Today's been a bit of a weird one! Morgan started fixing up the nursery today (!!!) -- and I helped a bit by providing mostly moral support. Let's be honest, I think we all know it's probably better that way anyway ;) #becausepregnancy 🤰🏼❌🔨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... but that leaves tonight open to getting a little bit of work done while he skis! (Again, #becausepregnancy) Of course, after hour work always calls for a little relocation to the couch rather than my desk! So I'll be over here working with a good movie in the background (TBD) if you need me. 💁🏼♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On my computer screen tonight though, are some of my FAVORITE engagement photos of 2018, compiling for tomorrow's blog post! It's going to be a goooood one! Until then though, I'll leave you with this cute shot from Mikey & Allison's session last week. Especially since they'll get their time to shine in next year's post 😍😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What about you, friends? Are you watching anything fun tonight!? Should I be swapping my movie night for the Bachelor instead?🌹
That awkward moment when your dress matches the bouquets... is it awkward or just meant to be!? 🤷🏼♀️ I'll let you be the judge! I just finished photographing one of my *last* sessions before I head off to maternity leave (you can find it on the blog -- the couple is so joyful, it'll for sure make your heart happy!) and now I'm just in full prep-mode! Here's what I want to know from y'all (either in the comments or on stories) -- as I'm prepping for maternity leave, what kind of posts do you want to see more of!? In a world full of the scroll, I’d rather post stuff here that you actually enjoy, rather than just a bunch of noise! And in case you were wondering, yes, #LaurenLovesWeddings 💁🏼♀️
I think one of the greatest gifts of life, is getting to do it with other people! In this season, @groveletteringco has been one of those people for me! Amelia and Jake are expecting their little girl (almost exactly) two weeks ahead of me, and it's been so fun to walk through this first-time mamahood thing together! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amelia has answered all of my “are you experiencing __________, too” questions and has been the best sounding board! So getting to photograph their maternity session?! Just the cherry on top! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These two are so much fun to be around and I can't wait to see who they'll guide their little lady to be!
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It's safe to say, it's officially engagement season!! Did you know that the most popular time of year to get engaged is between November and the end of January?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've been trying hard to keep out of my inbox over the last few days, BUT I can't help but sneak in every *once* in a while to read all about the fun proposal stories that have taken place over the last few weeks! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Morgan and I got engaged right before Thanksgiving *6* years ago, and each time I read a new proposal story, I can't help but think of ours! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He proposed after dinner and walking around the harbor in Baltimore one evening. I had started off the night convinced that he was going to propose, so I did what any logical person would do... I low-key felt his pocket for a ring as we were driving there! Clearly, he knows me well enough and decided to keep the ring tucked away in a tiny hand-made sleeve, that would in fact NOT feel like a ring box. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Needless to say, I had embarrassed myself into thinking I was a crazy girl getting ahead of herself! So all evening when Morgan kept sweetly bringing up our future and all the things he liked about our life together, I was on the other side of the table with a little voice in my head saying shut it down!! This isn't happening!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By the time he got down on one knee (after a police officer on a segway tried hard to ruin the romantic moment) I was in such shock that all I could do was squeal with excitement! It's a moment that I'll never forget!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6 years later and that squeal was the best yes I could've ever said! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So what about you friends? How did you get engaged? Did you know it was coming or completely shocked!? I want to hear alllll about it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #HowHeAsked #Proposal