Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas at the Houston Zoo

I recently met up at the Houston Zoo with Lindsey & Shelby for their engagement session. As soon as Lindsey told me that they were thinking about doing the shoot at Hermann Park because their first date was at the zoo, I knew the zoo was where we needed to go! I also knew it was all cleaned up after Hurricane Ike, so we wouldn’t have to worry about storm debris like some other spots in town – a big factor for a photo shoot!

I hadn’t met Shelby before our session, so it was great to get a chance to spend some time with him too before their wedding. I include an engagement session (a LOVE Session!) with all of weddings because it gives me a chance to see how people are in front of the lens – and what types of shots are their favorites afterwards. That way, when we get together at the wedding, everyone is so much more at ease!

When I realized that there was an aquarium building at the zoo, I had to get the shot above – and they were such great sports about doing it! We were there at the opening of the zoo, so it wasn’t crowded yet, making it even easier to pull off!

Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas

This was actually one of our first shots. I was really trying to work the flare for this shot, so I started to get down low to the ground … and managed to fall over backwards! It was in slow motion too, like a scene out of the Matrix. I was cracking up, and once they made sure that I was ok, they were laughing too — resulting in the shot above! I do love the flare!

Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas

Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas

Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas

Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas

Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas
Shelby commented after this that they used up all their kisses & are going to just have to shake hands at the end of the wedding ceremony! Heehee!

Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas
How could we pass up a ride on the merry-go-round?

Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas

Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas
We had plans to have lunch at Rice Village – so we had to make a stop at one of my favorite walls there!

Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas Lindsey & Shelby - Engagement Session in Houston, Texas

Lindsey & Shelby were married at Las Velas (formerly known as Paraiso Maravilla) – such a gorgeous venue!

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