J + M | Romantic Canal Walk and Gondola Ride Engagement Session


February 10, 2023

When Jill + Matthew asked if I’d want to come with them on a pizza cruise in a gondola through hidden canals in DFW for their engagement session, it was an easy “hell yes!” 😍

This was such a fun session. We cruised around Mandalay Canals in Las Colinas in a private gondola, and we each got a personal pizza to enjoy!

I hadn’t heard of this before and I love finding unique experiences like this to recommend around DFW. This would be an awesome date night in DFW – or proposal location – and was a dream for fall engagement photos. This was such a great option for a couple who wants to do split their engagement session between something fun and unique without compromising on the traditional, romantic shots. If you want a session like this – message me!

Matthew took the opportunity to formally propose to Jill with a little message in a bottle with a verse by Pablo Neruda. ❤️

Gotta give him props, this is great proposal idea!

If you want to take a ride in a gondola and eat a pizza with your honey (or check out their brunch cruise with your friends!) you can find them at Gondola Adventures in Irving!

(Not an ad, I just had a really good time lol)

This session was SO COOL! After the gondola ride, we did a quick outfit change and found some cute spots around the canals for even more romantic photos. I absolutely loved shooting here, and there were SO many different options for photos. Walking down in the canals was super moody and romantic, and along the water we caught some colorful, sunny light. It was awesome!

I can’t wait for their wedding this spring!

ps – I’m still booking weddings + elopements for 2023-2024! All my wedding packages include an engagement sesh just like this one!

Can’t wait to hear from you!

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