Though this is the second time these two have been featured on the blog, this is actually session number three with them!! I can’t believe how much each session has changed as I’ve photographed them.
The very first session was a family session, where Shawna let me know she was expecting baby number 2! The second session, which some of you may remember seeing earlier this year, was a family and newborn session where I got to meet their sweetest new addition and spend some time hanging out with them in their home. That session was also where I got to see Shawna’s beautiful (and I mean insanely beautiful!!!) ring for the first time! Now, this session was all about just the two of them.
Being asked to photograph the wedding of a friend from high school is such an incredible honor. Like… they like my work enough to ask me to photograph one of the biggest days of their life, and all I can think about is the growth we’ve both experienced and how we’ve come a LONG way since high school!
Some of my favorite memories of Shawna is when she had her white Mitsubishi in high highschool and Twilight posters all over her room. I legit was so jealous of her… a sweet ride and decked out room! And nothing will ever beat that time we went to Hampton Beach and I got crazy lost on the way there (this was before GPS was a thing on our cellphones) and she somehow knew how to navigate me from the side street I was on in Manchester, all the way to Hampton Beach.
Times have changed, but I am thankful for them. Being able to be apart of her latest story and journey towards marriage is incredible for me. I’ve known her a long time, and I feel beyond privileged to be there on the day she starts a brand new season in life.
The love and fun that Eddie and Shawna radiate is so warm, and I can only imagine what their wedding day will be like. If their engagement session is any indicator, I know it will be a blast! We lucked out with perfect lighting and a gorgeous evening at Shaker Village. Since we couldn’t make an actual fall session work, they brought along a cute little pumpkin that Shawna grew herself (let me just say I can’t even keep a baby cactus alive, never mind grow a pumpkin),, to bring out some fall vibes!! And, if this session doesn’t get you excited for the fall season to finally come, well… I don’t know what will!!
Thank you both for asking me to take this walk with you as you get closer to saying I Do!! Enjoy some of my favorites <3
xo – Jess