I could not have been more excited when Ginny reached out to me about photographing her wedding. I had already met Ginny when she was a bridesmaid in one of my former weddings. Jesse also happens to be that former bride’s brother! How awesome is that?! It always feels a little extra special when I get to continue with past brides and their families.
Ginny and Jesse are a fun-loving and social couple. They love to have people over, cook and entertain. Ginny grew up on a ranch and has a strong love for animals.
They wanted an outdoor location with lots of grassy fields and big trees. We decided that Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park in south Austin would be perfect for their engagement session location. The weather was perfect, and the trees are showing off their fall colors! That doesn’t last long in Texas, so we took advantage of it!
Ginny and Jesse met sophomore year in college at Texas State University. They lived in the same apartment complex and would see each other around at the gym or the clubhouse but never spoke. He opened the door for her at the gym once when she forgot her keys, but they still never talked. One Wednesday afternoon, Ginny had a marketing exam and noticed he was in her class. The class had over 200 people, so she never noticed him before. That day, they finished their exam around the same time (unknowingly) and walked to the shuttle bus stop taking different routes. She got there first and found a seat when she looked up and saw Jesse. There was an empty seat next to her. She said she had a feeling he was going to sit by her, and he did. His first words to her were, “How do you think you did on that exam”? Whew! Jesse had noticed Ginny in the class too. They talked the entire way home and found out they liked the same music, and his parents owned a restaurant only 20 minutes from where her parents lived. When they got to their stop, he asked for Ginny’s number, and the rest is history!
“Jesse always knew that I wanted my family, and even my extended family there for the event. Every 4th of July, we take an extended family trip to Concan, Texas, and spend three days at the river just laughing, drinking, and catching up with one another. Jesse’s parents have been included in this trip for the last couple of years too. He asked my dad the week before, and my dad told him our trip would be a perfect time. I knew something was up when my mom told me to pack a nice outfit for family pictures. There were a couple of other instances that made me a little suspicious throughout the weekend too. We took a couple of family photos, and then my mom mentioned for Jesse and me to take one together. After taking the photo, I asked to see the picture. When I turned around, he was on one knee and asked me. Everyone was cheering and so excited. We celebrated the rest of the night, and that was our engagement party.” – Ginny
I can’t wait for their wedding next October at the beautiful Firefly Farm in Wimberly, Texas! In the meantime, here are a few of my favorites from their Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park engagement session.
Amy Odom is an Austin wedding photographer specializing in romantic, timeless, and sophisticated wedding and engagement photography in Austin and most of Texas. I serve Austin, Dripping Springs, Georgetown, Wimberley, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. I’m always up for travel and love destination weddings and engagement sessions!
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