May 8, 2012

My Weekend with Shay & Drew...

...was just downright perfect!

Here's how it all happened...

So last summer, Shalyn and I talked all about us coming to Austin to visit them. Time has come and gone and dangit we just haven't been able to make it up there! Life just doesn't stop for Beau and I these days...

Fast forward to a few months ago and I get a text from ShayBayBay herself asking if she could take pictures of Beau and I in our wedding attire to broaden her portfolio. Um hello? Do you know who you're talking to? She's an amazing photographer. I love being in a wedding dress. How could I say no to that?!

So the plans were set. We would meet at the Frio River in the Texas Hill Country for a little getaway, take pictures for Shalyn's new photography website and sun our buns for the rest of the weekend.

...and that's exactly what we did!

The weekend started out beautifully when we drove past these little pretties and our truck immediately pulled over to the side of the rode for the most perfect photo op. Funny how the car can read my mind. :)

Shalyn & Drew finally arrived and I should have known we'd be a match made in heaven...
Within the first 5 minutes, she was humping the air. (Horrible picture quality...I know.)
Good form, Shay...

The next morning I woke up at the ass-crack of dawn to get dressed for the photo shoot. 

I don't have any of the images back yet but y'all...let me tell you one thing...the girl KNOWS what she's doing. I can't even describe it. [PROOF!] Having gone through the ringer with wedding photographers, Shalyn was such a breath of fresh air. She knows exactly how to pose you, when not to pose you, where to turn your head, to smile or not smile and, of course, when to make you laugh. Her go-to make-you-laugh pose is something I like to refer to as the "mid-air hump". Sister is has perfected it...  ;)

Below is a sneaky peek I stoled from her camera ;) 

I have dreamed of taking wedding pictures under this tree tunnel since the first time I saw it when I was 15 and Shalyn made that dream come true...tell me this isn't incredible?!

Drew...what a sport, y'all! He held memory cards and cameras and even a plate full of brownies that a sweet little boy walked down to give to us to congratulate us on our "marriage".

Boy did we fool was 9am at this point...

After we wrapped up the photo session, it was time to change and head to the water. Le sigh....

BBFT & DDHP...padnas in crime

Love this child!

We stumbled back up to the house, napped, changed and cooked. Right before dinner, I found DDHP napping on the bathroom floor. And no, I'm not kidding.

We ended the night at a bar called Jimmy Joe's where writing on the tables in permanent marker and tricycle riding on the dance floor ensued. (Two more reasons I love Texas...)

Sunday morning came & we woke up to these little tinies right outside the window...

We packed up and headed down to the water for a few last minute pictures and to say our good-byes... :(

I think Shalyn & I both prolonged the "good-byes" because
I insisted we stop to buy t-shirts and she insisted we stop for sno cones.

So stop for sno cones we did!

Precious Drew :) Seriously-this guy has a heart of gold!

And Shalyn...well she's just simply amazing. So gorgeous, sweet, fun, genuine
and downright a lot like myself (or so I'd like to think...)

Shalyn & Drew,

Thank you so much driving all the way to the hill country to meet a couple a goons like Beau and myself. We had such a wonderful time with you two and I truly idolize you, your marriage and your incredible photography career! are going placed! Y'all are the most adorable couple ever...and that's no lie. Thank you so much for the wonderful photos you took of us. I'm already chomping at the bit to see what you do with them! We love you guys and can't wait to see you again soon...I foresee many more failed attempts at beer bonging and sleeping on bathroom floors. ;) MWAH!!


  1. Beautiful! I will definitely be going to this river! Thanks for sharing!


  2. So jealous! This looks like so much fun. This makes me want to meet some bloggy friends, but not many people live near me :(

  3. How presh! The pictures are amazing and next time INVITE ME YOU SKANKS!

  4. I am SOOO happy you two did this?? Seriousy, I love you both SO SO MUCH!!!! I would have fit right in with y'all. One day.... one day....

