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Jenni + Matt Austin Engagement Session in South Congress

Wedding + Elopements

December 1, 2021

Jenni and Matt, recent Austinites from Wisconsin, wanted to highlight Austin’s juxtaposition of nature and city vibes for their engagement session.

Alexa, play “The Assignment” by Tay Money.

Originally we were supposed to do Baxter Park & South Congress. However, (thankfully) the universe had other plans.

As I pulled into the parking lot for Zilker Park, I decided to keep driving to see where the road would take me. HOLY HEAVENS. I found the most gorgeous golden light coming through the trees and a creek bed. Literally on the side of the road. I’m sure J&M thought I was a liiiiiitle crazy when I told them to follow me and we parked. And this is why it’s so important to trust your photographer & their vision. Sometimes the best locations aren’t locations you’ll find listed on Google.

Honestly, 90% of this session was about trust. Trust random locations on the side of the road. Trust that we’ll be able to get great images with a busssssssssssy park on a Sunday afternoon with perfect weather literally FACING the sun. Is it ideal? Absolutely not. Were we able to create beautiful photos? Heck yes. That’s why hiring a professional who is confident in all lighting situations is key! And lastly, trusting your photographer when they say run across the street.

This is exactly why I say find a photographer you vibe with and shares your vision. It’s a team effort.

Cannot wait for J&M January 2023 wedding at Camino Real Ranch (which is a toooootal vibe!!!)!

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