After an unbelievably brutal summer of 90+ days over 100 degrees, October finally came to town and with it, the promise of shooting outside again. Seriously, with the exception of a few weddings, I hadn’t done an outdoor session since early June. I didn’t want to, my clients didn’t want to, and any conversation inevitably turned into, “sounds great, when it’s COOLER!”
As a photographer I now notice the light as much as I notice the heat, and it was just as harsh and unforgiving all summer. The sun rose high and early, and with the drought, no clouds broke the sky. Hour after hour of radiating Texas sun. I’d all but forgotten what delicate, pretty light looks like.
Welcome, October. Cool breezes, long shadows, golden, airy light playing off our yellowing foliage. Insert happy sigh here.
I met Melissa shortly after moving to Austin last year and photographed her wedding to Morgann wedding back in August (high=109. Yes. Really). That was an amazing day (they are SO in love), and I had a blast running around the park with them a couple weeks ago taking portraits.
So on to the pictures. How CUTE are these two? And are these colors not to DIE for? It really was some of the prettiest light I’ve seen in a LOOOOONNNNG time.
I absolutely love the look on Melissa’s face in the first picture. It is totally her!
Melissa, I’m sorry. He’s just not that into you
After a wardrobe change (into sweaters!) we continued shooting in super yummy light. Andy and I found this bridge on one of our scouting trips, and we’re crazy about it. I love the next couple of images, as Melissa suddenly changes from a wife at the park with her husband to full-tilt model. For realz!
We ended the day with some laughing and running by the water, and to cap it all off, a piggyback ride. It was great seeing you guys! Hope you enjoy the photos