Parker and I got married this past June and we were shocked when our (awesome) photographer, Nessa K, let us know she had secretly submitted our engagement photos to my most favorite wedding blog, Green Wedding Shoes, and we had been picked to be featured! Then, we were shocked (and stoked!) again to learn that our photos had been chosen to be a part of GWS’s Best of 2012: Engagement Photos.
I thought I would share some of my favorites and most treasured here.
A little back story on these photos: We had originally hired a different wedding photographer than Nessa and had taken different engagement photos several months before the wedding. We loved that photographer, but weren’t as thrilled with the way our photos turned out so we made the very difficult decision to forfeit our pricey deposit and look for a new photographer. It was a tough decision because we really loved the other photog personally, and we really didn’t want to throw away that big nonrefundable deposit, but in the end it was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding because we got the best pictures that we will always treasure.
Anyway, Nessa had just moved to the exact same small-ish town of Frederick, Maryland that we were getting married in and was available. We met up with her just a few days before our wedding to shoot these photos in the farmland that surrounds my grandparent’s property. It was an early morning shoot and I remembered from my college photography days how lovely the light is at that time of day so we had no problem getting up before dawn to do it.
This dress I wore was my mom’s 1977 wedding dress that she married my dad in. It felt really special to be able to wear her dress for some kind of special occasion, if not for my own wedding. I also wore it for the rehearsal dinner – it’s such a fun dress, I wanted to show it off!
We are planning on submitting our wedding photos to some wedding blogs (fingers crossed we get picked!) so I’ll be sure to share those soon too. *UPDATE: They were featured on Ruffled – check that out here.
This was such a fun time – we were just under a week away from our wedding and were staying at my grandparent’s house getting everything ready that whole week – it was a big DIY affair! I have such great memories from that whole week and these photos show how happy, in love, and content we were at that moment. And Nessa was such a dream to work with. Love that girl.