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South Congress Photos

black and white engagement austinsouth congress mural photoIn June Austin Americana had the pleasure of photographing one of our engaged austin couples south of Downtown Austin, on South Congress Avenue. Monica and Abel are a couple with a sense of style who asked me to make recommendations where there photographs should be. After some discussion with them we agreed the South Congress area would be a great place to tell their photographic story, and I think you’ll agree.

South Congress has much to offer and is rich with the always-evolving Austin culture. This legendary Austin Street, once known more for shabby housing and prostitution, is now the place to be if you want to get a glimpse of anyone famous that is visiting Austin. South Congress is leading the charge with great food, including Guero’s Restaurant, Amy’s Ice Cream, Jo’s Coffee, Home Slice Pizza, as well as the new food trailer trend which is well represented. There are hot spots like the Continental Club and Ego’s for after hours, and the list goes on.

But the art and music scene are alive and well in the SoCo area (short for South Congress) as well. Many buildings feature murals and yard art is abundant in the area. Regular festivals and outings (such as “1st Thursday”) feature Austin musicians playing live music up and down the avenue.

For Monica and Abel’s engagement session, our job was to capture some of the South Congress energy that is so abundant, and I think we did. But I’ll let you be the judge…

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South Congress Engagement Photography

Through a promotion that Austin Americana ran a few months back on Localiter, I had the privilege of meeting Angelica and Cesar, a cute couple with a great story and a lot of affection for one another. They met while she visited Chile (he is from Chile, she from Texas) and fell in love. Now they both live in Austin and love the South Congress area (SoCo, as it is lovingly referred to by locals).

To them, SoCo represents all that is weird and fun about Austin and it’s a place where they’ve had some special dates together. And what else could a person want? There are resale shops, famous hotels (Hotel San Jose), festivals/First Thursday, pizza (Home Slice), Ice Cream (Amy’s), and so much more. So naturally the couple decided that South Congress should be where they get photographed for their engagement session.

We all met up on a cool, windy December afternoon and strolled down South Congress after meeting up at Guero’s Taco Bar, probably one of the most well known attractions in SoCo. Angelica and Cesar had a few things/spots in mind that they wanted to capture in their engagement photo session. These included Amy’s Ice Cream, Home Slice, The Virgin Mural, and some shots of them crossing the street. I think we were able to capture some great stuff. You be the judge…

Sharing an Ice Cream Cone on S.Congress