The photoshoot…

Yesterday was an amazing day. I have to admit it was a bit of a crazy and busy day, but it felt SO good to get back in my wedding dress again. Getting ready for the photoshoot made me feel like I was getting ready for my bridal portraits all over again. The photoshoot took place at the Earle Harrison House and Pape Gardens which is where I took my bridal portraits last fall. Yesterday almost felt..surreal. How is it that last year I was there with my Maid of Honor, and now this year I was there with my husband? Also, how is it that almost two years ago (July 17th will mark it) Mathew asked me to be his wife? Mindblowing. Though the time seemed to move so slowly while I waited for him to propose (I knew he had the ring already) and then after he proposed the time moved so slowly to our wedding day, time has moved so fast since December 3rd. Seven months (and one week) after December 3rd, we took pictures and played bride and groom all over again. My hair dresser did my hair so beautifully (and a tad different than wedding day)

and I made a little bouquet (out of roses from the grocery store and left over flower crystals from my real wedding bouquet).

I also went to MAC and got my makeup done. I was a little sad though that I couldn’t use my regular makeup artist, Angela, but I asked her on short notice and she already had something else on her schedule.

I instagrammed this picture of myself before the photoshoot to attempt to show off my makeup, but the lighting was terrible. Oh well! Anyway, the photoshoot was amazing. There were several photographers from the area and we were models for a competition they were having. Everyone got the same models (there were Mathew and I- as the bride and groom, a bride, a high school senior, and a pregnant woman) so the competition had an even playing field. Each photographer got 30 minutes with each model, so Mathew and I got to take pictures with lots of different photographers. It was fun! Our wedding photographers, Rhonda and Tim, of course were our favorites from the bunch, and Rhonda actually stayed up really late last night and sent me some pictures she took! I love them! I can’t wait to see the rest from them and the other photographers!

The last picture is definitely my favorite, and is already the background on my phone (ha!). I’m so pleased with these pictures, especially because we didn’t get a chance to take many ouside on our wedding day due to late time and rain (and due to the fact that I’ve lost weight after the wedding). This makes me so happy! We were so exhausted after the shoot (it lasted about 2 hours) that we went out for a quick bite to eat, came home, and pretty much went straight to bed. What a day!

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  1. You look great!! How fun! Mr. C and I are debating doing a TTD next month. I’m really heavily leaning towards doing it, I want to get gussied up all over again!

  2. LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!

  3. So pretty! I love them!

  4. Wow, you look beautiful and the pictures look great! This sounds like the most fun thing ever!

  5. You guys look great!!! I love how you got to get even more pictures of you two!

  6. Those came out great! I’m glad you were able to get more pictures and you look beautiful!

  7. They look great! I am actually doing a Bridal portrait shoot in two weeks because I didn’t get all the shots I wanted on our day. I can’t wait to get back into my dress. I’m sure I will be just as excited as you were!

    • bridal portraits are so fun. in texas we do bridals before the wedding so you can display a big photo of the bride outside the reception area. i have to say, it was a blast. can’t wait to hear how yours went!

  8. roses from the store?!? wow it looks great… and so do you!

    How fun to get dressed up again!

  9. how neat!! You look beautiful Steph…really!! Keep up the good work!

    I’m so jealous you got to do this, I wanna have a 2nd wedding day photoshoot too! Such a wonderful experience 🙂

  10. I love your headband! Where did you get it from?!

  11. Wow, that’s such a fun experience to get to be models for a competition like that! That day must be such a fun memory!


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