Samantha-Chris Laguna Gloria Engagement Photos in Austin, TX, US
Nikk Nguyen Photo beautifully captured Samantha-Chris Laguna Gloria Engagement Photos in Austin, TX, US.
Event Date: December 20, 2018
Nikk Nguyen Photo: Samantha-Chris Laguna Gloria Engagement Photos
It wasn’t hard to tell that this engagement shoot was going to be amazing right from the start. I mean, when your client shows up wearing a hat from your favorite hat designer, Goorin Bros, you know it’s going to be a good day!
I really did enjoy working with these two right from the start and for more reasons than just Chris’s taste in headwear. These two were a super sweet and genuine couple which made capturing their affection for each other an easy task. I felt like I was getting a special opportunity to glimpse into the authentic love between them and almost every moment seemed to be perfect to photograph.
Samantha and Chris wanted to start their adventure off at South Congress Hotel which provided an opportunity for some fun and genuine moments. I loved capturing them at the bar enjoying a drink together. To me, this was a depiction of everyday love, something that can be easily overlooked, but I believe doesn’t get enough attention! And who can shoot at the South Congress Hotel without getting some eye catching shots outside in front of the iconic, tiled signage of the Central Standard Bar and Grill!?
From there we headed over to Laguna Gloria to get some undeniably epic and inspiring golden hour shots. I’d say capturing the absolute joy and excitement on Samantha and Chris’s faces as they popped open a bottle of champaign was one of the greatest highlights for me!
I’m so happy and excited for these two and I can’t wait to be a part of their wedding this fall!
HOW DID YOU MEET?
We were both working in Chicago in the ad industry, and a mutual friend from work thought we’d make a great pair because we both love dance music. She pieced together that we all had tickets to a DJ show at a club and suggested we meet up at the show. Our introduction involved strobe lights, 3D glasses and loud trance music so needless to say we didn’t really get to know each other that first night, but we made plans to meet for a happy hour a couple of weeks later in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. After many lunch dates and DJ shows, we made it official in June 2013. It’s safe to say that music brought us together.
WHAT IS YOUR PROPOSAL STORY?
We were on vacation in London prior to meeting up with Samantha’s family in France and decided to treat ourselves to martinis and a seafood tower on our last night. The restaurant we chose was next to Hyde Park, so Chris suggested we go for a sunset walk through the park before dinner. Chris’s sudden interest in parks and leisurely strolls was somewhat suspicious to Samantha, but she went along with it. While walking through the Kensington Gardens, Chris got down on one knee and made things official just 6 days before our 5 year anniversary (and 6 days before Samantha’s mother was planning to take matters into her own hands).
Samantha-Chris Laguna Gloria Engagement Photos:
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Hola! It me, Nikk Nguyen, owner of Nikk Nguyen Photo. – What do I love most about my career? The fact that I get to join a new family every week and capture moments between these members to look back on forever. I always show up to weddings and see photos of great great great grandparents from before my grandma was even born! Thats so wild to think that these photo files can hold a memory for so long and ensure that they are not forgotten. – This photo was when I joined an amazing family in celebration of Courtney & Colt’s wedding a little over a month ago. Colt’s father pulled the good ole’ hat switcheroo on me and @_anthonygauna couldn’t resist taking the shot 🤣
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