First off, congratulations! You are probably a bit overwhelmed at this point. Planning a wedding is a big deal. We understand the stress you are feeling, especially with COVID restrictions on venues and restaurants. As a result of these COVID-19 restrictions, many couples have had to revisit their original plans and rescheduled their wedding dates.
For couples embracing an alternative wedding style, some brides and grooms have chosen to forgo the large wedding entirely, instead choosing an elopement or a microwedding. But others have opted for a happy medium: an elopement on their original date and a larger celebration scheduled for a later time. We can put together a custom package for every possibility.
We have considerable experience as Austin elopement photographers and regularly photograph intimate microweddings in the Texas Hill Country each year. It is our goal to photograph the elopement you envision. We capture those special moments that last a lifetime.
There are many benefits to choosing an Austin microwedding, not just a more modest budget. Having a shorter guest list means you get to spend more time with your guests, and that’s an opportunity for us to capture your interactions beautifully. More intimate Hill Country weddings mean a chance to opt for more non-traditional details and events. How about a dress in a unique color? Perhaps have adorable beer burros to entertain your guests during cocktail hour? Or maybe forgo a traditional reception and include an inflatable obstacle course instead? Don’t miss out on a chance to put on your creative thinking caps and come up with fun ways to spend your wedding day with your closest family and friends. We’ll be there to help you remember it all with beautiful, candid photography.
~ Location of your choice
~ 1 or 2 photographers
~ Help with timeline
~ 2-5 continuous hours of wedding day coverage
~ Professional editing of the photographs
~ Removal of temporary blemishes for the bride and groom
~ Online gallery with high res images
~ Personal printing rights
~ Option to order albums and prints
Elopements and micro weddings range in cost from $700 -$1750.
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Every soon-to-be bride I speak with, I tell them that finding a photographer for your wedding is THE hardest thing. There are SO many photographers to choose from so I had tasked my mom with helping me find one… she picked Mercedes Morgan Photography and we couldn’t be more happy with her selection. They photographed our engagement shoot and our wedding day. They were AMAZING at suggesting locations for our engagement session that matched the style I was looking for. We loved our engagement photos and am still in awe over our wedding photos. They sure know what they’re doing. Not only were the photos stunning, Mercedes and Jesse are fun to be around and easily share in the joy that is happening during your wedding day (which makes posing for pictures all day MUCH easier). We’ve already told Mercedes and Jesse that we want them to capture every next step in our lives… these photos are going to be cherished for our lifetime, our children’s and many more.
– Abby and Robert’s Wedding Driftwood, Texas
Mercedes and Jesse were wonderful to work with and I’m so glad we chose them for our wedding. They really took the time to get to know us and was so sweet and responsive during the process. I didn’t know what to expect but I let them know what I was looking for and they delivered above and beyond. They are extremely talented and have an eye for light. I was absolutely blown away by the pictures and have received so many compliments from our family and friends. They took our engagements photos as well and made us feel so relaxed and comfortable throughout the shoot. You won’t regret choosing Mercedes Morgan Photography for your big day, she is amazing!!
– Helen and Wes’ The Creek Haus Austin wedding
Choosing a photographer is probably the #1 important aspect of a wedding. You only have one chance to capture it, one chance only! After texting several photographers, it seemed Mercedes Morgan Photography was #1 in customer service and very prompt & courteous! I enjoyed our small talk and humorous conversation in less than 30 minutes. I believe having a smooth conversation was one good part of choosing them, but also their images speak for themselves. Some of our images were candid shots and they captured them amazingly! You can catch the feelings through those shots and I love that! She and Jesse did amazing! Thank you guys!
– Julie C.
Cristina and Brandon, at the Wildflower Barn in Driftwood, Texas.
We *love* this venue because of the couples that it attracts. Sweet, down-to-earth couples like Cristina and Brandon. Wildflower Barn’s outdoor space comfortably fit all of their guests and even had some room to spare. The twinkle lights that adorn the whole space and all the gorgeous trees mean that decorating can be simple and personal, and beautiful.
Kayla and Tyler at the Zilker Park Clubhouse in Austin, Texas.
Kayla and Tyler both have running in common. That came out when we met them to photograph their engagement session in Austin’s Zilker Park, a place they love to hang out together and where Tyler proposed. Another thing they had in common was their love for keeping things simple when it came to their wedding. Simple, intimate and different to be sure!
Marissa and Joey at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas.
It is an unusual thing to get a phone call asking if we’re available to photograph a wedding the next day, but that’s what happened. The conversation with Marissa was short and sweet, and less than an hour after the call, we were booked and excited. We were excited for a good reason. Camp Lucy—yes, please. But also? One of the kindest, sweetest couples were getting married.
Sara and Francisco at Olive and June restaurant in Austin, Texas.
One of those “what’s not to love?” weddings! Sara is one of those people who smile for everyone she meets and heart as big as the Texas outdoors. Francisco is just as warm and welcoming and loves Sara so much.
They have a strong love of family, and their ceremony showed it.
Hannah and Eric at Chapel Dulcinea in Austin, Texas.
Chapel Dulcinea is one of the most iconic venues and is perfect for elopements and micro weddings. The Chapel is stunning with an open, airy feel and a bell tower. Very classic. The view is a beauty, iconic of the Texas Hill Country, and makes for great photographs. Best of all, you are encouraged to ring the bell at the end of the ceremony! This beautiful venue is incredibly affordable and approachable. We’ve enjoyed photographing many weddings at the Chapel over the years and are happy to be a vendor supporter.
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