I mentioned last week that Amanda of Driver Photo contacted me about an E&P photo shoot (her reason for why is unbelievably sweet). We were so happy to take her up on it two Saturdays ago. Amanda and her husband Nate came to our house and we shot downstairs (I really wanted to capture a bit of home in the photos) and then we wandered around the neighborhood. (The beach was much too windy!) I am so thrilled with the many shots they got.
This is the third photoshoot we've embarked on and by now, we're almost pros. Paul has the forehead kiss down-pat and I've mastered "look-down while thinking about something sweet" gaze. Also I am well-aware that standing on tip-toes usually looks cute in photos.
But in all seriousness. I love them so much. I love seeing how we've grown over the past few years and even since our wedding. I know that sounds strange - it's a comment usually reserved for kids when comparing photos. But adults grow too. We change and adapt and learn.
And we are really learning. I think in some ways we are still settling into the grove of two again and in other ways are feeling the pressure over what's next. Working on staying open is important. Working on being kind is more important. Working on patience and trust and faith every day. As Professor Mad-Eye Moody would say, "CONSTANT VIGILANCE." Marriage is awesome, but marriage can be hard.
But long story short, THANK YOU Amanda & Nate. Thank you for reaching out. Thank you for being so sweet and wonderful (and quick!!) to work with. We're so honored and we will treasure these photos.
I am anticipating some questions ... the art on the walls is from left to right : 5x7 print from For Me, For You in a C&B frame / art I made after taking Kal Barteski's script school workshop in a West Elm frame / a canvas I designed and had printed by CanvasPop* / a print by Austin Kleon from 20x200. The pink ikat pillow is by MoxieMandie. Our gray couch is West Elm and that photo of us on it was taken from the loft window on our second floor bedroom. That black and white striped rug is Crate & Barrel and those fantastic poofs were knitted by Robyn Devine. (See more of our downstairs here & here.) My dress is Old Navy and my arrow bracelet is Odette NY. My nail polish is by Essie, but I am not sure of the name.
*we were gifted this photoshoot but there was no pressure to blog about it. this is not a sponsored post, though I absolutely do recommend this photo team. :)