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day!”
In Dylan’s words…
“I could not more highly recommend Chris and La Brisa Photography for your wedding day! My wife and I have consistently marveled at the work Chris did on our special day. It simply wouldn’t have been the same without him! He wasn’t just a photographer, he was truly an added friend. He was always ten steps ahead of everyone else, getting the shots that no one else could have and managing to capture emotions in a way that has allow us to re-live the day each time we view the photos. Chris worked on overdrive the entire day, never lacking energy or excitement. He was the one who set our schedule and helped the day flow smoothly and kept my wife at ease. More than being an incredible photographer, he was an awesome guy to be around. My groomsmen, the bridesmaids, and the whole wedding party loved him and we felt like he was just one of the group! If you want unique, outstanding photos taken by a highly skilled and personable photographer, you want La Brisa!”
A huge thanks to Ashley Link Photography for shooting with me and contributing many of these beautiful images!
Thank you so much for trusting me with your awesomeness! I feel so blessed to be your photographer and I hope you still absolutely LOVE your images!
Celeste & Dylan’s Wedding Details and Vendors!
Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church – Covington, IN
Reception Venue: Crawfordsville Country Club – Crawfordsville, IN
Wedding Coordinator: Homestead Chic – West Lebanon, IN
DJ: Turn It Up Sound Productions – Crawfordsville, IN
Caterer: Crawfordsville Country Club – Crawfordsville, IN
Videographer: Kayla Bacon – West Lafayette, IN
Cake Designer: Dream Designs – Lafayette, IN
Dress Designer: Allure Bridal purchased at Chiffon in Lafayette, IN
Hair Stylist: Carrie Poer of Caribbean Connection – Covington, IN
Bridesmaid Hair Stylist: Kim Rayburn of Stylistics in Attica, IN
Makeup Artist: Morgan Myers of MoMichelle Makeup Artistry – Lafayette, IN
Shoe Designer: Nina Shoes
Florist: Wabash Valley Flower Shop – Covington, IN
Tuxedo Designer: Allure
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Allure Bridal
Shooting Range: Wallace Trap Club – Hillsboro, IN
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