Behind the Scenes

The music starts. The slow organ entrance music showcased in a thousand movies. The audience knows their cue. As one, they stand, turn, and sigh as the bride makes her entrance. She will remember this, her moment in the spotlight, for the rest of her life. It is a moment worthy of remembrance, a moment worthy of a portrait’s immortalization.

When she thinks back on this moment, she’ll remember the music, the sighs, the lights – possibly how itchy the dress was, or hoping some last minute safety-pin tailoring isn’t showing. She’ll remember the trouble her mother had getting the curls in her hair to stay, and that moment the maid of honor couldn’t find the veil. She will remember everything leading up to that magical entrance more clearly, and perhaps more fondly, than the entrance itself. What happens behind the scenes of any event if often the most touching and the most distinctive part of the day. Remember to capture these moments, because they will tell a story like no other.



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Details Details

We mentioned before how paying attention to accessories can help make that “almost” dress into your “perfect” dress, but did you know that the same holds true for all aspects of your wedding?

Awhile back we were privileged to attend a fall wedding at Villa Antonia where these very details caught our eye! Against an unexpectedly rainy backdrop, the old country charm of the location stood out particularly well. Additions such as themed uniforms for the band, simplified cake decorations, and the all-important dress a gauzy masterpiece combined to give the entire event a classic but unique dreamlike feel we will be admiring for a long time to come.


Knot’s 2013 Best of Weddings

We feel very honored that our studio has won the Knot’s 2013 Best of Weddings award for the fourth time in recent history. A huge “Thank you” to the thousand plus brides who have trusted us with their wedding memories over the last couple decades! If you know anyone getting married any where in the world, please let them know about us. Ron Parks Photography LOVES shooting weddings and will happily keep shooting them until we are blind. 🙂


Surprise Proposal on top of the 360 Bridge!

Love is in the air and ’tis the season to step up your game and get creative if you plan on putting a ring on it. If you’re going to spending the rest of your life together, make the kickoff at least memorable!

Could you imagine your boyfriend driving 250 miles to take you to the top of a mountain to have a picnic, popping open a bottle of wine, while enjoying the breathtaking view of Lake Austin and then suddenly getting down on one knee to ask for your hand in marriage? Any woman would be crazy to say “NO” to that kind of dedication and time it took for him to come up with such a unique idea!

On January 31, a Houston resident did an amazing job making a memorable moment for his new fiancee. Jake proposed to his long time girlfriend by driving all the way to Austin to ask the BIG question on top of the infamous Pennybaker Bridge, most commonly known as the “360 Bridge.” But what made it even more special was little did she know that Ron Parks was there hiding in the bushes to capture every special moment leading up to the proposal!



…and best of all…she said “YES!”



Well done Jake, we applaud your creative and thoughtful effort. Congrats to the newly engaged couple, and thanks for choosing Ron Parks Photography to be apart of such a beautiful occasion.


Cute and Quirky Wedding Bouquets

The most important wedding flowers are those in the bridal bouquet and are a very integral part of the wedding ceremony. They are beautiful and look great as the bride carries it down the aisle. Wedding bouquets are an accessory, bringing more freshness and beauty of your romance.  It is amazing how many unique wedding bouquet ideas are out there…all you have to do is search for it! I found these great ones for just about any theme and they are all fairly inexpensive ideas. Check out the website here!