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hi! I'm Tara, a wedding photographer in Austin, TX. I take Colorful, modern, film inspired Wedding photos of happy Texas Couples.

New Wedding Venue, The Videre Estate, Engagement Session


New Wedding Venue, The Videre Estate, Engagement Session

(We are not sponsored by Shiner. Okay, maybe we’re sponsored by Shiner.)

I recently got the opportunity to shoot Kennedy and Bryce’s engagement session at the soon-to-be-completed wedding venue, The Videre Estate! When it was time to start planning their engagement session, I got word from Sweet Magnolia Events that they decided to shoot at The Videre. The what now? I googled with no luck. I had no idea what this place was. Finally, I swallowed my pride and just asked. Turns out, it’s a wedding venue in Wimberley that is currently being built! I believe they’re opening their doors in Spring 2023, and I can’t wait to see the completed space! I looked at a few of their plans and it has potential to be such a wonderful venue, be on the lookout for it soon!

Since The Videre was very much still being built when we shot this engagement session, we got a little creative and explored the grounds surrounding it. We were shown around and said we could get in a canoe on the water… yes please! Kennedy, Bryce, and their fur baby Frio were such good sports as we checked out some less-traveled areas.

I told them that some couples like to bring champagne to pop, and they’re welcome to do that if they’d like. They aren’t really champagne people, so they brought a six pack of Shiner along, which I loved! Please, if something doesn’t fit your personality, I always encourage you to incorporate something that does.

I also played around towards the end and tried to create a fake sunset look. There are a couple of photos towards the end of this blog, where they’re sitting on a bench, that have “sunbeams” coming through. This is actually a flash set up just outside of frame behind them! Always fun to try some offbeat techniques at engagement sessions.

PS. This session also got featured on Brides of Austin! You can view the blog here, with a little more about Kennedy and Bryce (and Frio).

Congratulations to Kennedy and Bryce, and I can’t wait to check out The Videre when it’s completed!