Friday, May 16, 2014


HAPPY FRIDAY! I'm excited to share with you today some of my favorite pictures of all time... our engagement shots! 

Josh and I decided on Sam Stroud Photography for our wedding as they are really reasonably priced for the DC area, take gorgeous photos and provide us with all day coverage and two photographers. For our getting ready, Catholic mass, and evening reception the all day option was key in our decision-making process. 

The other bonus was that engagement shots came with our package! Yay!

Josh and I met with our photographer, Lindsey, in Old Town Alexandria on probably the most beautiful Sunday in April. We had 80 degree weather and sunshine. I was in heaven. Though we live in Arlington, VA and are getting married in Fairfax (where I grew up), Alexandria is where we met, became friends, fell in love, and even got engaged. For us it is magical and proved to be the perfect background for our pictures. 

Taking the pictures was hilarious. I didn't realize how nervous I would be but Lindsey was a pro. She talked to us the whole time, helped us pose so that we were both comfortable and didn't look awkward, and made us laugh - for real. 

The whole experience was far more enjoyable than I thought. And the best part is, now we have a relationship with our wedding photographer. When we see Lindsey on our wedding day I will be jumping up and down to see her as a person because I liked her so much. And because her photography rocks of course.

The other bonus - we got all of our images within 48 hours. Fully edited. I'm telling you, I'm obsessed with Sam Stroud Photography. Check out their featured weddings page for a glimpse of their work... oh and to see us make a brief cameo too! ;)

Additional Engagement Shoot details:

Couple's Name: Josh and Maureen
Wedding Date: September 13, 2014
Wedding Location: Clifton, VA
Engagement Shoot Location: Old Town Alexandria, where they met and got engaged
Engagement Shoot Date: April 13, 2014
Photographer: Lindsey from Sam Stroud Photography
Maureen's Hair: Ashley at Dry Bar in Georgetown (Washington DC)
Maureen's Make-up: LaToya Wilson (Make-up trial for wedding day)

Maureen's Style Choices: Striped shirt: Banana Republic (40% off in store) // Midi skirt: H&M // Earrings: Sworovski two years ago (gift from Josh) // Tennis Bracelet: Sworovski (gift from my Aunts) // Green Dress: H&M // Blush Heels: Sole Society (similar) // Blush Necklace: H&M // Blush Bracelet: H&M // Watch: Lucien Piccard via Gilt // Silver Cuff: Williamsburg Artist // Sandals: DSW three years ago (similar and similar) 

Josh's Style Choices: Green Shirt: Banana Republic // Dark Jeans: Banana Republic // Brown Shoes: DSW (similar)

150 days and counting!



  1. Your engagement photos came out so beautiful! They look so light, airy, and serene :)

  2. Love all of them -- so gorgeous! Goodness, I didn't realize your wedding was coming up so soon. Time really flies. So exciting!

  3. Gorgeous photos! Love that skirt!

  4. <3 <3 laaaaaaaaaaaaave it. Our second session is going to be in old town too, without the pup.


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