Mother of the Bride

I don’t think I’ve made an official announcement on my blog, so here it is: my oldest daughter is getting married!

She and her fiancé have known each other for more than 6 years; they were youth together in our church, and were high school sweethearts. He left on a mission for our church, she left for college, and for a while we wondered if that would be the end of the story. But NO! He came home last fall, flew to visit her at college, and proposed! They are planning a spring wedding.

Are they young? Very. Does that concern me? Not in this case. You have to know the two of them – know their story together – to appreciate my confidence in them. But maybe now just take my word for it: they’re going to be ok (no matter how young they are!).

When they were here for winter break, my daughter asked me to take their engagement photos. I am by no means a professional, but I have a nice camera and a decent eye. We had fun together on this cold, foggy winter day, and I think the photos turned out pretty great. Here’s to young love, fun engagement photos, and my first turn at being Mother of the Bride!

Hannah and Parker Engagement Photo 1


Hannah and Parker Engagement Photo 2


Hannah and Parker Engagement Photo 3


Hannah and Parker Engagement Photo 4


Hannah and Parker Engagement Photo 5


Hannah and Parker Engagement Photo 6


Hannah and Parker Engagement Photo 7


Hannah and Parker Engagement Photo 8


Hannah and Parker Engagement Photo 9

  • The pictures turned out beautiful! They look extremely happy with one another. Excited for y’all!

  • Jenn_FiveDollarShake

    What an exciting time for your family! The photos are just adorable. I’m so happy for her.

  • You did GREAT!!!!!

  • Alissa

    I love these! Congrats to them! And kudos on the fantastic photos to you. The shoes one is my favorite.

    • Thank you, Alissa! We had talked about doing a shoe picture (I saw something like it on Pinterest), but what people may not know is that he is nearly a foot taller than her. We thought it would be cute if she were on her tippy-toes. 🙂

  • Very cool!

  • Beautiful pics!!! So. Great.

  • Gorgeous photos and a huge congratulations!

  • JustJulie

    Beautiful and congratulations! Let me know when you’re ready to order the Save The Dates!

  • LeticiaTechSavvyMama

    Congratulations to you and your family! Your daughter and son-in-law look blissfully happy in your photos and I wish them all the best!

  • Theresa Santoro

    You did a beautiful job! I can feel the love through the lens! Such an exciting time for your family. I myself, was a 20 year old bride… and still here 30 years later! With the love and support of family, their marriage will be blessed!