Meet Susanne and Ralph and their lovable dogs, Lucy and Duke. This adorable engagement shoot was taken at Rob Fleming Park by Dash Photography. Susanne and Ralph met 12 years ago and became friends and fell in love!
Wedding Photographers in The Woodlands, TX: Peter + Nicole's E-session by Derrick Bryant Photography
My favorite part of my job is connecting with passionate + creative people. We were so excited to meet Derrick Bryant of Derrick Bryant Photography and even more excited when he wanted to become a part of Woodlands Bride. His work is making its WB debut, starting with Peter + Nicole's adorable e-session. If this sampling isn't enough and you want to devour even more of his lovely images, you can see more on his website.
I am a happy girl when a Jonathan Ivy e-session shows up in my inbox! I love the simplicity and rawness of Brent + Jennilee's gorgeous black and white engagement photo shoot. Just as much as I love the pictures, I love the couple's love story.
How did you and Brent meet?
Brent and I both knew the first week we met that we would marry each other. I even remember calling my best friend and telling her, "I know this sounds crazy but this is the guy God made just for me.... but DON'T tell ANYONE I said that because I'll sound crazy!" Of course, neither myself or Brent told each other we knew that until a long time later! We later admitted it to one another. We only dated for a short 10 months when he proposed! Some say we're crazy... I won't deny it! But that little saying "when you know, you know"... Well, ya know.... We're believers.
How did he pop the big question?
I was 100% shocked and not suspecting when he proposed. It was a lazy day at his family's ranch near Austin, and after A LOT of convincing, he talked me down to the pond where I fished a giant fake ring out of the pond and when I turned around he was on one knee. It was the sweetest request I've ever heard. His brothers and their wives were all there and helped plan as well as snapped some pics and a video of the action! Fun fact: I was wearing my Garner state park t-shirt the day he proposed. (His last name is Garner!)
What makes your relationship special?
We both work in the oilfield in West Texas so for anyone who knows about this lifestyle, long hours and sometimes days away from home make our short times together so cherished. We also know it's just the beginning of our awesome life together. We are both very driven and are the perfect little support system for each other in achieving our goals!
Can you share details about your upcoming wedding?
We are so excited for the big day. The wedding will be at my parents' beautiful home in Northwest Houston. I've got an amazing wedding planner from Socially Chic Events Styling, and let me just tell you, she's made my life in this crazy planning process just a dream... I highly recommend a wedding planner to any bride! This backyard tent wedding is going to be absolutely chic, perfect, intimate and oh so gorgeous! ... counting down the days!
Photographer: Jonathan Ivy Photography
This adventurous couple has a love for two things: travel and their cute dog, Charlie. Their engagement shoot represents the couple's unique spirit as captured by Stephanie Davis Photography. We love engagement shoots with a little personality!
Alison + Brent met at Texas A&M University and the rest is history! Their photographer, Jennifer Weems Photography, shared their fun outdoor engagement session with us. We love the way the colors pop in each photo. The couple live in Houston and plan to marry this fall in Bryan, Texas. Congratulations to this adorable couple!
Photographer: Jennifer Weems Photography / Location: Round Rock Park / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Ashley + Christopher had their springtime engagement session in Montgomery, Texas and chose Photography by Niki, one of our featured vendors, as their photographer. This session captures all the beauty of spring - the outdoors, flowers in bloom and a natural setting. The couple will be married this December at The Woodlands United Methodist Church with a reception at Amber Springs. We can't wait to catch up with this couple then!
The photo session of Lacey + Zach is sure to inspire! We love the bright colors, country backdrop and use of props in each photo, taken by the lovely Photography by Niki. Great ideas for your summertime, outdoor engagement shoot.
We love when photographers send us styled engagement shoots! Colton + Rachel were totally game when their photographer, Amie Reinholz, suggested a photo shoot loosely inspired by the movie The Notebook and that era. The session was shot in Montgomery at Forever Faithful Ministries horse ranch. Rachel's makeup + hair was styled by Anna DeLong at Salons at the Lake. The looks, the props, the location - it is all so perfect!
If you're obsessed with The Notebook like we are, you will remember the love story of Allie and Noah. Similar to how those two fell in love, Colton + Rachel's story is its own romantic comedy. The couple met through mutual friends and Colton was immediately smitten with Rachel. According to Rachel, he started "bothering" her all the time until finally he gave her a nickname she thought was cute and Rachel decided to give Colton a chance. They have been together ever since and are "obsessed with each other". The couple are getting married this July at Ashelynn Manor. We will be sure to follow this love story!
Photographer: Amie Reinholz Photography / Location: Forever Faithful Ministries / Makeup + Hair: Anna DeLong at Salons at the Lake
The engagement session of Rachel + Jay which took place in College Station and Bryan, Texas is simply adorable. The couple had a blast at each location - from the coffee shop to the carnival - with their photographer, the lovely Niki of Photography by Niki!
To see more from this shoot, visit the Photography by Niki blog. Photography by Niki is also one of our featured vendors. You can view her listing in our Vendor Guide here.