I'm pretty sure I blinked and went from 2 lines on a stick to less than 4 weeks from having a baby! How did that happen?? But on the other hand, I feel like I have been carrying #SweetBabyJamesAllen inside me forever and can't imagine it any other way!⠀ .⠀ With my last shooting gig shot, edited and delivered, our focus is all baby now!! Washing and putting away all the cute clothes, assembling all the gear, weekly doctor appointments and even attending a birth class! I wasn't sure if we'd do a birth class or not since Branden is obviously pretty knowledgable as to how labor and delivery goes, but I figure you don't know what you don't know! I think it takes every ounce of will power he has to not comment on everything that's being taught in the class!⠀ .⠀ And this shift to baby mode couldn't have come at a better time as all those end-of-pregnancy symptoms really kicked in this week! Achey back, trouble sleeping, swollen feet and ankles, heart burn and killer round ligament pain! But I wouldn't change it for a thing! I still have loved being pregnant and almost feel bittersweet about it coming to an end! But the excitement to finally meet our sweet baby boy pretty much outweighs anything else we're feeling right now! We're ready for you, James!! . Photo by @sarahstreetphotography
My last wedding of the year is on the blog! Katie and Clark’s Norfolk wedding was the perfect way to end my season! A warm December afternoon, a sweet wedding party and couple and a 10-minute commute from my house!! See their wedding on the blog today! Link in profile. #audreyrosebrides #audreyrosephotography #MeantToBelote @augustajonesbridal @avaclarabridal @dolcevitasalonva @roomsbloomsandmore @brookelinfinley @samhillentertainment @cuisineandcova @iheartazazie @paperdollsdesign @chryslermuseum
And just like that, my 2018 season is a wrap!! How did that happen so quickly!!! Katie and Clark’s sweet Norfolk wedding was the perfect way to wrap up the year! So glad that #sweetbabyjamesallen decided to stay content and cooking so I could shoot it! See sneak peeks from their wedding on the blog today! Plus some pregnancy updates and why we hope little guy comes early! Link to blog in profile. #audreyrosebrides #audreyrosephotography #MeantToBelote @augustajonesbridal @avaclarabridal @dolcevitasalonva @roomsbloomsandmore @brookelinfinley @samhillentertainment @cuisineandcova @iheartazazie @paperdollsdesign @chryslermuseum
All the good words come to mind- dreamy, classic, timeless, swoon worthy- you get the idea! What a sweet day for a sweet couple to wrap up my 2018 season! Katie and Clark are married!! #audreyrosebrides #audreyrosephotography #MeantToBelote @augustajonesbridal @avaclarabridal @dolcevitasalonva @roomsbloomsandmore @brookelinfinley @samhillentertainment @cuisineandcova @iheartazazie @paperdollsdesign @chryslermuseum
Back in the spring when I found out I was pregnant with a Jan 1 due date, one of my first thoughts went to the wedding I had in December where I would be 35 weeks. I emailed my bride, Katie, letting her know that I have every intention of shooting the wedding, but that we’d want to have a plan b just in case. She was so sweet and gracious about the whole thing! And now here we are, the day before her wedding and I’m feeling great and ready to wrap up my 2018 season with Katie and Clark’s Norfolk wedding! Yes, Norfolk!!! I’m actually shooting a wedding where I live! Crazy! Wish me luck as I waddle my way into my last wedding pre-baby!!
Remember that gorgeous styled shoot that my #audreyroseworkshop attendees and I got to photograph back in August?! Well, it was featured on @tidewaterandtulle today, so now I get to share all my favorites with you! . Jamie and I dreamed up a romantic French countryside inspired wedding for this shoot. Natural textures, light neutrals and pastels, loose floral arrangements and an overall romantic and delicate vibe! This was also the first time that I've had the workshop styled shoot be OUTSIDE, but I just couldn't resist the elegant gardens of The Hermitage Museum! Side note, what have I not shot an actual wedding there yet?? It's literally a mile from my house! Someone get me a wedding there, please! . So head over to the blog to see all the pretty that this amazing team of vendors put together!! My workshop attendees and I were in for quite a treat with this one! . Planning | @jamieleighevents Venue | @hermitagemuseumva Florals | @thehanginggardensvb Hair | @stephaniemichelle_hair Makeup | @dhaliaedwards Dress | @avaclarabridal Table and bench | @backporchrentals Chairs | @distinctiveeventrentals Paper goods | @thecalligrapherchristen Cake | @rachel.bakes Bride model | @hairbykellen