  5. Looks like you guys had so much fun! So sweet :)

  6. Awww it looks like you guys had an amazing weekend!! Shalyn seems so incredibly sweet :) Glad you guys had fun!

  7. You both are so stinking precious! I can't wait to see how the pictures turn out because I'm sure they will be amazing! That tree tunnel is incredible :)Looks like a fab weekend!!

    Ps. I'm having an awesome Anthro giveaway on my blog today.. check it out :)

  8. this looks like SUCH a fun weekend!! Isn't Shalyn a riot?! She heel stretched the first time I met her :-) I am dying to see the wedding pics she took!

  9. I'm convinced it's impossible for you NOT to make friends. You are well loved, missy! What an amazing weekend!!!!

  10. All of the pictures in this post are amazing. Looks like you all had a good time!! Did you have your wedding dress preserved?

  11. Obsessed! Love you both and now it's my turn to meet Shay!!!!

  12. Looks like yall had SO much fun!! You are just gorgeous!! Can't wait to see the pictures!

  13. Those sunflowers = heaven on earth. It is my dream to go to a sunflower field like that. One day, hopefully!

  14. Looks like you all had an awesome time. I love all the photos. The sunflowers are beautiful. I can't wait to have fun this summer in the water!

  15. AHH shay bay bay

    and DDHP

    together with you and Beau

    makes my heart so happy! i love these pics...truly shows how much fun yall had and i just love all of you!



  16. SOOO FUN! You guys just LOOK like besties that have known each other forever! I'm sooo jealous of all those incredible pictures you're going to get! I can't wait to see them either!!! :)

  17. I can't even begin to tell you HOW MUCH FUN we had this weekend with you guys! I am ready to see you guys again and go back! SO SO sad it's over!!!! Thank you for the best weekend I have had in a really long time! You and Beau were just wonderful and we had a BLASTTTTTTTTTT! Seriously so so so happy we met. I know you two will be lifelong friends! When we left, Drew said, "I feel like we've known them forever!?" I couldn't have agreed more! LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH! I have to finish editing this wedding but I promise I will try to get the pics edited and to you as soon as POSSIBLE! PROMISE! :) :) :) I will put up a sneak peek this week too! I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! Best Blate everrrrr!!!! But for realz, when are we going back!? :)

    P.s.) Drew looks drunk in all of these pictures bahaha. Oh, and I sorta just LOVE that pic of Beau and I. We look so happy lol. MUAH!

  18. Great pictures! I can't wait to see all of the pictures of you in your wedding gown. What girl doesn't dream of putting it on over and over?!?!
    Sounds like an amazing weekend.

  19. Great pics! And isn't it great to live in Texas?! Where did you guys stay?

  20. this looks like SUCH a blast!!!

  21. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! looks like you guys has SO MUCH FUN! def LOVE LOVE LOVE those mustache coozies! New Follower via email :-)

  22. AH! I'm so jealous! You always meet all of my favorite bloggers! :) I would love to meet you guys along with Shay! :) It looks like you guys had a great time! Love all of the pictures! PS- your hubby is such a good sport taking more wedding pictures a year after! My husband would totally reject that idea haha!


  23. looks like a fab weekend! i can't wait to see the pics!!

  24. Love that PINK necklace you had on with the black dress! Where is that from?

  25. Awwww looks like y'all had a blast! I'm having the itch even more to go to the river!!

  26. Stephanie! So yes, although I am not a blogger by nature, I religiously follow your oh-so-cute blog... Weird? Maybe... but I would prefer to be labled as just an avid fan. :) Anyway, some friends of mine are talking about going to the Frio for Labor Day. We have always gone to the Guadalupe, so this will be new... Where can you recommend to stay if we were to rent a house, or get a hotel? Also, why do you prefer the Frio? Email me pretty lady! I figured I'll ask the person who I know has been there more times than I can count on two hands!



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