Those of you who have had their engagement session with me or are currently planning one know how much I love photographing at new locations! Whether it’s a bit outside-of-the-box or just a spot I haven’t gotten to explore just yet, it’s always fun and refreshing. Sometimes, it can even be a bit challenging! As a Dallas engagement photographer, I welcome any opportunity and challenge to photograph pre-wedding sessions at new locations. Allie and Billy’s Texas Tulips engagement session was definitely one of those firsts for me, and a location I hope to revisit soon!
Allie and Billy had to reschedule their original engagement session date due to cold weather. It had been POURING rain in Dallas the week leading up to their new session date, so we were all a little nervous! However, the forecast said that the weather would clear up by the time their date rolled around, and that 100% stayed true! We had beautiful sunny weather with mild temperatures! We were so thrilled to get a break from all of that rain!
I was so excited to learn that Allie and Billy wanted to have their session at Texas Tulips. I’d visited before with my kids, but scheduling an engagement session there was a first! Texas Tulips is a large field at Pilot Point where you pay a small entrance fee and then are charged for each stem you pick. It is definitely out in the middle of nowhere, but it is a gorgeous spot for photos! And you’re almost guaranteed a fun time (and a beautiful bouquet!) while at it! We had a great time finally getting to meet, and I enjoyed photographing this super sweet couple laughing and just enjoying each other’s company. It has me so excited for their big day which is set for this September at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Brik Venue in Fort Worth!
Below are some of my favorites from Allie and Billy’s Texas Tulips engagement session, and a bit more about their story!
How did Billy propose?
“One weekend I was traveling down to College Station to visit with two of my best friends! I was taking them to see the Aggies play Alabama. It was their first Aggie game and I was so excited! Billy told us to bring nice clothes because his boss had given him a gift card to a nice restaurant in College Station. We all dressed up and met him for dinner. At the end my girlfriends snuck out with an excuse that they were meeting a friend for ice cream (totally believable right?). Billy said we should go see The Josh Abbot Band who was playing a free concert at a nearby outdoor amphitheatre. I agreed and said the girls could just meet us there! We get to the park and CLEARLY nothing was happening – there were maybe 3 cars and one random guy on a skateboard! To Billy’s delight, I suggested that we go for a walk. We stumbled upon a bridge covered in lights and candles and I began walking across and talking about how pretty everything looked. Billy suddenly stopped me from walking, got down on one knee, asked me to marry him, and the rest is history! Our friends and my family were around the corner with cake and champagne and he even had a friend photograph the whole thing from a bush! It was a magical blur of a night, and I loved it!”
Tell me about some of the things for which you are most excited regarding your upcoming wedding!
“We are mostly just so excited to celebrate with all our friends and family at an incredible party! We are so so excited to live in the same town and be married! Of course, I am excited about the flowers, candles, and to be done planning and just relax. Billy is excited about the food! We love our friends and family and have so much fun with them, so we can’t wait to party all day and night!”
Do you have any advice for engaged brides and grooms to be who are planning their engagement session?
“We thought it would be really awkward but ended up having a lot of fun! If it feels super awkward, just tell your photographer – because you are probably going to end up thinking it looks awkward too! But also don’t be afraid to trust your photographer. She knows what she’s doing!”
Tell me a unique, interesting, or funny thing about one another!
Billy: “Allie sticks her tongue out and bites it subconsciously whenever she’s concentrating!”
Allie: “Pretty much everything about Billy is interesting, unique, and funny so choosing one is hard. I guess I’ll say that his hands turn blue whenever its below 70 out, all of us call it snakes disease because he has to stay warm! It’s the reason we moved our engagement pictures from January to February!”
Allie and Billy, it was such a joy getting to know you two and capturing your Texas Tulips engagement session! Thank you for the honor of capturing your love story! I can hardly wait for your wedding day this September!
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