July 18, 2014

Engagement Photo Session w/o Touching

I think I dreamed more of my engagement pictures than wedding pictures..... I had something particular in my head and it came out way better than I hoped and imagined.

Since I got engaged in the US and wanted these pictures in my invites, I needed to find someone to take pictures of us. I had no idea where to look... I didn't want to pay to much but I did want someone semi good at taking pictures. When I said that Patrick's sister mentioned a lady in church that has a photography business. So off I went to look if she had a website......and I was impressed!

I asked her about it at church and she was very flexible and excited to do it....and so was I. We all were busy moving and we had been having a lot of rain......but we set a date and just did it.....and here is what came out. ☺

Also, all our pictures were done without touching....but still look sweet & romantic

I totally loved the mother-daughter team from Double Takes Photography.....they made me & my man feel relaxed. They came with their own ideas and were more than willing to do my ideas too. If you live in the Nashville area I truly recommend them.... Another bonus: They have GREAT prices!

July 16, 2014

A Trip to Washington DC

I am still playing "catch up"!! This blog is my little journal and I try to keep it up to date.....I am posting a month later but on the blog it shows up on the day we went....

After our trip to Gettysburg the day before, we drove to DC to see all the sites & memorials there. You definitely know when you've reach DC.....busy busy traffic! We took a bus tour that took us to all big sites in DC and also included a lunch (sandwich) on a ship.....It was a busy day but  I definitely enjoyed every minute of it.

Again, I wish I could remember more of the names & stories but after 4 years of college, meeting lots of new people & planning my wedding my brain was an over-soaked sponge....no room. ☺

*Sorry its blurry....but the only one I have of me with Jefferson

What a special opportunity I had to see the capital of the our great nation...the USA!  Have you been to Washington D.C before? What was your favorite part about it?

July 15, 2014

A Day in Gettysburg

The week before I headed back to Germany I visited some family in Maryland I hadn't seen in 20 years. It was fun getting reacquainted again. While we were there my dad, step-mom & I did some touristy things......

The first thing was a trip to Gettysburg.

And I sure had a great time! First we watched a 20 minute movie about the civil war and how Gettysburg played a role in the war, after that we saw the Cyclorama....what an impressive painting!! Not only could you look at it but they gave the history of the painting and told the story about the 3 day war with sound effects and pointing out different scenes in the painting. When we were done we took a bus tour showing us the battle grounds. We ended the history filled day with a visit to the museum....I learned so much I forgot most of it! ☺

Have you been to Gettysburg? How did you enjoy it? What did you get to see!?