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When Alyssa and Beau first contacted me, I remember being so floored that they were going to elope in the middle of a lake. Yes, you read that right, in the middle of a lake. They spent several hours riding in a boat around Caddo Lake, in search of the perfect place to hold their elopement. When they both saw a sand bank on an island, they knew it was the perfect spot for them. I remember hearing Beau recollect to Alyssa that all that mattered on their wedding day was that they were together, that traditions, big dresses and churches didn’t matter at all. They were going to go on this adventure together.

The day was a relaxed day, with Alyssa gathering flowers in the morning with her flower girls for the bouquet and boutonniere. She looked amazing in her Free People dress. The day was filled with anticipation as Beau and waited to see each other before they eloped in Caddo Lake.

Once you go riding backwards in a small boat, speeding your way to their ceremony, trying your damndest to keep balance and not to fall off, there’s a certain euphoric excitement I have never ever felt in my life. I had no idea that swamp land like this even existed in Texas. I am so grateful to experience this wonderful adventure with Alyssa and Beau with their family. Thank you so much and I hope you enjoy their story as much as I have had documenting it.
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  • Briana Purser - SAM! These are so good!!! It warms my heart that you were able to capture this moment in time so beautifully for them. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Elissa - This is pretty gosh-darn amazing. I love everything about this and I could feel the intimacy through the photos! Gorgeous :)ReplyCancel

  • kristi wright - This is what every wedding should be like. Great job, Sam!ReplyCancel

  • nathan - oh sam. It’s so so so so so so so good. So. Good.ReplyCancel

  • Khanh Nguyen - Dude where is this amazing place. Awesome pics!ReplyCancel

When Van asked if Sophie, their dachshund, could come to their engagement session, I said “are you freaking kidding me, of course she can.” I have never had a dog growing up, and I live with three cats, so my dog exposure has only been visiting people, and their dogs jumping on me. This totally changed when I met my fiancée, who has the most adorable mini schnauzer named Schroeder. I am so on board with dogs, and Sophie was so easy to love, some would say she stole the show.

Van and Joe have been together for 8 glorious years and will finally tie the knot in November, in an amazing museum in Houston. I cannot wait to be there and celebrate the day with their loved ones!

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