Cody Proposes to Abby ~ Austin Proposal Photographer

Between Cody and I, we had a ton of emails, back and forth, planning his Austin proposal to Abby. He was so meticulous and considered every detail, big and small. Not being that familiar with Austin, he needed help and suggestions for romantic locations that would work until we narrowed it down to Zilker Botanical Garden. The prehistoric section of the park with its nearby cooling, rushing water, and the privacy it gave was just perfect. So perfect.

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And, of course, Abby said yes! With happy tears. Of course.

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This very verdant area of the garden also provided ample space for me to hide. Abby had no idea until Cody pointed me out!

And thank you, Cody, for noticing the mark on the ground where you could ask. Yes, we did a lot of pre-planning! Their schedule included some time for a few engagement photos at the gardens.

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Cody and Abby's Zilker Botanical Garden Proposal and Engagement session
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Romantic, happy Austin engagement of Abby and Cody ~ Austin fun engagement photorapher It was such a pleasure to be around a couple so giddy and happy to be engaged! And to get to see it all happen, well, that was such a huge blessing.Abby and Cody share laughs during their fun Austin engagement Cody Proposes to Abby - Austin Proposal Photographers

Cody was not content with just a proposal and a short session. Abby is his perfect one so the evening had serious standards to meet. After a several-course-dinner at the historical Driskill Hotel, Cody had arranged for a carriage ride around downtown Austin. Fiona of Angeli Carriages was called on and she brought a really lovely carriage that was drawn by the handsome Elysian. Cute was my first choice of adjective for him but I think he likes handsome, too.

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Abby and Cody's engagement session at Congress Avenue, Downtown Austin ~ Austin Wedding Photographers  Congress Avenue, Downtown Austin engagement session of Abby and Cody ~ Austin Wedding Photographers  Congress Avenue, Downtown Austin engagement session of Abby and Cody ~ Austin Wedding Photographers Fiona was such a great guide and shared a few really choice spots for photos.

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Towards the end of the ride, I had noticed Cody gently touching Abby’s ring finger. Was it hard to believe it just happened? I didn’t ask, I didn’t think it was something to interrupt. It was definitely a deeply special occasion for them both. And it was really and truly such an honor to be a part of it.

And the ring? Simply: perfect. Just like the whole day was.

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13 thoughts on “Cody Proposes to Abby ~ Austin Proposal Photographer

  1. Wonderful! What a beautiful proposal (and engagement session)! Love the moment where she sees you 🙂

  2. Ah – these are just beautiful! They look so relaxed and natural. I bet they will treasure them forever.

  3. So many goosebumps! What a great day and so many wonderful photos they’ll cherish! It makes me wish I had proposal photos when we got engaged! Great job Mercedes!!!

  4. mercedes said:

    Thanks, Jessica! They were the sweetest.

  5. mercedes said:

    They are 🙂 Thank you, Brianna!

  6. mercedes said:

    Thanks, Albert. They are a sweet couple.

  7. mercedes said:

    That was a pretty fun moment! Thanks so much, Donny 🙂

  8. So beautiful! I love the spot in front of the waterfall as a backdrop, and all the night shots are so cool too!

  9. You did such an amazing job at capturing this proposal in Austin! Not to mention proposing in front of a waterfall made for an excellent idea!

  10. Heather Kanillopoolos said:

    Ahhhh this is so cute!! Gorgeous work!

  11. Per Henning said:

    Really dig the portraits by the waterfall!

  12. Darin Collison said:

    Man, that looks like it was a lot of fun! Gorgeous work

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