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Engagement Photos Abbie McFarland

Throughout our engagement, Ryan and I have been introduced to incredible people who are all about making our experience as a couple truly fantastic, which includes those tricky Engagement Photos which seem a little daunting. Namely, you’re worried about what you’ll wear, where you’ll go, and which props would be cute and up-and-coming on Pinterest.

Last year, I met Abbie McFarland when taking portraits for my book launch. I immediately connected to her. Take away her whimsical vision and giant lens, she’s this beautiful free-spirit who’s all about capturing spontaneous moments from behind a tree somewhere ūüėČ It’s funny to watch her, still tiny in four-inch¬†heels, burying herself behind shrubs and towering oaks. She doesn’t care – that’s a part of the job, and a part she enjoys. Some photographers are stiff, unwilling to take risks with their expensive equipment, but Abbie understands that beautiful photographs require risk – and many, many jumps, squats, barrel rolls. Not so much barrel rolls. Though she could get away with it. She is in crazy good shape.

So we started off with some photos inside my house. I liked shooting our engagement photos here because it was a part of me that I could now print out and post around our new home!¬†Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosRyan and I figured it was only natural that some of our engagement photos look very prom-esque, so we did the typical hug from behind (as noted above).Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosThen, we sat on the stairs and posed like a very serious couple who was possibly running for POTUS.Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosThen Abbie suggested we take some solo engagement photos (maybe some I could slip in Ryan’s pocket as a little surprise one day before he ran off to work. So we asked him to leave the room while I channeled by inner, um, Aurora? Yeah, looks like I’m sleeping . . .¬†Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosOr not . . .Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosRyan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosAs a newlywed, I wanted to make sure my ring was up-close-and-personal in most of my engagement photos. Ha! Such a typical bride to be, and proud of it. So we took a few abstracts (which I totally fell in love with).¬†Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosThen Ryan came back in the room and took such a handsome photo. Ugh, swoon. Swoon a thousand times.Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosThen we got some photos of him and Mercedes, “The Lady.”¬†Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosRyan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosRyan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photos Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosGo ahead. Say it. Prettiest puppy ever. Yup, she’s one classy lady. Hence the reason why we call her “The Lady.” After Ryan and Mercedes had their photo shoot, we wandered around in the back, where the trees were cowering.¬†Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosAnd we found this great tree.¬†Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photos Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosThen, we strolled back to an open patch of grass where we kissed‚ĶRyan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosThen kissed again‚Ķ¬†Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosThen caught our breath‚ĶRyan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosThen took a nap‚Ķ (not really)¬†Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosThen¬†Ryan kissed my forehead, and I swooned‚ĶRyan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photos¬†And all was right in the world. Yup, he’s my person y’all. And our engagement photos totally captured it.¬†Ryan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosRyan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosRyan and Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard engagement photosLove you forever RJN <3

If you’re interested in contacting Abbie, check out her site here.

 

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