This Couple’s Donut Date Made for a Trendy Austin Engagement Session
by Brynlee Handy September 8
In their sweet and trendy Austin engagement session, Nina and Connor look so in love with each other in juxtaposed urban and waterside shots! We can’t get over the bubbly chemistry between these two or the joy-filled smiles within their gallery, flawlessly and heartwarmingly captured by Nikk Nguyen Photo. The pair’s story began when they first met while at a work conference. Connor lived in Austin at the time, while Nina lived in Chicago. Connor was working on transferring up to her office and they kept in touch, starting their relationship long-distance before he finally made the move to Chicago about five months later! Now, Nina and Connor are excited to plan their nuptial celebrations! Utilizing a color scheme of white, cream, ivory and touches of dusty pink, Nina says they are going for a modern romantic vibe that is “intentional, artistic, ethereal and with a soft, timeless color palette.” They say they are most excited about the nods to Austin that will be incorporated into their wedding. The couple will be having a Texas charcuterie board for cocktail hour, beer mules and a bar curated with local beer, wine and spirits. We wish them all the best and can’t wait to see the gorgeous gallery that’s sure to come from their spring 2021 wedding! Read on to hear from the photographer about Nina and Connor’s trendy Austin engagement session – plus, the story of how he proposed! Cheers to Nina and Connor!
Photos // Nikk Nguyen Photo
From the photographer: “I got the privilege of doing a Lady Bird Lake engagement shoot in Austin, Texas, for Nina and Connor. We also took some photos on Rainey Street, and I loved getting to hear their story – complete with Little Lucy’s donuts. They met at a work conference while they were living in two different cities. Eventually, the time came when Connor was going to propose. The couple flew out to Nina’s hometown in California for a family event in October 2019. They took a day trip to Lake Tahoe with some close friends, one of whom was a photographer. He mentioned that he needed to quickly stop at the lake to take some photos. They all piled out of the car and walked to the dock where, much to Nina’s surprise, Connor asked her to marry him! They celebrated by having lunch with their friends in Tahoe. After lunch, they headed back to Nina’s parent’s house where Connor had planned a surprise party with fifty of their closest friends and family to celebrate their engagement!”
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