Cheli and AZ ~ Austin Engagement Photographer

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It’s so great to reconnect with friends who you haven’t seen in a while, isn’t it? Cheli’s family moved away from Austin a few years ago so I only got to “see” them through social media. It was so awesome to get a note from here recently asking about wedding photography. We said yes and then I got to be their Austin engagement photographer! So cool!

This because the opportunity to meet AZ, too. He is so sweet and they are clearly a great team together. Are we anxious to photograph their wedding in Corpus Christi next year? Resoundingly, yes! It will be absolutely sweet because it will be so personal. AZ’s dad will be the officiant and those attending will be friends and family. And we love that!

Speaking of personal, Cheli made a quilt for AZ and they brought it to include in their engagement photos. I am always in awe of people who quilt: it’s such a labor of love so you can’t help but appreciate what goes into such a craft. Their friend, Brandi of Today, Tomorrow, Always Engraving made them a plaque that they brought to the session and also plan to have at the wedding. So many little details that not only speak about their story as a couple but also how much love surrounds them. God is so good!

As if all those personal elements were not enough, the sky at sunset was an unexpected show. Here I was, a little bummed that we had not scattering of clouds but that proved to be a silly feeling. The sky went from pink to peach to blue—pretty amazing, I think!

AZ and Cheli at Stagecoach Park in Buda, TX ~ Austin Engagement Photographer

Pretty awesome: managing to avoid stepping in any fire ant mounds. Seriously, I tend to do that even though I’m usually pretty vigilant about checking places where I ask people to stand. Clumsy girl problems, right?

So do you or someone you know plan on getting married and are looking for an Austin wedding photographer? Let’s get in touch! For any wedding that’s six hours or more, we always include a complimentary engagement session. It’s a great way for us to get to know you more (and it’s nice to have those photographs to tell a part of your story).





  1. EJ says:

    These engagement photos are stunning. Anyone in search of Austin engagement photography needs to look no further than you! love the silhouette!

  2. Jess says:

    Oh my goodness! The quilt she made is so beautiful. That is seriously a labor of love. These images turned out great!

  3. Hilary Parr says:

    How awesome that you were able to reconnect and do your friends sessions. I love the warm tones of these images; so cozy and romantic!

  4. amy says:

    That first image is epic, but this entire Austin engagement shoot is absolutely lovely. I love the use of the blanket- there’s so much warmth in these photos. xx

  5. cori says:

    i love that big ol blanket! What a beautiful couple, and you did a wonderful job capturing!

  6. Kate says:

    That first image took my breath away then I was hooked! I haven’t been to Austin but the light in your photos makes me want to go!! I am a photographer also and love when I get to reconnect with friends through photography sessions it’s the dream right?? Although I’ve never had anyone make a hand made quilt! I’m in awe.

  7. Heather Scott says:

    I love your silhouette shots! This Austin engagement was so sweet!

  8. Kym says:

    You can see the love they have for each other. I absolutely love the blanket ideas!! The posing and lighting is perfect

  9. Jenn says:

    Wow! What a stunning couple and an even more stunning session. I love their poses. When we’re back visiting Austin, I need to contact you for some pictures!

  10. Minh says:

    Wow, a man that know how to quilt? Keeper for sure! I love this engagement session, especially the images of them wrapped in the quilt.

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