I recently had the honor of photographing a beautiful proposal at Das Peach House in Fredericksburg, Texas, and it was a dream. 

Daniel and Colette met online a little over two years ago and immediately hit it off—they even closed down the restaurant on their first date because they couldn’t stop talking. He knew instantly that there was a connection between them, and their love has continued to grow ever since. 

Before The Proposal

Daniel inquired via my website in mid-April and told me he wanted to propose within the next month or so, so we got to work right away! They’re both from the area surrounding Magnolia, Texas, so he knew that he wanted to travel in and spend the weekend celebrating their engagement. 

He had originally planned to propose to Colette at Muleshoe Bend amongst the Texas bluebonnets, but unfortunately, they were no longer in bloom. I sent him a list of alternative proposal spots around Austin, Texas to ensure he had a variety of stunning options. After consulting with Colette’s mother and friends, he settled on a romantic waterfront setting at Das Peach House, which couldn’t have gone more perfectly! 

To get the best photos possible, I sent Daniel clear directions telling him exactly where to go once he arrived at Das Peach House. This not only helped ease some nerves because he knew what to expect once he arrived, but he also knew he had a support person to walk him through the entire surprise. Once he was 100% confident in the plan he chose the date! 

The Proposal

Daniel and Colette arrived in Fredericksburg for their weekend getaway, and on April 26th, he put his proposal plan in motion! They left their cozy cabin, which was a 10-minute drive from the venue, and headed for the gorgeous dock where the surprise took place. 

Once they got there, Daniel took her hand and led her down to the water through a beautiful path of trees and greenery. He got down on one knee on the dock and popped the question—Colette was emotional as soon as she realized that Daniel was asking for her hand in marriage and the happy tears started flowing! She, of course, said YES and slipped her brand-new engagement ring onto her finger. 

After The Proposal

Couple standing on dock surrounded by water and tall trees at Das Peach Haus by Lois M Photography

To celebrate and preserve their proposal forever, I stayed to do a mini photoshoot with the happy couple. These photos are so important because they capture the couple’s joy and true in-the-moment emotions about spending the rest of their lives together.

During our mini-session, I guided Daniel and Colette through different poses so they felt comfortable and confident in front of the camera. We used a few areas around Das Peach House so they would have a variety of backgrounds and could enjoy the entire venue. 

I’m so blessed to be able to document such emotional and special moments in my clients’ lives and truly love what I do. 

If you’re ready to create a one-of-a-kind proposal, I’m here to help you plan and capture it all! 

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So, you’ve met the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Congratulations! It’s an incredible feeling to know that you’ve found your forever. And whether you’re just starting to think about popping the question, or you’ve already bought the ring and you’re planning the little details, it’s good to have an idea of where you want to propose. 

Getting engaged is a once-in-a-lifetime moment—to create a magical experience for your soon-to-be fianceé, it’s important to think about the atmosphere your chosen location will create. Luckily, we’re surrounded by beautiful locations in Austin, Texas so you have many different places to choose from. In this post, I’ll walk you through my favorite proposal spots in Austin (and as a proposal and wedding photographer, I’ve seen a lot!). 

Sekrit Theater

1145 Perry Rd

For an intimate, incredibly romantic surprise, you can rent out the Sekrit Theater for your proposal. With its enchanting glass greenhouse and old world feel, you can create a magical moment that your fianceé will never forget. Decorate the space with rose petals, candles, and even set up a sweet table for two to enjoy a celebratory dinner together. This space is what you make it, and lends itself beautifully to a magazine-worthy proposal. 

Chapel Dulcinea

16221 Crystal Hills Dr

This Austin location is a complete gem for a proposal. Chapel Dulcinea itself sits on the edge of a cliffside overlooking Texas Hill Country, so the views for both your proposal and the photos will be unmatched. The building has traditional architecture and features a neutral backdrop so you can make the space your own with unique touches your fianceé would love. The best part about this venue is that renting the chapel is free during the week, so if you’re planning a weekday proposal, you can save cost by choosing this spot without sacrificing the beauty of the location. Just make sure that you book your reservation well in advance so you get the time you want. 

