our engagement photo reveal // pt. 2

Last week, I took to the blog to share the first look Andrew and I shot for our engagement portraits with John Cain! (If you missed it, check out the post here.)

Today, I’m thrilled to be back to share our second look with you… one that is a bit more formal. EEEEK, I’m obsessed!

I hope you enjoy!

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photography by John Cain

DRESS   alexia maria bow skirt dress c/o (25% off today with code AMGIFT)   |   SHOES   christian louboutin simple pump   |   EARRINGS   pearl drop earrings (old Kate Spade, similar linked)   |   LIP COLOR   darling pink

This was the second of two outfits Andrew and I photographed in… and I have to say, I think it’s my favorite! I was so excited to wear this stunning dress from one of my favorite designers, Alexia Maria. The team was so incredibly kind to send it over in time for our engagement session, and I was literally jumping up and down in my apartment when it arrived on my doorstep.

I love the Audrey Hepburn feel it has to it, and that detachable skirt? Too fun! I plan on wearing the dress without the skirt to a wedding shower in the future! (P.S. It comes in a million colors, and I’m dying for it in red!)

And can we talk about how sharp Andrew looked in a navy suit? Let’s just say the trout socks were his idea… and I honestly love that he wore them. They are so him. :)

I really wanted an ensemble that would make for classic and timeless photos we’d love for years to come, and I’m so thrilled with the result. I am already looking forward to getting a few of these framed and displayed, as I think they’ll look even more beautiful printed out! There’s something about a tangible photograph that just gets me, know what I mean?

I’m actually going in to meet with the John Cain team in a couple weeks to select our favorites and choose one for our save the date, and I don’t know how on earth I’ll pick just one. If you have a favorite, let me know!

I know I’ve already gushed about this in last week’s post, but I have to say again just how completely magical this afternoon was. Andrew, John and I all look back on it with such a happy heart! Let’s just say… if it’s any taste of what the wedding will be like, I think I’ll just collapse of happiness.

Now that Andrew and I can check this off of our list, I’d love to write a post on how to have fun with and take amazing engagement photos. Would y’all be interested in something like that? If you have any specific questions, please let me know!

And before signing off, I wanted to share two “outtakes” from this evening. The first is Andrew oh-so-proudly showing off his trout socks. Look at that smirk, y’all!

The second? One of my favorite photos of all time. After we wrapped up the shoot, Andrew and I walked back to my car. It was getting chilly, and so he gave me his coat to wear. John, our photographer, saw it happen and pulled out his camera to snap this candid shot. Of all the photos we took, it may be my favorite because of that memory.

Once again, thank you all for letting me relive this wonderful evening with you! It’s so fun to be able to share this entire journey with y’all, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this second look at our engagement photos!

Now that we’re inching closer and closer to the big day, I’m so excited to share some more incredibly exciting Wedding Wednesday posts with y’all. Let’s just say I have some MAJOR updates to share. Stay tuned!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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11 Comments

  1. Kassie said:

    This was by far the best look of the 2! You both look stunning…that dress and suit😍 but most of all you look so incredibly happy, and well that’s most important. The happiness and genuine feeling of love shines through! Which is what you want exactly in these photos! Congrats ❤️

    Published 12.19.18 · Reply
    • A Lonestar State of Southern said:

      Kassie! You just absolutely made my day, and I can’t thank you enough for your kind words! :) Thank you so much for sharing in our joy!!

      Love from Texas,
      Kate

      Published 12.19.18 · Reply
  2. Annaliese said:

    I look so forward to Wednesdays now to see your updates! The rest of the photos are just beautiful. :)

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    Published 12.19.18 · Reply
    • A Lonestar State of Southern said:

      I do the same, Annaliese!! :) Absolutely love sharing with y’all. Thank you so much for reading, and for the sweet words!

      Love from Texas,
      Kate

      Published 12.19.18 · Reply
  3. Ashkey said:

    Kate,
    Absolutely in love with y’all’s engament photos! Praying that your wedding planning continues going smoothly!! Also love the photos of Andrew, it’s nice that the groom got to relax and enjoy himself as well!
    Love from Virginia,
    Ashley H.

    Published 12.19.18 · Reply
  4. Marisa said:

    These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL (and I’m obsessed with your dress). My favorite is the fourth one…black and white, where you’re sitting on the steps. Modern American royalty.

    Published 12.19.18 · Reply
  5. Jaime C said:

    Congrats Kate! Such beautiful pictures. So great to see you so happy!

    Published 12.19.18 · Reply
  6. Jennica Compton said:

    I absolutely love how candid and honest you are in all of these wedding Wednesday posts. It’s incredible to see you enjoying the journey with the one you love rather than getting caught in the stress! These photos capture it all and are something to cherish. Congratulations to you and Andrew :)

    Published 12.19.18 · Reply
  7. Katie said:

    Aw Kate!! These are so beautiful and look straight out of a magazine!!! So excited for you two!!! Cannot wait to hear all about the wedding planning! Deff taking notes for when it’s my turn!

    Katie | http://www.sunshinestyeblog.com

    Published 12.20.18 · Reply
  8. Samantha said:

    HELLO GORGEOUS PEOPLE! I think my favorite is the last outtake – such a sweet moment to capture. Living for this dress! Couldn’t help but smile while scrolling through these pictures. The happiness is contagious!

    Published 12.22.18 · Reply
  9. Mariah said:

    These are so precious! Seriously stunning! I just love how big your smile is!

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    Published 1.4.19 · Reply