Hannah & Joseph’s Perc Coffeehouse engagement session in Old Town Lewisville is where they had their first “official” date earlier this year! So, what better location to choose than somewhere that has so much meaning?! I love going to a location that means something to the couple and represents them!
These two met last November, the day of his Marine Corps Ball! Funny story, Hannah was actually planning to go with her friend, but the other guy she was originally planning to go with wound up dating someone soon before the ball. So, he offered his best friend to go with Hannah instead, who didn’t have a date. Well, little did these two know that this blind date would turn into a friendship that would bring them to where they are today, almost one year later! Joseph proposed in June on his birthday at the spot where they liked to hike in the Austin area, Inks Lake State Park.
Their session also took place at Heritage Park in Flower Mound and the weather was nothing but perfect. They were naturals during their engagement session and I loved getting to photograph them! Hannah & Joseph, thank you so much for having me be apart of this amazing time in both of your lives! Even though we’re family, I have loved getting to document this milestone and can’t wait for the wedding day at the beautiful Establishment Barn next fall! I hope you love your engagement portraits as much as I have loved getting to know & photograph y’all!
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The photo below may not look like my typical style. With the couple facing the sun, the bold colors, a little more rustic than normal, but it sure has a lot of meaning behind it. Hannah is my sister in law, so I know her & her family quite well to begin with. When Hannah asked if she could incorporate her Grandad’s truck (only an hour before the shoot), I said sure! She told me where she could park it, but I didn’t think that would be an ideal spot that would mean much later. So, I got to the first location early to do some scouting and found THE best location to incorporate the truck. When I saw this mural, it was absolutely perfect because it looked exactly like Grandad’s style. He had a cowboy themed bathroom, and his favorite flower was the yellow rose.
I showed this picture to Hannah’s mom the next day when she was at my house. I told her about it, but before I even finished, and it brought tears to her eyes. THAT is telling a story through imagery and THAT is why I love what I do. I love incorporating stories into my photos because they mean so much more in the future to you. Thank you to everyone who’s let me tell your story well!
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