This Intimate Engagement Photography Session Will Leave You Feeling Inspired

YOU GUYS. This session is definitely my favorite to date.

It was one of those shoots that everything went right and it left me feeling so creative and recharged. Ysabella and David were so intimate and sweet during their engagement photography session. They melted my whole heart.

The most amazing part is that all this magic was created in East Texas. I lived in Tyler, Texas for a big chunk of my life. And I can honestly say I would have never thought that this flat, boring part of the country could be so beautiful. But I was pleasantly surprised by this shoot. There was so much green grass and land to run around on and I loved every second of it.

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Ysabella was originally from Southern California where she met and fell in love with David. These two now live in East Texas, and oh my word! How lucky am I to have met them for their engagement photos?!

At the beginning of the session they were shy and reserved, but by the time we left, I had these two running around and modeling like professionals. One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is helping people come out of their shells and show their personality.

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We met for their engagement photos at the Mineola Nature Reserve. None of us had ever been here before, but we were ready to do some exploring for their engagement shoot. We walked around this huge park, and found some beautiful places for their photos. We started their session just in time for golden hour. As you can CLEARLY see it did not disappoint. I love being able to photograph such beautiful people in such a beautiful location. BUT on top of that the light was just perfect. As you can tell, over two months later, I’m still not over it. EEK.

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A month before this session I moved back to Tyler Texas and began to pursue my career as a full time wedding photographer and to be closer to my fiance. This move has been so exciting, but I would be lying if I said it wasn’t also hard and a little bit scary.

I left a stable job with steady income to pursue a huge dream of mine and it was terrifying. I also had to learn how to run a business, build a website from scratch and make a consistent brand for myself. All those things weighing on me had really sucked the creativity out of me. On top of that, I left all my friends in Fort Worth to move somewhere that I didn’t know anyone other than my family and my fiance.

So to say that I was going into this session with a creative mindset would be such a lie. But boy oh boy, I left this intimate engagement photography session feeling like the most creative person in the whole world. 

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Despite the funk I was in, Ysa and David were so welcoming. They allowed me to unleash all the creativity that was building up inside me and it was exactly what I needed. It was so nice to get out and be reminded of why I wanted to do photography full time in the first place. They were able to be so intimate with each other during their engagement photography session. It was the most special thing to be a part of! We were able to talk about their wedding plans and their engagement and it was so so fun.

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A week after I delivered their engagement photos, Ysabella reached out to me to rave about how much she loved the pictures. I was so flattered because I new how uncreative I felt going into the shoot. She proceeded to ask me to be their wedding photographer, and I absolutely can’t wait!!! She is going to be the most beautiful bride, and I am so happy to have a new friend in East Texas.

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Their wedding is going to be on January 1, 2020. A New Year’s Day wedding is going to be so perfect for these rockstars. I can’t wait for how dreamy their wedding is going to be, if it is anything like this intimate engagement photography session, it’s going to be perfect.

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