I’m a photographer based in Houston, TX that specializes in sophisticated wedding and high school senior photography.
This Cypress engagement session was so much fun! Samantha and Wayne are laid back, kind and so very genuine. Instantly after meeting them at Cy-Hope, I knew this session was going to be fantastic!
When Samantha and Wayne first inquired about my wedding services, they stated something I hear all the time. “We feel awkward in front of the camera. We want someone willing to work with us and make us feel comfortable!” Friends, I get it!! You are not alone. I feel awkward when I am in front of the camera too. I always think, “What do I do with my hands?” Because I totally know how you might feel, I do everything I can to make my couples feel comfortable by giving clear, concise directions for posing. But, I also make the poses feel natural, not forced, and include tons of movement.
Samantha and Wayne were absolutely not awkward!!! I loved that they held hands the entire session and were so loving and supportive of each other. It was a joy to witness. They met in chemistry class in 2010 while attending the same high school. They started dating in April 2011 and have been side by side for 9.5 years. When I asked what they were most excited about for the fall wedding at Deep in the Heart Farms, they said it was finally getting to marry their best friend.
Their proposal story reflects their laid back personalities. Wayne proposed to Samantha at their rental house in College Station. They were heading out to spend the weekend with family at their lake house. Wayne just couldn’t wait any longer. So he just blurted out, “Will you marry me?” Of course, Samantha said YES! Samantha told me it wasn’t a huge production, it was very much “us” and it was the perfect!
Samantha is in her last year of vet school in College Station and Wayne works in the oilfield. Because Samantha’s school schedule and clinicals are so intense and require endless hours of work, Wayne is very involved in the wedding planning process. And let me just say, that he has done an impressive job planning man of the details for their big day.
When they aren’t working, they enjoy quiet time at home watching movies or Netflix. They love the outdoors and taking their dog Goose on walks in local parks. They enjoy road trips and trying new restaurants. I asked my favorite question, “Queso or Guac?” Their answer, “Why limit to one? Queso + guac every time!” Just another reason I think they are the coolest couple!
Samantha and Wayne, thank you for entrusting the team at Reed Gallagher Photography to document your wedding journey. I had the best time with you during your Cypress engagement session and am so excited about your big day at Deep in the Heart Farms this fall.
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