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I always have a hard time starting off these blog posts because I’m just so excited and there’s so much I don’t even know where to start! With Mallory and Josh, this started back in 2019 when I met them at Starbucks in Richmond, VA for a first meeting. We hit it off and I photographed their engagement session in Old Town Alexandria in the fall of 2019 while we waited eagerly for their March 2020 wedding in Washington DC.

It was mid-March, I was a little over halfway in my pregnancy and Mallory & Josh were just a couple weeks out from their wedding day. The pandemic had recently arrived in the US and we were so unsure of what was happening except things were happening rather quickly. In just a matter of days, their guest count shrunk in size until Washington DC forced almost everything to shut down, effectively forcing a postponement of their wedding. 

BUT they decided to go ahead on their original date and get married at the DC War Memorial where it was just Mallory, Josh and I as they exchanged their vows and got married! We went up and down the National Mall enjoying the cherry blossoms and the last few days of freedom before Virginia mandated a stay-at-home order literally three days after their wedding day.

Since they had to postpone their Washington DC wedding, they found a new date, a new venue and pivoted their wedding day to Agave Estates in Katy, Texas! They asked if I could travel to Texas to photograph their wedding and of course my answer was YES! 

Keeping an eye on current events, and keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that another postponement didn’t have to happen, October finally came and we met in Texas for their beautiful wedding day (again!)

And boy, was I BLOWN AWAY by how incredibly gorgeous their wedding day was! Agave Estates is nothing like what we have in Virginia and I felt like I had landed in Spain and was spending the day at a Spanish villa. 

Their Agave Estates wedding was completely different from what their DC wedding would’ve been like but it was so beautiful and a million times better than I ever imagined! 

Mallory wore her gorgeous Madison James dress (and FABULOUS Jimmy Choos) again but switched up her hairstyle and makeup, and Josh still looked as handsome as ever in his navy blue suit. 

It was a close knit family affair with Josh’s and Mallory’s sisters in the bridal party and getting to meet and know their families was so lovely. It was so evident how loved they both are by both sides of the family.

I have SO many favorites from their wedding day, it was so hard to narrow it down but here is my best attempt to narrow it down and please enjoy the highlights from their beautiful wedding day at Agave Estates in Katy, TX!

And that’s a wrap! So thankful I was able to have captured so many of their important moments like their engagement session, their stunningly beautiful Washington DC elopement and now their incredible Texas wedding at Agave Estates.

If you liked this, you might love:

Mallory & Josh | A Spring Washington DC Elopement

Mallory & Josh | An Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session

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Mallory & Josh | An Agave Estates Wedding in Katy, TX

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