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Hotel Van Zandt Engagement Session – Kris and Emily

August 19, 2019

Kris and Emily wanted their engagement session here in Austin at Hotel Van Zandt. They both are laid back and love this hotels modern and artistic aesthetic so it was the perfect space. These two first met because they would frequent the same pub and officially met at a Halloween party. Emily was a zombie and well…Kris didn’t wear a costume cause he was too cool for one haha. Emily mentioned she didn’t have a date for a work holiday prom party and Kris said, “Shit! I’ll be your prom date.” Bradley and I always love hearing the variety of ways our couples meet and this one was just wonderful. I kind of wish I had a photo of Zombie Emily to share!

Emily and Kris got engaged on Christmas Eve of 2018. They were wrapping some last minute Christmas presents and watching “The Office” in their living room. She told Kris she needed to go dye her hair and take a shower, but he said, “Hang on a minute.” He handed her a small, wrapped box. As she opened it she found a gold gnome-shaped ring holder. (she collects gnomes and that’s so amazing) Emily was looking at the little gnome when she looked up and saw Kris on his knee with a ring. After an, “Are you messing with me?” and a few “Holy shits” she said “YES!” The next morning they headed out to celebrate Christmas with her moms side of the family. Her favorite part was telling her 90 year old grandmother the news!

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