Causally fitting your ring in a picture. 🤷🏽♀️
The boys were making fun of me for taking ring pictures at the bull sale, so I proceeded to take as many as I could in random places. 🤣 Surrounded by old cowboys, no manicure, just cows and diamonds. 💍 I’m enjoying being able to be super extra about my ring during this fun season of life! No one can blame me for being excited. Now, in 20 years when I’m still doing the same thing we’ll see if it’s the same story... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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IT HAPPENED. MY SISTER IS FINALLY ENGAGED. Sarah + Nick are seriously the perfect match. They work hard at their relationship and love each other so well, and have for 5+ years.
After 5+ years of Nick loving my sister and a few weeks of scheming, we made it happen. I got a text “we need to talk..............” a few weeks ago, followed by a phone call of lots of freaking out (mostly on my end) and sorting out details. Nick would be coming to Florida with us for the weekend. My parents would be there Friday, but were driving north to Sarasota to see friends for the remainder, and Kelly would be busy studying for grad school finals home in Chicago. It was the perfect set up.
Yesterday, on St. Patrick’s Day, the three of us headed to the beach for sunset. I “begged” Sarah and Nick to let me take their pictures at the beach, so we left with a bottle of wine for sunset and time for photos. Sarah has had a cold all weekend and insisted we stop at CVS on the way to the beach. Y’all. She missed the turn into CVS and anyone who knows Naples knows it’s not an easy turnaround to get into a parking lot, then Sar took what felt like forever in CVS (but because of this we knew she had NO idea it was coming). The ring was in my camera bag (no WONDER it was so heavy!) and the cue would be for nick to go get me a different lens.
Once at the beach, I got the text from my family “here!”, so I said let’s start pictures. I gave nick the OK to go grab my lens, he handed it to me, and I told them I needed a minute to go switch out my lenses so they could have their moment and I wasn’t anywhere too close to them.
Through the lens of my camera I saw nick drop to his knee, I watched my best friend, sister, and role model smile and cry and shout yes to the man of her dreams, all while my family was hiding behind a tree and came running out (Mom + Dad had driven back a night early and Kelly had flown in about an hour before).
We popped champagne, stayed at the beach until dark, ate steak at 9pm, told stories, and celebrated this milestone and Sarah + Nick’s forever love. Nick has felt like family for years, but now we get to make it official. Let the wedding planning begin 🍀
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Part 2 of our engagement celebrations 🎉 I didn’t take any pics and family members are starting to send them in! Gotta love them. And yes my fiancé @road2living handmade the heart with our faces on it. You guys have no idea how talented he is! ❤️ part 3 of photos pending.. lol #idobbq#engaged#beyondhappy
Bringing out a #throwback to sometime when I was in college and had braces, just because I love this photo. Oh, and because today is our 8 year anniversary 😝. Our 8th year was full of milestones. From renovating our home, to moving in together, to getting engaged. I can’t wait for the 9th year and every single one after that. I love you, babe 😘.
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So much style on such good looking peoples, I'll take again and again and again! Also, I'm so excited to see the greens coming back more and more as spring rolls in here. The older I get the more I really appreciate the rebirth of life after a long resting period. Nature, our great teacher.
OMG so excited to welcome our newest Nashville neighbor and #nashbash photo opp, @winky_lux! Seriously you NEED to stop by and take alllll the pictures because this place is just too cute to miss! Not to mention their makeup is 😍
I added complimentary engagement sessions to all 3 of my wedding packages when I realized just how much better of a job I do when I’VE had a chance to work with a couple ahead of the wedding day. It really makes a huge difference to already be warmed up to each other!
This sweet couple came all the way from Hawaii for their engagement session, so I had to show them the “beach” in Chicago! It was not 80 degrees, but their wedding will be 80 degrees in Hawaii. Loved meeting them and having fun today. Karen and David, love you both!
✨Dreams really do come true✨
Ladies, never settle for less than God’s absolute BEST for your life! You are a treasured gem and deserve to be treated as such.
Fall in love with Jesus FIRST and in HIS timing, HE will bring “the one” to you.
In the mean time, drench yourself in God. Fall so in love with Him that you forget about everything else. Forget about the cares of yesterday and tomorrow. Focus on the precious moments of Him revealing more and more of Himself to you and you surrender more and more to Him.
I don’t know who needs to be reminded of this today but remember, even when you get married one day, God STILL needs to be in first place; He is our first love. So start investing in your relationship now and watch how He transforms your life in ways you never knew He could.
Stay strong, dreams really do come true 😉
Okay, I’m calling it now. @winky_lux is about to pass up the wings mural as the #1 place for bachelorette party pictures. And let’s be real, if anyone knows where @thenashelorette’s like to hang out and take the most “OMG SO NASHVILLE” pictures, it’s me 😂🤷🏻♀️ seriously though this is probably the cutest store I’ve ever seen! 😍 check my stories to see more of their many photo opps! @liketoknow.it#liketkit http://liketk.it/2Azek
32811 minutes ago
I am so blessed to know these two beautiful souls! Sarah and Mack are tieing the knot this summer and I am so excited to help them capture these moments! Their connection and love run deep and true. This lifestyle engagement session was the perfect way to document their sweet and silly sides and tenderness with each other! I'm so thrilled for you both! Cheers friends!
@boutiqueblinks capturing this timeless moment at Ayers House.
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10211 minutes ago
The sun kept sinking and we couldn’t stop snapping photos! Love love love couples sessions