February 11, 2013

Amber & Kenley ~ Salt Lick, Driftwood Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

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Our clients know that I try my best to be at the wedding ceremony rehearsal the night before. Taking the time to get to meet and know all the VIPs who matter the most to the bride and groom is just a real treat and makes a huge, positive difference in how we shoot a wedding. But a few days before their wedding, Amber asked me if I wouldn’t mind shooting their rehearsal dinner instead.

Salt Lick bbq? Sure, why not. Oh, about an hour before sunset? And blue hour? Whoa, yes.

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The following was handheld at 1/25, not braced with anything. And I drink lots of coffee. Sure some people can go as low as 1/6 but hey, I thought it was good!Gathering of family and friends for wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick barbecue Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyFamily at a wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick barbecue Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyAmbience of the Salt Lick ~ wedding rehearsal dinner  ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyDriftwood Winery interior ~ Driftwood Winery photographer  ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photographywedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick barbecue Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographySalt Lick restaurant sign ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography

Meet the pit and the masters of said pit.Salt Lick BBQ pit masters ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography

Meet meat.The pit ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography

And meat.Pit master slices brisket at the Salt Lick restaurant driftwood ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography

And mmmmmmmeat.Pit master slices brisket at the Salt Lick restaurant driftwood ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography

Random fan for texture!Fan to help cool off the interior of the Salt Lick BBQ Restaurant ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyFun conversation at Amber and Kenley's rehearsal dinner ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography

Side note: our family was saddened by the news that Trader Joe’s isn’t opening this year after all and we have to wait until 2014. Some of you will understand our mourning. I don’t drink wine but if I did, I’d probably have Two Buck Chuck.Trader Joe's wine, BYOB at Amber and Kenley's rehearsal dinner ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyLone Star Beer BYOB wedding rehearsal dinner ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography

If you ever eat at Salt Lick, I caution you: the family style is AMAZING. So amazing that I ate so much I was doubled over in pain for at least an hour afterwards. It was so, so good that I couldn’t stop.Rehearsal dinner menu ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photographyrehearsal-116rehearsal-117party in reflection ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick bbq restaurant driftwood tx ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan PhotographyWedding rehearsal dinner ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick bbq restaurant driftwood tx ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photographyexterior of Salt Lick Restaurant ~ wedding rehearsal dinner at Salt Lick restaurant Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographer ~ Mercedes Morgan Photography

Thanks for asking me to do this for you, Amber. I really enjoyed getting to meet your family and friends.

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Edith : 15:52 February 11, 2013
I just loved the reflection pic of the table! oh and by the way... I am hungry all of a sudden for mmmmmmmeat!
Tyler : 19:19 February 11, 2013
low light goodness. rad.
sachin : 20:42 February 11, 2013
Great perspectives!
Annie : 23:40 February 11, 2013
You really captured the warm, inviting atmosphere in these images. Great work! :D
Mary Sylvia : 01:25 February 12, 2013
Oh wow, good job on the handheld shot at 1/25, I'm pretty sure there's no way I could have held it steady!
Nick : 06:01 February 12, 2013
Nice work! And wow - that meat had me salivating. Looks like it should be a great wedding!
Sara : 06:21 February 12, 2013
Yummmmm, the food looks soooo good. Photos look wonderful!
Jean : 08:13 February 12, 2013
Well, my mouth is watering, now. This looks like such a fun, down to earth group! Beautiful work with the low light!
Mark Kalkwarf : 08:37 February 12, 2013
Beautiful moments captured. The lighting looked quite tricky but you have done a brilliant job. Very well done.
Avelaine : 16:19 February 12, 2013
What a perfect evening! Beautiful photos. Beautiful BBQ. Drool.
Kelsie Taylor : 02:50 February 13, 2013
great candid work, mercedes!
brie : 01:54 February 14, 2013
Such a beautiful set, everything looks so inviting.
Stefan Hellberg : 12:34 February 18, 2013
Looks like a great and relaxed party. Well captured!
Amber & Kenley's Chapel Dulcinea Wedding and Trattoria Lisina Reception : 22:09 February 20, 2013
[...] decided to host a fun weekend for their closest family and friends here in Austin that began with rehearsal dinner at the Salt Lick. The wedding was at Chapel Dulcinea followed by a reception dinner at Trattoria Lisina in [...]
Derek Martinez : 23:37 April 1, 2013
You captured the rehearsal and vibe beautifully, nicely done!

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