Neon Love Texas Engagement Session

Brittney and Reggie met in June of 2012. Reggie was the owner of a DJ company where Brittney was working as an event coordinator for Ultimate Events Unlimited. It was in that work environment where this pair started their relationship as platonic coworkers. They collaborated on many events. However, later when Brittney found out Reggie was starting a personal training company that they began working out together and going to social events. After getting to know each other better as friends, that’s when they decided to take their relationship to the next level. Now these best friends are ready for an everlasting life together filled with love. To celebrate their upcoming nuptials, Brittney and Reggie commemorated their engagement with a playful neon photo shoot in Houston, Texas. Check out their vibrant day, captured by Ken Maurice Kellogg of Ken Maurice Studios.

Bride’s full name, age and occupation: Brittney Bryant, 29, Administrative Assistant for RCFitness

Groom’s full name, age and occupation: Reggie Collier, 31, Fitness Trainer, owner of RCFitness

Place of residence: Houston, Texas 

Engagement Shoot Location: Warehouse District and Discovery Green

Wedding date: TBD

Engagement story:

It was Reggie’s thirtieth birthday. We’d just had our first child that previous February, and after being on bed rest for three months with pre-eclampsia and our baby being born prematurely, we needed to have some fun! Reggie invited our families and close friends, people who were there for us during that difficult time. We went to our favorite hotel, the St. Regis, to listen to their live band and have drinks. During their set, Reggie got on stage to sing “My Girl” by the Temptations. After singing he said a speech about how much he was in love with me, after which he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was so amazing!

For the Groom: Walk us through the behind the scenes of creating this special day 

I knew the place I wanted to do it because that’s the place we used to go to for our dates. The St. Regis is intimate and fun; a place where we could dance with the live band and play all kinds of different music. It was romantic. And I wanted to do something that reflected our personalities without being cliche; something that reflected our love and relationship. It was hard trying to keep it a secret from her. Kristina from Ultimate Events really helped bring my vision together. She knew I wanted something intimate with only our family and close friends. Brittney’s mom was planning an on-going on vacation at that time, and I knew that she had to be there, so in order to get her to stay I had to tell her my plan to propose, outside of that I was able to keep it a secret from everyone else. I used my birthday to give the excuse of the gathering of everyone so that Brittney wouldn’t get suspicious. Kristina knew I wanted to make it a presentation. She coordinated with the hotel and the band so I could sing with them and say my speech on stage. We had to make sure that Brittney was in the right place and the cameras were in the right place to make it perfect.

What makes your love special?

We’re best friends! Literally. We’ve seen the highs and lows of each other and are still in love. We believe that true love is when you can be yourself, as raw and real as possible, with another human being and still have this uncontrollable desire to spend the rest of your life with them. In short, our love is genuine, authentic, natural and easy.

What was the theme of your shoot?

Bright, colorful, and fun! Like we previously said, we’re best friends and we have so much fun together. So we combined that with a little sex appeal and bright colors. 

Were there any memorable moments during the shoot?

Finding that random blue and orange building that went perfectly with our first outfit. It was not planned at all and was definitely meant to be. We just enjoyed being together!

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding?

Being announced as Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Collier!

Have you started planning your wedding?

Yes, we have an amazing coordinator at Ultimate Events Unlimited. Kristina has made this planning process so easy, I haven’t been stressed at all during this entire process.

Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish you a fruitful wedding and marriage.


Ken Maurice Studios

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