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

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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?

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A fun, spritzy orange cocktail to try this weekend.

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

Dangerous.

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

Tropical Greetings

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For those of you that have followed my blog from the very beginning, you know how much I adore pretty paper. My little dream, born nearly five years ago was to open up a curated paper boutique (filled with a few other fun goodies like fresh florals and pretty home decor), brick and mortar style—and that dream inspired Yours Truly. But after a 14 week business planning course and the realization that if I didn’t have a decent amount of moolah to invest in myself, why should I expect anyone else to invest in me?

Long story short, I worked at a cute little oyster bar for a few years and then landed my dream job, all while growing Yours Truly in my spare time to the darling place it’s at now. Needless to say, I’m thankful for the journey of a tiny dream leading to a career I love. 

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That said, today’s post is a little ode to the roots of Yours Truly. And as to the tropical vibes that are happening (I know, I know, it’s fall) I blame my recent stationery purchases on our honeymoon planning. But aren’t they sooo pretty? I picked up the adorable Aloha card at Antiquaria, and I couldn’t resist these Pina Colada cards either. They just have the cutest designs lately. And the Relax and Pink HBD cards are from Rifle. Paper perfection I tell you. Do you all still send out hand written notes to friends and family? I think it’s such a sweet surprise and a thoughtful way to remind someone you’re thinking of them and just how much you love them. 

Find a few more of my faves below!

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*Photography owned by Yours Truly

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