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  • Writer's pictureKatie Horseman

how to make a girl happy - jump in the cold may water with her.

dylan you rock! and emily, i feel like we have been best buds for at least ten years, even though i just met you. i am beyond thrilled to document your wedding day in December.

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  • Writer's pictureKatie Horseman

hello happy engaged people. since engagement sessions are my fave and something that I shoot often I found it completely necessary to help you prepare for yours!

1. first thing is first, if you can, you should make a whole day of it. both of you cut out of work early or my personal recommendation - just don't go to work at all - (I hope your bosses don't follow this blog) and have some fun. find a cute little spot for a late lunch, have a drink and relax.

2. ladies I always suggest getting your makeup done. it's a good excuse to do so and you will feel so good about yourself. but I also suggest don't go too crazy with it. if you've never rocked a smokey eye before, now is not the time to try it out. stick with what you are used to, with a little extra help. false lashes are fun, but I would go for a natural looking lash, just so it's not so noticeable. as for hair, thats entirely your call. if you want to get some beachy looking waves, DO IT. but also do be prepared to mess it up a little. ;-)

3. when it comes to your outfits - please make sure it is one that you feel comfortable in; whether you are sitting, standing or spinning. because you will be doing a little bit of it all. flatter your figure girl! if you love your shoulders, then wear a peep shoulder shirt or dress. if you love your legs then make sure that skirt has a slit that shows them off! whatever it is that you love most about yourself make sure you show it. oh and neutral colors ALL THE WAY. white, tan, off-white, navy, black, grey and army green are a few of my faves. please leave those neon colors at home. they do not photograph well. and will make you have neon pink color casts on your skin too. don't try to match too much either. I prefer that you guys don't look too put together. and I welcome any and all patterns!

4. love. on. each. other. just do it. this session has NOTHING to do with me, but everything to do with Y-O-U! so don't hold back. please. I want to see you two flirt with each other and hold those kisses a little longer than you should. the camera will thank you. and fellas, I will need your help with getting some natural laughs from your girl, so be prepared. one silly word or phrase is all you need in your bag of tricks.

5. you can expect your engagement session to begin 90 minutes before sunset - that is unless we plan otherwise. if it is a really dark/cloudy day I will want to bump that time up 30-45 minutes so we don't run out of lighting, but will let you know this in advance. if the weathers looks iffy and you are traveling a great distance we can talk about rescheduling. but a shoot in the rain would make for a memorable session, just saying.

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  • Writer's pictureKatie Horseman

I never have attended - and not too sure I ever will - an Earth Day celebration that comes close to this one. Alexa and Ethan did the day justice (huge understatement). I can remember walking into the Burbage Barn the day of their wedding and literally stood there while my mouth fell all the way to the floor. It was over the top gorgeous. Each and every detail and I adored the cleverness of their 'let love grow' favors filled with seeds to be planted by the guests post ceremony. But the wood beam hanging over the farmhouse tables sealed the deal for me. It could have taken photos of it from every angle possible (and probably did) and then still wanted to take more. I couldn't get enough of it. Despite the drizzly rain that seemed to linger most of the day, the girls were still willing to run outside for a few photos (my kind of girls) and the guys hung around with beers in hand without even noticing the sprinkles coming from the sky (my kind of guys). A few things that will stick with me about this day includes Alexa's Daddy getting down and putting her shoes on her, her Momma's card that made everyone in the room cry even if they weren't the ones reading it, and the laughter that literally roared from the groomsmen when they realized that Ethan's collar was popped on his jacket (obviously not on purpose). It was all good stuff.

Here's to many more fun-filled Earth Day's and making all of the flowers and love grow!

vendor love

event coordinator Julie Snowden of A Touch of Jules

hair by Mallory McGee and Elise Barkley

make-up by Jackie Lowe of Blushed

dress Bustle

suits Scher's Bridal Shop

florals City Florist

dj Eddie Simpson

catering Jerry Fletcher Catering

cakes and cupcakes Desserts by Rita

vintage furniture rentals A Little Rusty Shop

tent Parties Etc.

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