Lake Charles Engagement – Kimberly and Kyle

This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Kimberly and Kyle’s engagment photos in and around downtown Lake Charles. They’re from the Southeast Texas area, but are attending McNeese State to be teachers, Kimberly in Early Childhood and Kyle in Music. The weather had been threatening rain all week, but fortunately was only overcast during the shoot, a big softbox for us photographers. 🙂

We began downtown by Pujo Street Cafe (mmmm, tasty 🙂 ), Immaculate Conception Church and the old Court House – beautiful architecture with lots of great color and texture to use for our purposes:


Engagement Photo Downtown Lake Charles


Those of you who are Kimberly’s and Kyle’s friends on facebook have already seen this one, I really like her eyes here, they just sparkle:


Outdoor Engagement Photos


We did a little “Dancing with the Stars” here on the porch to the old Calcasieu Parish Courthouse:


Dancing on the porch to the old Calcasieu Parish Courthouse


The judge with the British accent gave them an “8”! 😀
Here someone gets the giggles:


Engagement Photos Downtown Lake Charles


We also spent a little time walking the historic Ryan and Broad Street area:


Downtown Lake Charles Engagement Pictures


Kimberly wanted her photos to reflect the Lake Charles area and really wanted some by the Sallier Oak at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum. We have some large oak trees here in Beaumont, but this tree is huge! Branches as big around as I am drop down to the ground and back up again – I think they were both a bit overcome with its majesty 🙂


Sallier Oak at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum


From there we headed to Prien Lake Park. The sun was setting fast and it was getting pretty chilly as the winds blew in over the banks of Indian Bay. A quick wardrobe change into some a little more comfortable and we finished up with a few more relaxed fun portraits on the boardwalk and the amphitheater:


engagement images at the amphitheater at Prien Lake Park


engagement photos on the boardwalk at Prien Lake Park


A great evening 🙂 Kimberly and Kyle won’t be getting married until next May, so unfortunately we won’t be seeing them on here again soon… but I can’t wait until the bridal images are done! 🙂

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Hooman - October 19, 2009 - 6:02 am

What a great series of engagement photos! I really like the one with the tree and the last night time shot. Such different feels to them, but both really really nice. Nice job!

Jay - October 19, 2009 - 6:26 am

I’d have to agree with you on Kimberly’s eyes….really beautiful. I also really like that boardwalk shot at night and the image with that enormous oak tree!

Kimberly - October 20, 2009 - 3:38 pm

LOVE them! Thanks again!!

Michael McNett - October 22, 2009 - 9:53 am

nice job capturing them as a couple and that emotion between them. I like the dancing sequence.

Geoff Carruthers - October 22, 2009 - 9:06 pm

excellent images…geoff

John - October 23, 2009 - 12:20 am

Very cool color treatments on some of those photographs! Nice job… love the one with the old tree 🙂

Dawn - October 23, 2009 - 11:04 pm

I love the way you capture the love and emotion in your engagement portraits. If I ever get engaged again (to the same man of course) I want you to do my engagement session 😉

Frank Mueller - November 2, 2009 - 10:38 am

Love these… You did an awesome job capturing their emotion and excitement. Great job.

Bryan Morris - Aruba's Premier Wedding Photographer - November 9, 2009 - 4:53 pm

I love this series of engagement shots especially the black and white images.

Great job, Allen

Wedding Photographers in Kent - November 11, 2009 - 1:28 pm

Love the pictures. Kimberley and Kyle seem to be very much in love. They also look liked they really enjoyed the engagement shoot. Great work.

Zlatko - November 11, 2009 - 1:44 pm

Beautiful engagement photography, Allen. My favorites are the black and white photos, especially the fifth photo down. And that oak tree is just amazing.

Ted - November 11, 2009 - 5:30 pm

The last one is killer, Allen. Good job!

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Noah Hawthorne - November 19, 2009 - 11:06 pm

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Looks like a really fun couple! Her eyes are amazing in the second photo!

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