When we found our prefect venue to host our upcoming wedding celebrations at The Venue at Roseoak, I knew this was also the place I wanted our engagement pictures to be captured. There are so many beautiful settings on this estate that showcase who Justin and I are, and it was an added blessing that our engagement portrait session came with the venue. Justin and I wanted pictures which represented who we were so we discussed our attire and props and set our date for November 25th. While everyone else would be out in the craziness of Black Friday shopping, I would be taking another step in this wedding planning journey to becoming Mrs. Justin Brown; I couldn’t be any happier.
My sister, Jadyn, is the bomb when it comes to makeup, like really. She has this natural gift to make anyone look amazing. So obviously I wanted her to do my makeup for this day, and she was also willing to do my hair. She rocked them both and I felt so pretty for this special occasion. I absolutely love being able to share this bond I have with her.
Justin and I love to shoot our bows together so we knew our Camo shirts would be one of the outfits and our bows one of the props we would use. We also wanted to capture the fun laid back side of us. It is truly amazing having a fiance’ that I feel so at peace around. I don’t have to try to be anyone but who God made me to be and the same way with him. We can just be us and know that the other loves us for who we are.
We had so much fun taking our pictures together. Justin and I try hard to make the best out of everything so we both knew going into these pictures that we wanted to not only have great pictures, but have a fabulous memory of the great day we had; and it was such a perfect day!
I would encourage any bride and grooms getting ready for their engagement picture sessions, to focus on having fun and not so much about the pictures themselves. If you will just “be you”, your pictures will reflect the beauty that lies within the two of you. Also, pick one or two elements that represent who the two of you are and share together and incorporate those into your pictures.
Justin and I can hardly wait for July 2016 to arrive and we can truly begin sharing life together as husband and wife. The Best Days Are Yet To Come!!!
Pictures Provided By: Roseoak Photography
Venue Location: The Venue at Roseoak, Petal, MS
Hair and Makeup: Sister of the Bride, Jadyn Howell