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I was raised on mac and cheese and The Little Mermaid. My fun fact on the first day of class was that I have a bunny rabbit, and my camp alliteration adjective was "Happy Holly". As a grown-up, you can find me singing along to Disney Pandora and still eating mac and cheese. 

It’s tough for me to resist dancing at every wedding reception. 
I try to see the best in everything, I love swedish fish and I'm always looking for the next dog I can pet.

And now more about my other half, AJ!

Hello there! I'm Holly, your new photographer, confidant and biggest fan.

Hi, I'm Holly!

Behind the Camera

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I first noticed AJ in Algebra 2 when he tried cheating off of me during a pop quiz. We fell in love getting tacos off-campus for lunch and swimming at Barton Springs on the weekends.

AJ went from photographing cars to couples with a little coaching, and as a duo, we do everything together. His calming voice complements my eager, excited energy. Through the whole process, from the first coffee consult to the sparkler send-off, we are always side-by-side. 

Scroll on for a few things you really need to know!

High school sweethearts, Austin natives, and photography duo.

& this is aj!

The HM Duo

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Tell me more!

What what?! If you've ever wondered what you get when you take two high school sweethearts, throw them in the wedding industry for three years, and then ask them to plan their own wedding, this series is for you!

(P.S., the short answer: too many choices and lots of indecision.)

Now we're planning
our own wedding...!

And guess what...

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Let's do this!

Our newest blog series on AJ and I planning our own wedding as a pair of wedding photographers! Over the next year, we’ll be sharing our process and inviting you in on our decision making and witnessing trial + errors! It’s called Let’s Cut the Cake because that’s what AJ and I will be doing on May 16th, 2020!! Welcome to this crazy long, messy path that is actually planning a wedding.

So Let's Cut the Cake!

A new blog series

the apple and the tree

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Everything I learned about life and how to treat others, I learned from my parents

always down to Hang for one more round

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I’m no stranger to accidentally shutting a place down when there’s good company around 

believes confidence is the best accessory

I'm a believer in overflowing with encouragement, building people up, and loving each other well 

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Favorite cocktail

Marfa Ranch Water (aka Topo & Tequila)

GUILTY PLEASURE

Vanderpump Rules

THE QUIZ

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

TAKE MY MONEY

West Elm, always

Secret talent

Ukulele fiend

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VP of House Plant Propagation

A FEW THINGS We Love:

Turning our new home into a tiny jungle
I got my mama's green thumb! You can never have too many plants...right?

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A FEW THINGS We Love:

Sending each other cute dog pics
If "sending dog memes" was a love language, it'd be both of ours. 

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A FEW THINGS We Love:

Seeking out the best new restaurant
Where you can find us on a Friday night. AJ's into the food, I'm into the cocktails.

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Seeing movies at Alamo Drafthouse
This is our go-to dinner and a movie date night. We basically live here.

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VIEW OUR WORK

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the portfolio

Follow along on all our HMP adventures, from weddings, to corgis, to ATX happy hours, on Instagram!

@hollymarie.photo