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Japanese Tea Garden Engagement Session

Updated: Jul 21, 2021

On this Spring evening late in May, you might think there were very few people milling about the Japanese Tea Gardens for Brad and Amanda's engagement session, but you would be very wrong! There were graduation celebrations and graduates galore, as families strolled around the various ponds and gardens that are a beloved sight in San Antonio. As Brad and Amanda arrived for their engagement session and saw the swarming mass of humanity, I told them we would definitely be able to find some places where we could capture such a special day for them. It took some patience and maneuvering, but we were able to create a beautiful spread of photographs for this beautiful and excited couple!

Weeks before their session, I met with Brad and Amanda virtually to get to know them and discuss their session and upcoming wedding. They are both very down-to-earth and easy going which always makes for a fun and laid-back experience.

Amanda received her PhD in Austin and is a geologist! She is bilingual and also put up with some very rusty Spanish from me, but I can never resist trying to stay up on speaking and she was very patient with me. It is obvious that she is intelligent and beautiful and Brad is very much in love with her!

Brad works for Fed Ex and he has two adorable daughters, who are just as taken with Amanda as he is. They joined us for a few pictures and they reveled in Amanda's attention, holding her hand, asking her questions, and giving her hugs as we wound our way around the stairs, ponds, and people in the gardens.

I think I should become a spokesperson for the Mutual App, because, like many of my amazing couples, they met on the app. Even though they live a few hours away from each other, Brad in Houston and Amanda in Austin, they are able to spend time with each other every weekend as they take turns commuting.

In just a little over a month, Amanda and Brad will have their big day! After so much commuting, I'm sure it can't come soon enough! I wish you my sincere congratulations and wish the both of you so much joy!

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