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Lost Gulch, CO Engagement / Proposal | Kristin + Russel

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Having been a wedding photographer for over 10 years now it is a bit shocking to me that it took me this long to be able to photograph an actual surprise proposal! Kristin, the venue coordinator for one of my favorite venues in Austin (the Driskill Hotel), called to schedule a portrait session out in Colorado while they were visiting for a Red Rocks show in June. Soon after, I get a call from Russell to let me know he would like to propose to her during the session. I was beyond excited to hear of this and began scheming up locations and ways we could cue each other so we both knew when it was best to go down. I came up with a cue that I won’t divulge so I can hopefully keep it secret just for other future soon-to-be grooms. Russell gave all the signs of absolutely not proposing during this session, including but not limited to being extra sassy at the beginning of the shoot and pronouncing my name as “Carolyn” all the way leading up to the day of. Right after he got down on one knee that news got out that we were in cahoots all along. It was so special to be able to share in such a memorable day for them. Events like these are why I cherish my career.

Yosemite, CA Engagement | Thao + Doug

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Yosemite National Park Engagement Session

One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to know my clients. I work with a huge variety of clientele from doctors to fellow photographers which gives me so many opportunities to learn new things. These two Austinites now live in San Diego working on their residency and fell in love with Yosemite on a recent trip and wanted to have their engagement session there. I had never been and while enticed by the idea upon the initial suggestion, I put my bar too low for the location. HOLY MOLY this place was breathtakingly beautiful. Like one of those spots you just can’t take a bad photo at; add the adorable Thao & Doug to the mix and I felt like the universe was handing me gold. I think my next stop should be Yellowstone, who wants to be photographed there? :)

 

Austin, TX Engagement | Danielle + Braxton

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The Blanton Museum of Art is one of my favorite Austin staples, even just as a stand alone place to visit. Photographing there is extra special because of the rarity of the opportunity. Danielle & Braxton’s killer style only adds to the beauty of the architecture. Their wedding photos coming soon to a blog near you!

Split, Croatia Engagement | Robyn + Keegan

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Robyn has been a mutual friend of mine for many years but it wasn’t until recently that I got to know and love her. We immediately clicked thanks to our similar personalities and am super bummed that they recently made the move to Las Vegas for Keegan’s job. Luckily, with our group being full of nomads, I still get to see my distant friends often. This past July a group of 10 of us, organized by my good friends Jona & Jerry, made a trip out to Croatia to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine. Initially, we weren’t planning on doing a big session, just a few photos at sunrise to capture the beauty of Split without a swarm of tourists. However, I was so inspired at 5am by this charming city that I couldn’t help myself to continue on, dragging them around and up to the top of the hill for 2 hours. We can all agree though that it was absolutely worth the post shoot exhaustion and nothing that a nap on the beach couldn’t cure. I am so happy to have gotten to know both of them even better on this trip and look forward to not only visiting them in their new home but also shooting their wedding day in one of my favorite cities, San Francisco, next May.

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