Lady Bird Boardwalk

1820 S. Lakeshore Blvd

When it comes to a proposal, the Lady Bird Boardwalk has a lot to offer. With modern, clean lines and a view of the water, surrounding trees, and Austin, Texas skyline, there’s not one bad place to pop the question. If you love Austin and you want a proposal that feels authentic to the city itself, I love this location. Since it is a very public spot, one of my favorite ways to make the proposal feel a little more special is to enlist family, friends, or your photographer to get there ahead of time and set up some cute decor. That way, passersby will know that the location you’ve chosen is reserved and your plans won’t be derailed by strangers strolling by. 

Mount Bonnell

3800 Mt. Bonnell Rd 

Are you an outdoorsy couple who loves to spend time in nature? If so, then Mount Bonnell might be the perfect place to propose. It’s a beloved sightseeing destination for having the best view of the city and surrounding areas. The photos of your proposal will be breathtaking, but one thing to keep in mind is its popularity. If you plan to pop the question here, you’ll need to plan accordingly and figure out the best days and times to use this location. 

Retro Boat Rentals

74 Trinity St

There’s nothing like cruising around on the stunning waterways of Lady Bird Lake in a rare classic fiberglass boat from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Retro Boat Rentals allows you to take one of their beautifully maintained (and modern!) boats for a spin, and it’s one of the most unique places to propose in Austin, Texas. The boats are extremely quiet so you can still have a conversation and enjoy each other’s company while taking in the sights around you. If your soon-to-be fianceé loves to get out on the water, Retro Boat Rentals is the way to go. 

Auditorium Shores

800 W. Riverside Dr

If you want your proposal to have a cool, downtown Austin, Texas vibe, Auditorium Shores might be the perfect place. It’s a popular site for outdoor concerts, festivals, and events in the city, and has one of the best views of the Austin skyline. There are a ton of beautiful high-rise buildings in the area right along the waterfront, so this location is peak Austin and one of my favorite spots. 

Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd

If you want a proposal location that offers a variety of options to choose from, Zilker Botanical Garden might be the perfect fit. The garden features heritage live oak trees, streams, koi ponds, and manicured pathways to explore. There are so many great places to get down on one knee, so you can choose the area that feels like it honors your relationship the most. It’s a peaceful getaway within the Austin, Texas city limits, so you can get a relaxed feel in a convenient location. The Zilker Botanical Garden does require a $50 fee to take professional photos, so make sure to incorporate this into your proposal budget. 

Laguna Gloria

3809 W 35th St

Are you searching for the perfect place to pop the question without the fear of crowds ruining your moment? Laguna Gloria is the place to be. It’s a semi-private location that’s not only romantic but feels very peaceful and relaxing. My choice for a proposal spot on the property is the Temple of Love. The string lights and greenery as you walk to the temple create a dreamy atmosphere, and after she says, “Yes,” there are many locations throughout the property where you can pose for photos. 

Nido Restaurant

1211 W. Riverside Dr

Are you imagining getting down on one knee overlooking the city at sunset? A restaurant’s rooftop deck is a chic and modern proposal site to surprise the love of your life. I personally love Nido—a restaurant that’s part of The Loren at Lady Bird Lake. It’s upscale, glamorous, and offers impeccable service. This is the perfect place to propose if you want to get all dolled up and celebrate with a night on the town as you soak up your newfound fiancé status. 

Pease Park Treehouse

1100 Kingsbury St

This location is one of the most unique proposal spots in all of Austin, Texas. The Pease Park Treehouse is truly one-of-a-kind. The treehouse is open to the public, so it’s important to become familiar with the location and traffic patterns that you’ll be dealing with. Or, if you want to go all out, the treehouse is available to reserve certain days out of the year. While it is quite pricey, an intentionally designed proposal with beautiful flowers or marquee letters in the treehouse would create gorgeous photos. 

Are you looking for a completely private proposal? Consider renting an AirBnb in the area! And as a bonus, you can have a little getaway and spend time soaking up this milestone moment.

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