Engagement Photos!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled PonyProgramming to bring you engagement photos!

I’m beyond in love with all of them, and narrowing them down is HARD YO. Buddy Fianci and I had such a blast with our photographer and everything turned out even better than I could’ve hoped. For those of you in the New England area, I can’t say enough good things about Samantha Robshaw Photography. She was warm and funny and guided us when we didn’t know what to do, but let us be ourselves and just have fun with each other. Actually amazing.

But that’s enough of a prologue. Here are some of my favorite pics!!

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Real talk I was only barefoot because I couldn’t decide what shoes to wear
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Also it was so stupid windy. Like, tornado level windy.
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OH MY GAWD PUT US IN A MAGAZINE
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So. Windy.
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Also it was roughly 35F. I SUFFERED for these photos. There was much squawking and hopping in between the nice shots.
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Two words: worth it
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Awww he’s so giant and strong
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Comfy clothes made it moderately more bearable, but I still tried to sneak inside his coat at every chance.
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Don’t blame the photographer for this one, it was our idea. Prom pose, staring into middle distance. A true classic.
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Another classic. We were going for early-90s-Sears-photoshoot (how does he still look like a model doing this?!)
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COULD HE BE MORE HANDSOME?!
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The cute piggyback pics quickly morphed into him trying to Batista Bomb me.
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I knew he was about to pull something shady
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And I was right. Actually thought he was going to drop me in the water.
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My request to our photographer here: “So I want us to look like we’re climbing town hall, but casually. Not like we’re trying too hard.” I think she nailed it.
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I was so sick of staring into his stupid eyes.
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Like, so sick of it. If you look closely, you can see that one eye is crossed.
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She convinced me to pull myself together for a little while longer. UGH I GUESS IT LOOKS ADORABLE.
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Not pictured: both of us whispering a steady stream of trash-talking in each other’s ears
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“Quick look confused, but pretty about it”
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I’m smiling here because immediately before this shot, he whispered “I’m going to throw you in this pond”
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This was great because he pretended to drop me several times and I tensed up like you wouldn’t believe
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Again, don’t blame the photographer. She had to work with what she had.
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Turns out that our two defaults when we don’t know what to do are picking me up and smooching.
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We haven’t looked at each other since. We got our fill that day.
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Violently smashing our foreheads together
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“What if we lay on this log and stacked?”
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The behind-the-scenes of that photo
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Daring him to do pushups while precariously balanced on driftwood while I sit on top of him.

Clearly we had some fun with this. I can’t stop staring, it’s such a wonderful mix of gorgeous sweet moments while still having plenty of the fun goofy moments that are more “us.”

Now I’m even more excited for the wedding!!

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Frankie Zoolander

Courtney from An Equestrian Life came to the barn over the weekend, and took some absolutely wonderfully amazing pictures of Frankie and me that really make my heart sing with joy. Here are some of my favorites:

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Let’s be honest, they’re ALL my favorites. Thank you so much Courtney for capturing all of Frankie’s happy/grumpy/silly/bored/hungry faces- he loved hamming it up for the camera.

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Pretty Girl Photo Dump

The promised photos! All taken by an extremely talented junior at our barn- you should totally check out her Instagram @hgielloh, she posts awesome pics of her and her hunky gelding doing the big eq and super cool shows.

I know I should do what Lauren at She Moved to Texas does and use these photos in my blog posts….but I have absolutely no self control and must share them with you all at once.

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face wut
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oh wow such majestic
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looking really not pleased about the whole “no-stirrup” thing
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cute trot!
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are pics when you’re in the “up” of your positing trot always awkward, or is it just me?
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continued majesty.
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holy crap she’s massive
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seriously what a beefcake
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oh wow leg looking SUPER effective here
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gonna go sit on my horse couch for a little bit
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ohmygosh her face is the cutest little pony face!!!!
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just look at it!
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by my expression, it seems that someone just told me that my mother died. y u in such pain, self?
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human derping at no stirrups. horse super photogenic.
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Pretty Girl being super Pretty.
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those floppy donkey ears!
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another sweet flop. lawlz elbowz.
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taking a breather to admire how cute and relaxed and easy this pony is
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LOLOLOLOL DRAGONMARE IS HERE HANG ON FOR DEAR LIFE

Talented photog had to run at this point, but I promise it got better from there. Read my lesson recap if you don’t believe me.

Hope you enjoyed seeing more of the majestic unicorn that is the DragonMare!