Taylor and Richard liked the idea of doing their engagement session in Galveston, but expressed they are not necessarily beach people. But they did think it would be fun to do some photos in Saengerfest Park and that’s how we decided on a Galveston historic district engagement session.
We started with a quintessential Galveston gem, The Stone Trumpet sculpture at Old Galveston Square. Thanks to a wide angle lens and some creative positioning, I was able to get this sweet couple and the 14ft x 26ft icon in the photo!
With the sun still a bit high, we next wandered into the alleys. While there are tons of unique backdrops on the main streets, the alleys often have fun murals, cool doors and other details hiding in plain sight. I love exploring them and I love that Taylor and Richard were happy to just allow me to walk them around to some favorite spots including the Koi Pond Mural.
Popping out from the alleys we wandered down Post Office Street. With each storefront rocking its own look, there is so much variety in just a single city block.
Soon we made a left and headed to Pier 21. The harbor was bustling with travelers and locals out for an evening walk. The 1877 Tall Ship Elissa was on full display too, adding another iconic Galveston landmark to this session.
To round out our session we headed back toward The Strand so we could enjoy Saengerfest Park with a lighter crowd. At the start of our session it was pretty crowded and the lighting was still a little uneven so I knew waiting until closer to sunset would take care of both of those details. We were able to get photos with the Greetings from Galveston mural without waiting in a line, plus we had a little fun with the telephone booth. (Honestly this sequence of photos make me belly laugh.)
From the start of planning through the whole session, these two were so chill. They played together the entire time we were photographing and it was adorable and funny and so truly them. Something I work really hard at during sessions is observing little things couples do that is unique to them. These are things like how they walk together, lean on each other, and make each other laugh. Then I work to make space for them to do those things with the prompts I give them. Taylor and Richard were so animated and giggly, yet so caring and sweet with each other the whole time. They filled every sequence with genuine and contagious energy.
It was truly an absolute pleasure to spend an evening on island time with them!
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