I’m so excited to share photos from our recent lifestyle session today! Since we’ve finished most of the major projects in our home (on the first level, at least), I wanted to have new family photos taken not only to reflect us at this point in our lives but also show off the house a little bit. What can I say – I’m proud of all the work that we’ve put into this place! Plus, it’s no secret that Ryan and I are total homebodies, so it seemed fitting to take photos in our most comfortable space. We spent a fun afternoon with Alex, who I met a few years back through social media, and she couldn’t have done a better job capturing our love story at home.
The best part of working with Alex is that she’s not really into posed photos. Instead, she simply captures us as we would be in everyday moments. So, for Ryan and I that means laughing pretty much nonstop! I was worried that we were spoiling the experience, but it turns out genuine laughter really makes photos better.
Of course, no photo session is complete without an appearance or two from Finn! For a dog that loves to have his picture taken, he surprisingly wasn’t very into it that day so we had to force him to sit with us. A few of these really crack me up because we look like one of those couples doing newborn photos with their dog … which, let’s be honest I’m totally okay with. 😉
We were able to get a few pictures of us in our newly-finished master bedroom. How perfect is our wood sign as a backdrop?! I couldn’t have planned that better even if I tried.
Alex also took a few pictures of us outside, which I love! I’m not sure our street and backyard have ever looked prettier.
Capturing our love story at home honestly is an investment that I never knew we needed to make! These are some of the happiest, most genuine moments and photos that I have of Ryan and I. I attribute that to both Alex and simply being comfortable in our own space. It’s also so special to have our first home captured in this way – these pictures will be wonderful keepsakes down the road when we move on from this house.