Ren + Jessica

He loved her for everything she was and would be…

The day had finally arrived, the girl that God intended for him was sharing giggles and remembering cute memories with her bridesmaids in the other room. They had prepared for this day that would forever start a new journey of many new things for them. Ren & Jessica would share vows and commit to a lifetime of serving one another in love, hope, adventure, struggles and laughter.

And it rained and poured all day. What should have been an outside wedding was now an inside wedding and although it was not what was planned, they made the best of it and focused on what had brought this day together from the beginning. One another.

Their love story started off with the best of the best of intentions..friendship. They were the best of friends and that friendship sparked many new feelings that led to a hot air balloon ride, a hike around a valley with a huge desert below and Ren asking Jessica to be his forever bride.

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Cheers to the bride!

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Bridesmaids.

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That Dress!!

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One broken hanger, up and down a ladder several times..it was done!

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A bride after my own heart…Toms are the bomb..Boom!!

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Her bridesmaids, three came in from Arizona, one came in from Virginia..couldn’t be surrounded by better ladies!


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Hi Ren.

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Final moments before seeing his bride!

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Into the dress she went…

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 “Y’all love Jesus?” “We love Jesus!” Had to have been there I guess. One of my favorite moments before the wedding.

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& my heart stopped and the tears flowed.

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My Favorite!

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Their Love…SWOON!

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Remember that Hot Air Balloon…Cute little detail on the cake…psst. this cake was made by a senior in high school…RAD!!

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Grooms Cake!

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The white paint represented God, Navy represented Ren & Tiffany Blue represented Jessica!

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First kiss as Mr & Mrs.

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First Dance!

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Father/daughter moment..gets me every time!

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They danced to a Star Wars sound track, could they be any cooler??

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& off they went…

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Hair ♦ Silverbox Secrets
Makeup ♦ Silverbox Secrets
Florist ♦ Betty Smith, Tubbs Flowers
Ceremony ♦ Brazos Springs Events
Venue ♦ Brazos Springs Events
Brides Cake ♦ Jacci Pinson
Grooms Cake ♦ Kari’s Custom Cake
Dress ♦ Mori Lee from
I do the dress I do boutique
Bridesmaids dresses ♦ David’s Bridal
Tuxedo Manufacturer ♦ Men’s Warehouse

their grooves
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First dance • I Don’t Dance, Lee Brice
Father/daughter •
I Loved Her First, Heartland
Mother/Son •
Across the Stars from Star Wars, sound track

Jessica + Ren

Most memorable moment?
Jessica: Getting to talk just the two of us during our first dance.

Any advice for future bride & grooms?
No matter how much planning, the day is going to feel a little like a roller coaster. Let go of the small things and enjoy the bigger picture.

A funny?
Jessica: When we began our unity ceremony of pouring paints to blend on a canvas the officiant gave a beautiful introduction. Then on the count of three we started to pour the paints. After a few seconds of squeezing bottles and no paint, we quickly realized no one had cut the tops off the bottles. Small details are easy to miss in the chaos of planning! 

Honeymoon?
Disney world parks, Orlando Florida

♥Cheers,
Marissa Simon

Justo + Synthia {Maternity}

I met Synthia when I started on what seems like a forever journey of getting my Masters degree, she is a sweet sole and a constant reminder of genuine kindness. Baby Justo is loved by so many and his parents and family can not wait for his arrival come early April. 

                      

Marissa Simon Photography 

Blake & Lauren 

I went up to Colorado with the intent to carry out some homework given to me by a mentor. It was simply to get beautiful people in front of my camera, practice and learn. I remembered Lauren from a while back, I remember her eyes, plus to be that kind of beautiful, it’s hard to forget a face like hers. At the time I can remember wanting to ask if she would ever want to model for a fun shoot, but I was too scared to ask. So maybe a year if not more, it happened. Not only her, but her more than willing husband joined!  

Married couples are my favorite, especially parents. I get to whisk them away from life that can at times seem so busy, always on the go and very little to no time to really have that time with the one that you embarked on such a beautiful journey with. It allows me to capture their cute flirtatious interactions, their sweet embraces and that sweet love that brings out the soft spoken whispers amongst one another. It is during those moments that I wish to capture and hold it in time just so that they can see what I see. It is here that I know and have witnessed all forms of love that makes people and their relationships unique unlike any other relationship and it is there that not one way to love is better than another, but just magically beautiful. This is my favorite. Blake and Lauren, your love for one another is inspiring. Your story is beautiful.  

                  Those eyes..wowzers!

Bill + Droxine {Engaged}

So imagine shooting a wedding and in the process of getting shots of the people who attended, you come across this couple. They stand out and you can’t stop starring.. So then because you are awesomely awkward you ask them, “by any chance would y’all be interested in getting in front of my camera, just because?” So the night continues, this couple—> Bill & Droxine, tear up the dance floor then after, get your information and say they will be contacting you to shoot their wedding in the summer. SCORE! 

Bill & Droxine, made it so easy. Their love radiates and the way Bill held Droxine, kissed her sweetly and you just know this man would follow her to the end of the Earth. Ahhh, to witness that kind of love…makes my job..magic!







Javi + Yvonne {Married}

When I first took the leap to set out on this journey of capturing beauty, light and love, I was quite unaware of all the beautiful moments I truly would get to share in. Yvonne was sent to me by a beautiful friend and by far one of the sweetest gems I had ever met. On the day of her wedding, she was calm and collected. Her mom was super cute in making sure everyone was taken care of and her dad was all to sweet to make sure that I had everything I needed. Let me just say, when your brides family and friends welcome you as their own and when your bride trust you to know what you are doing to capture her day…holy nelly, it makes a world of awesomeness!!