Our Photographer is Lightning Fast!

I just posted about the events surrounding our engagement photos. And I thought it would surely be at least a couple of weeks before we got our photos back. But lo and behold, I opened my e-mail yesterday to find a link to our photos!!!

We won’t get our disc for a little while, but I copied and pasted from our photographer’s blog so you can see some of my favorites! A few days before the photoshoot, I e-mailed Brenda and told her what kind of photos we were hoping for. Basically, I said we liked “candid-looking” photos, we weren’t afraid of some PDA, and we weren’t opposed to getting on the ground (in fact, I really wanted to take some photos on the ground). I also sent her my engagement photos Pinterest board so she could see the types of photos I liked. Beyond that, I trusted her to take good pictures. And I think she totally delivered.

(All photos by the amazingly talented Brenda Upton Photography.)

I completely forgot to mention where we are. We ended up choosing the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, GA. It turned out to be incredible. If you’re looking for a cool location in the Atlanta area, check it out. You can get inside all of these old train cars and buses. It’s AWESOME. And now, on to the rest of the pictures!

Mr. Whale liked that we basically got to snuggle the whole time. (Who am I kidding? I loved it too.)

We got our obligatory portrait:

And then made it “us” with this gem:

We danced:

We leaned:

We got serious:

Then we changed clothes and got silly:

We got on the ground!

And then things really heated up!! (This got us a lot of “Ewwww!”s from the kids there for a five year-old’s birthday party)!

We got serious one more time. (Love this one. Our heads plus my arm makes a heart shape!)

And I’ll leave you with what might be my favorite shot. I can’t decide, because I love them all so much. But the lighting in this one makes me say, “Oooooooooo.”

Where did you or will you take your engagement photos?


Mrs. Blue Whale

College Park, MD
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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  1. Member
    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 8:20 am

    Those are phenomenal!! Such a cool place to take engagement pics!

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:21 am

    The pictures turned out great! Your outfits were both really cute!

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    dcgirl655, Guest @ 8:26 am

    They are great! And I love your outfits, especially your lace shirt… where is it from??

  4. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 8:32 am

    @MaggieL: Thanks! It turned out to be even cooler than I expected.

    @SuperDuperBrit: Thanks! :)

    @dcgirl655: Thanks! It’s from Rue 21. I bought just a few days before we took the photos, so it’s probably still there :)

  5. mssquirrel Member
    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 8:44 am

    Very cute!!! Your ‘get on the ground’ request cracked me up!!

  6. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:54 am

    Danggg girl those are amazing!! I LOVE the photos with the bright red seats, such beautiful colors.

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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 9:02 am

    These are GREAT! :-)

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:04 am

    What an awesome location! Love your polka-dotted tights. :-)

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    FutureMrsSIlas 101 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:10 am

    Beautiful pictures!

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    AGDG, Guest @ 9:14 am

    Love them all! Super cute! We have one of these museums down in South FL too its a great place for pictures! =)

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    veggie_rachel 575 posts, Busy bee @ 9:15 am

    So fun! (and I love your lace top!)

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 9:28 am

    LOVE the second-to-last one!! 😀

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    bellatracy 4 posts, Wannabee @ 9:31 am

    Loved the colors! :)

  14. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 10:33 am

    You two are so adorable! That first picture just kills me! It’s awesome!
    And I love your location! Very cool!

  15. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 10:45 am

    Great photos!

  16. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 10:58 am

    great venue – good choice!

  17. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:37 am

    These are so cute. I love the back lighting of those 3 last ones.

  18. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 1:14 pm

    @Miss Squirrel: Glad to make you smile :)

    @Mrs. Wallaby: Thanks! Yeah, I loved the colors there.

    @Mrs. Treasure: Thanks! Tights and polka dots are two of my favorite things :)

    @shaynapunim: Mr. Whale says it might be his favorite too :)

    @Mrs. Giraffe: Thanks!!

    @Mrs. Toadstool: Cool lighting gets me every time. And I had no idea the awesome lighting was even happening. It blew my mind when I saw the pictures.

  19. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:12 pm

    What an awesome location! These are lovely. :)

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    Miss ABC 208 posts, Helper bee @ 3:16 pm

    I love the retro feel to these shots. They turned out great!

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 4:38 pm

    Such sweet and fun photos!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:52 pm

    These are adorable, I love the location you chose, so unique and fun!

  23. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:25 pm

    train and bus pics = totally cool. love your unique shots!

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    margar 25 posts, Newbee @ 11:39 pm

    Very cute!!

  25. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:59 am

    Oooh so many nice ones! What a great location! :) And I looove that one of you kissing in the red carriage. 😀 Oh la la!

  26. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 8:41 am

    @Mrs. Funnel Cake: Haha. Thanks :) I love that one too!

  27. msbordercollie Member
    Mrs. Border Collie 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:27 am

    This is five million years late… but OMG! I LOVE your engagement pics!!! The train museum is such a fun location. stunning pics!

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