Friday, April 4, 2008

"we're the happiest couple ever...weeee!"

this last week, facing cold, harsh conditions, cade and i set out to get our engagements taken. i think it is fairly well known that cade and i are pretty good at this, but i thought i would still post some pictures on here for those of you who haven't figured that out yet. we took the pictures at the salt lake city library and some on the grounds of the city and county building. it was an adventure in-and-of-itself to try and get a picture without a bum/laden shopping cart in the background, but our biggest foe turned out to be the frigid wind. our photographer, brittany, (who is great by the way) would set us up in a position, ready to go, and then- whoosh...i suddenly have horn bangs. luckily brittany packs an extra can of aqua net, so we were able to make some progress. overall, i am happy about the pictures. i was seriously worried that my visible goosebumps would be an issue....i lucked out.

i am not sure about which one we'll use yet (all we have seen is an online preview) but there are a couple that i love. some of you may think it is bad luck to see the couple before the invitation is sent out. false. that only pertains to the wedding dress and groom thingy. so, i don't know what i'm doing with the invitations yet, but just don't get peeved if you happen to get an invitation with a picture you've already seen. that is your fault for blogging.
the picture below was taken in a refugee area. i think it is the only spot we found where the wind couldn't eat us alive. i really like this one though...a lot.

perhaps the most humbling part of this experience resulted from the realization that cade and i struggle in the "cute" department. every once in a while, our photographer would tell cade and i to be "cute." at first, cade just smiled bigger and i just stood there- awkward as ever. then she explained that "cute" means to flirt with one another, giggle, whisper in ears, go nose to nose and gaze, give little kisses, etc, etc. we tried to do little cutesy things, and then she told us she had too many shots of cade kissing me...so we needed to up our game. when it all came down to it, we just laughed the whole time. for fear of judgment, i only included this "cute" shot in the refugee camp. some of the others are pretty dang funny though.

some other things we didn't plan for: a patriotic wedding. how did this happen? amer-i-can... amer-we-will....you'd be REALLY surprised to find this one tucked away in an envelope a couple weeks from now.


finally, i had a bunch of requests to see my ring. so although i have slightly mannish hands, i include this shot to satisfy the masses....all 6 people who read this blog. cade knew the style i was interested in and he picked it out. i love it though.
so there you have it: a complete summary of the photo shoot that changed our life. i would also like to point out that this all happened in between two wedding showers which were so fun. it was a busy day, but so great to spend time with both sides of our families.

18 comments:

Karrissa said...

Those pictures turned out great!

Nordhoff Family said...

Love the pictures. You are such a babe bullough. Your ring is perfect too. When is the wedding day by the way? I should know this but I don't and I need to get it on my calendar!

Kristine G. said...

Those pictures were so cute! We had FREEZING weather too for our engagement pictures. I think when we took them, it was 22 degrees... and that is not an exaggeration. And lucky for us, we had to do TWO sessions to get a good pic. So be glad that you only had to do it once! LOL! I think they turned out gr8 tho.

HAGS
Kristine

the Eggett's said...

your engagement photos are GORGEOUS! Really, you joke about it, but you are both super photogenic. I love reading your blog, you are so funny and it is refreshing to hear your familiar and oh-so-hilarious of expressing yourself. By the way, Do you have anybody from H.S. throwing you a bridal shower? I would be happy if you don't already have one planned. Please let me know! p.s. will you remind me what day you are getting hitched? Thanks! Amber

Jess said...

Ash you are BEAUTIFUL!!! Seriously, you are such a babe! Loved all those pictures and LOVE the ring!! It is so you! You have to tell me when the big day is again .....

Ashley said...

may 9th... that's the day and you better stretch out before you get there because it will be a celebration...and you don't want to pull a hammy.

The Buckley's said...

I love the pictures! You guys are so cute together! I better get one of those invitation things!

the beus family said...

Ashley- Reading this blog just brings me back into some funny memories of good old brighton high. You just crack me up, it's hilarous.
You are very pretty...really I love all of the pictures, refugee area and all. And your ring is perfect! I am excited for you.

Anonymous said...

You are my favorite!! That is the best hat i've ever seen made out of bows and ribbons by the way! It suits you well!!! I just love you thats all there is to it!

~Stacia

The Theler's said...

Ashley It has been way way to long! Congratulations on the engagment. It looks like you to are extremely happy. Good luck with everything. Anjuli

Jeff and Heather said...

Ash I love the photos it's going to be tough to pick one.

the Eggett's said...

nice job with the template! It looks great!

Nate & Mallory Johnson said...

What happened to the tough ash I played softball with? Your such a cute girly! I love the pictures, and glad to hear you are getting married. Its fun! Good luck!

Mal

Natalie said...

Love it, love the ring, love the pics, love the two of you, love it love it love it.

Your pics seriously turned out great and you both are really photogenic. Wish we could be there!

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the staples fam...almost! said...

okay.. seriously?!? im obsesed with that one pic of you two on the stairs. im not gonna lie, i asked cade to see all of them, so i went on to the website and that one has been my favorite, by far. you guys are just adorable! yay for getting married in may!!

Kate Gildea said...

Cade showed me these pictures on Sunday, they turned out SO cute! And Aqua Net? I am still laughing about that. It smells like grandma!

Adam said...

I love these pictures! Love the colors! You two are so cute!

Becky said...

okay, that last comment was from me! :)