Alicia was all for having her bridal session at Strawberry Pines—the wedding venue she’d be tying the knot at on April 1st. But, there was no fun and games here, people. Alicia brought her A game and nailed. down. this. session. Every bit of it… from the tiny little details of her wedding dress and accessories to the grand, sweeping sunset images of the horizon we grabbed at the end of her portrait session. Alicia made for a stunning bride, and it was my pleasure to capture these artistic and masterful portraits of her. My hope is that one day Alicia’s future descendants—great-great grandchildren, great-great nieces and nephews, great 4th cousins twice removed (or however the family tree goes), will know Alicia’s beyond beautiful face by looking at the images we made on this day. For it is mostly wishes like this that I do my job (and I LOVE job!). 

Bridal Session from Strawberry Pines

I love when I finally get to share the bridal portrait session! Alicia and I started in the bridal suite at Strawberry Pines. We made some very simple, yet romantic images…

and then tried to do some in-camera trickery and made some more complex portraits. 

It’s a special time in life—the planning and anticipation of your wedding day. From the moment you say yes to the dress, to the big day itself, that experience leading up to your wedding day can be filled with joy, excitement, and a few nerves. A bridal session provides the perfect opportunity for you to celebrate your special day and to capture timeless memories. Bridal sessions let you test drive the dress, and give you a chance to feel beautiful, relaxed, and a little bit like royalty! 


Bridal portrait sessions are a special time to capture the joy, anticipation, and beauty of your wedding day. Strawberry Pines is a wedding venue that offers the perfect spot for just that.

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About Ata-Girl

I am a San Antonio-based wedding photographer and I cater to outdoor-loving couples who prefer to have all the realness captured on their wedding days. I am the wedding photographer for the outdoor adventurers, the romantics, the laid-back, the snugglers, and those who wish to capture all their realness.

I am absolutely in love with capturing the kinds of weddings where there are more hugs than handshakes, the dance floor rumbles all night long, and chairs are pretty much rendered useless after dinner. Whiskey bottles are passed around, most of the wedding party has been best-best friends since kindergarten, Grams is likely to lose her shoes and your partner is much more emotional than you are. These kinds of weddings are my jam!

You can always call or text, but if you really want to get to know me, schedule a meetup!

I started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. I enjoy documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I love being a part of people’s journeys and consider myself privileged to document their legacies.

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I am a published author (purchase my book here), a podcast host (listen here) (watch here) and a WPPI-C certified professional, full-time wedding photographer. I specialize in a 10-day image delivery, same-day prints, same-day slideshows, Italian handcrafted wedding albums and I have a mobile meeting space.

When I’m not behind my camera, you can find me hiking, cycling, backpacking, camping, enjoying water sports, listening to music (Elvis and Prince), hunting for arrowheads, reading audiobooks, occasionally eating a few glazed donuts (my only weakness to sweets) and then re-starting my keto diet about every 10 days. The most important things in life are for me to see my two daughters happy and to create a family history my grandparents and grandchildren would be proud of.