When Caitlin first called me about doing her engagement photos, I asked her where she would like to do them. She said, “Well, we met on the bus, so we thought it would be fun to do some photos there.” Plus one point for having a fun ‘this is how we met’ story. I then asked her what they liked to do together, & she replied with, “We like to go to the pool.” YES! Plus a gazillion points! After brainstorming wardrobes, we came up with some fun ideas & I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
He asked her if she was done with classes for the day. She said yes & they both happen to get off at the same stop. He worked up the nerve to ask for her number before it was too late & he was surprised when she gave it to him. I asked Matt if he ever once thought that he would one day be taking engagement photos on that same bus route with the pretty girl on the bus. He laughed & said no. Never.
We waited about 20 minutes before a bus finally came back around to the bus stop, & after we hopped on, Caitlin laughed & said that we happen to get on their route. How perfect!
We decided to head over to the Century Tree because it was so close. I quickly learned that not only had either of them been under the tree, CAITLIN DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHERE IT WAS. I told her she didn’t deserve her Aggie Ring.
We’ll end on this super dreamy photo!
I will say this every time I post bridal photos: I hate having to wait to share these with you!! Julie got married on May 17 & we took these photos back in April to ensure we got photos with bluebonnets. And boooooy, were they were blooming. Compared to last year, those suckers were thigh-high & thick. Before we headed to Independence for bluebonnet pictures, we roamed around A&M’s campus. Hoping to get a shot with the Century Tree, we were slightly disappointed to find a proposal in the works & we waited around for a bit before finally giving up. Oh well. We didn’t let that get us down! Julie rocked her photos!
Her dress had BEAUTIFUL buttons all the way down the back. Miss Mary Mack?
Isn’t she stunning?? Golly, those eyes.
This is how we wished we looked walking through a field of flowers in a white dress (see below.)
This is how we really look (see below.)
Show off that Aggie ring! Julie got hers the day before! A trip to the giant Aggie ring was a must.
What’s a bridal shoot without some veil drama? As Julie said, “Yes, this is my veil.”
Do not be fooled. These are NOT engagement photos. Amy & Drew were troopers though, putting up with how many people thought that’s what we were doing. Nope, these two are just great siblings who wanted nice photos for their parents’ birthdays this year. Good job, guys. Good job.
April 21, 2012, was a momental day for Texas A&M. Not only was it the annual Muster, but the MSC opened after three years of reconstruction. My Ring Dance in 2009 was the last official event in the old MSC before it was gutted. I remember a few weeks after it closed, I needed to walk over to that area. I looked up at the building to find that they had completely knocked down part of it. It honestly looked like someone had bombed it & I fought back a few tears. Looking around me, I noticed about 10 other people doing what I was doing. Standing. Staring. Sad faced.
Yesterday, I walked inside for the first time. I was parked in a loading zone, so my time was brief. But. It. Was. Spectacular. The wait was definitely worth it. Everything was so new-car-smell that I almost got onto a girl for having her feet on an ottoman.
I was almost relieved to find the Flag Room almost untouched. I’m sure they redid everything in here, but it was comforting to see it like this.