Engagement Photos at Big Bend National Park: Maggie + Zach

Big Bend engagement

We’ve heard a lot of cool engagement session stories in our day, but when we heard about Maggie + Zach’s sesh with our pal, Clayton Austin, we realized this one just might take the cake! Since these cuties both have a special fondness for the great outdoors, they decided to make this day a real adventure + take a 9 hour trek through gorgeous Big Bend National Park with Clayton. Pretty epic idea, right? And they definitely got to take advantage of some amazingly beautiful backdrops along the way!

From Maggie, Our engagement session involved everything we love. Outdoors, hiking, beautiful Texas scenery and an incredible road trip. The coolest part of the day had to be when we were taking photos in the Canyon + we crossed the Rio Grand river onto the Mexico side to get some shots there! So, really, we got to visit Mexico that day, too!

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Big Bend engagement

Big Bend engagement

Big Bend engagement

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Big Bend engagement


Maggie’s gorgeous, red Impeccable Pig dress lent a fun, boho vibe to the images! We love it!

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Big Bend engagement

Big Bend engagement

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Big Bend engagement

Big Bend engagement

Big Bend engagement

Big Bend engagement

Big Bend engagement

Big Bend engagement

Big Bend engagement


And because we always love a good love story:

We met back our Junior year of high school in Chemistry class, we got paired up to be lab partners one day and things took off from there..continuing dating, we went on to college together (Ole Miss, Hotty Toddy!) and made our way to Austin TX after.

We knew we’d eventually get married as the years went on.. but we still wanted to wait till we felt truly ready and honestly we we’re just enjoying the dating years. Finally, this past September we had planned a trip out to Colorado for a music festival. And since we were out that way we figured we’d make a road trip out of it and visit some towns along the way. He surprised me September 3rd when we went for a little morning hike in Maroon Bells, Aspen. I was overlooking this glacier lake and when I turned around he was on one knee. And it only took us 8 years to get to that surreal moment!

Congrats, you two! And best wishes for a beautiful wedding + life together!

photography: Clayton Austin // dress: Impeccable Pig // makeup: Mayhem Beauty // zach’s attire: all different vintage finds along the way

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  1. These are amazing engagement photos! I love it:)

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  2. Awesome pictures .. I can feel the love ..

  3. Wow! Those Canyons are stunning! I love the unique setting!

  4. The bright red dress adds a nice splash of color to the photos.

  5. The floral shawl is amazing! Can anyone tell me where is it from? I’d like to purchase it.

  6. Lovely location and Amazing Photography !!

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