“Can we bring our dogs to our engagement session?”. Listen up, engaged couples. If you ask me this question, there is a prettttty good chance I will squeal with excitement and immediately tell you YES!! (followed by a ridiculous amount of heart eye emojis, sorry not sorry). Trust me, I know how important our fur babies mean to us!
Eli and Chelsea’s engagement session took place at The Contemporary Austin’s Laguna Gloria. This fourteen acre campus on the shores of Lake Austin is most definitely a sight to behold. In 1943, Clara Driscoll, a Texas legend, donated her estate to be used “as a Museum to bring pleasure in the appreciation of art to the people of Texas.” As if that wasn’t interesting enough, the land was originally owned by Stephen F. Austin. Pretty cool, right? Laguna Gloria was actually inspired by a honeymoon visit to Lake Como in Italy, so it’s no wonder you get an Italianate vibe when you’re wandering around this gorgeous space.
As an artist myself, I really love that her vision was to bring pleasure in the appreciation of art. Without further ado, here are some favorites from Eli and Chelsea’s engagement session at Laguna Gloria. It was a morning session, so thankfully we managed to beat most of the Texas heat (and sun!) and had lots of soft morning light to work with.
Having your engagement photos done at Laguna Gloria in Austin is always a fabulous idea because of the gorgeous landscaping, awe-inspiring architecture and overall history of this one-of-a-kind place. It doesn’t hurt that the lighting is absolutely gorgeous, too! If copious amounts of natural light and an Italianate aesthetic is your vibe, get at me.