May 4, 2023
what made k+r choose kap as their wedding photographer for their Fall wedding at D’Vine Grace Vineyard:
I started looking for just a style that I liked, and then the values of the person we chose were very important to us. I wanted to make sure we got someone that would know how to pose bodies of all shape and be comfortable with LBGTQ+ people. First I was drawn in by Kyrsten’s photography style – her editing was beautiful! I believe I first found her through referrals from the wedding planners and went to Instagram to check everything out but as we started talking to her we fell in love! She helped me get my shit together for our shoots and calmed my nerves.
what K+R said about being a kap couple:
“Kyrsten did an amazing job with our photos. We hired her for our engagement shoot, my bridal shoot, and our day of photos. I love that we had the same person do all the pictures so they are cohesive and it allowed us to get to know her better.
I never feel like I am photogenic or like I can pose correctly but Kyrsten helped with all of that, so I felt actually comfortable in front of the camera. On our actual wedding day, she was AMAZING at keeping us to our schedule and wrangling my crazy family into getting into position for their pictures.
Her work is absolutely amazing and you could not find a better person to capture your day!!”
k+r advice to wedding planning couples:
Get a wedding planner!
Have more bartenders than you may think is necessary.
Hire a less family friendly DJ.
favorite feature of k+r’s wedding at D’Vine Grace Vineyard:
The attention to detail that K+R (coughthegroomcough) put into each and every detail was top notch. There was no stone left unturned. They quite literally thought of everything. It was also personal to them as a couple and their love for good food, quality coffee, the Scottish whiskey tradition during their ceremony and elevated and modern reception details.
Their unexpected color scheme especially during Autumn. I get to photograph so many color schemes several times a year but I think this was my first time having green as the primary color. And, you know how I love a break from tradition especially during busy season. I especially loved the mix-matched green dresses and dark green ties.
Lastly, K+R themselves. They truly know how to make you feel like an old friend. We instantly connected during their engagement session (that you can see here!) so, on their wedding day they fully trusted my vision even when I told K to take off her shoes and run down the drive way of D’Vine Grace Vineyard.
D’Vine Grace Vineyard wedding photos:
a warm and sincere thanks to the vendor team…
Venue: D’Vine Grace Vineyard; McKinney, TX
Planner: Martinez Brown Events
Florist: Haute Poppies Floral
Hair + Makeup: Brite Beauty
Invitation Suite: Lola Louie Paperie
Cake: Crumb and Kettle
Doughnuts: Detour Doughnuts
Photographer: Kyrsten Ashlay Photography
Groom’s Suit: Indochino
Bride’s Gown: Gowns of Grace
Coffee Bar: Nightowl Coffee
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