This stylized Texas engagement session invovled both a bank and a set of shotguns! I even sparked the interest of the bank’s nighttime security guard and had to ease his mind before JR and Stellisa showed up to their shoot.
Stylized Texas Engagement Session
Being that JR and Stellisa share a love of the great outdoors, I envisioned the first of their two engagement sessions with a nice, green, wilderness-looking backdrop. They already told me they’d be bringing shotguns and wearing camouflaged clothing to showcase some of their personality. Being that we were conducting the shoot on a weekday after work, we didn’t have a lot of travel time. We pulled off this entire shoot in the middle of Pleasanton, Texas. I decided to use the greenery from a bank and a nearby mostly-vacant lot to pull this session off. (CIA, FBI, NSA, CNN, PPD, and all the other important acronyms, please note: we never took the shotguns on the bank’s property!)
Their romance likely started budding around 2009 when they ran into each other at the Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping in Reno though neither one of them noticed… or were willing to admit. They were 1,758 miles from home and JR was having a hard time remembering Stellisa’s name. Finally, he resolved to just calling her “Salsa.” JR’s friends were probably privy to the connection that JR had with Salsa, but again, JR was reluctant to admit it… even today.
It wasn’t until 2011, that JR and Salsa’s paths would cross again. This time, Stellisa contacted JR on MySpace, of all things, and asked if he was interested in going to a bar-b-que with her. Thankfully, JR agreed. Today, they share a love of the outdoors, bird hunting, bay fishing, bar-b-ques and each other!
I can’t wait for the August 3rd wedding! JR and Stellisa are the cutest couple! And I get to document the first day of the rest of their lives!!
I am a San Antonio-based wedding and senior photographer who started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. As one of the up-and-coming San Antonio wedding photographers, I am also available to shoot in Austin, Houston and Dallas and the surrounding areas. I am also available for destination weddings worldwide. Ata-Girl Photography Co. offers an amazing wedding photography service that you won’t soon forget. As professional photographer, my sole purpose is to provide you the absolute best photography experience.
I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, hiking, cycling, reading, and listening to Elvis!
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