A couple of weeks ago, on a crazy windy day in the heart of Houston, I spent a couple of hours photographing this up-for-anything duo. We met up at the uber-stylish Hotel Zaza (may I just say, I CAN NOT WAIT to photograph a wedding there), and worked our way from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston into Hermann Park.
Sumaira and Farid are getting married in August in Austin — but they live in Houston, so they felt strongly about picking a quintessentially Houston location. I think we nailed it. After all, that’s good old Sam Houston you see perched atop his horse!
For me, there’s something magical about the color palette of these images. The later we got into the photo shoot, the more everything appeared to be bathed in a light wash of pinks and purples. The sun played tricks with me that day, darting out from behind the clouds every few minutes, as I scrambled to keep up with the constantly-changing light conditions. But as the day wound down, there was this slightest touch of ethereal light falling on everything.
We ended up at dusk at the gorgeous reflecting pool, lights twinkling in the distance. It was a windy, cold day (ok, cold for Texas! I am spoiled), but you’d never know it from the warmth and love that practically pulsates from this pair of soon-to-be-weds.
Without further ado, I present you with Sumaira and Farid’s engagement photo shoot.