If an Emily Griffin novel came to life, Hannah and Phillip’s love story would be it (at least in my opinion). Hannah is British, from Edinburgh, Scotland to be exact. She grew up for the first part of her life in Paris (France that is), and this is where she met the girl that is her lifelong best friend. When her best friend got married, she was of course a part of the wedding. It was at this wedding she met Phillip, who was the groom’s best man. To take the story even further, Phillip is the twin brother of said groom. How wild is that?
The Engagement Session:
For their engagement session we wanted to pick a unique location, but one that also made sense to their story. We started out at The Black Labrador in Houston, TX — a bit of a nod to Hannah’s British background. This location was stunning. The green foliage that christened the walls of the buildings, the telephone booth, the architecture, all the details of this location had me feeling like I actually was visiting the United Kingdom.
From there we went to McGovern Centennial Gardens/Hermann Park. The park in October made for a beautiful backdrop of rich greens with some vibrant pops of color. While in the area, Phillip shared with me that before she passed, his grandmother would take him and his brother to the Houston Museum of Natural Science when they were younger. So, we stopped to take a few photographs of them in that area. I am big on sentimentality, and absolutely loved that he shared this with me so we could bring it in to the session. I’m also a big fan of my grandmother (we fondly refer to her as Mimi), so anything involving grandma is happening.
Hannah & Phillip: thank you for allowing me the opportunity to photograph your engagement session. The style, class, and taste you both exude has me so excited to witness the beauty that I know your wedding day will be!
The Black Labrador
McGovern Centennial Gardens, Hermann Park, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science