The Pearl in San Antonio makes the greatest venue for engagement photos! It is a gorgeous downtown area that has so much going on. Their website says “When you visit Pearl, we’d bet you won’t ever walk the same path twice,” and I’m sure that’s correct! Lillie, Trey, and I had so much fun walking around and finding the best spots for pictures. When you scroll down you’ll see we found beautiful fountains, unique architecture, and even a stunning waterfront. I will definitely be returning to the Pearl for more photos, so if you like what you see, reach out to me and let’s get your session on the calendar!

You might be thinking, if this place is so amazing why are there no people in the background of these photos? Well, that is the biggest reason why I love to shoot at sunrise! A sunrise session is always my recommendation to couples who want to avoid crowds. It can be a bit tough to get up so early in the morning, but you can see from these photos that it was so worth it. These two wore the perfect outfits and were natural in front of the camera! I will never stop talking about the importance of your outfit at your session. Even if you chose the most beautiful place for your session if your outfit clashes with the scenery it can throw off the look of the photos. If you’re unsure of what to wear to avoid this, just ask. I’m always here for tips before your session.

Feel free to browse through some of my favorites from Lillie and Trey’s engagement session.

I hope you enjoyed these Engagement Photos at the Pearl in San Antonio! If you would love a session at this location or another gorgeous spot click here, I would love to chat with you! For more engagement session inspiration click here.

The Pearl in San Antonio Engagement Photos

November 1, 2022

the latest

So what even is a first look? It’s when you and your partner see each other for the first time on your wedding day before walking down the aisle. First looks are becoming way more popular in the wedding world. More and more couples are choosing to go the first look route instead of waiting till they’re walking down the aisle. If you’re on the fence about going with a first look or picking the traditional way, keep reading for 4 reasons why you should consider a first look!

Only Alone Time Together

Wedding days get busy. From getting ready with your bridal party and greeting all your guests and family photos, most couples rarely get a moment alone. First looks allow you to actually spend some time with just the two of you. When you wait till you’re walking down the aisle to see your partner you’re not able to talk to them or really embrace them. But during a first look, you can, talk, touch, and interact with your partner! It’s truly a beautiful moment and I get to capture such raw emotions that you will remember forever.

Less Pre Ceremony Nerves

If the idea of being the center of attention makes you uncomfortable. If you don’t like having all the eyes on you. Doing a first look is a great way to ease some of those nerves. When you choose to do a first look you don’t have as much pressure on you. Getting to see your soon-to-be spouse will feel like a weight is lifted off your shoulders and you can finally take a deep breath.

More Intimacy

With first looks, you can choose to let your family and bridal party watch or keep it between just the two of you. If you’re wanting more intimacy on your wedding day first looks are a great way to do that! Some couples will read letters to each other or choose to read their vows privately. This moment allows you and your partner to just be together and feel all the emotions.

More Photo Opportunities

Who wouldn’t want more photos on their wedding day?! By having a first look you have the opportunity to get more photos. Planning a first look is a great way to guarantee all the time you need to get all the bridal party photos, family photos, and photos with you and your significant other done. I may be a little bit biased because I’m a wedding photographer and I love extra photos, but this is my favorite reason for having a first look! You can start taking portraits together right after the first look. Plus since you’ll get all the photos done ahead of time you can plan out a slot in the timeline for sunset photos!

I hope this blog helps you decide which route to take when it comes to doing a first look. For more wedding day inspiration check out “Top 7 San Antonio Wedding Venues,” by clicking here.

To chat about having me capture your big day click here!


“I would highly recommend Lois M Photography! Incredibly easy and pleasurable to work with.”

Joshua and Eliza Miller

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Wedding First Look

September 23, 2022

your photos should be

as amazing as you are!

Inquire below to make photo magic happen

yes please!