• SAN ANTONIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

    We are San Antonio wedding photographers David and Irene Castillo of Expose The Heart Photography. This blog is kind of the viewfinder of our lives as San Antonio photographers. Fifteen years ago we started doing photography as more of a hobby. . As our love for one another grew from friendship to more; so did our love and passion for photography. So we decided start a San Antonio wedding photography studio. We look at life as an adventure and are happy to share the journey with you good or bad! On this blog you will see our lives as San Antonio photographers as well as peek into our day to day lives.

    We photograph more than San Antonio weddings and more than San Antonio wedding photographers. We also have a thriving San Antonio portrait photography business as well that includes newborn photography, baby photography, family photography, high school senior photography, real estate photography, and commercial photography. We can even take your picture using film formats as well since we have our own darkroom.

Grande Hall at Hofmann Ranch Wedding: Gisela and Jaime

The Grande Hall at Hofmann Ranch is such a beautiful place to have a wedding and in the case of Gisela and Jaime a wedding reception. But, I am getting ahead of myself. First I must talk about the beautiful St. Anthony Claret Roman Catholic Church. We love shooting a wedding at this church. It has wonderful light, an awesome staff, and picturesque architecture. Gisela and Jaime could not have picked better locations for their wedding.

After the ceremony at St. Anthony Claret Roman Catholic Church everyone headed on over to Grande Hall at Hofmann Ranch for the wedding reception. There was a little time available before the reception that allowed us to grab some great shots of the newly married couple. After they were introduced and the mariachis played we took the couple out to get some more shots roaming the grounds at Hofmann Ranch. It was such a perfect time to take the pictures. We could not have planned the day out any better.

As the night progressed we were able to sneak Gisela and Jaime away to grab some more intimate pictures of the two of them enjoying the night air before their sparklers exit.

Make sure you check out Gisela and Jaime’s engagement in the bluebonnets.

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Military engagement in San Antonio: Yareli and Travis

Not only is this a Military Engagement (Air force to be specific), but it is somewhat of a reunion. You see Yareli was at one of the first weddings Irene and I ever shot together. Not only that, but her fiancé, Travis, is the brother of the groom from that wedding. Small world huh?

Travis had just graduated from basic training and this was the first time the two had seen each other in a while so emotions were high between the two. We wanted to incorporate the military aspect, but at the same time wanted to be respectful of it. I believe we succeeded in not only capturing the love these two have but also their uniqueness. Can’t wait for the wedding.

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April 25, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Tara Smiley - love them!!

San Antonio Wedding Guide: Stylized Circus Wedding

The San Antonio Wedding Guide has featured one of Expose The Heart’s stylized wedding shoots in their current issue. It is such an honor and we would really like to thank all the staff at the San Antonio Wedding Guide for choosing us. We were so excited when we found out that Expose The Heart was selected.

We especially like to thank the San Antonio wedding vendors who came together to make this happen. We all had such a great time and it all came together extremely well. This shoot would not have been possible if it wasn’t for them. We feel so blessed to be able to work with such great people in the wedding industry. It makes doing shoots like these so much fun and full of laughter and good times.

We will be posting more pictures from the shoot soon. So keep an eye out.

(See below for a list of vendors involved)

San Antonio Wedding Guide and Bridal-Extravaganza stylized circus wedding by Expose The Heart Photography

Expose The Heart – Photography

Evember – Floral

Bartenders4you – Drinks,

Beyond Cake – Cake

Granberry Hills – Venue

Build A Ballon – Balloons

Touch of Elegance – Linens

Beatitude Bridal Boutique – Bridal Gowns

Castle Inn Designs – Signs

cHAIRish The Day – Hair and Makeup

Mystic Angel Creations – jewlery

TLC Inviations & More – Menu Cards

Blue Bonnet Carriage – Horse

JCR Magic – Props

Kiddie Park – Venue

Sarah Cales – Bride Model

Tyler Cales – Groom Model

Dakota Kenway – Flower Girl

CJ Kenway – Ring Bearer

May 13, 2014 - 11:50 am

Sarah Jacobson Cales - It is always so much fun to work with Expose the Heart! They are amazing people with an eye for pictures that capture special moments!

May 13, 2014 - 10:52 pm

Ben Castillo - Very beautiful people! Congratulations.

Rustic Gardens Family Reunion

I just love going out to Rustic Gardens. Not only is the place beautiful, but I love the drive there. The owners Jennifer and Charlie have been friends since we first got into the wedding industry. They were some of the first vendors we met (Bartenders 4 You) and we all just clicked.

They decided to have a family reunion and asked us if we would document it for them. Irene and I felt so honored. This is truly what Expose the Heart is all about, documenting lives. It was so awesome seeing all the generations get together and celebrate FAMILY. You could not have asked for a more beautiful day. The sun was shining, there were beautiful clouds, and everyone had a smile on their face. Such a great event.

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It’s Time to Garden

San Antonio gardening season in now upon us! We have had several requests from our Facebook and Pinterest followers to see some of the projects we work on. So we decided to try and make this a regular thing.

Irene has been a busy bee, or should I say squirrel. She has been a gardening machine. She decided to do some raised beds this year as well as some hanging pots. She is even working on some vertical gardening this year. One of my favorite creations of her’s is the mosaic planters she made out of cinder blocks.

In San Antonio, gardening is all about timing, not just for the plants but also for the gardener. If you plan to garden this year make sure to stay hydrated and garden during the coolest times of the day, morning and evening.

We will keep you updated as things progress and also feel free to ask any question about the projects we are working on.

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April 23, 2014 - 12:33 am

Cynthia Trevino - looks so good!!! the mosaic planters! :*)

April 28, 2014 - 9:43 pm

Diane Brejack Bennett - Love the blog pics! What a great idea!!!!

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