I’m still in catch-up mode – but this engagement session isn’t that old. Bekah and I took a trip up to College Station and met up with Kaitlin & Justin, now both Texas A&M graduates to shoot their engagements. I decided this would be fitting to blog about since tomorrow I’ll be photographing Kaitlin’s bridals in Kingsville and will be photographing their wedding next weekend. This was my first trip to College Station, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
I asked a good friend of mine who graduated from A&M what one place we shouldn’t leave town without visiting. Her reply was “Layne’s” – probably the best chicken fingers I’ve ever had. Bekah and I drove around town for about an hour or so before we met up with Kaitlin & Justin at the Bush Library. Behind the library is a beautiful pond and park area with a walking trail around it. One of my favorite shots was taken on a raised grassy area with a lone tree behind them. We moved from there to the Administration Building, which has some beautiful, amazing columns. On the ceiling of the “porch” was some beautiful tile work that I wanted to get in a shot. So I decided to get down and shoot up at their hands.
Before heading up to College Station, I did some research, so I knew we had to shoot at the Century Tree. For those who don’t know the superstition behind it – apparently if a man and woman walk under the boughs of the Century Tree together, they are destined to marry each other. It is an absolutely huge Oak Tree and provides a gorgeous photo op. After shooting a few other places, we headed to Bottlecap Alley and Dixie Chicken for a few last shots. Overall we had a great time taking a day trip up there and look forward to spend a little more time on our next trip to College Station.
College Station engagement session photography by Jason Page at Bottlecap Alley