Maddy + Chris | AUSTIN WEDDING

July 15, 2013

Maddy and Chris are a couple after my own heart. They are in a long distance relationship, which is especially hard between a Canadian and American. Making a simple phone call is hard due to international fees, going through customs is a pain, and the weekend when people go out can be lonely. But they endured for years, even spent a year living in Australia together, because when you meet the person you were meant to be with, it can be so easy. Those airport hellos are amazing, going out on the weekends, even to a hole in the wall place can feel like the greatest of triumphs. Life is feels whole.

As someone who is in a long distance relationship, those scenarios are all too real to me. I was so happy to document Maddy and Chris’s day because there is an amazing ending, a day where you bring your closest families and friends together and you celebrate all that is you. There was so much joy and happiness throughout the day and lots of laughing. I think the best moment of the day was watching Maddy and her mom walk down the aisle, you just know that their bond is strong, even though Maddy is in Canada. I know Maddy and Chris are happy in Vancouver, having a Japadog for me :).

Wedding Planner: The Simplifers

Catering: Royal Fig Catering

Wedding Cake: Walton’s Fancy & Staple

DJ: Texas Professional Disc Jockey

Videographers: The Wedding Theater

Florist: Rosehip Flora

Make Up: Urban Betty

Hair Stylist: Blo Dry Bar









What can I say? Sam captures pure, utter magic on film!! Thank you for being so easy to work with. Dani and the team were honored to be their wedding planner and love, loved working with you and your team!

Sick first dance shots bro! Love the story you captured!

I can’t get enough of this gorgeous wedding!!! You did an EPIC job!! 😀

Really beautiful, talk about getting to the heart of this wedding and showing off all the emotion involved. You killed it.

absolutely beautiful sam! love LOVE the portrait of the two of them between those gorgeous trees

man does he have a killer curly moustache. fantastic coverage.

Soooo good. I love the unique perspectives like the aerial view with the chandelier.

I love the way you tell the story. good job

Gorgeous wedding and couple! Especially love the groom putting his jacket on, the emotional aisle walk, and all the TX/Canada paraphernalia 🙂

Sam, you never cease to amaze me. These are just so wonderful. The shot of her and her mum walking down the aisle gets me everytime. Your attention to detail, your creativity, it’s inspiring. Such a beautiful day you documented 🙂

Love this, Sam! You did a fab job. And, really, who could be more perfect at shooting this than YOU!?

Awesome job! So funny the girl who did make up is my hair stylist and I also know the band!