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Wedding: Engagement Pictures

Ok, I know I promised that I wouldn’t turn my blog into a wedding blog. The promise still stands, but I’ve decided to do a few posts on different aspects of our wedding. Now that all the craziness of planning is over, I don’t mind going through all the tasks that had to do get done before the big day.

We got our engagement pictures taken when I was living in New York last summer (I actually left for New York a year ago today). One of my roommates up there happened to be a photographer, so I asked her if she would shoot our engagement pictures when my family and Andrew came to visit for a weekend.

We were thrilled with how they turned out…




Don’t get me wrong, I loved my wedding pictures, but I think my engagement pictures will always be my favorite pictures I have of just Andrew and I. I’m so glad it worked out for us to have them taken in New York.  My roommate, Joanna, did such a great job of capturing our personalities through the photographs. I love all the laughing, candid pictures she took.




I love how she incorporated our Southern roots into this picture through the menu.


  I highly recommend that couples have engagement pictures taken. It’s a ton of fun and you have a lot more time to take the pictures than you will on your wedding day. While this wasn’t the case with us, it’s usually a good time for your wedding photographer to get to know you as a couple. Plus, besides your wedding pictures, they will probably be the only other professional pictures you have of you and your significant other for a while.

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A year ago today, my sweet husband completely surprised me and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.


If you’re in the mood to read a long, but really sweet engagement story, check out this post on my old blog.

We were both pretty pumped

We were both pretty pumped

I had a love/hate relationship with wedding planning, as I’m sure many brides do. I really enjoyed many aspects of it, but I hated having a never ending to-do list, especially towards the end. I have a few engaged friends that I’ve been helping plan their weddings, and I’ve realized it’s a lot less stressful to plan when it’s not your own wedding. I actually used to want to be a wedding planner when I “grew up,” but then I worked a few events during my internships and realized that was not what I wanted to do for 40+ hours every week. Plus, wedding planners mostly work nights and weekends – when everyone else is off work.

Speaking of weddings, we are going to our first wedding as a married couple this weekend!

Alright, that’s enough wedding talk for now. I promise I won’t always talk about weddings on this blog 🙂

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