We’re On a Boat!

We decided Summer 2012 that we better start taking some pictures. A friend of mine from high school is incredibly talented with a camera, and was starting her own wedding photography business, so we took her up on her offer to shoot us! Because Lake Grapevine is beautiful and Mr. Manatee’s family has a boat there, we decided it would be a fun and unique place to shoot. I was also inspired by adorable (and lets face it, super fratty) pictures such as these.

Photo credit: Krystyn Hogan


Photo credit: Krystyn Hogan

So, off we went to Grapevine Lake. I had been stressing about what to wear, besides our Sperrys (of course), but my mom came through at the last second and pull the perfect breezy white linen top out of her closet. I got a bit cheesy with an anchor necklace, but it doesn’t show up in any of the pictures. I feel like our pictures were perfectly on theme with our inspiration, and I couldn’t be happier!

Here’s some of our favorites. All photos by Natalie Sales Photography.








My personal favorite of the favorites.

Did you take care to involve an important part of your lives in your engagement shoot?


Miss Manatee

Fort Worth, TX
Wedding Date:
June 2013
The One Where Miss Armadillo Needs Your Advice!!!
One Year: New Marriage, New House, New Baby (to be)
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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:47 pm

    These are SO FREAKING CUTE. I’m obsessed. But to answer your question – we did 2 engagement shoots (one was a Groupon deal, the other was by a friend), and while the first one was more us picking a random location, the second was done at our local farmer’s market that we used to hit up every weekend (more like once a month now). It’s fun to have those special memories!

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    ookbob 327 posts, Helper bee @ 3:33 pm

    Adorable! My husband and I just did an anniversary shoot on a yacht (in our wedding duds) and it was so much fun!

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