A few weeks ago, Cole and I spent a lovely weekend in a place dear to our hearts (and where we’ve spent most of our relationship together so far) – Austin, Texas. My friend and incredibly talented photographer Kayla Snell was kind enough to follow Cole and I around a few of our favorite places in ATX to take our engagement photos. Since we agreed to do two different looks, I thought it only fair to do one that was meaningful for Cole and one that was for me. It probably goes without saying that this was “Cole’s” look, but I also spent countless hours at Disch Falk Field in the three years that we were dating and he was pitching for the University of Texas. It was so much fun to have the whole field to ourselves and brought back so many memories to be there again (though mine were mostly from the stands, hence the stands photos.
After blogging for nearly a year now, I’ve mastered the fake laughs that look oh-so-natural and candid on camera, but I must admit I was a bit nervous about Cole. I could just see the “are we done yet?” look shooting from his eyes before we even got started with the shoot. But to my surprise (and delight) Cole was not only a trooper, he was a better engagement session model than me. He was so genuine, loving and goofy, it made the photos such a fun and joyful experience (I literally had to tell him to stop kissing and lifting me so we could have some regular photos). In the end, we had so much fun taking these photos in a place that means so much to Cole, and Kayla managed to catch so many incredible shots of us in a place that means so much to Cole and I.
A huge thank you to Kayla for capturing these amazing shots. If you’re looking for an incredible and unique photographer for your engagement photos in the Austin area, Kayla Snell is your girl. Not only is she crazy talented, but she is the sweetest, easiest person to work with and she’s also such an amazing talent and will make the experience a delight.
And last, a little tidbit about picking our outfits for this look – finding colors to wear against super bright green and orange is not easy. I decided to go with an outfit I would typically wear to a UT sporting event, a white dress and a statement turquoise necklace. This necklace from Teal House Collection was perfect, but finding the perfect white lace dress proved to be a challenge, finally, I came across this number at Dillard’s and it was absolutely perfect. the lace was pretty, thick and had an illusion effect over the nude satin underneath. I wanted Cole to coordinate with me, but not match. I found this casual Ralph Lauren button up in a bright chambray blue and he wore his favorite jeans and cowboy boots with it. I think both of our looks turned out pretty nicely in the photos.
Stay tuned for photos from our second look.