Blest Studios

This has absolutely 0 to do with running, my insatiable appetite for sweets or reality television, or my job (that I’m obsessed with).  But I’ll be absolutely damned if I didn’t share this with you.

I’m 6 months into my marriage and I’m madly, madly in love with my husband, and In love with being married.  It’s a blast having my partner here.  And at least daily, I get the chance to relive our wedding day because of the prints I had made of our wedding photos, plastered over ever surface in my office.

I will not spoil the fun for you and post the photos here.  Instead, let me tell you a bit about our photographer and his team that documented our day.  Then I’m gonna send you to Cole’s blog to check out the photos.

Austin and I weren’t going to do engagement photos.  When we got engaged, we had a lot going on.  My mother was sick, my grandmother died shortly after we got engaged which wrecked me, and as a result, engagement photos were something I felt like I wouldn’t have time to do.  But after I saw a beautiful couple I went to school with who’d gotten their engagement photos done, I decided, last-minute, to schedule us a session which occurred about one month before we nupped it up.  Oops.  Cole was a good sport, and came and met us in the park where we got engaged to snap some gorgeous pictures.

Here they are.  Make sure you scroll all the way through and check out the photos of us dancing in the park.

Now, these wedding photos.  I don’t have many words, which is pretty shocking because ya girl always has words, but all I can say is that I look through these photos at least once a week, and relive our wedding day, which still, to this day, feels like a perfect dream.

Here are the wedding photos.

No words.  Except ::sigh::.  Which isn’t a word.

And…if you’re looking for a photog?  I’d suggest Blest.  Period.

What’s your favorite photo that’s ever been taken of you? 

Headbands of Hope Photoshoot – official photos!

So I told you all about Jess, the CEO of Headbands of Hope on Saturday.

But if you forgot, here is the lowdown.  I’ve know Jess since we were like kids in college.  Insert throwback Thursday (Wednesday, sorry!) photo here:

183991_1584785505035_1111190_nThis was when we worked at NC State Department of Campus Recreation (now URec), back in like 2010.  How cute were we, right?  Anyhoo, while the rest of us were being young and wild and not knowing what we were doing in life, Jess started HOH, an organization that, for every headband purchased, donates $1 to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and donates a headband to a little girl with cancer.  Cool, right?

So with the help of Peachy Keen to style and outfit us, and Amanda English, our wonderful photographer, we embarked on a fantastic photoshoot to showcase the headbands in gorgeous, 75-degree weather in Raleigh.  Here are the actual photos (not just the bootlegs I took of us 🙂 ).

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So if you’re interested in HOH, click here to find out more, and purchase some headbands!

Love any of our clothes?  (My personal fave is that pantsuit that the model to my right is wearing!), hit Peachy Keen of Cary up here – not only do they have super unique pieces, but they also have some gorgeous jewelry, including some vintage pieces I got to see on Saturday.

If you’re interested in Amanda English photography in the Raleigh/Apex/Cary area, hit up her website/blog here, or her Facebook here – she specializes in a bunch of stuff, but if you check out her site, she’s done some really, really awesome stuff with babies, kids, and families.

If you think I’m pretty, sorry I am off the market!  Tough luck.

Just kidding!  Which one is your favorite photo?