Friday, April 30, 2010

Valarie & Craig in Aggieland!

I always enjoy a trip back to College Station, and it's even better when I'm going there to shoot engagement portraits for a couple of Ags getting ready to tie the knot!

My cousin and sometimes-assistant Kyle and I drove up for the afternoon, did some shopping for Aggie gear, and headed over to the little road leading to the George Bush Presidential Library in hopes of finding bluebonnet treasure... and we were not disappointed! There were lush fields of indigo at our disposal : ) Craig and Valarie met us there to begin their photo session.

After a romp through the flowers, we moved across the street to a nice "pasture", then drove over to campus (Texas A&M University) to hit all of their favorite spots. We began with the gorgeous towering columns of the Administration Building, walked on down to the Academic Building and in and around the Century Tree... one of my very favorite places on campus, since it's THE proposal spot!

We visited the big new giant Aggie Ring by the Former Students Building, Albritton Tower, and last but not least NORTHGATE! What College Station shoot would be complete without a trip to the Chicken, the Dry Bean, and a nostalgic stroll down Bottlecap Alley? Kyle was super helpful once the sun went down... when he became my light-man, holding flashes and lights and aiming them just so. It's helpful that he's about 7 feet tall, and can really get that light up high on request. I was surprised how beautifully the Bottlecap Alley pics turned out, with the light reflecting off the flashy caps. Quite romantic!

I had a total parking-ticket flashback when we parked at the post office to walk over to Northgate, and the PTTS guy eyed my truck sitting there in the 30-minute parking Funny, the fear looms even when there's no threat of having class registration or your diploma blocked because of a parking ticket.

I'm soooooo happy with the way the images turned out : ) Feel free to share the blog link with the rest of our Aggie Family!

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