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Sonali & Shawn’s Duke University + Durham, North Carolina Engagement Photos

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Sonali & Shawn’s destination engagement photos are on the blog! 🎉🎉 I first met Sonali & Shawn last March when Shawn proposed during a weekend trip in Austin. They met while in business school at Duke University and now live on the opposite coast in San Fransisco. When they asked if I’d be willing to […]

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Carsyn & Luke’s Engagement Photos at Home + McKinney Falls

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It’s engagement photo season, y’all! Carsyn & Luke met during their freshman year at Colorado State University while playing a game of soccer. Six year later, they’re living in Austin in their new house with their newly adopted dog, Lucy! We started their session at their home, taking photos in their backyard with Lucy. She’s […]

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Emma & Matthew’s San Marcos Engagement Photos

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A dog + awesome locations + champagne + ice cream. Emma & Matthew’s engagement session had EVERYTHING! Emma told me that they read my Engagement Session Style Guide and my blogs about engagement sessions, and they followed ALL of the advice. I love that! 🤩 Emma & Matthew met on a Texas State campus tour. […]

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Sunset Summer Portraits at Pedernales Falls

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Yep, I’m at my new favorite park again – Pedernales Falls State Park! As much as I love downtown sessions, the city skyline, bright wall murals, and urban backgrounds… I love state parks and nature just as much. (I mean, y’all know about my National Park trip goals) Rachael & Jake wore two totally different […]

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Pedernales Falls State Park Adventure Session with Kimber & Bo

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This is the type of session that sets me on fire creatively. I LOVE these photos and had such a fun time exploring a new location with an adventurous couple! Kimber & Bo are one of the two couples who won my Summer Giveaway of an adventure photography session at Pedernales Falls State Park. I […]

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Eden & Cole’s East Austin + At Home Engagement Photos

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Eden & Cole met when they were a bridesmaid and a groomsmen in their friends’ wedding. They’re both UT grads, and were in a sorority and a fraternity that’s getting famous for creating couples in their mutual friend group. Now, over three years later, they’re planning their wedding in Cabo! They recently bought a house […]

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8 Tips for Bringing Your Dog to Your Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement, For Brides

So many of my couples ask to include their dog in their engagement photos, and my response is always “YES”! 🐶There are so many benefits to bringing your dog along: They’ll instantly make you feel comfortable and feel like yourselves. Your dog will lighten the mood and take the pressure off! Remember that your engagement […]

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3 Mindset Shifts to Make Before Your Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement, For Brides

Getting your photo taken by a professional is rare for most people… even for me! So when preparing for your engagement photo session, it’s normal to feel nervous. You might feel pressure to look your best and nail every pose, but if your goal is to take natural looking photos that really show who you […]

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Stephanie & Tyler’s Sunny Engagement Photos

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Choosing a beautiful + meaningful location and bringing your DOGS with you? Yep, that’s the recipe for an amazing engagement session. Stephanie & Tyler showed me around the trail and fields right outside their home, and we enjoyed a golden, summer sunset. It was made even more perfect by Stephanie’s bright yellow dress and the […]

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Rogchelle & Coleman’s Downtown Engagement Photos

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After a year of knowing each other on Instagram and email, I finally got to Rogchelle & Coleman this week for their engagement photos! And my suspicions were correct, they’re just as cool as I knew they’d be! We visited some of my favorite spots downtown, and a new one too – the “You’re my […]

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