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Engagement sessions this time of year are a bit of a toss up in terms of the weather. And on this particular day Ashley, Zack and I had to decide if we should push on with the cloudy forecast or go for it. I’m so glad they decided to take the chance. We spent that magic hour at some of my favorite little spots in Hermann Park and captured the essence of their personalities. Ashley has this sweet and quiet quality about her, so loving and gentle. Zack is her perfect compliment with a combined sense of quiet fortitude and lighthearted sense of humor. I can see why these two embrace the way they do. When I look at couples through my lens I feel a gift being bestowed upon me. And I’m so grateful they opened up to me that day. I’m looking forward to seeing them again on wedding day. Here are a few of my favorite photographs from our engagement session:

 

Herman Park Engagement SessionTall and Sunshine Grass by Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ashley + Zack

 

Herman Park Engagement Session Pond and Nature by Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ashley + Zack

 

Herman Park Engagement SessionTall Grass by Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ashley + Zack

 

Herman Park Engagement Session Fountain by Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ashley + Zack

 

Herman Park Engagement Session Engagement Ring by Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ashley + Zack

 

Herman Park Engagement Session RailRoad Tracks by Plum Tree Studios AZ003 Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ashley + Zack

 

Herman Park Engagement Session RailRoad Tracks by Plum Tree Studios AZ002 Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ashley + Zack

 

Herman Park Engagement Session RailRoad Tracks by Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ashley + Zack

 

Herman Park Engagement Session Oak Tree by Plum Tree Studios AZ003 Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ashley + Zack

 

On a side note, this magnificent oak tree fell to its end and rejoined the Earth just one week after our session. I felt it draw me in that day almost as if the Universe was asking for a record to be made. And isn’t that the purpose of it all: to find the beauty, the grace, marvel at life, share in that miracle, and make records of what we are so fortunate to experience. I’m so happy I got to capture it’s beauty in a photograph with such a sweet couple.

Ashley & Zack, thank you for working with me to create these images. My wish is that these will always spark the memory of what you feel for each other, and that the roots of that love grow deep to anchor your journey through life together in an unbreakable bond.

 

 

 

It’s officially engagement session season and I’m excited to share just a tiny sneak of Laura & Donavan’s shoot. These two lovebirds are uber sweet and fun to be around, which made capturing their personality and love story super easy. Here are just a couple of my faves from our time at Hermann Park.

 

Hermann Park Engagement Session 2015 Plum Tree Studios Wedding Photographers LS001 Hermann Park Engagement Sneak: Laura + Donavan

 

Hermann Park Engagement Session 2015 Plum Tree Studios Wedding Photographers LS002 Hermann Park Engagement Sneak: Laura + Donavan

 

What can I tell you about Ellen and Daniel that you can’t guess from their session photos? Let’s start with a little background on their love story. They met in college, though dated much later…a fact that makes Ellen’s eyes twinkle and Daniel’s grin widen as they tell the tale. For it was Ellen that made the first move at a Black Eyed Peas concert. Sometimes a guy needs a little nudge. *wink

 

Their proposal story was equally delightful to hear – an anecdote about clever planning and the serendipity of a car breakdown. All ended well, as you can tell. They are fun, sweet, easy-going and definitely a great looking couple. I had so much fun on our recent engagement session shot at Hermann Park at sunset. Here are some of my favorites from the day.

 

001 Hermann Park Engagement Session at Sunset EDES2014 Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ellen + Daniel

 

003 Hermann Park Engagement Session at Sunset EDES2014 Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ellen + Daniel

 

004 Hermann Park Engagement Session at Sunset EDES2014 Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ellen + Daniel

 

005 Hermann Park Engagement Session at Sunset EDES2014 Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ellen + Daniel

 

006 Hermann Park Engagement Session at Sunset EDES2014 Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ellen + Daniel

 

007 Hermann Park Engagement Session at Sunset EDES2014 Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ellen + Daniel

 

008 Hermann Park Engagement Session at Sunset EDES2014 Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ellen + Daniel

 

009 Hermann Park Engagement Session at Sunset EDES2014 Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ellen + Daniel

 

010 Hermann Park Engagement Session at Sunset EDES2014 Plum Tree Studios Hermann Park Engagement Session: Ellen + Daniel

 

I cannot wait to  see these guys again for wedding day. Thank you for an amazing session – your love is palpable and I enjoyed our time at the park.

If you’d like to see the full gallery, please use the following link: Ellen & Daniel • E-Session

For Savera and Ryan. Just a little sneak from our engagement session to tide you over :). We loved shooting with you guys!

 

Discovery Green Engagement Session 1 SR20132 Engagement Session Sneak: Savera & Ryan

Enjoy your sneak!

 

 

Houston Engagement Photographers Hermann Park Session CR0 Engagement Session Sneak: Carole & Riley

 

Houston Engagement Photographers Hermann Park Session CR1 Engagement Session Sneak: Carole & Riley

 

Houston Engagement Photographers Hermann Park Session CR2 Engagement Session Sneak: Carole & Riley

 

Houston Engagement Photographers Hermann Park Session CR3 Engagement Session Sneak: Carole & Riley

 

Houston Engagement Photographers Hermann Park Session CR4 Engagement Session Sneak: Carole & Riley

 

So you’re engaged! It’s likely that you’re now thinking of an Engagement Session to announce this coming milestone in your lives. Many couples come to me with lots of questions about what to expect during a session. The short answer is that it should be fun, relaxed and a reflection of who you are and what the two of you mean to each other. Other than that, the details are pretty simple and covered well in this great post today on eleGala.

