This Laguna Gloria engagement was perfect! Not only were Shelby, TJ, and their fur-babies beautiful and fun to work with, but we couldn’t have asked for a better day. The sun was shining, it wasn’t too hot, and Laguna Gloria is always a pleasure to visit!
Shelby and TJ
These lovebirds met through a mutual friend while TJ was going to school in College Station. Shelby instantly had a crush on him. They hung out one time and unfortunately, it didn’t go anywhere. I guess it wasn’t their time … yet!
Fast forward to six years later, when she walked into her marketing class. She saw a guy who looked like “TJ College Station.” When the professor took role, she called his name. Sure enough, it was her TJ!
During a short break, Shelby was walking back from the restrooms when TJ stood up, and gave her a hug. Shelby, very coolly, said,
“You remember me, wow!” 🤣
TJ texted her that night and they made plans to grab lunch. About a month later, they were officially dating. Now, they’re engaged and planning their wedding!
Laguna Gloria Engagement
This 1916 Italian-Inspired Lakeside Villa & Gardens venue is located five miles from downtown and right on Lake Austin. With its contemporary outdoor sculptures, stunning natural landscapes, and historic ties to Texas culture, it’s the perfect spot for a proposal, engagement, wedding, or just to visit!
So it’s no wonder that Shelby and TJ were adamant about having their engagement photos taken here!
From The Couple
“I knew exactly the look and vibe I wanted for our engagement photos. A very elegant, timeless, romantic look. Nothing cheugy or basic. I was able to achieve that look with the help of TikTok and, most importantly, Naomi!
The day of our engagement shoot was so special. I had a makeup artist come to my house. Dressed and ready to go, Tj and I headed to Laguna Gloria with our puppies in tow.
Naomi arrived early to scope out the place and get us checked in. She made us feel instantly comfortable and our dogs loved her, which was very important to us.
We booked an hour shoot and it flew by. That being said, we were still able to get shots in two different looks, a variety of locations, and poses.
TJ and I made a whole date day of our engagement shoot. While in downtown Austin, we had a lunch date with Grace and Katie (our furbabies). While sitting on the patio at Perlas, we enjoyed delicious seafood and talked about how excited we were to get the photos back. The whole day was perfect.”