I'm not going to lie, engagement sessions are my absolute favorite sessions to shoot! I love getting to know my couples and hearing all about their plans for their dream day. When Jenny + Alex chose Deep Ellum for their engagement session, I was obviously stoked! I swear every single time I shoot here I find something new! Not only is it such a vibrant, colorful, and lively backdrop for beautiful photos, but there are hidden little gems everywhere. We even found our way on a bar rooftop for some amazing sunset shots! These two were literally down for anything, and that's what I love about them!
Jenny + Alex will be saying "I do" in October at Knotting Hill Place in Little Elm Texas. I cannot wait to share such an important day with them, and celebrate their love with all of their dearest family and friends. But in the meantime, here are some of my favorite photos from their flirty, vivacious engagement session along with a little bit about these two love birds!
How did you two meet?
"We met in 2013 through mutual friends. His best friend and my best friend were dating at the time and my best friend set us up to meet each other. We first met late one night after my dance recital at IHOP and our first date was at the Dallas Zoo. We’ve been together ever since."
How did Alex pop the question?
"He proposed on a night after we went out to dinner. We had talked about getting engaged one day but I still didn’t expect a proposal for a while so needless to say I was surprised. We went on a walking trail that had a little pond area and along the way were some statues. Each statue had a little saying or paragraph underneath it. We started reading them out loud together. We got to the last one and he asked me what it said. It was too far for me to read so I got closer to read it and when I was done I turned around and saw him down on one knee. It was so sweet and romantic. I of course said yes and we spent a little more time just walking along the trail enjoying each other’s company."
What are you most excited about for your big day?
" What I am most excited for the big day is seeing each other for the first time (whether we do a first look or if the first time will be down the isle), saying our vows, being announced as husband and wife (finally lol), spending time with friends and family, and the amazing food. It’s so hard to pick just one because I am so excited about the entire day. Alex says he is most excited about saying our vows to each other."
What is your favorite thing about each other?
"One of my favorite things about Alex is his humor. He always knows how to make me laugh even on the worst days. I love that he is positive and encouraging. He is always willing to listen to anything I have to say. I could go on forever, he truly is the best man I could have asked for. "
"My favorite thing about Jenny is her want to take time for others. Whether it is staying up to plan extra fun activities with her pediatric patients or finding interesting articles for her adult patients to read, she will always go the extra mile for others. She comes home after a long day at the hospital and still finds the energy to have a conversation with me about my day. She makes me feel heard and really listens when I have a problem."