I know I haven’t talked a lot about wedding planning up ‘til now, but Matt and I are moving right along with our plans. I finally have something exciting to share with you:
I feel pretty narcissistic because,
a few several times now, I’ve opened the folder of these pictures and just gaze & grin at them like a love-sick idiot. They make me so happy! I’ve never had pictures of myself taken like this. I mean, I had those horrid blue-and-pink-laser background pictures from elementary school (like, once, because my mom probably thought the extra fee for lasers in the background was ridiculous, because it was). Remember those? And, I had senior portraits in high school, of course. (Looking back at those = sooo embarrassing. Most awkward poses ever.)
But THESE pictures…taken by a professional, and such a talented & creative photographer at that. Capturing the moments between Matt and I, the looks of love that I usually only get to see one side of.
It’s really lovely to not only feel that love, but to be able to see it. I just can’t get over them!
So let me be non-egotistical for a moment and bestow some well-deserved flattery on our photographer. Bobbi, from The Salty Peanut Photography, was amazing! From the moment I met her, I felt totally comfortable, like this was someone I could totally be friends with. When you have to stand a little awkwardly with your fiancée, staring into each others’ eyes like, you know, it’s totally normal to gaze at each other…and then smooch on command—it’s great to feel comfortable with the person on the other side of that camera. Bobbi was a lot of fun and full of ideas, and we had such a great time running around town, into fields, and along the beach while she snapped our pictures.
I love Bobbi’s photography style. She’s all about “refurbished memories”—capturing the little moments for people to look at and fall in love with all over again. Her images have a sort-of vintage feel to them, soft and romantic.
She’s all about the details and the different fields of focus. I think every image she gave us is unique and interesting to look at! Maybe that’s why I just can’t tear my eyes away. 😉
Our engagement shoot took place about a month ago, and I’ve been counting down the days ‘til Mr. Mailman might bring us the images. So on Saturday, when he drove up our driveway and gave us this little brown package, I was sooo stoked!
Look how cute she packages up the disc. I love thoughtful details.
Matt & I sat on our couch, huddled together, with grins plastered on our faces as we clicked through the images one by one.
Our shoot was scheduled just before the weather took on a chilly bite, as the leaves and plants were starting to turn and welcome the fall season.
I thought we’d have more fall foliage to work with, but the timing was perfect nonetheless: It was a warm day, full of bright sunshine, with green leaves & pretty flowers still sticking around for just a while longer.
We smiled. We loved. We goofed off a little. It was a perfect afternoon, and now we have those moments captured in so many perfect photos that I fear I’ll have to make a Matt & Amanda shrine wall so I can frame them all.
The only down side to all these fabulous pictures, is it will be impossible to figure out which one(s) to use for our Save the Date! I’ll take that dilemma.
What kind of photography style do you like the most?
Where did/would you have your engagement pictures taken?