Andrew has been flying back and forth Labrador for work every 3 weeks which means we don't get to see each other as much as we used to, so when he is on his week off there tends to be so much excitement. This past week that he was home, we were busy everyday with doctor's appointments to check on the baby, date nights, prepping for the maternity photo shoot (which was postponed 3 times due to stupid Newfoundland weather), and then... our ENGAGEMENT!!!
We've been together for almost 6 years, so I don't think it was a huge surprise to most people that we finally got engaged but it's still so crazy to believe that we are actually going to get married. It was so amazing to see how many people were so happy for us and congratulated us on our engagement. It's all so overwhelming (in a good way!!) especially with a baby on the way in 6 weeks but I wouldn't have it any other way. We live life flying by the seats of our pants and we're okay with that :)
For anyone in the the St. John's and surrounding areas looking for an engagement/maternity/newborn photographer, I would highly recommend booking Christy Kirkland. I had originally seen her work through Facebook. A lot of my Facebook friends were always liking and sharing her photos and as soon as I found out I was pregnant I was like "I need to have her photograph our newborn" so I booked her asap. Then I saw that she had the option to add-on maternity photos to my newborn package for a pretty reasonable price so that's what we did and I couldn't be happier with the way they turned out. Originally, they were only intended to be maternity photos, but we literally got engaged that Friday (the day of our shoot) so last minute we made it an engagement AND maternity shoot. Christy made us feel so comfortable which was awesome because posing for photos is not always such a comfortable thing. She had them edited and sent back to me within 5 days, I couldn't believe how quickly she had them done. Highly recommend Christy!! For anyone interested, you can contact Christy via Facebook (Christy Kirkland Photography - Newborn & Baby Portraiture).
Also, for anyone interested, I had a spray tan done by Sayer at Color Me Bronze Spray Tanning and Makeup Studio. She has a studio on Elizabeth Ave but also offers tans out of her home studio in Airport Heights, as well. She was excellent and made me feel very comfortable. Due to this crazy NL weather we've been having and with Andrew's work schedule, I had to change my maternity shoot dates several times which meant I also had to change my spray tan dates and Sayer was very accommodating. She even did a free touch up on my hands and face since I had to move the shoot date one last time after I had already gotten my spray tan. I would highly recommend Sayer for anyone looking to get a spray tan done for any occasion :) You can reach her via Facebook as well (Color Me Bronze Spray Tanning and Makeup Studio).
Make up, hair, and flower crown were all done by me :)
Dress is from Pink Blush Maternity
Bracelet is from Alex and Ani
Necklace is from Michael Kors
Now, here are the photos from our maternity/engagement shoot taken in Portugal Cove, NL:
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