Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Our omg-I-can't-stop smiling bridal shoot.

I've mentioned a few times, that Caleb and I were asked by some friends if we'd mind being photographed for a bridal shoot they had in mind. Um, free photos by amazing photographers? I'd have to be crazy to say no! I even got to get back in my dress! We knew we would have an amazing time, but what we didn't expect was to gain two amazing, genuine friends from this experience. I had met Reese + Renee before but Caleb hadn't, and the four of us had a blast all day like we were old friends.

We had no idea what to expect, as we're usually on the opposite side of the camera...but we had the best time, and the evening ended in happy, happy tears. I'll let the photos do most of the talking.















This cracked me up - I really did enjoy the pie, but for some reason, my face says the total opposite!



one of my absolute favorites!!










I love my silly man.




dance party!















This is one of my other favorites!



This is the moment I spoke about a few months ago. Reese + Renee asked us to wrap ourselves up in the blanket (it was COLD that evening), and to just be silent for a minute or two while we think about our favorite moments from our wedding day. Before they could even finish their sentence, I was already in tears. The sun was going down, it was insanely beautiful, and I was in the arms of the man I never thought I deserved. My emotions got the best of me, and I couldn't help myself. The floodgates were open. I know I'm getting sentimental, but if you know my story, you'd know that Caleb came into my life exactly when I needed him. He didn't judge me, he just accepted me and loved me for who I was. He came back into my life right as I was beginning my relationship with God and he's the best guy I could ever dreamt of, and I can truly say I'm one of the luckiest girls alive.






Words can't even begin to describe how much these photos mean to me. I knew the experience would be fun, but I didn't expect all the happy feelies that I'd get, and how much I'd learn.  We also didn't expect the friendship that blossomed from this experience, but we're so lucky to call the two of these some of our amazing friends, now. I can't thank them enough for these amazing photos we'll have for the rest of forever! Eek!

Have a great day!!!

32 comments:

  1. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love these photos!!! And....if you want me to get back into my wedding dress for a bridal shoot for your portfolio - you just let me know!! :) (Post pregnancy ofcourse!) :) Love you lady! You are beautiful!

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  2. Way to open to tear ducts on me lol! These pictures are just.... wonderful. I love the genuine love that you and Caleb show for each other. The photographers did a fantastical job!

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  3. I am tearing up looking at these. This is such a wonderful idea. Now I want to do it! You are STUNNING. seriously, jaw droppingly beautiful.

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  4. Omw, these are incredibly beautiful! Your love for each other is genuine and obvious. :)

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  5. This is so beautiful. Oh gosh I would have started crying too - so sweet! I just found your blog and am loving your posts, gal!

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  6. Love them all!!! Such beautiful photos of two beautiful people! I teared up just seeing the love you two have for each other :)

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  7. Gorgeous photos and a gorgeous couple! I totally melted looking at these and I'm so glad you have these memories captured for the rest of time. :)

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  8. Your dress is STUNNING. I love it! And these photos are gorgeous!

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  9. Just, WOW! Everything...so beautiful and simply stunning photography! Love, love, love it!

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  10. Oh my goodness these are so beautiful (not just because of all the pretty colors, scenery, and of course you two)! The emotion in these photos is unreal. So happy that you two have each other and have your love so brilliantly captured :)

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  11. OMG these are GORGEOUS!! And you and Caleb look SOOO HAPPY!!!

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  13. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! Thanks for coming into this with open minds and open hearts. You killed it (obviously!)

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  14. WOW, WOW, WOW! What an amazing opportunity and what gorgeous pictures!

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  15. Kayla, these are amazing!!!! You are straight up glowing, Miss Beautiful!! There is nothing better than Caleb's face looking at you in these pictures. Gah, I randomly will get so sappy about our wedding and our life together...like last night for some reason I could not stop looking at our wedding pictures. And how cool you have these to look at too!!

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  16. Holy cow, lady! These are AMAZING! Oh my goodness. You two are the sweetest couple and they did such an amazing job capturing just how happy you guys genuinely are in these photos. And they were free?! So awesome.

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  17. Such beautiful photos! And I love your makeup :)

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  18. THIS IS AMAZING. I need friends that just want to take photos of us hahahaha

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  19. omg-i-can't-stop-smiling LOOKING AT THIS BRIDAL SHOOT! :) SO happy you two have each other and more wonderful photos that capture your love!

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  20. These are just stunning. And the ones with you crying...CHILLS! I just love love. You two are precious. XO.

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  21. Love love love them! Oh how fun to do a shoot like that :)

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  22. Ahh best post ever! I love all of these pictures friend. You are truly stunning and how fun to get back into your wedding dress. The dark hair looks STUNNING with it! I know that you will cherish these forever.

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  23. Crying!!! SO stunning! There are not even words

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  24. these are absolutely amazing! you two are the cutest things ever!! where were they taken? the local is fabulous too.
    and i second jax ;) although i'm not sure my dress would fit anymore :( haha

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  25. Seriously so beautiful. You are stunning. LOVE!

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  26. LOVE these!! Y'all are adorable and of course you look gorgeous in your dress!! I seriously hope Matthew and I get the opportunity to do something like this one day. I know you will always cherish these.

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  27. I'm late the the party, but oh my goodness. I have never meant the words "I literally can't even" more than I do looking at these pictures! They're so beautiful and fun!!

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  28. These photos are gorgeous! It looks like you both had a really great time - what a beautiful reminder of how important the hubs is to you :) And what bride wouldn't want to rock that dress again?! Love it.

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  29. These are gorgeous! You are gorgeous! You're a gorgeous couple! Oh! I just love these! They make me happy. :)

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  30. This is amazing!! So so beautiful. How fun to be back in your dress too!!

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