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Ask M: Tips for Scouting Photoshoot Locations by Melanie Grizzel

"What are some things I should think about when picking location(s) for our Engagement photos?" - Natalie

This is a great question - thanks, Natalie! When prepping for your Engagement photos there are a few things to help lead you in the right direction:

1. Is there a specific location that has meaning to you? Did you meet at Jo's Coffee on S. Congress? Were you both volunteering at ACL when you bumped into each other? These details are part of your story and totally fun to incorporate in your shoot.

2. There is nothing better than natural light for photos, so a lot of photographers and couples alike choose outdoor locations for shooting. That doesn't mean indoor venues are out of the question, just be sure to keep lighting as a priority when doing your research.

3. Do something that matches your style as a couple. If you're always out and about on adventures, think about staging something on the road. If you're more Urban, find a location you can see the city's skyline. There are a perfect locations all around you, you just need to get creative!

Have you found an awesome location and want to share? Post a comment below! 

She-N-He Top 3: Austin Bridal Boutiques by Melanie Grizzel

The day is here! It's time to search for the perfect dress to say "Yes" to. We've picked three of our favorite Austin Bridal Boutiques based on bride recommendations and style. Take a look!

Unbridaled

Unbridaled is the epitome of an Austin Bridal Boutique. They cater to the non-traditional bride who's a little more eclectic, which sounds a lot like my kind of bride too. The boutique itself is intimate and the customer service is superb.

Image courtesy of: www.unbridaled.com

Image courtesy of: www.unbridaled.com

Image courtesy of: www.unbridaled.com

Image courtesy of: www.unbridaled.com

Blush Bridal Lounge

Blush Bridal Lounge is set up in an old home on W 35th street which allows for a unique shopping experience. Each room is lined with dresses and accessories which helps keep brides from being overwhelmed when they walk in. It's definitely a great stop when searching for that perfect gown.

Image courtesy of: www.jlmcouture.com

Image courtesy of: www.jlmcouture.com

Image courtesy of: www.jlmcouture.com

Image courtesy of: www.jlmcouture.com

Melange Bridal

Melange Bridal has been serving Austin brides for over 20 years. The boutique is bright and inviting with a great selection of well-known designers. The Melange team is extremely nice and the in-house seamstresses are awesome. *Bride recommendation - Ask for Taylor when you make an appointment.

Image courtesy of: www.melangebridal.com

Image courtesy of: www.melangebridal.com

Image courtesy of: www.melangebridal.com

Image courtesy of: www.melangebridal.com

Have a bridal boutique in Austin that you love? Let us know by dropping a comment below!