As soon as Rylee and her mom walked up in the crowded archway, we knew this was going to be a super fun session.
Not only were they both totally prepared – balloons in hand, champagne at the ready (plus an extra bottle in case our first pop didn’t go as planned), and multiple outfits – they were both troopers right from the start! Rylee maintained beautiful composure and just kept rocking her signature Rylee laugh as the huge balloons bounced off her in the crazy wind. Not to mention the many times we had to pause and wait for the wind to just chill for a sec. Her mom was an unfailing source of positivity and good ideas, as well as the world’s best (unpaid…) assistant!!
It helps that they’re super close too!! Rylee is about to graduate with a Fashion Merchandising degree and said that it was her dream to one day open a boutique with her mom!! Can you say dream job?? How sweet is that. The sweetness just kept multiplying by the fact that we were able to photograph them together to commemorate this special season in both of their lives. Not only Rylee’s graduation, but they just celebrated their shared birthday and a special personal milestone they just got to celebrate.
San Marcos feels like its changed so much since I left just two years ago, but seeing all my favorite places in town still made it feel like home. The final place that Rylee and her mom wanted to go was a park that we didn’t even know existed, right across the street from campus! There was a beautiful little rock outcropping right up against the river, and a super cute bridge with some pretty lights that looked out over San Marcos. The light was so dreamy as the sun was setting – it was a perfect way to end our session!
Rylee – we had such a blast hanging with you and your mom and exploring San Marcos together! Congratulations again and we wish you all the luck in the world in this new chapter!!