Yup, that’s us! ;) This is a stylized photo session I put together shortly after Nathan got home from his deployment last year – shot by the lovely and amazingly talented Katelyn James! I adore these images and I’m so glad that we did them! The original idea was just to go back to The Norfolk Botanical Garden, where we got married, and have Katelyn shoot details like a replica of my bouquet, my handmade wedding dress, our rings, etc. We were the first of most of our friends to get married and I really didn’t know what to ask for with our photography. I LOVE detail shots, and put a lot of planning into the details, but we didn’t really have any photographs of those things… and then I thought, hey, if Nathan is home in time, maybe we can grab a few shots of the two of us together! Well, that just spiraled into this elaborate stylized photo session in my head (of course!) and it’s a good thing, because the company who was supposed to be cleaning my gown, sent it back with more stains on it (another story!). So, we decided just to do a love shoot – a big jump from photos we weren’t even going to be in to begin with! I would highly recommend a love shoot for any couple! It’s a timeless capture of the love you share at that moment in your journey together. We didn’t have engagement photos either so this is really the first set of photos we have together, outside of our wedding day, in 8 years of togetherness, including 3 years of marriage, and a baby girl! lol. So, enjoy these pics and watch out for another post coming soon, featuring the Etsy designer who made that gorgeous fabric flower bouquet!
These are actually the shoes I wore at our wedding reception :)
Did I mention I love detail shots? ;)
mmm, homemade snickerdoodle cupcakes!
My wedding gift to Nathan was a journal I started to fill with letters, scripture, song lyrics, and quotes that spoke to us. We’ve both added to it over time. I recovered it later and brought it to the shoot!
love his laugh <3
Definitely a favorite! :
Katelyn loves her serrryus shots :) And Nathan has such a hot model look! ;)
I don’t know what it is I love about this next one, I think it reminds me of when we’re entertaining in our home, and we catch each other’s eye and in that little look there’s an “I love you so much and I love doing this, life, together with you” and we steal a kiss before turning our attention back to our loved ones…okay, that’s so cheesy and I just made a story to go with one little picture, haha…