Friday, December 21, 2012

We're Engaged: Shoot with Last Forty Percent


I woke up in the morning, my mind racing, a complete ball of nerves. My belly was so full of butterflies, it was like they were having a full-on dance party in there. I had never been professionally photographed before and kept thinking about what it would be like. Would my hair turn out okay? Would Sebastian have fun? Would I have fun? Would it be awkward? Would the weather turn out okay? Oh, please, let the weather be okay! I had woken up throughout the night checking a whopping 15 times, only to accidentally switch my phone over to another city where there was going to be a full-on thunderstorm.
 
Sebastian and I hopped in the car and drove across the city to an abandoned apple orchard on the outskirts of our hometown. As we walked the property, it was magical. The little house in the distance, the empty barns, the tire swing that hung from the tree, the beauty... it was exactly what I had hoped for without even knowing it.
 
With the first snap of the shutter, all of those nerves faded away. It was just Sebastian and me. Whispering in between shots, sneaking kisses, making jokes, and laughing hysterically. It was a day that I will forever cherish deep in my heart. Where, in moments like this, it makes me step back and think about how lucky I am to be marrying my best friend.
 
Our engagement shoot was taken by the incredible Last Forty Percent. Booking them as our photographer was actually the only thing I knew I wanted before we got engaged! Our photographer, Yaira, made us both feel so comfortable and made the whole process just so easy and fun. They are truly passionate about what they do and are so amazing to work with throughout the entire process. I cannot recommend them enough! I absolutely love how everything turned out and hope you do too!
 
Here's some of my favourites...


Thank you so much for taking these pictures, Yaira!

21 comments:

  1. These photos are absolutely gorgeous!!! Congrats on your engagement :) I love your "new" blog!

    Also, I tagged you in my "Five Wishes for the New Year" post and hope you keep it going!
    re-discoveringhome.blogspot.com

    Merry Christmas,
    Emily

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  2. these pictures are gorgeous! i think the 4th one down is my favorite!

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  3. you do both look so comfortable! they're such lovely pictures - what a great place you picked! (and what a handsome man you snagged!)

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  4. These pictures are stunning!!! You two make such a beautiful couple. Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas!

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  5. these are gorgeous.
    i seriously love them!
    congrats lady!

    K

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  6. I love these photos :) You look incredibly comfortable and some great shots were captured. Congratulations!

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  7. I love that third from the bottom, where you're holding hands, but he's behind you and the ring is showing. It's such a unique pose! And that first one is so classy!
    I'm always amazed at how skilled photographers are at making their subjects feel comfortable.

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  8. So amaze. I almost cried, almost.

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  9. These are so lovely, and she captured such beautiful glances and smiles between the two of you!

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  10. You are an absolutely lovely couple, Allie. It is no wonder the pictures turned out so nicely! I really wanted to get engagement photos done, but it has been really hard trying to book with a decent photographer. I'm glad to see that it wasn't the same case for you!

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  11. beautiful pictures, they gave me goosbumps !
    <3
    Jenn xo

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  12. These pictures are just gorgeous.
    You both look so natural and at ease!! :)

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  13. You two are so cute together!! Lovely pics! Xo :-)

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  14. I love these!! Aren't you two adorable :)

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  15. Absolutely LOVE these!! So full of love, happiness, and grace. I don't even know if I could pick a favourite! What a wonderful way to keep this time of new promises and excitement tangible for the rest of your lives!

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  16. Just found your blog and it's wonderful. What a happy, beautiful time, congratulations! Perhaps we could follow each other?

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  17. I love these pics! And I really love the two different feels between the outfits. It's smart to get a different "mood" from each of the outfits. Ours are sort of similar and so it isn't that big of a difference. These are GREAT!

    http://likeordinarylife.com

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  18. Just found your blog and I have to tell you, you look gorgeous in these pics! Congrats on your engagement :)

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  19. I Love These! So beautiful Allie!

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  20. These photos are gorgeous. Congratulations. I found your blog through Jenni Story of my life blog :)

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