Engagement Pictures: Part 1 {199 Days!}

October 4, 2016

Hi beautiful readers!

So since today marks 199 days until I get to marry the love of my life, I thought I would post part 1 of our engagement pictures! I can't believe we are already down into the 100's...woohoo! I have truly loved every single part of wedding planning so far. There have been a few things we've found stressful, but so far most of the planning process has been enjoyable. 

Between work & school, I have been trying to maximize my time with wedding planning by setting goals & sticking to a timeline. One of my goals was to try and send our save-the-dates out this month in October (6 months ahead of the wedding), which meant that we needed to have our engagement pictures made sometime in September in time for the pictures to come back & for save-the-dates to be made (whew, that's a lot of planning haha)! I'll be honest, taking engagement pictures is something I was really looking forward to! What is better than getting all dolled up and getting to love on my honey for a few hours?! :) 

I spent a long time browsing Pinterest for inspiration for outfits & the type of photos I wanted (be sure to follow me on Pinterest here!). At first I thought we may do a downtown shoot, but since we were taking our pictures on a Friday evening, I was worried it may be too crowded. As I was brainstorming, I remembered that my family has a lake property in North Georgia. It has beautiful lakes, fields & trees. In other words, the perfect back-drop for pictures! Not to mention that it holds a special place in my heart as we have had multiple family gatherings here over the years. 

One of the "looks" I wanted to create was more formal with a long black dress and my fiancé wearing a black suit & tie. When I found this black beaded Adrianna Papell dress on a shopping trip in Nashville, I just knew it would be perfect (and also, some of my bridesmaids dresses are AP, so it fits in with our wedding! haha!). I just love the juxtaposition of formal outfits against an outdoor backdrop. Plus, we both love dressing up so I feel like it is an accurate reflection of who we are as a couple! I'll be sharing these photos today! Since we had time for 3 outfit changes, I thought I would do 3 different posts highlighting each outfit :) I hope you enjoy these first photos!

{And as a sidenote, just have to say that we LOVE our photographer, Tim Ivey with Imago Photography! He is amazing & made us feel so comfortable the day of our shoot. Clichere to check out their website!}















(Always making me laugh!)





(Oh my gosh, just have to say, my future hubby is a hottie!)


Dress: Adrianna Papell (very similar here


Thank you so much for reading dolls :) Stay tuned for more engagement photos soon :) Have an awesome Tuesday!

XOXO,
Ashley

1 comment

  1. Oh my!!!! I just found these photos!! Absolutely stunning!! He is a Blessed man to have you!! 💒

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