Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Engagement Story: Hallie and Drew

Let me just tell you, Hallie and I go way back. We met in high school, went to youth group together, then lived together our first semester at Campbell (she later left me to go to Appalachian). Hallie was there when I first met David. She endured my taking many rolls of film of everything we did in high school and college. When Drew and Hallie first started dating I did a little shoot with them behind their apartment complex on the side of the mountain with my film SLR.

I was beyond thrilled and honored when she asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding next May! While I certainly can not shoot her wedding while I am wearing an adorable kelly green j.crew dress, I knew I could at least do her engagement shoot! So Hallie, Drew and I drove around downtown Raleigh and tried out some new spots I had been eyeing...

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Love them together...

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Hallie was workin' it... must be the sassy shoes.

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I hit the jackpot when I found this next spot... this was my favorite!

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The first image is straight out of camera, the second has had a little photoshop love...

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You said you liked it when I showed you before and after... here is another example.
This first image in straight out of camera, the second after some photoshop love.

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While this green wall was not a new spot, I knew I had to use it since Hallie's color is green.

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Had to-- they are getting married on the 15th.
P.S. Please check out Hallie's adorable shoes. Ok thanks.

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I cannot get enough of yummy backlighting and sunflare...

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Steamy yet magical...

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This is the portion of the show where we give Drew mad credit for picking out a fabulous ring...

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Workin' it out. Drew, thank you for showing us how a blue polo can be rocked :)

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Hmax and Drew: I cannot wait to be a part of your wedding day! I had an awesome time doing this shoot with you two... hope I did not disappoint. I love you both!!


Andrew said...

Basically that shirt brought the entire shoot together...

rebecca michelle said...

well HELLO, i know those people!

beautiful shots ashley, i especially love the last 5 the best!!

congrats hallie and andrew!

Anonymous said...

You "got it"!!!
Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple, and yes, I cried seeing them!.....for happy! :)
Your work is so amazing.
Love, Mom Saunders