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Rachael & Steward – A Spring Wedding in East Texas


April 17, 2015


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Bride on the steps of the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center

Katie’s Bridal Session at the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, GA was the perfect way to end 2020. We met on what was one of the nicest December days I’ve ever experienced – with temperatures in the high sixties, it was incredibly warm & pleasant, even for a city that has […]



Last month I had the privilege of both capturing and standing alongside my sister Rachael as she married Steward in Wills Point, Texas. It was a whirlwind 4 days of driving half-way across the country, seeing family and old friends, being a bridesmaid and also capturing Rachael’s day both on film and with digital. Rachael, you are stunning inside and out. I’m so happy for you & Steward! And Steward, welcome to the family! We are so glad to have you! I’d also like to say a big Thank You to Andria Shepard (and Aslan) who helped photograph the day! Below are some of my favorite captures from the day! Enjoy!

Subi Chacko did an amazing job on Rachael’s makeup and my other sister Sarah did an awesome job on Rachael’s hair!

Pretty obsessed with this black and white film image of Mom helping Rachael with her necklace… Film for the win!

One of my favorites – doesn’t Rachael look beautiful?!

Sisters are the best – love Rachael & Sarah cracking up together here! These two have always kept our family laughing!

Loved grabbing a few shots of Rachael with Eden and Sarah! Afterwards, Andria grabbed some of all of us girls together (below)!

Loved the beautiful florals created by Bittie Moeller! This film image of the bridesmaid bouquet is another of my favorites!

I’m so glad the rain held off so we could take some lovely Bridal portraits of Rachael prior to the Ceremony. I love the way film captured the texture of her gown and the color of her amazing bouquet!

Steward and the Groomsmen clean up nicely too, don’t they? Thank you Andria for grabbing shots of the guys while I was with Rachael and the girls! Side note – the guys on the ends are my two brothers! 🙂

These are a few of my favorite images that Andria captured of the Ceremony! I love these angles of Rachael and Steward as they exchanged vows.

After the Ceremony, we headed back outside for photos of the newlyweds! This is one of my favorite film images of the new Mr. & Mrs.!

I love when Rachael & Steward laugh together! 🙂 After portraits of the couple, it was time to head back inside for the reception!

Congrats, Rachael & Steward! We wish you both all the best!

A big Thank You to all those to helped make Rachael & Steward’s day amazing!

Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Sandy Laskie | Second Photographer: Andria Shepard | Florist: Bittie Moeller | Decor: Subi Chacko & Sarah Glass | Cake: Lesa Dick | Hair Stylist: Sarah Cox | Makeup: Subi Chacko | Catering: Krysten Bernetich and Brenda Selay | Ceremony Vocalist: Jessieka Matthews | Ceremony Guitarist: Thomas Sluberski |

  1. Lauren Carnes says:

    How sweet is your family! So lovely! Loving your film!

    • Carrie Joy Osborne says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Lauren! I love my family; I’m so blessed! And yes, film is awesome! I’ve really been loving shooting it lately! 🙂 Thanks for your comment, sweet friend!

  2. Dorinda Beeley says:

    Love, love, love! Thanks, Carrie Joy, for sharing these here! So fun to see the joys of the day!

    • Carrie Joy Osborne says:

      Hi, Dorinda! Thank you so much! It’s was a joyful day for sure! Hope you are doing well! 🙂 Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

  3. Katie Snyder says:

    Love the colors of the flowers and you all looked gorgeous! xoxo

    • Carrie Joy Osborne says:

      Thank you so much, Katie! I loved the flowers Rachael picked out! They were gorgeous! And thank you; it was really fun to be a part of her special day! Thank you for your comment, friend! 🙂

  4. Lindsay says:

    Wow, your photos are amazing, Carrie Joy!!! I am missing Rachael and your family so much today. I never did get to see these before, and I’m so glad I found them! Love you all!!!!

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