Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Engagement Photos!

Two weeks ago, Trey and I ventured North to where it all began. Well, that's not exactly true. It all began in Tacoma, but it grew in Bellingham. A friend of ours happens to be a great photographer, and got some great shots of us goofing around at Hovander Park. We were blessed with great fall weather, crisp and clear. Combined with great talent behind the lens, and our natural silliness and lets just admit it, our cuteness, we had a great time and are very pleased with the results! Here are a few of our favs:

Special thanks to Selena Smith, at Blue Moon Photography for the amazing shots! More here.

Swing sets, swing dancing, skipping amongst pumpkins and barns and flower - it was totally cheesy and wonderful. I love photography, and really value having some photos of us looking like ourselves and not all done up in wedding garb. It's really the beginning of becoming a family to me. I remember getting dressed up to take photos at Sears with the family, and this to me is one step toward realizing marriage isn't just simply about love. It's a love that goes deeper than that, so much so you want to be family, there for each other through thick and thin. No matter what happens. While taking the photos alone was fun, seeing them and imagining a house full of the photos that will happen throughout our lifetime I began to see how the symbolism of it all is powerful and good. I usually am pretty non-traditional, and don't always see the value in going through the motions of tradition (i.e. not walking at my graduation from WWU). But this was good, out of the box for us, and made us feel just a little closer in a way I hadn't considered before.

Now that we have some great photos, I'll begin the process of designing our save the date cards. July 17th, 2010 - be on the lookout! If you haven't filled out our survey in the previous post, please make sure to do so!

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