Derrick and Kelli are a very nice couple! I had been looking forward to shooting their engagements for some time, and I must say that they turned out awesome! 🙂 Derrick currently lives in Boston and Kelli is here, in Austin. They will be getting married on May 23, 2015 at one of the most amazing venues around, Thurman’s Mansion. That place is not only beautiful, but it is right next to The Saltlick BBQ in Driftwood, TX. I know going into every wedding at Thurman’s Mansion, that I am going to eat very well that night!
We met up at one of my favorite spots on the Capitol Grounds for the first part of the session. The west perimeter gates is the perfect location to start shooting. Not only is it a gorgeous park, but this time of year it is especially nice. The leaves are beginning to turn, and the color is just incredible! After we shot on the Capitol Grounds, we made our way to one of my favorite locations for a shot of the actual Capitol Building. It is a nearby parking garage that has a fantastic perspective of the iconic building. I love shooting there because you rarely see this angle, and it photographs nicely. Our next location was the “blue wall” at 5th and Red River, followed by the Lamar pedestrian bridge. We really lucked out with the sunset that afternoon, and I took full advantage. I am thoroughly satisfied with he way that they turned out. As soon as the sun began to set, I knew exactly what to do. I shot all of those images with 3 maxed out flashes, and my 35mm lens. Its incredible how soft the light is on them, given that I used a sledgehammer of light to expose Derrick & Kelli 🙂 Enjoy these awesome engagement photos, and keep an eye out for their wedding photos next year!
Austin Engagement Photography by AJH Photography