Nautical Engagement Photo Shoot

Nautical Engagement Photo Shoot

Okay, guys! I’m down to the wire. 18 days to go until my wedding, and still tons that I need to do. So if I happen to disappear a little in the next few weeks, I’m sorry, but I’ve got a wedding to attend, a honeymoon in St. Lucia to go to, we’re moving into our new house, and oh, I’m also finishing the draft for my book.

So I love you all, but I’m gunna be a little busy!

Since I’ve been super sentimental lately, I thought it’d be fun to post some of my favorite engagement pictures for you guys to see. I’ve got my amazing photographer, Lara Rios, to thank for these! She’s been amazing to work with, and I can’t wait to see the pictures she captures on the big day!

For those of you who don’t know, Joe and I live in Miami, and our very first date was at the Miami Boat Show, where we spent all day walking around a marina, the same marina these photos were taken at.

It’s an incredibly special spot for us, and that’s why our wedding ceremony and reception will be taking place at a hotel that overlooks this marina, because that day at the boat show was the very best first date I ever had, and as it turns out, it was my very last first date too.

Now here’s a look at our nautical engagement photo shoot!

Miami Engagement Photo 1

Miami Engagement Photo 2

Miami Engagement Photo 3

Miami Engagement Photo 4

Miami Engagement Photo 5

Miami Engagement Photo 8

Miami Engagement Photo 9

Miami Engagement Photo 10

Miami Engagement Photo 12

Miami Engagement Photo 13

Miami Engagement Photo 14

Miami Engagement Photo 15

Miami Engagement Photo 16

Miami Engagement Photo 17

Joe was such a trooper that day! He hates taking pictures, but he did a really great job pretending!

Anyway, I’m beyond excited that I kind of get to spend the rest of my life with this guy. Nothing could be better.


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  1. Keating

    October 19, 2015 at 1:08 am

    These photos are so gorgeous! I wish my husband and I done engagement photos, but we got married too quickly! haha (two months into our relationship). I’m hoping to do some formal photos next summer when he returns home from deployment 🙂

  2. Ourfamilyworld

    October 19, 2015 at 5:36 am

    You are a gorgeous couple. The photos turned out beautifully. I’m sure you are very excited because your big day is almost here. Congratulations to you both and best wishes.

  3. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    October 19, 2015 at 5:54 am

    The photos came out lovely. I think your outfit is really pretty.

  4. Alex

    October 19, 2015 at 7:01 am

    These pictures are gorgeous! I hope you don’t stress out too much in the few days you have left until your wedding. At the end of the day, you are marrying your perfect guy, so concentrate on that and not anything else! 🙂

  5. Kels @Blonder Side

    October 19, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Gah, I LOVE these! You look so gorgeous!! What a cute idea to do it at the docks/marina too!

  6. Anita Fonte

    October 19, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Wow, simply beautiful. The background location is awesome. Love the simplicity of the photographer use of the shoes. Nice touch.

  7. Melanie Pickett

    October 19, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Congratulations! Beautiful girl, beautiful scenery, handsome couple, and great shoes!

  8. Emilie Talks

    October 19, 2015 at 9:01 am

    I love everything about them! Your dress, your hair and THOSE SHOES!

  9. Alexandra @ My Urban Family

    October 19, 2015 at 10:36 am

    These are so cute! And I love the way you did your hair!

  10. Ashley Carrington

    October 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous! Such a cute photoshoot. Congrats on your engagement!

  11. Ana De- Jesus

    October 19, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Your nautical shoot is stunning congratulations on your engagement when are you getting married??

  12. Aishwarya S

    October 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Beautiful photos. You both look so adorable together! 🙂

  13. Karin Rambo

    October 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I love these shots! You can tell that you are both very in love with each other. 🙂

  14. tara pittman

    October 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    These are great photos. They are keepers for the wedding book.

  15. katerina m

    October 19, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Oh my goodness! These photos are adorable and you two look so happy together.
    Such a beautiful dress too
    Kat | Delirium Style

  16. Zoey

    October 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    So beautiful! I really enjoying seeing them!

  17. erin

    October 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    These photos are adorable! It’s such a cute idea to have a nautical theme. Congratulations on the engagement and the book. 🙂

  18. Lindsay

    October 19, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    You’re radiating! Great pics; my fave I think is the last one of you two walking away.
    Enjoy, have fun and take in every single minute and savor it. Your day will fly by and before you’ll know, you’ll turn to Joe and ask him where the day went.

    Congratulations again Hun and all the best! Xo

  19. Charlotte

    October 19, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Oh, my goodness–these are such incredibly beautiful photographs! You’d never be able to guess that your fiance hates taking pictures–he certainly warmed up to the camera in these. Love the nautical theme AND that you had your first date there–how incredibly romantic!

  20. Madelaine

    October 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    You look beautiful! Congrats to you both.

  21. Adria Saracino | The Emerald Palate

    October 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    You look so pretty, lady! I absolutely love your makeup and shoes!

  22. Erika Couto

    October 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    What a gorgeous shoot! Congratulations!

  23. dana vento

    October 19, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    This was an incredible photo shoot! Congrats

  24. mya.k

    October 19, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    All of these photos are so beautiful and cute, love it.

  25. Wendy

    October 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Really beautiful pictures! Especially the black and white one.

  26. Claudette

    October 19, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Very nice pictures! Congratulations and all the best to you and yours!

  27. Lexie Lane

    October 19, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    All your photos are so lovely, I remember when my husband and I were married.

  28. Debbie Denny

    October 19, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Oh Awww. You two look awesome. Congrats on your upcoming wedding.

  29. Chanelle

    October 19, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    What a beautiful photo shoot. Congratulations.

  30. tonygreene113

    October 19, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    These are really great looking pictures. Your fiance is a very fortunate guy to have a talented lady by his side.

  31. Eileen Kelly

    October 19, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Enjoy all the special moments – I am married 26 years and 4 children – its a lovely road to travel

  32. Elizabeth O.

    October 20, 2015 at 12:02 am

    You both look lovely together, no doubt about it. I love the setting of the photoshoot, it’s so serene and beautiful.

  33. Shannon

    October 20, 2015 at 3:16 am

    This is SO beautiful! I love the ambience and the glow!

  34. victoria

    October 20, 2015 at 3:43 am

    These are a great photos and i really love your heels. Congrats on Both of you for the coming wedding.

  35. Angie Scheie

    October 20, 2015 at 3:54 am

    You are stunning! What a beautiful couple and photo shoot! Girl you are super busy!! Enjoy all of it, and thanks for the links!

  36. Jessica Cassidy

    October 20, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Congratulations! on your your engagement. You look beautiful.

  37. Beth@FrugalFroggie

    October 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    You pictures look great!! So happy for your upcoming big day!!

  38. Sojourner

    October 20, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Congrats. These came out beautifully. I love the lighting! Perfect timing.

  39. Ana

    October 20, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Wow, what an amazing shots captured. Your outfit and stilettos are awesome. Many congratulations for your coming new life. 🙂

  40. Liz Jo

    October 20, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    You are gorgeous! So many of these are frameable. Are you going to put these up on your walls?

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  41. Melissa

    October 21, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Beautiful photos! I love your dress. Congrats!

  42. K. Lee Banks

    October 21, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Well, congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding . And if the engagement photos are this amazing, I’m sure your wedding photos will be stunning!

  43. Angela

    January 26, 2018 at 3:25 am

    I love your behind the scenes vlogs! I have a hard time posing my couple and making it look natural. Watching you with your couples has been super helpful!

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