Thursday, August 1, 2013

Posing for Engagement Pictures

So now that our save-the-dates have officially gone out to (almost) everyone - we're still having issues with the account we created - I can finally share our amazing engagement photos! We only ended up using two of the photos for our cards, but I still didn't want to let the cat out of the bag too early, then have none of our family and friends be excited or surprised if they had seen them already on the ole' bloggy-blog. But now the time has finally come!!

We took these way back in April, in St. Augustine, Florida. We were oh-so-very blessed and fortunate, because Jeff's Uncle Phil is actually a professional photographer! So he very happily agreed to shoot our engagement session for us in St. Augustine, especially since he lives in Jacksonville! Even though it rained on our entire shoot, basically the whole day, Phil did such an excellent job capturing so many beautiful pictures!

Get ready for pictures galore - "This is the event you've all been waiting for......and away we go!" That last part is a movie quote, and if anyone can guess it, I'll send you some Julep fingernail polish ;) Anyone?

This is one from our save-the-date, that Jeff Photoshopped the "5" in, since our original date was the 12th.

This one is definitely my favorite! There's just so many things about it I love.
This is the second one we used on our save-the-dates.  And this is my Mama's favorite one :)
We chose to do the photos in St. Augustine for a couple of reasons:
  1. It was close and convenient to Phil and Tammy, without making them drive three hours to Tally. 
  2. I went to school there, at Flagler College, so the small town was my home for four years during college, and I loved it so very much. 
  3. It was the very first trip Jeff and I ever went on together, way back in 2011, to attend his Grandpa's funeral (in Jacksonville actually, but we also spent time in St. Augustine that weekend as well.)
  4. We've gone back together multiple times since then to visit all my old friends who still live there, and Jeff has come to love the city too!
And for all those reasons, St. Augustine is a special place not only for me, but for us as a couple. And it really meant a lot to be able to have our engagement photos taken there as well, in this gorgeous little town that we both now love so much! All of these were taken in the following locations: historic downtown, the Castillo de San Marcos fort, the Spanish Mission, and Flagler College.

I am so so happy and pleased with the way the pictures turned out. I mean, you can't even tell that we were being rained on during the majority of these. For real - we were standing in the rain for at least half of the pictures above, and they still look amazing! Huge props to Uncle Phil (and his lovely assistant/wife/Aunt Tammy) for all they did for us that day, and the beautiful photos they created for us! If you're in the Jax area, check him out here.

Glad I'm finally getting around to sharing these with y'all, and thanks for being patient and waiting for the past three months! I promise not to take so long sharing our wedding pictures in a couple of months! :)

Much Love,


Miranda said...

These are too adorable! St. Augustine was such a great's beautiful! I especially love the book picture, very unique. Y'all are holding two of my favorites!

It's August already, which means your wedding is literally around the corner! I'm sure you're beyond excited. :)

Katy E said...

Your pictures are so good! I love the one with the books!

I'm not totally sure, but I think that's a quote from Grease!

Kristin J said...

Those pictures are awesome! I don't know how you picked just two! And, you really can't tell it is raining!

Erin LFF said...

So glad you finally shared!! They are all beautiful! Love your outfit choices!!

Jade Blackwell said...

They are great pictures and it looks like you picked a great area..and I'm almost certain that quote is from Greace :)

Veronica Lee Burns said...

Yall are just adorbs!

Brianne said...

Cute pictures!