An Intimate At Home Engagement

“When thinking about an engagement shoot, most couples automatically start thinking about trees, water, or perhaps a downtown location. While those locations are no doubt excellent backdrops for photos, how about getting a little more personal and unique? Shooting at home allows the couple and photographer to get a little more intimate and personal and really highlights the couple's home, style and personality. Depending on the couple, the shoot might be more snuggles and quiet moments. For other couples, it might mean laughing and having fun in their personal space. Ryan and Katie are a beautiful couple, deep in love, and we had a great time exploring those quiet moments as well as having so much fun together.” These at home engagement photos sure are full of love.

Photography: Jean Smith Photography | Submitted via: Matchology

A Downtown Houston Engagement Session

"Nick is obsessed with musicals. He took me to watch Wicked and I loved it. He got us box seats and I remember thinking it was the most romantic thing. He then surprised me with tickets to see Into the Woods. On the day of the musical he said he had to work and would be running late so I had to meet him at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. We finally made it up to our seats and this time we had the whole box to ourselves. He popped the question during intermission (he said he couldn't wait until the end of the show). We were so glad he didn't wait because most of the characters die in the second half and that would have been a real downer."

Lina and Nick’s at home engagement session in downtown Houston, Texas was such a great experience. These two just bought their 1930's downtown Houston home and wanted it to be a big part of their engagement photos. Afterward, we headed downtown for some killer downtown Houston engagement photos and skyline shots that are just breathtaking.

Photography: Jeff Brummett Visuals | Ceremony Venue: The Farmhouse | Reception Venue: The Farmhouse | Event Planning: My Event Angels | Floral: F. Dellit Designs | Videography: Reverent Media | Wedding Cake: Whisk Bakery | Linens: My Event Angels | Hair: Kiss and Makeup | Makeup: Kiss and Makeup | Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Bride's Shoes: Steve Madden | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulu's | Veil: CassandraSilvestro | Submitted via: Matchology

A Texas At-Home Engagement Session

"Cooper kicked off the month of "engagement confusion" by throwing me multiple curve balls. Several times I was convinced we were getting engaged and he fooled me. One week before Thanksgiving Cooper asked me to reserve the following Tuesday for a nice dinner together. He told me to dress up so he could take me out for a nice meal. Of course, when Cooper picked me up I was prepared for a nice evening out, only to be met by the surprise of a bicycle ride across town, through Texas A&M's campus to Chipotle. Let's just say I was a little less than thrilled after a week of build up and excitement. After a couple of minutes of me trying to alter Cooper's bike riding plans, I finally gave in and hopped on a bike. We started to ride through Texas A&M's campus, where Cooper proceeded to stop at every. single. stop. Each time it was a different excuse: "I have low tires," "my seat is loose," and the list goes on... After multiple stops at different buildings and several bicycle "fix it" stations, he stopped at the final place: The Century Tree! I rode behind Cooper on my bicycle, where Cooper proceeded to tell me with a huge smile on his face, "you thought I was going to propose here didn't you?!"At this point I was so confused, and I said "no?!" We proceeded to go under the tree a second time and head to Chipotle. But this time I hear the bike's breaks screech, and Cooper fall off of his bike. It was so elaborate, I thought it was a joke. I told Cooper to get up so we could keep going. When he didn't get up, I got nervous and jumped off of my bike to go check on him. Just as I was bending down to talk to him, the lights in the tree came on and Cooper was on one knee. He sweetly asked me to marry him, and I said yes. Following the proposal Cooper had a home cooked meal waiting for us on the stairs of the Academic building. We ate, laughed, and dreamed of the days to come. Then he threw one last special surprise my way... my very best friends planned us a surprise engagement party at my home in College Station. We arrived home to find many of our dear friends, and all of our families waiting to celebrate with us. I could not have asked for a more perfect evening with my favorite person who I can't wait to spend forever with."

This natural, at home engagement session is giving us all of the cozy feels with southern elements mixed in with a modern flair.

Photography: Shelby Tsika Photography | Venue: Studio 12 | Styling: Shelby Tsika Photography | Mugs: Target | Linens: World Market | Tableware: World Market | Submitted via: Matchology