San Antonio Engagement Photographer – Downtown River Walk

When suggesting the San Antonio River Walk as an engagement photography location, I am often met with a hesitant response.  The image most people visualize is the crowded narrow walkway in the heart of the tourist attraction.  I typically have to paint the picture of a much more laid back and intimate location away from the crowds.  Just outside the main River Walk area is a more picturesque and quaint trail, that offers an intimate atmosphere.

Rebecca and Cody were up for the adventure, and trusted we would get some great photos for their engagement session.  I always get excited when a local couple experiences new locations and sites they have not encountered before.  The diversity and architecture of downtown allows for a wide range of backdrops, which Rebecca and Cody loved.

The lights of the Drury Inn along the San Antonio River Walk.

The Red Tunnel that connects the River Walk proper with the San Antonio River.

The Red Tunnel that connects the River Walk proper with the San Antonio River.

The Red Tunnel that connects the River Walk proper with the San Antonio River.

The waterfall along the San Antonio River Walk by Houston Street.

One of the alcoves for a high-rise building along the San Antonio River Walk.

One of the alcoves for a high-rise building along the San Antonio River Walk.

The bridal portrait I can’t show

I met up with one of my bride’s this past weekend to photograph some bridals for her reception portrait.  Not only did she look stunning, but the portraits came out looking amazing.  I knew this shoot would be bitter-sweet due to the fact that I would not be able to post the images until after the ceremony.  With all the selects edited I let her decide on the portrait that would be used for the reception photo, and I sent it off for printing.  I think she made a perfect choice, and I am sure everyone will be delighted with the image at the wedding.  Keep an eye on the blog, it will be posted in 4 weeks.

Since I can’t show you the bridal portrait yet, I decided to post another image from downtown San Antonio.  This was taken from the top of a parking tower, and is a stitched pano made up of 9 images.  Unfortunately the excitement we had on the way to the top faded quickly as we struggled to compose compelling shots.  Maybe the scenery was better on the other side of the parking garage, but we had other landmarks to visit.

towntown san antonio pano at night

Majestic Theater at night

I hit the downtown streets of San Antonio this past Friday night with my friend Darren.  The challenge, to get some great night time photographs of both iconic landmarks and ordinary locations.  It is always fun to see which photography ideas are going to work out and which ones are are a miss.  Overall we had an good evening and came away with some interesting images.

Here is an image of the Majestic, one of our first stops on the night.

Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio