Features Tagged ‘Life’

Our Engagement Photos

Today is the day! I finally get to share our lovely engagement captures from our AH-mazing photographer, Rebecca Yale. We’re sharing the whole gallery over on SMP today, yay!

We had so much fun playing in the sand and sea at Crane Beach. There are lots of beaches in our area that we could have chosen, but we thought it’d be special to have our photos done at Crane Beach, which is only a couple of miles from where Shawn’s parents were married. Plus, it’s a gorgeous beach! I made a sweet little bouquet to bring, because I love playing with flowers and it was a great excuse! We decided to go very casual since we were at the beach. We went barefoot and chose outfits that we were comfy in, rather than getting fancied up—who gets fancy at the beach anyway? I found a breezy light pink dress at Revolve Clothing that was perfect. I also found a short white dress with crochet detailing on sale at Nordstrom that I decided to bring as well to switch it up.

We had never been professionally photographed together before, but Rebecca made us feel so comfortable. She snapped some seriously dreamy shots that we’re both so grateful to have. My heart grows bigger every day with love for this guy, I’m truly lucky, and this little slice of pretty is such a sweet reminder of that. Take a peek below at some of our favorites and head over to SMP for the rest!

The conch shell below is the one that Shawn got for me during our first few months of dating. During a college trip for his marine biology class, he found it snorkeling and had a local chef cook up the conch inside to eat. He brought the shell home to me and was the very first ‘gift’ he ever gave me. It was so nice to include that little bit in our photos since it’s so special to us and tells a small part of our story. I highly recommend including those personal touches if you’re planning an engagement session!

Photography: Rebecca Yale Portraits | Floral Design: Yours Truly | Blush Pink Dress: Revolve Clothing | White Sundress: Nordstrom | Hair & Makeup: LuxeBar | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Location: Crane Beach | Print: Julie Song Ink

M’s Weekly Love List


Hi loves! The weekend is nearly here and that’s cause for a little happy dance, don’t you think? I’m looking forward to a much needed girls night tonight, (counting the hours, really). But honestly, this week has been a good one—a productive one. I even treated myself to lunch out yesterday, a rare occurrence lately, but something that I think is so, so important to do when you work from home. What’s on your agenda for this fabulous fall weekend?


A fun, spritzy orange cocktail to try this weekend.

I’m getting in the Halloween spirit with these adorable gilded downloads from Coco & Mingo.


I was feeling in a tropical state of mind this week.

We finalized our wedding hotel room blocks this week and started thinking about welcome bags. How cute is this one?

Loved this article on self-acceptance vs. self-improvement.

*Photography by White Loft Studio for Snippet & Ink

M’s Weekly Love List


This week has zoomed right by and I’m kind of freaking out that we’re already a third of the way through October. In all honesty, I feel as if I’ve put my personal to-do list on hold this week and dove deep into the work to-do list, and now I’m wishing I had balanced things out a bit more. But I’m hoping a relaxing weekend at home will do the trick. Shawn is leaving on Sunday for South Carolina to visit family and for his annual hunting trip. As much as I’ll miss him tinkering around the house for a few days, I have to admit, it’s much easier to get things done around the house (read: crazy cleaning lady here, I vacuum around him) when it’s man-free. Right? Regardless, I will miss that funny, distracting, handsome and laugh-inducing fiancé of mine. Happy weekending everyone!


I stumbled across the Artful Desperado’s gorgeous recipes this week for the first time. How have I not been here before? Food heaven!

Beyond Work/Life Balance: Living the Life You Want

(I owe credit to Shawn for finding this link) We just bought a Go Pro last week, but before we did, we came across this beautiful and awe-inspiring video in our research. 

The game-changer shampoo & conditioner I’m loving.

Loving this idea for our wedding cake, simple and sweet.

Drooling over these salted caramel apple muffins. Maybe Saturday morning breakfast?

*Photography: Stoffer Photography | Found on: The Everygirl

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