It’s been a while since I’ve posted an engagement session, and I would like to believe that this one is definitely WELL worth the wait! I will never forget the day that I received Vanessa’s initial engagement photo session email inquiry… I walked into the other room where my boyfriend (now husband) was sitting and said “You are never going to believe the inquiry I just got.” Of course he was curious, so I proceeded to tell him that someone contact me and wants to do their engagement session ON their wake boarding boat ON Lady Bird Lake in Austin. WHAT in the WORLD?! For those of you that don’t know, motorized boats are not permitted on Lady Bird Lake. In her email she explained that her fiancé was attempting to get special permission from the city to launch their boat their!! They spend most of their free time on their boat, and really wanted to incorporate that into their session. BUT they didn’t want to have their photos taken on any old lake.. They wanted the POP of the beautiful Austin Texas skyline in their photos also! I’ll be honest, initially I thought this session was completely unrealistic, BUT these two definitely proved me wrong! I am SO EXCITED that they did, and even more so that they trusted me to bring their photo vision to life!! They are definitely my dream client to say the least. An incredibly cool couple in love that have a passionate/meaningful vision for beautiful photos AND they’re willing to go to great lengths to make their vision happen! AMAZING. Chris got approval from the city, and the planning began. After launching their boat into the lake he strategically mounted a trolling motor to the back of the boat so he could maneuver the boat around as needed (I just had to include our out-take photos of that below also)! Since there were many potential unknowns that could have come up during their session, I had an assistant there to help out. I shot the first portion of their photos from a dock with my long lens, and then we joined them on the boat to finish up the session. Of course my equipment is fully insured, and OF COURSE it was absolutely worth the risk. Their engagement session was perfection, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Well this weekend these two love birds are getting married, and I’m equally excited to photograph their wedding! My next blog post will be Vanessa’s beautiful bridal photo session that we did last month, so be sure to keep an eye out for that!