If this Sekrit Theater engagement session is any indication of how Kelli and James’ wedding day will be, I know it’ll be epic perfection! Not only was it a fun photoshoot, but their love for each other is so natural and radiates! But I got ahead of myself …
From the Beginning
During our initial phone consultation, I knew I had to work with this couple! I was in the car, on my way to Dallas when we spoke. They were in the car on their way to go hiking. If you know me, I’m an active person who loves to hike, kayak, and explore. So right off the bat, it was an instant connection!
After being referred to me by Eclipse Event Co. (thank you SO much, Amy!), they checked out my website. They had “looked at many different photographers, and felt an emotional connection” to my photos. They said, “We caught ourselves smiling and feeling emotions when looking through your portfolio. Some photographers know when to capture the moment, and you definitely do!” Can I just say, YESSSSSSSSSS!! This is what I aim to do: capture the authentic, real, and true emotions and personalities of people.
And now I get to document their love, emotions, and celebration in April 2022.
Kelli and James
I love getting to know my couples before their engagement session and wedding day. What I find out helps me to best represent who they are as individuals and as a couple.
What I found out is:
• That they make it a point to eat dinner together every night, and do Martini Fridays to celebrate their weekly accomplishments. **Btw, I love this!!!**
• They love their cat, Bijou, who follows James around and whom I hope to meet in the near future, as I’m a crazy cat lady!
• They love to hike and kayak, but also love lazy days on the couch with a good book or television show.
And that I cannot wait to get to know them better and hopefully tag along on some of their hiking or kayaking adventures! Not to mention, celebrate their wedding day with them!!!
Sekrit Theater Engagement Session
After finding out that this couple is energetic and adventurous, yet chill and easy-going, it made sense that they wanted a Sekrit Theater engagement session. This Austin venue is eclectic, charming, a hidden gem! There are a plethora of backdrops that are not only beautiful, but fun and different!
As we began walking around, we kept finding fun little spots for photo opps. Starting with the Greenhouse:
During their outfit change, I made sure to sneak in a ring shot: