There is something to be said for compatibility between a photographer and her clients. I enjoy becoming friends with mine, and mutual interests or shared viewpoints do a lot to foster this process.
Well, let me tell you about Taylor and Zach. Taylor just defended her thesis and is doing some major research into eradicating mosquitos (Can I get an AMEN??!!). Zach has a Whataburger Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit (known as an HBCB in my house) for breakfast almost every morning.
It's fate, y'all.
I love love love getting to shoot engagement sessions for clients that have decided to include me in their wedding. It's such a wonderful opportunity to spend some time together and get to know them as a couple. Bonus points if they want to hang out on campus in Aggieland! We started our session at the Century Tree. As I walked over from the parking garage, I thought to myself "Spring semester, Saturday evening, nice weather. 80% chance that someone is there trying to propose." My Aggie instincts were on point, as usual! I rounded the corner to see the two rows of cadets in their dress uniforms anxiously awaiting the arrival of the lucky lady. This always brings back such memories for me, as my own proposal took place in the same manner in 2006.
The proposal was running a bit off schedule, so we decided to take a few photos in locations around the Century Tree while we waited for our turn. 30 minutes later, she had said yes, and we were able to jump under the tree to grab our shots.
Next on the agenda was Research Park. We found some great locations that capitalized on a golden Texas sunset in springtime. Zach and Taylor were very adventurous and let me put them on logs, in tall grass, and shoved up against a tree. Sounds romantic, right?