Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Engagement Photos: Lake Edition

We stepped away from the pretty little cottages and took a stroll down to the piers that jutted out onto the lake that I have spent so many hours on over the past 16 years.

You might recognize the picture above, it was the cover of our blurb guest book {in color}. I cannot help but love the color in these photos. The pretty sailboats and cute shoes {more about them in a moment} don't hurt either.
We made our way off of the dock and onto the seawall to snap a few shots with the most beautiful light.
Hello beautiful summer light. It's February and I miss you terribly. Come back soon. xoxo.
We headed over to the sailing club that my parents have been members of since I was a little girl. After a change of clothes, we were ready for some pictures on the pier with the sail boats. And with a change of clothes comes a different pair of shoes....and reason for a shoe shot, naturally.
As an only child, I would swim for hours in that lake racing myself, practicing my dives off the pier and avoiding any fishies. As a teenager I didn't dare actually swim in the water, for fear that my hair might get wet...God forbid. I tanned on that pier for hours, brought friends up to the lake to hang out with and made friends with other kids on the lake. I remember one day while sitting on the pier and gazing out onto the lake, I thought about how big the world really was and how somewhere out there my future husband was growing up and living his life. I secretly hoped that we would meet soon. This next picture is my true favorite, for so many reasons. There we were, my future husband and I. Sitting on the dock overlooking one of my favorite places in the world. The dock that I had spent so many hours on as a child and that held {and still holds} so many fond memories for my parents and I. As I look at the picture of the man that has come into my life to sit next to me on that dock that I used to day dream about him on, I cannot help but think what a lucky girl I am. My daydream has turned into a beautiful reality.
Related post: The Engagement Photos: The Cottage Edition

12 comments:

LauraAnn said...

Will you seriously dress us for our next engagement shoot?!? Love the colors in your outfits! Looks so pretty!

Candice said...

<3 I love all your entries but this one choked me up a bit, I can't wait for my next visit tot he lake with you!

Candice said...

<3 I love all your entries but this one choked me up a bit, I can't wait for my next visit tot he lake with you!

Katie said...

he does so look like a Lachey!

my grandparents had a lakehouse which they sold just two years before my fiance and I met. I'm sad we will never share those memories together!
but your pictures are precious!

Nicole said...

i love the one b/w shot..you two and the very end of the dock! def. frame that one!

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Nicole-Lynn said...

That's awesome :)

Amanda B. Young said...

Love them all! Gorgeous! It's so sweet that you all took photos somewhere so meaningful to you. I love that!

Oh yeah, and those shoes... amazing!

bridgettesdetroitwedding.com said...

Wow! They are beautiful. I love the locations, your outfits and I'm pining over those heels! Really, these are beautiful. I can't even choose a favorite!

Newport Nuptials said...

I love the pier shots! The dress is adorable! :)

Cyd said...

I am so in love with these dock shots. I hope you've wallpapered your house in these!

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Thank you for sharing these photos. They're beautiful!

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Zane Wooder said...

I love the passion they carry when they hug each other.

zane