I’ve been looking forward to sharing Stephanie’s gorgeous bridal session! We shot at the Texas A&M Gardens and George Bush Library, and I’m so glad things were starting to bloom for this flower loving bride. Stephanie’s whole family came along for her session, and it was a fun evening of celebrating this special time for Stephanie. Enjoy some of my favorites from her session!
College Station Wedding Photography
Eee! I’m so happy to finally share Shelby and Cody’s engagement session! When Shelby asked me to be their wedding photographer, I couldn’t have said yes faster. We’ve talked about these moments for so long now, and the fact that they’re finally here is crazy awesome. Shelby’s mom’s side of the family is from North Carolina, so we’re headed to a small town outside of Asheville for their big day in June! Curtis and I are both honored and so, so excited to be there with them on their day.
As for the engagement session, we had originally planned to do the whole thing at Pedernales Falls State Park outside of Dripping Springs, but…fate had other plans for us. We drove together for nearly 3 hours to reach the state park, we got out of the car, Shelby and Cody got changed into their first outfit of the session, we walked about a quarter of a mile down to the falls, and right as they came into view… it started raining. Not just tiny sprinkles that you could deal with..like full on rain shower, and there was no where to hide. We all felt gutted. It was one of those things that you just have to laugh about, otherwise you’ll just be far too upset over something so silly. (Note to self: bring umbrellas EVERYWHERE) So, we got back in the car to assess the damage done, and decided the only thing we really could do was head back to College Station. Basically, we took a very scenic route to Dripping Springs to eat at Schlotzsky’s, y’all. But, it was so much fun getting to hang out with Shelby and Cody, and get to know them even more!
Fast forward a few weeks, Shelby and Cody decided another trip to Pedernales wasn’t in the cards, so we went to one of my favorite spots near College Station, Old Baylor Park. We were blessed with the most beautiful sunshine and weather. It truly was dreamy! I’m so thankful for friends who trust me enough to be there with them on their wedding days and laugh about a rainstorm that made us drive 3 hours back home with wet hair and runny makeup (that would have been me.. I’m sure the lady at Schlotzsky’s was like.. wow, what is wrong with her?). Curtis and I are super excited to be the ones that capture such a special, special day for two amazing people. I CANNOT WAIT!!!
Here’s a list of venues in Bryan and College Station, Texas, with a few other surrounding areas thrown in. Our area is seriously so lucky to have so many great options for weddings. From barns, to industrial spaces, to traditional elegant ballrooms, to historic homes, to the wide open Texas landscape, we’ve got it all, which is something many other smaller cities like our’s can’t say. We’ve shot at almost every venue in the BCS and surrounding area, so if you have any questions or would like my thoughts on a particular venue, don’t hesitate to contact me. For more wedding info, you can click here!
Venues are in no particular order of my own personal preference. They are listed alphabetically.
Indoor Wedding Venues:
These are venues where the ceremony and reception both take place indoors. There are also beautiful outdoor areas for formal bride and groom and bridal party photos.
5. Big Sky Barn
8. Downtown 202
Outdoor Wedding Venues:
These venues focus on outdoor wedding ceremonies, and some even have excellent spaces for outdoor receptions. Almost all of them have indoor reception spaces (hello Texas summers!).
13. 7F Lodge
16. Astin Mansion
18. Messina Hof
21. Wind Dancer Retreat
Are you ready to see what I’m convinced is the sweetest couple ever? Eee! Stephanie and Cody wanted to do their session on campus at Texas A&M, and goodness, the day we did their session did not disappoint! From the beautiful sunshine shining in through the dramatic limbs of the Century Tree, to the wildflowers planted with the perfect view to the Academic Building, to the fun fountain photos in front of Kyle Field.. this was one of my favorite sessions on campus in a long, long time! We are so excited to head to Wind Dancer Retreat next month for their wedding day! Fingers crossed for a day as gorgeous as this one when they commit their lives to one another. Enjoy some of my favorites (of which there are quite a few!).