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bride + groom: Ashley and Justin

It's official! Ashley and Justin are finally a Mr. & Mrs.! While I continue narrowing down and editing all of the photos I took of their totally gorgeous, laid back, handmade wedding, I am now at liberty to show our "before" photo session from a couple of weeks ago. (And seriously? I had the hardest time holding back from showing these. SUCH an amazing, fun and beautiful couple.)

Ashley and Justin decided to do a pre-wedding photoshoot, seeing each other for the first time dressed as bride and groom! It's the first time I've ever gotten to be a part of a pre-wedding day first-look, and I have to say it was completely and romantically magical. Wow. The first part of the morning was a little unplanned, (Justin had to go back home for his pants!) but Ashley was down for taking just some simple bridal shots alone, and woah... well have a look. I have to say, things rarely go according to plan, but it always ends up better than I hoped! That coupled with Ashley and Justin's spontananeous spirit equals a way cute photoshoot.

In case I didn't include details before, Ashley's amazing butterfly ring was designed by Justin, and her amazing bouquet was handmade by her friend Rachel as a sweet surprise.


And then Justin came: the moment he walked up Ashley's face started beaming with excitement!

Ashley and Justin's wedding day images will be up soon! Keep checking back!

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