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: