Kelsey + Nate Engagement // Austin Forest Engagement at Mayfield Park
Kelsey and Nate’s engagement session was super fun and laid back. What I love about them is that enjoying their wedding day is super important to them. They want to make sure everyone has a great time and it doesn’t feel like a stressful, over-planned day. Their wedding will be at Tillery Place with a food truck, lots of their friends having having the best time and lawn games, which I’m really excited for.
I photographed their engagement shoot at Mayfield Park in Austin, which is probably one of the most popular engagement spots in Austin. Surprisingly, I had never been there before. It’s so beautiful— there are definitely some more manicured parts, but most of it is on the more wild end, which I love. It’s on Lake Austin, so it’s super lush and we walked down to an area where the water which was reflecting some gorgeous sunset light.
There are several peacocks that live there and are just hanging out all the time. They’re stunning and they’re also a little startling— sometimes you turn around and they’re just right there watching you or they walk through your photos.
This shoot was really wonderful and fun, even in the July heat. We did their engagement shoot at sunset so everything was glowy. They were silly and in love and wanted to show it. They were up for anything— at one point he lifted her on his shoulders, which was so cute and I was also like is this safe?!
Scroll down to look through some of my favorite shots of the day (in some pictures you might notice a big height difference— he’s 6’4” and she’s 5’4”!).
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