Mark & Brittney | Downtown Waco Engagement Session | Waco Wedding Photographer

woman and man smile at one another | alley in downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography

We first meet Brittney when we were thrilled to announce her as the winner of a portrait session through our other business, Begin Together. From the moment we began chatting back and forth through messages, it was apparent what a sweet, fun personality she has. It was as if we were talking with a friend already. We determined the best time to photograph their engagement portraits and waited for the calendar to roll on as their wedding day approached.

fiances laugh together | alley in downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography

As summer ended and we moved closer to Mark and Brittney's fall wedding date, we began discussing with Brittney what sort of vibe she had in mind for her engagement portraits. She really liked the urban and industrial look of the alleys in downtown Waco, and was a fan of the famous green door on Austin Avenue next to the Hippodrome. Being fans ourselves of downtown Wacotown (just check out our own portraits on our website!), we were thrilled to photograph them there, and meet Mark & Brittney downtown on Labor Day weekend.

engagement portraits | alley in downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography

And it was such a fun photography session! We learned how they began dating when they worked together at HEB. We talked of their love for baseball and the Texas Rangers, and how Mark even proposed to Brittney at a Rangers game. We talked of wedding planning, how they are getting married on their anniversary, and what all the bridal party was going to wear. And we made our way around downtown Waco, finding fun alleyways to set up poses in and talking to people who passed by on Austin Avenue, before finishing our session on the Washington Street bridge as the sun set behind us.

couple walks arm in arm | alley in downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
couple walks hand in hand | alley in downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
couple kisses | alley in downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
couple poses at green door | Austin Ave in downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
couple kisses and shows off engagement ring | Austin Ave in downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
couple poses on Washington Street bridge | downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
couple poses on Washington Street bridge | downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
couple looks into each other's eyes | downtown Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography

Congratulations once again on your engagement and upcoming wedding, Mark & Brittney. It was such a joy working with you and we wish you such happiness in your marriage.