austin mural and town lake engagement | austin wedding photographer

The Austin mural must be one of the most photographed spots in Austin. It’s located in South 1st and Annie, and I tend to find myself standing in the middle of the road trying to get just that one right shot. There’s almost always another photographer in that spot, so you have to wait your turn.

I got to meet a really adorable couple: Liz and Wade, and photograph their engagement session. We started off at the Austin mural, and then we moved on to town lake, where we met an unusually attentive squirrel that kept trying to get closer and closer to us. Fortunately, it didn’t fly and attack us. (Though the picture of a flying attack squirrel would’ve been something.)

I’ve always noticed that it takes a while for people to be comfortable in front of the camera. I remember my own engagement session which I was so psyched about, and my husband-then-fiance was frowning, “Why do we have to do an engagement session?” And I dragged him along, and we ended up having fun. So I tend to be conscious of this, and let people take their time, while watching for unguarded moments of laughter and tenderness to quickly snap them up.

Here are my favorite moments from the shoot:

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  • February 26, 2011 - 12:26 am

    Lyn Ismael-Bennett - That is one cute couple! Great use of colours too!

  • February 26, 2011 - 9:26 am

    Nessa K - They look so happy and yes yes YES to the colors! =)

  • February 26, 2011 - 9:27 am

    brooke - aaah! I love that wall! I’m going to have to email you about where to find it next time I’m in Austin 🙂 Adorable session and adorable couple!

  • February 26, 2011 - 10:36 am

    Kat Forsyth - What great locations! You should have posted more… I think you should do a part two! 🙂

  • February 26, 2011 - 11:29 am

    Jessica Schilling - Love engagement shoots with the Austin mural – such a cool image to have. The squirrel shot is too funny, and that first image is especially lovely!

  • February 26, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    Heather J - The colors here are blowing my mind, as is the squirrel.

  • February 26, 2011 - 1:34 pm

    Daniel H. - Nice colorful background for this couple. Very cool photos.

  • February 26, 2011 - 3:44 pm

    Jared Tseng - That first image is wonderful! I like the random squirrel too!

  • February 26, 2011 - 4:21 pm

    Shell Bailey - Aw, these are so cute! Love the colours in the first one especially.

  • February 26, 2011 - 6:52 pm

    Drew - Sweet location! love the squirrel reaction!

  • February 26, 2011 - 10:49 pm

    Amanda Basteen - Very cute session!

  • February 27, 2011 - 8:18 am

    Cassie Rose - Beautiful work, Nadine!

  • February 27, 2011 - 9:47 am

    Julianne Markow - I love the colors. Great job showing them in the mural! You definitely can tell that they were comfortable in front of the camera. Beautiful work!

  • February 27, 2011 - 2:00 pm

    Bradi Wells - Really sweet shots!! I’ve never shot there, but I do love the Austin mural. :]

  • February 27, 2011 - 7:22 pm

    Liz - Thank you SO MUCH, Nadine!! I could not be happier with our pics. Absolutely wonderful!!!

  • February 28, 2011 - 2:50 am

    john p - Very nice place to shoot a very cute couple. Makes me wanna move to Austin and be your second – great work!

  • March 17, 2011 - 2:50 pm

    Heather - I love that last one. Well done!

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