The Six Ws of Your Engagement Photos

As always, I welcome comments and suggestions about sessions and all things wedding and photo related. If you’ve recently had a session or have one coming up, please feel free to share your thoughts/questions in the comments. Happy Wedding!

 

Houston Engagement Session Sabine Street Bridge She Said Yes • A Guide for Engagement Session Photos

 

I met Ana and Eric last year when Ana’s sis, Tina got married to Nick. As usual, I’ve been horrid about blogging, and so photos of that wedding have yet to make it on the blog. Not for lack of interest, because I loooove working with these families and as a result have photographed their friends and other occasions in the past year and a half. I just suck at blogging…it’s no secret. But I digress.

 

So far, the theme that seems to permeate around them all is travel. And I’ve enjoyed shooting in many different places with them, including locations in Portland, Houston, Tomball, Magnolia, and most recently, Fort Worth with Ana and Eric. When Ana emailed me about her engagement, I was over the moon and incredibly honored to be amongst the very first vendors her and Eric were booking for the big day.

 

Last year at Tina & Nick’s wedding, my wedding bee sense told me there was something special about these two. And sure enough, just a few months later, Eric asked the big question that reunited us all again.

 

When we talked about doing an E-session and brainstormed for locations, Ana told me about the Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth as well as Forest Park and the Trinity River – spots at which they have shared dates, picnics, and where they have collected memories with a lot of meaning. Some of my favorite shots follow below.

 

Thanks for a great shoot you guys! I loved getting to play around and hang at these beautiful locations. I cannot wait to see you again on wedding day!

 

Fort Worth Wedding Photographers Japanese Garden AE1 Ana & Eric • Fort Worth E Session at Japanese Gardens

 

Fort Worth Engagement Wedding Photographers AE1 Ana & Eric • Fort Worth E Session at Japanese Gardens

 

Fort Worth Wedding Photographers Tranquility Park ae1 Ana & Eric • Fort Worth E Session at Japanese Gardens

 

Fort Worth Engagement Session Tranquility Park AE1 Ana & Eric • Fort Worth E Session at Japanese Gardens

 

Fort Worth Wedding Photographers ae1 Ana & Eric • Fort Worth E Session at Japanese Gardens

This time of year is my favorite around these parts of the country. It’s what I like to refer to as “California” weather. If we had this year round in Texas, our housing market would be through the roof! Alas, it only comes around about twice a year, which is why it is the kick-start of wedding season, second only to October/November Madness.

Speaking of the start of wedding season, I am über excited about Lizzie and James’ upcoming wedding this weekend!!

These two love birds met at Starbucks, hence the finishing shots – which by the way are some of my favorites EVER! They are so very sweet, fun and easy to work with. I swear, I am so blessed with some of the best clients in the world!

We started off with a Houston favorite as our first location: Discovery Green Park downtown. And the lighting could not have been more beautiful on this fine February day! Here are some of my top picks:

Houston Engagement Photography Houston Engagement Photography   Elizabeth & James

Houston Engagement Photographer Discovery Green Houston Engagement Photography   Elizabeth & James

Houston Discovery Green Engagement Session Houston Engagement Photography   Elizabeth & James

Houston Discovery Green Engagement Portrait Photography Houston Engagement Photography   Elizabeth & James

Houston Engagement Portrait Photography Houston Engagement Photography   Elizabeth & James

Houston Engagement Portrait Photographer Houston Engagement Photography   Elizabeth & James

Houston Engagement Photography Ring Detail with Heart Houston Engagement Photography   Elizabeth & James

Houston Engagement Photography at Starbucks Houston Engagement Photography   Elizabeth & James

Thanks Lizzie & James for a great session! See you soon!!

Let me tell you, few people can tell a love story like Laura and Dallas can. Depending on who you ask, it all started with country booty dancing – or the lack thereof. L&D are college sweethearts. Though she turned him down on the first request to that infamous country booty dance, her heart went all aflutter not long thereafter. And to prove that old adage that opposites attract, this is a match made in heaven. Because her chewing gum phobia can only be equaled by his love for a juicy mouthful of gum balls. ;)

But seriously speaking, Laura and Dallas are just about the epitome of that gushing, eyes all-a-glimmer, sweaty palm, tummy flipping, kind-of-love. And if there ever was any question, and you find yourself asking: what does that look like, exactly?

Well……………..it looks a lot like a guy gazing at you like this:

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Right before he does this:

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And all you can do is close your eyes, brace yourself on the nearest static object, and feel the earth move a little beneath your feet. *insert sighs here*

Laura & Dallas, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and capturing your love on camera. Thank you for sharing this time with me! I could not possibly have enjoyed it more. Witnessing this kind of magic is the very best part of what I do. I hope you’ll keep in touch when you are both done with school and back in Houston. Have a fantastic senior year!

Here are some other favorites from the day ~

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What you are about to see are the two, most happy people on the planet!

At least you’d think so to look at their session photos! They really did smile, giggle, and laugh the whole way through our session! I spent a very hot, Texas morning out in Hermann Park with these two…and BOY! Are they a heckuva lotta fun!

I cannot wait for the wedding!! Because if they can make a sweltering hot photo shoot this fun, there’s no tellin’ what will happen when you throw in a party!

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