Since Adam and I met in Houston, I wanted our engagement photos to capture us in some of our favorite places in the city that introduced us. We were on a tight deadline since Adam was leaving Houston soon, and we didn’t know if he’d be back before I joined him in LA. Fortunately, my friend Cam at Bertuzzi Photography had a shoot in our neighborhood and was able to squeeze us in for a last-minute session. The very talented Kelsey Vawter, you met her here, of Styled by Kelsey V (check out her Girl’s Night Out video, you might spot a familiar face) did my hair and makeup.
I had one vision for our photos: Torchy’s Tacos. They are my most favorite tacos ever and conveniently located just down the street from our apartments. I love them so much anytime Adam asked what I wanted to eat he’d have to specify “other than Torchy’s” because he knew that would be my answer. Still, we spent a lot of time in that restaurant hanging out with friends, toasting to celebratory occasions or just devouring Trashy Trailer Parks (best. taco. ever.), so I knew it had to be featured in our engagement photos.
When we stepped outside we were greeted by a random parade. Why wouldn’t there be a parade thrown in our honor? But really, I have no idea what it was for, but I won’t complain about the fun photos we got with a mariachi band in the background.
Another shot I knew I wanted was a photo of us in front of the Heights Theater sign. The day of our shoot, I learned you can request to have your names put on the marquee! So, if you’re interested in photos in the Heights area, you should do that.
Street art is another defining feature of Houston. All over the city there are gorgeous murals that serve as incredible photo backdrops, or Instagram photos in my case. 😀 We learned a lot during this photo adventure, like we are super awkward kissing in front of a camera; Adam can’t take a serious photo; and when asked to whisper in my ear, Adam will always whisper “poop.” We have some work to do before the wedding.
Then we headed back to my apartment so Schnapps could steal the show. I mean really, look at that furry face. She loves a camera.
Hope you enjoyed our photo adventure as much as we did! You really can’t go wrong with tacos.