Mary-David Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Engagement Photos in Austin, TX, US
Nikk Nguyen Photo beautifully captured Mary-David Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Engagement Photos.
Location: Austin, TX, US
Event Date: Aug 17, 2019
Client Orientation: Hetero
Client Names: Mary Lanham & David Oliver
Album Story – Mary-David Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Engagement Photos
Let me start with a word of warning before you scroll down: the smiles of Mary & David are highly contagious. After seeing their engagement photos, you might just find yourself a lot happier than you were before, I know I did!
You won’t be able to tell from the photos, but Mary and David were very nervous at first. It didn’t take them long to get comfortable with the camera and once they did, they became straight pros from that point on!
The bond Mary and David share became so clearly visible through kisses on foreheads, genuine belly-laughter and sweet moments between them, that I was able to capture it almost effortlessly. There’s not much I enjoy more than watching a shy couple come out of their shells as they begin to focus more and more on their love for each other and less on their surroundings… if that’s not the power of love, I don’t know what is!
We had a great time exploring Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. And while I didn’t take my eye (or lens) off the beautiful couple to get a shot, we even saw one of the local, four-legged residents! I’m sure this wildlife was happy that we were there for the harmless kind of shooting! ????
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is an incredibly beautiful location. With the late sun rays falling down on this future bride and groom, the joyful anticipation for their big day and ensuing marriage became more and more tangible.
I will be back at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in February for the wedding day of Mary and David. I can’t wait!
Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Photographer: Nikk Nguyen Photo
Q1: Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?
A1: We are a Bumble success-story! We had our first date at Hop Scholar Alehouse for some craft beers which was perfect as I (Mary) had just moved from San Diego and missed brewery hopping. David offered to drive me home after the date as I had Ubered there and when I got in Battleship was on the passenger seat. He said he had brought it in case there were any uncomfortable silences. I appreciated the ingenuity and we still have not played the game together to this day!
Q4: Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?
A4: We went to San Francisco for a vacation and were planning our first morning to visit Muir Woods. However, with the time change we woke up early and decided to walk to see the Golden Gate Bridge. We went to a park called Land’s End and came to a cliff overlooking the ocean with the bridge in the distance. Surprisingly for SF, the sun had broken through the clouds and it was such a beautiful scene that David made a last minute decision to propose then & there! While I was taking a photo of the view he was behind me on bent knee waiting to propose. We enjoyed the moment just between us and then had the remainder of the vacation to celebrate. It worked out well as Muir Woods was rather damp from earlier rains and would not have offered that same intimate privacy. David gave a little away when we went to coffee that morning, he went back to the car to get his backpack and I deduced there was a ring in the bag. But despite the knowledge that it may happen that day, the moment itself was a surprise. As we had talked a fair amount about marriage in the future, we were both surprised by the flood of emotions and adrenaline we felt during the proposal. We had to wait until my legs stopped shaking to walk back to the car!
Q6: Are you excited to start planning your wedding day? Do you have any ideas in mind yet?
A6: We have planned most aspects of our wedding now! We are excited to have a live band (Matt Wilson band) as we are passionate about singing and dancing so we look forward to enjoying a fun night with all of our loved ones. The style is a romantic garden wedding and our venue lends perfectly to the vibe with gorgeous stone buildings and flora all around. We are getting married on Leap Day which will be also be fun for anniversaries (and many cheesy jokes about only having to celebrate every 4 years).
Images – Mary-David Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Engagement Photos
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