Wedding Photography

Lauren & Dante, The Reception – The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

Can You Believe These Shoes?


Part 2 of yesterday’s post, the reception photos from Lauren & Danté’s wedding! (Be sure to check out the shots of the Ceremony and read about how we ended up photographing their wedding at the last minute!) In the photograph above, the guys asked me specifically to get a shot of their shoes. When I met with Lauren & her mom after the wedding, I asked her why. She explained that Danté had promised the guys that they were going to have nice shoes, nothing shiny and no fake alligator skin look. In the end, they ended up with shiny shoes that had fake alligator – both things combined!

First Dance First Dance

The Exchange

Dante hugging Gary, Lauren’s father, before leaving the dance floor and the start of the Father/Daughter Dance.

End of the Song


Dante dancing with his mother, as Lauren hugs her mother in the background.

The Band

The band, photograph taken by Elaine.

Band Leader

Sing It!

I don’t remember now what they were singing, but somehow the flowergirl ended up on stage dancing along with the band!

Bringing Her Off the Stage

Photograph taken by Elaine.

Cutting the Cake



Grandfather of the Bride

Lauren’s grandfather, sharing the story of how Danté proposed to Lauren in Chicago in 2006 – NOT at the Cubs game, as he thought was going to happen! This photograph and the one below were both taken by Elaine.

Singing to his Bride


Ladies Night

How We Made it There

Dan, our connection that brought us in at the last minute to the wedding, is the groomsman on the right in this photo. Dan, you ROCK!

Get Down!
Photograph taken by Elaine.

Calling Them Out

Getting Ready to Throw

The Throw

Spinning to See Everyone

I love this one! Probably one of my most favorite action shots ever! Lauren hadn’t told anyone that her throw bouquet was actually several individual flower stems. Right before she threw the bouquet, she took off the ribbon holding it together. As she threw it, it went several different directions, catching everyone off guard! She quickly spun around so she could see what happened!

The Catch
Elaine’s view of the everyone catching the bridal bouquet!

The Surprise

Going In for the Garter

Action Shot!

The Bow

She wasn’t posing for this – she was talking with someone, and I loved the graceful way she was standing there and the beauty of that bow!

The details:
Church: The Woodlands United Methodist Church, Coordinator: Sue Pagel
Reception: Shell Learning Center at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, Coordinator: Jennifer Wright
Flowers: The Blooming Idea of The Woodlands, Contact: Mary McCarthy
Cake: The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center
Dress: Watters Brides, purchased at Ventura’s Bridal
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair: Amine’s Coiffures, stylist: Kevin Matta
Makeup: L’Avantage

By Christine

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2 replies on “Lauren & Dante, The Reception – The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center”

Christine – lovely pictures! They are just so great! And I love how you gave details of where the wedding was held and who did make up, dresses, tuxes! What a great idea! Good job to you and Elaine!

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