Apple-y Ever After: Couple Shots

After our first look, we stole away for some couple shots before we brought the bridal party in. The images don’t really need much explanation, but I will say that they are my favorite shots of the day. Why? Well, because they are of me and Mr. CA! Duh. The entire reason for the wedding. Sarah and Chris beautifully captured us, our love, and our relationship, and I cherish these pictures. They make me remember how calm and happy I felt at the time. Just me and him (um, and our photographers, but we can pretend like they weren’t there), all excited about getting married.


One of my top five favorite pictures from that day. We put this one on the cover of our parents’ albums. Oh, and if you look real close, you will see Bill Gates’s complex on the bottom left. Ha!



All right, I couldn’t resist throwing in another shot of my bouquet (loved loved loved my florals by McKenzie Powell).


We took pictures by the water at the Club, and then we drove around and found a little green patch of grass and trees. It was beautiful, quiet, and calm. Such a nice little private spot to take the day in before things got really crazy.


Wind in the Willows


I might love him.


Just a little


OK, a lot


I don’t know why, but I just really like this picture. Must be the trees. Or because he never holds my hand in real life, so now I have photographic evidence of him doing it once.





I look slightly deer-in-the-headlights here. Definitely not model material, let me tell you. Oh well.






I adore this shot of Mr. CA.




He makes me laugh.


After those shots, plus a quick shoe shot on the way back to the car (I freaking LOVED my shoes!), we headed to the club to snap some bridal-party portraits. It was a bit of a struggle getting my poufy dress into the car, but we managed.

Did you enjoy your private time alone with your groom/bride if you did a first look? For those of you who didn’t/aren’t, how did you/will you relax before the ceremony? Who else loves shoe shots as much as I do??


**All photography by Sarah Rhoads Photography unless otherwise noted**


Mrs. Candy Apple

Princeton Junction, NJ/ Seattle, WA
Wedding Date:
August 2011
My "Something Blue" Is...Shoes!
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  1. Member
    ladymegbeth 227 posts, Helper bee @ 12:27 pm

    I *adore* shoe shots! (And yours are cute as all get out!)

    Amazing photo shoot, you guys. I’ll have to remember some of those lovey poses for mine! 😉

  2. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 12:27 pm

    Love them! You two are adorable! I love the greenery you all found for your shots And your bouquet is swoon-worthy!

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 12:40 pm

    These photos are breathtaking!! You look amazing. :)

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    heykaraoke 1771 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:27 pm

    These pics made me tear up! It’s obvious how much you love each other. And you look stunning! What a beautiful day :)

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    missgemini 620 posts, Busy bee @ 1:35 pm

    You guys are way too cute! LOVE your bouquet btw

  6. butterscotch Member
    butterscotch 263 posts, Helper bee @ 2:24 pm

    Very pretty! I love seeing more Seattle weddings!

  7. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:34 pm

    These are all so good, I just love the shots in the trees!

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    babbot 586 posts, Busy bee @ 3:49 pm

    beautiful pics, love the shoes!

  9. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:44 pm

    I love the lighting and colors of the ines under the trees, beautiful.

  10. potion Member
    potion 223 posts, Helper bee @ 4:55 pm

    Love love love love love (did I say love?) the hugging shots! So beautiful!

  11. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:30 pm

    Beautiful shots! I just love seeing everyone’s couple portraits.

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    Mahan 4 posts, Wannabee @ 10:55 pm

    You guys are way too cute!Very pretty!

  13. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:28 am

    SO.PRETTY. I love all of the shots with evergreen trees. Also, big time crushin’ on your bouquet – it’s really amazing.

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:32 am

    These are all beautiful– and your bouquet is STUNNING!

  15. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:08 pm

    So pretty! And your shoes are fahhbulous!

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