Altar Ego Weddings ~ Austin Business Portraits

Austin Business Portraits for Altar Ego Wedding Planners’ Austin Team

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It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to get to photograph business headshots for these amazing ladies, Jen, Jen and Jenna.

These ladies are the Austin contingent of Altar Ego Weddings, a premier wedding planning and coordinating company operating in Austin, Hill Country and Dallas/Ft. Worth areas. Their goal is to make sure that a bride and groom have a stress-free wedding planning process. Having seen and experienced being a part of an Altar Ego wedding team, I can honestly say that this is so true! True not only for the couple, but for the rest of the vendor team as well.

I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about each of the team.

Jennifer Ashford is the core of Altar Ego Weddings. We met over coffee after she and her family moved to Austin from DFW. It’s kinda hard not to like someone if you get to meet them over coffee, at least I think so. I’ve since had the pleasure of photographing her family each year (headshots for her husband, too!) and getting to see their boys grow up like weeds.

Jen is a bottomless source of energy and ideas with a decade of experience in wedding planning and coordinating. Beyond that considerable experience, she has the designation of Certified Wedding Planner through AACWP and is one of their mentors and instructors. As if that wasn’t enough, she serves on their board of directors. Clearly, Jen knows her way around a wedding, pretty much any style of wedding. When asked what kind of weddings she and her Altar Ego team specializes in, Jen says “all of them!” The idea is that each couple is absolutely different and the goal is to come along side them and help their vision come to fruition. Jen’s planning skills and great vendor relations means clients will relish their wedding planning experience.

Fun fact about Jen: she loves to quilt. Like finished quilts. I have always wanted to do that!

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Jenna (in the ruby red dress), brings a ton of experience in event planning to the Altar Ego table. She has a background in planning and coordinating everything from state conferences, annual meetings, and holiday parties. While working on these events and continuing to develop her skills, Jenna realized she had a special passion for planning and coordinating weddings. Seriously, though, who wouldn’t love to help amazing couples see their vision come to life? Jenna is also has the designation of Trained Wedding Planner through AACWP to go along with her Bachelor of Communications from UT.

Fun fact about Jenna: she has a puppy named Chloe that she rescued through Austin Pets Alive while she was in college.

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Jen K. (in the orange dress) is a unique creative individual who adds a lot of talent to the Altar Ego Austin team. Unique in that she’s one of those creative folks who not only loves color, making lovely things and other artistic pursuits, but she also loves spreadsheets and timelines and all things organizational. She has a BFA from University of North Texas in graphic design. That means she brings a ton of skill to the team: she not only does amazing calligraphy, she also has experience with videography. Jen K. has a real laid-back vibe and wants each couple she works with to know: “no stress allowed!”

Fun fact about Jen K.: she owns a cat named Helveticat, named after the documentary. That is my favorite everything! I love cats, love that documentary the most!

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Yay! I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting this amazing team. Having worked with Jen before, I can’t wait for the opportunity to work with Jen K and Jenna in the future.

If you or someone you know has a small business that needs branding imagery and new business portraits, please get in touch. I’d love to get to know you, what you offer your clients and share your story in real, lovely pictures.

43 thoughts on “Altar Ego Weddings ~ Austin Business Portraits

  1. A Hagood said:

    Looks like a fun team, and their names are killing me! 😀

  2. Helveticat hehehehe. They look gorgeous!! I love what you did for them.

  3. I bet they have lots of fun at work 🙂 Gorgeous images!

  4. mercedes said:

    Thanks, Laura! They’re awesome people and I know you’re right about the fun at work part!

  5. mercedes said:

    Thank youuuu!

  6. mercedes said:

    Thanks! And yeah, the names! 😀

  7. Justin Ashford said:

    Excellent article. Thanks for writing about Jen and Altar Ego Weddings on your blog. And the pics are fabulous, as usual!

  8. mercedes said:

    Thanks, Justin! It doesn’t hurt to work with real, lovely people!

  9. How cute that they have such similar / same names! Great portraits. 🙂

  10. Elizabeth Weitz said:

    I love the vibrant colors here. Such a great collections of images for their headshots. Great work!

  11. the lighting in these is gorgeous! these photos are so beautiful!

  12. Great Austin business portraits. I’m hope they love them!

  13. Aida said:

    Super portraits! You did a great job 🙂

  14. mercedes said:

    So cute, right? I love it! It’s just one of their distinctives. And thanks for the blog love!

  15. mercedes said:

    Thanks so much for your kind words! They’re vibrant people.

  16. mercedes said:

    Thanks so much for your kind words, Amanda!

  17. mercedes said:

    Thanks for that, Kira!

  18. mercedes said:

    Thanks so much Aida!

  19. Amy Griffiths said:

    You can tell you got some kick ass boss ladies right here! I love how their colours perfectly complement each other!

  20. Alissa said:

    This looks like such a fun group and such great photos!

  21. Great photo session . Great pictures

  22. mercedes said:

    Thanks so much! They thought of everything. Because: planners 😉

  23. mercedes said:

    They’re a wonderfully fun group! Thanks for the sweet comments.

  24. mercedes said:


  25. Stephanie Sugaski said:

    These are awesome Austin business portraits. I love the colors they all wore!

  26. mercedes said:

    Thank you!

  27. Kelly Tasker said:

    This light is crazy good! Good looking ladies!

  28. Jessica V said:

    What fun business shots!

  29. What beautiful headshots! Such pretty ladies!

  30. That looks fun! love the color of their dresses. Love your work!

  31. mercedes said:

    Thank you, Jessica! And they are 🙂

  32. mercedes said:

    Thanks, Jessica 🙂

  33. mercedes said:

    Thank you, Valerie!

  34. mercedes said:

    The dresses were their idea. Thank you Ashley 🙂

  35. Jenny Roth said:

    These ladies shine with sass and competence. Great business photos!

  36. Emily Moore said:

    What a lovely group of ladies! These headshots are just gorgeous — I know they must have been very pleased! Beautiful work!

  37. Alyssa said:

    i love the colors in these! they are going to get so much business from these beautiful shots!

  38. Looks like a fun group of ladies

  39. Tiara said:

    What a fun group of women for a fun shoot! They are absolutely gorgeous with some killer smiles and seem to have big/fun personalities! <3

  40. Sharee Davenport said:

    Oh my goodness, I love the way they coordinated their outfits. What a lovely group of lady entrepreneurs!

  41. Nicole pettit said:

    They are gorgeous! And so is this light!

  42. Brittany Slaughter said:

    Oh these are such awesome portraits! What a great lookin team!

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