After Adson & I got engaged back in April, I knew that one of the hardest wedding planning decisions for me would be picking a photographer. I mean seriously, how does a wedding photographer pick another wedding photographer. But once we found our perfect fit, the one thing I knew I wanted was a St. Augustine engagement session!
After messaging a few different photographers & looking at what they offered, Adson & I set up a facetime meeting with Rachel Laxton Photography. She immediately felt like a friend & I knew she would be someone we could trust to capture our wedding day perfectly. So, what I thought would be the hardest decision actually felt so easy & I that’s when I knew I had found her. Another plus was that she was just excited about an engagement shoot in St. Augustine as I was, so I knew she’d be perfect!
Now planning what to wear for pictures was another challenge in itself. I help clients & brides pick out outfits all the time, but when it comes to dressing myself, it’s so much harder!! Surprisingly, after literally weeks of searching online, I accidentally stumbled across this amazing dress in JcPenny’s! So random & not anything like what I envisioned to wear, but it turned out to be perfect.
My whole family loaded up in the car. Because… that’s what we do (haha)! We always make a trip out of anything! So we crammed in dad’s car & piled in one hotel room for a one night vacation in our favorite city! On the way over it started raining. Of course, Florida does it again. Our session wasn’t until the next morning so we just crossed our fingers, ignored the radar & continued our drive.
The next morning, I got up super early & let my awesome sister pamper me by doing my hair & makeup, and then Adson & I headed to the Lightner Museum to meet Rachel for our shoot. It sprinkled a couple times, but barely!! Our prayers worked & God held the rain off! We were so happy!
Our time exploring St. Augustine with Rachel was perfect. She went over & beyond what we expected. And then, 2 weeks later, she delivered us the most beautiful gallery with photos I know Adson & I will treasure forever. Thank you Rachel for giving us this gorgeous memory, we cannot wait to have you capture our wedding day next year!