When Matthew and I first started dating we were iphone selfie wizards, snapping away at every big event or silly car drive we took. When we got engaged we only had a nine month engagement and we had hired Shalyn Nelson from Love, The Nelsons Photography and she is based out of Austin; so unfortunately engagement pictures were kind of out of the question with her. We never got around to taking some with any other photographer and before we knew it, it was wedding time. We are so in love with our wedding pictures and at some point I plan on blogging stuff from our wedding to showcase the amazing work Shalyn and her husband Drew captured. As we approached our one year anniversary I knew I wanted to take annual pictures to document our life as we transitioned from newlyweds, a few years together “husband and wife,” and EVENTUALLY mom and dad.
One day I am scrolling on Instagram, as everyone does, and I stumble upon some of the most beautiful images and instantly followed Jodi, from J.Anne Photography. I knew right away that she was the one for me, to take pictures of us I mean. I met her casually at a Layers of Lovely Floral Class and slightly fan girl’d. I almost scared her off, but thankfully she gave me a second chance to slow my roll and talk like a normal human being. We laughed and talked about some of our common interest, she made some jokes, and we exchanged instagram handles…I guess you could say it was serious. A few months went by and we finally scheduled pictures for our first anniversary, I was pumped to say the least. I signed the contract late at night while walking on the treadmill, again…I couldn’t wait!
The day came, I got my hair done by Amelia from Amelia & Co., I received a beautiful bouquet from Catherine at Layers of Lovely, and then the whole taking pictures thing happened. Jodi reassured me over and over about how great we looked, how gorgeous the pictures were turning out, and how fantastic we were. The true magic came through when she started sending me sneak peeks and then finally the full gallery, I will let the images speak for themselves: