Alistar & Tyler - Engagement Session at Hamilton Pool

It could not have been a more beautiful day for Alistar & Tyler's engagement session at Hamilton Pool. We got there bright and early and made the trek to see the pool and the waterfall. The natural rock and water was a perfect backdrop for sweet kisses and tender embraces. A handsome couple in a gorgeous setting - it can't get better than that! Click the photos to enlarge - especially the photo of the peridot engagement ring!

Matt & Chelsea - Sweet Engagement Session at Hotel Ella

Chelsea surprised Matt with engagement photos at Hotel Ella for his birthday - how much sweeter can you get?! They also brought their two adorable dogs, all dressed up in fancy wedding attire. Chelsea & Matt were a lot of fun to work with - and the hotel is gorgeous. Check out their session below - click to enlarge.

Ismael & Kate - Engagement Session with Hiking and Dinosaurs

Ismael & Kate are so in sync. I met them in person the same day I shot their engagement session and I couldn't help but notice how much they suit each other. It's so easy to see how in love they are - I can't wait to shoot their wedding later this year! We did their session at Zilker Botanical Garden to showcase their love of the outdoors and hiking. Click to enlarge.

TBT: End of the World Zombie Engagement Photos

Throwback Thursday! This zombie engagement shoot will always be one of my favorites - Nate & Kelsey have a great group of friends and family. You know someone loves you when they're willing to slather fake blood and dirt all over themselves for the sake of a photo.

The premise behind the shoot was to answer the question "What is dating like during the zombie apocalypse?" Click to enlarge!

Sam & Hilary - Gorgeous Hamilton Pool Engagement

I first met Sam & Hilary at Cherrywood Coffeehouse - a setting that seemed to suit them well. Sam & Hilary are a perfect compliment to each other - Hilary tends to be outspoken and charismatic while Sam is easy-going and a little more laid-back. I got to know them even better as we drove down to Hamilton Pool Preserve to take their engagement photos - here's a few images from our day. Click to enlarge.

Sam & Hilary were troopers - they hiked across uneven terrain, climbed up and down rocks, and braved falling into the water just to get the shot! An especially big shout-out to Hilary, who did the entire thing in heels.

Having never been to Hamilton Pool before, I was in awe - nature is pretty awesome sometimes. The rocky walls and gorgeous pool provided a perfect backdrop for some sweet, romantic portraits.

Everyone gets a turn to kick their feet up and kiss! The wide shot of the pool and Sam & Hilary on the rocks is one of my favorites from the session - a nice quiet moment when Sam & Hilary were taking in the beauty that surrounded them.

We left Hamilton Pool and went in search of lunch. While chowing down on Torchy's, I realized I had forgotten to get a ring shot! No matter - this image is proof that you can take a lovely ring shot even in the parking lot of my favorite taco place. This unique and gorgeous ring is made with gold quartz and came from Crystal Works in Austin, TX.