Thursday, March 10, 2011

Engagement Pictures

AJ and I were involved in a multi-vendor wedding giveaway and we won! This was definitely a huge blessing for AJ and me, considering our limited budget on this wedding. With this, I feel that we are able to do much more for the wedding reception than we were prepared for.

One of the most fun part about the wedding giveaway has already manifested itself in our engagement pictures. I have to thank our wonderful and photography, Jessie of Jessiealexisphotography. She made us look better than we do. It was a little trickier to take photos not being able to stand up and without my wheelchair. But Jessie worked around it. We mainly did face shots and positioned ourselves on the ground or on benches around the city. AJ helped carry me a lot. I would definitely recommend calling ahead of time to pay fees or get permission to take pictures at certain locations. We had to switch locations twice because of limitations we were not aware of.

Wedding planning is definitely easier and much more fun than I had imagined, that is, with the help of everyone around me. Many people say that is could be pretty stressful. I have to admit that it is a lot of work, but I just think of it as taking a fun and creative class with various projects to accomplish in a time period. AJ and I have been working on a timeline of when we should get things done, and budgeting. It's been a bonding experience for us. I love being able to talk to him about not only wedding plans, but future plans as well. Together, we have come up a goals board, which I recommend everyone have. In order to attain the things we want in life, we must constantly think and work towards it. AJ is my positive reinforcement buddy. We will work together to accomplish all of our goals :)


  1. I LOVE these pics. She did a great job. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help with preparations. I'm almost counting down the days!

  2. Martina! You are such a babe!!