Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pre-engagement session and a sneak peek

So last night Kevin Rex and I had our long anticipated engagement photos taken!
KR and I have been engaged since February, but I wanted to wait till the weather warmed up here in the bluegrass for springtime pics.
I have been so anxious and excited about them and Friday finally came.
My mom and brother came into town friday afternoon for Mother's Day weekend as well. Soooo... you can only imagine how much I had been looking forward to this weekend.
We had the props all ready to go

 

The hair and makeup artist came over to the house about an hour before the photos kicked off.
She was AMAZING! Like I seriously have the biggest girl crush on her.
The even better news...she lives like 5 mins away from me.
I am always looking for any excuse to get out of doing my own and makeup....this could be bad on the wallet.


I wish my mom had took a picture of her makeup trunk. Out.of.this.world! I am talking hundreds of MAC products with a dab of Chanel here and there. The largest MAC brush collection I have ever laid my eyes on. It was makeup heaven.


Ana was awesome! If you live in Lex I highly HIGHLY recommend her. Her work is flawless.

So while I sipped Vino and got all glammed up, Kev got some liquid courage from the good 'ol bourbon bottle.
Baby brother so graciously offered a helping hand.


KR cracked open the KY made Blanton's that he has had since Christmas.
Cheers to engagement photos!

I am soooo stinkin excited to see the final products.
We had such a great experience with our photographer.
Amy of Angela Anderson Photography is an absolute doll.

We did 3 different shoots/setting.
1 - A casual setting outdoors with the doggies (who were total rockstars and did sooooo well with all the excitement)
2 - We did a soft country outfit. I rocked an off white dress with cowboy boots (of course!) and we went to a very woodsy, natural, hidden area. My mom brought one of our family's homemade quilts that added that southern and special touch. She pulled it right out of my hope chest that sits in my bedroom at my parent's home. That chest houses lots of sentimentals and things mama has been gathering since i was a little girl to give me on my wedding day. It was soooo sweet that she brought it. 
3- I slipped into a pretty dress with smokey eyes and pearls and Kev put on his sexy gray suit and we headed downtown Lexington. Lexington is so special to both of us and we both wanted to do a shoot downtown at night.
Here are some sneak peeks from yesterday.  

Not gonna lie....I felt like a lil movie star having somebody always touching up my makeup and hair during the shoot.  It was so neat. A feeling every girl should feel at some point in her life.

The downtown shoot was super fun for me, but a lil stressful for Kev.
It was a busy lil friday night downtown Lex and here we were in the middle of the street being all cuddley, lovey-dovey and secckkkssy all at the same time. There may or may not have been
-people giving us cat calls
-lots of car horns honking
-redlights in which we strutted out in the middle of the street and kissed in front of stopped traffic.
Parts of it were HILARIOUS!!!!

I have to admit that Kev totally brought his A game. I know he had to be nervous and uncomfortable with professional photos. He never once complained leading up to photos or the day of. He did everything the photographer asked him to do and was so supportive and engaged in the whole session. I know this wasn't his favorite way to spend his friday night and he was a trooper. Thank goodness for bourbon...haha just kiddin.

We had such a good experience and I cannot wait to see the final product!!!

Ahhh, I am so pleased with our photographer and I can't wait for her to be part of our big day.
It was a little surreal. I have been dreaming about this day since I was a little girl. I have also been dreaming about Amy's work ever since I saw her pictures 5 years ago. I can't believe I am watching this all play out where she is photographing ME. Yesterday felt like a dream....I am still smiling ear to ear this morning....with my fake lashes still intact :-)





9 comments:

Allyson Butler said...

How fun! These are going to be so great!

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

Can't wait to see the pics!

Janna Bogert said...

Aww yay! I love engagement photos! Can't wait to see 'em.

Pamela said...

Aww! Can not wait to see them!! You look gorgeous!

Katie Kerns said...

1. Amy and Ana did our e- session and I know what you mean about Ana's amazing make up trunk, awesome personality and the famous status.
2. I'm texting you tomorrow to set up dinner/drinks this week!
3. I cannot WAIT to see your pics. I'm religiously stalking Facebook for the AAP post!
4. I know you all looked amazing!

Sarah said...

Ahh I LOVE these! I cannot wait to see more :)

J and A said...

Oh my gosh I die. These are going to be SO SO SO good!!!!!

Stephanie said...

EEeeeeeeeee!! CanNOT wait to see them!! You look GORGEOUS...as always!! xoxo

Shannon said...

Photoshoots are totally fun. Being fussed over is awesome. Is that your wall with all those amazing frames and such!?!? I'm SUPER jealous! I want one!


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