I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. Even when I didn’t have someone special to celebrate it with, I still just love the awful, adorable commercialism of it all. The decorations, the colors, the sweets – it’s all cute and I’m not sorry for liking it so much. This year, I decided to throw together a little last-minute shoot with all my favorite things about Valentine’s Day: balloons, confetti, macarons, flowers, candy hearts, and my most favorite thing of all – my sweet boy, Will. How I convinced him to jump in a few photos, I will never know, but let me just say he is the best sport (and human) of all time. I’m a lucky lady, y’all.
When I was thinking about who I wanted to shoot this, it didn’t take very long to decide on one of my favorite Charleston photographers, the fabulous and talented Katie Capo of Catherine Ann Photography. Thankfully, she is awesome and flexible and spontaneous and emailed back right away that she was in (#girlcrush). But really, she just has this incredible, creative eye, is super laid-back and fun to work with, and her pictures look like you’re in a DREAM. She is so so good, you guys – I’m very grateful to be able to work with her. Take a look at some of my favorite photos from the shoot below!
I wanted my outfit to be fun, classic, and playful – so I went with a tied chambray shirt, a beautiful tulle skirt that the WORLD’S COOLEST BOSS let me borrow (true story), and yet another pair of Shoemint heels that I’m in love with. To accessorize, I chose a pearl cluster necklace, LOVE rings (like brass knuckles but nicer), and my favorite Lilli & Tori arrow ring. Lastly, like the sweethearts they are, Pink Dot hooked it up with some individual lashes and hot pink lips.
Although it looks like a warm, sunny afternoon, the day of the shoot was actually cloudy, freezing, and blustery. The balloons were slapping me in the face, my toes were numb, my hair was spinning around in a tornado…it was not a pretty sight. But this is just a testament to how amazing Katie is – the photos look like it was just another dreamy day in Charleston. How does she do it?!
Will stopped by the shoot for about fifteen minutes, with roses in hand (!), and jumped in a few photos with me. In fear of these looking and feeling like engagement shots, I told Katie I just wanted these to be lighthearted and fun – and she was totally pickin’ up what I was puttin’ down. We had so much fun (yes, even Will – shocking!) and I absolutely love the way Katie captured us.
Macarons: Macaron Boutique
What do you think of my little impromptu shoot? Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!
Photo Credit: Catherine Ann Photography