Bluebonnet Engagement Session: Shawna and Brandon

After receiving an inquiry to do a Bluebonnet engagement session earlier this year, I realized that it is a thing here. I’m not from Texas, nor have I lived here long, but one thing I found out is that Bluebonnet season is huge and one of the busiest times for photographers!

Welcome to Texas

Originally from south Florida (small world, right?!), Shawna and Brandon are planning their wedding in Maui in the Fall. However, since they currently call Austin their home, they really wanted to do a Bluebonnet engagement session at Muleshoe Bend Park.

Of course I had to do a little scouting and research because I am naive. I had no clue that Bluebonnets are the state flower or that Bluebonnet season is a huge deal!

About the Couple

A fun-loving and silly couple, Shawna and Brandon met at 16 and 17 years old in high school and have been together ever since. They are obsessed with their dog, Zoe, and prefer hanging out with her at home rather than going out. So, of course, Zoe had to be in the photos. And if you know me, you know that I am always excited to have a fur-baby in my photos!

This Bluebonnet engagement session was adorable with Shawna, Brandon, and their furbaby!

How cute is the custom sign that Shawna had made for Zoe:

Zoe was the perfect model with her custom sign!
Romance between S+B in the field of Bluebonnets.
This Bluebonnet engagement session was absolutely sweet and romantic!

Zoe was a bit camera shy; however, with some coaxing and me making some crazy sounds (think howling, cat noises, barks, and whistling), she gave me some great head tilts and puppy faces!

Zoe can't wait for her humans to be married. Until then, she'll be a part of the save-the-date Bluebonnet engagement session.
My first Bluebonnet engagement session and I love it!
This Bluebonnet engagement session is for their save-the-dates.
Muleshoe Bend Park is found in Austin, Texas and is a perfect spot for a Bluebonnet engagement session.
Isn't this couple so beautiful?
Bluebonnet engagement session | Austin, Texas
I love detail shots showing off the ring.

This series of shots crack me up. I told Brandon to tell a joke. It not only resulted in getting Shawna to laugh, but he ended up laughing so hard that he cried!

This fun-loving couple was so much fun to photograph!
Definitely my favorite shot out of all of the photos I took!
Bluebonnet engagement session | Austin, Texas
These two are getting married in Hawaii in November but needed photos for their save-the-dates!
Allowing Zoe to run around the field was the highlight of her humans' session!
Couldn't resist a few ring shots!


I’m so thrilled to have had a chance to meet Zoe and this beautiful couple. Wishing you both the most amazing Maui wedding and an even more wonderful journey together as a married couple! Congratulations, Shawna and Brandon (and Zoe)!!!