The Ultimate Wedding Week Party...Engagement Photos

Monday, March 19, 2012

It’s here, it’s here…the first installment of the Utilmate Wedding Week Link Party! I am so excited to share some of my favorites from all things wedding-it wasn’t too long ago, but any reason to relive one of the best times in my life is reason enough for me. First up, the engagement photos.

It seems like it was forever ago when Jeff and I met up with our photographers for our engagement shoot. We had plotted with Chris and Adrienne for weeks on potential locations in and around Nashville, when I asked them if they thought venturing out to Arrington Vineyards would be a good choice…turns out, we were the first to shoot there, but definitely not the last.
Oh I remember that day like it was yesterday…it was a blistering 95 degrees and I can’t lie, we were miserable because of the humidity and heat, but the end product was fabulous and we loved so many of the shots that we bought an album to use as our party/shower and wedding guestbook-fabulous decision for handwritten notes from our friends and family, and something you can display, too. Here are just a few of my favorites:
And of course, we used our favorite as the inspiration for our save-the-date, which was designed by the fabulous Joni of Chocolate Butterbean
My biggest advice: wear classic clothes, nothing too trendy as you want these pictures to last a lifetime and not looked “dated”, bring a few props to pose with {we used balloons and chalkboards, along with a picnic setup, and it really made the pictures fit our personalities}, and send your photographers ideas of what you’re looking for so you can make sure to capture those specific shots you’re dying to have! Most of all, relax and enjoy yourself!! 
Now hop on over to Rachel's blog and link-up to all the fabulousness!  

- 23 Comments

  1. Adorable! I was so sad to find that Chris and Adrienne have moved from Nashville. We have been searching for a photographer and it's a tough decision! :)

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  2. I'm so glad you mentioned classic clothing. I work at a photography studio and we always stress the importance of wearing classic clothing. You can never go wrong with wearing solids and you'll thank yourself 50 years from now :)

    Great photos, by the way.

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  3. Those pictures are simply amazing :)

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  4. Aside from this post I have to send a shout out and congratulate you on the birth of your daughter!!!!!! Yay for baby Caroline making her debut this weekend!!!! :)

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  5. Love your pictures Natasha! Arrington Vineyards is beautiful - I have had a few friends take their pictures there too! The balloon picture is one of my favs!

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  6. Your photographers are so talented, these pictures are beautiful!

    Can't WAIT to see more pictures of a sweet little Miss, either! Congratulations, again!

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  7. Oh my goodness! I LOVE Arrington Vineyards!! I live in Northern California and that little TN winery is my absolute favorite. I have their dessert wine shipped here 4 times a year. :)

    Btw, your photos are gorgeous!!

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  8. Your engagement photos are darling! So classic and beautiful! Love how you set up a picnic! xo

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  9. Your pictures are gorgeous! And congratulations on little Caroline. She's gorgeous!

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  10. Just stumbled upon your blog- Your engagement photos were adorable!! I am taking mine next weekend & am getting SO excited but nervous at the same time!! What to wear, how to do my hair, where to take them, what poses...lol the list goes on! You had a great photographer & y'all are so photogenic!!

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  11. Your engagement pictures were some of my favorite out there when I first started look and getting into them...so beautiful, fun and fresh! :) Loved this!

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  12. love love love your engagement pictures! so beautiful!!

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  13. love love love your engagement pictures! so beautiful!!

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  14. Your engagement pics are super sweet! They really capture the love and chemistry between you and your hubby!

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  15. Love them and you're right about the clasic clothing!

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  16. love the engagement pics but.... CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL!!!!!! i am so stinkin happy for y'all... look how much has changed in the last year :) xoxo

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  17. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  18. these are so cute!!! I have my engagement pictures in a few weeks and couldn't help getting inspired by your photos!

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