With the recent spat of nasty weather Houston’s been having, we thought that we might have to reschedule on the day of the engagement session, but we decided to have at it anyway. I’m so glad we did because the clouds parted and gave way to a perfectly mild, golden evening for us. It was so much fun shooting with these two, and I can’t wait for the big day coming up in September!
Mel and Maureen are two warm, genuine people. You can feel it in the way that they speak to and treat others, as well as each other. Mel has a quick smile that is contagious, and Maureen has a quiet calmness that makes her a pleasure to be around. I couldn’t wait to cover their nuptials after hearing that it would be a traditional Buddhist ceremony at the beautiful Avant Garden located in the artsy Montrose district here in Houston.
As expected, the ceremony was vastly different from anything I’ve covered before, which was very exciting. There were moments of chanting, special messages delivered by family and friends, and blessings brought forth by the couple. Being an intimate witness to a totally different culture’s ways is something that makes my job truly special, and I can only hope that more like this will come my way!
Congrats again to Mel and Maureen, and I’m so excited for the happiness you’ve found.
On to the photos!
I thought that the drizzly weather and cloud cover that kept everything dark would make for a bad showing at this month’s Coffee & Cars, but I was wrong. All the beasts came out, filling all the lots to the brim in what was one of the better shows I’ve been to in a while. People have been respecting the rules well in the past few months, but unfortunately the idiot in the video below (not my video) didn’t seem to realize that RWD plus slick, rainy roads is a recipe for disaster. Hopefully it does not further strain the already stressed relations between the event and Vintage Park.
A photo of the aftermath (Not my photo)
With that out of the way, let’s get on to the photos! Excited for next month’s show, as well as the Lamborghini Festival, which should be coming up soon!