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Belle & Jaimie | Austin "Engagement Session"

Normally, I like to start off my blog posts with a story about my couple. For this one, take a look at their downtown Austin session first and you can read more about Belle & Jaimie below! 

How gorgeous is this pair?! My camera almost couldn't handle how hot they were! Their chemistry was insane and I absolutely LOVED shooting these two, it's definitely a session to remember.

Now, would you believe me if I told you they aren't a real couple?! They actually met the morning these images were taken!

Last summer, I was heading down to Austin for Mallory & Clayton's hill country engagement session when I thought it would be fun to do a couples shoot near Sixth Street, too. There is something I can't explain about Austin, I just love the grittiness, the weirdness, the artistry of the city, and the vibe it gives off. I started looking around on Instagram and found this cotton-candy-colored goddess via hashtags! I knew I needed to photograph her immediately and reached out. Fortunately for me, she was totally into the idea! After a few weeks, she then used social media to find Jaimie!

We met on top of an Austin parking garage on a HOT Texas morning and clicked right away. They had even brought completely unplanned coordinating outfits! It couldn't have gone more perfectly, don't you think?! Thank you both for being amazing models, people, and for letting a complete stranger from NYC talk you into this crazy photo shoot!

If you're near Austin, check out Belle's Beauty Box and keep up with Jaimie's surfer/skate lifestyle here

Kate & James

When I visited Las Vegas this past October, I was able to connect with Kate when we collaborated on this shoot with Desert Daisy Jewelry. We had been emailing about setting up a family session the week before since she, James, and their adorable son, Waylon, were overdue to have their photos taken. 

The morning after we met, the three of them showed up to our session in Downtown Las Vegas in coordinating outfits, all the way down to their boots! Waylon was just the sweetest, most polite, photogenic little guy!

After snapping some shots with the awesome street murals near Fremont Street, we decided to treat ourselves to breakfast at The Donut Bar. I've never seen such huge, gorgeous donuts and, thankfully, they were just as delicious as they were pretty. Waylon picked out the pink one, and I just had to have the funfetti, of course! After our snack break, we captured some more photos and played at Container Park! We had so much fun.

See our colorful Downtown adventure below!