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Last week, while I was out of town visiting family in the midwest, I stole my best friend and her husband for anniversary portraits in their neighborhood. They live in one of my favorite St Louis neighborhoods. I love photographing couples in places that have meaning to them. I also love historic old brick buildings!

Rachel & Adam have been married for three years. These two have huge hearts for serving the Lord and anyone in need. I’ve learnt so much about love by watching Rachel serve, and unconditionally love on people, over the many years of our friendship. They are genuine in their relationships, and I am so blessed to have them in my life.

I adore the way that Adam can make Rachel laugh in less than half a second, that they just look at each other and can’t help smiling, that Adam will find any excuse to brag on his wife, and let you know how hot she is! I miss them already, and I’m counting down to when these two visit me in Seattle this summer.

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting to share these images since the shoot date in November! Today this couture Galia Lahav shoot is featured on Junebug Weddings.

We curated looks and a scene that inspires the viewer with something bold and dynamic, something that was more than wedding day inspiration, but instead that was targeted for the imagination, fantasy, and adventure, that these Galia Lahav gowns clearly were designed for.

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Photographer: Betty Simpson, Photography by Betty Elaine
Hair & Makeup Stylist: Jen Lagers, The Outer Edge
Floral Designer: Shelby Bond, Bond in Bloom
Model: Amanda Wilkins, TCM
Gowns: Galia Lahav – Les Reves Bohemians / #1 Crystal / #2 Aria
Jewelry: Necklace – Kate Spade / Earrings and Cuff – Nadri

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In July I vacationed in Italy, England, and France to celebrate my 5 year wedding anniversary. Here you can find Part I (Positano)  Part II (Rome) Part III (Florence) Part IV (Chianti) Part V (Venice) and Part VI (England).

This was our last stop during our month in Europe. After photographing a wedding in Bristol England, we stayed in London for a few days before taking the Eurostar into Paris. We stayed at Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais, a boutique hotel in Paris. Our room had a terrace, and we could look out onto the city and rooftops. It was the perfect place to relax, drink coffee, and eat pain au chocolat.

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Our favorite meals were just buying fresh fruits, cheese, a baguette from the market, and with a bottle of wine, we would picnic at the Eiffel Tower, or the Place de Vogues.

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The gardens in Paris are filled with art, and are beautiful. I wish I could have spent more time browsing through books, and journalling at Shakespeare and Company, in the Latin Quarter.

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At night, we would walk along the Seine, watching people dance, and play music, it’s truly magical at night. We would grab a glass of bubbly, and find late night crepe shops.13-Eiffel-Tower-Paris-France-Europe-Travel-Anniversary-Trip-Photography-by-Betty-Elainepinimage14-Rooftop-Croissant-Breakfast-Paris-France-Europe-Travel-Anniversary-Trip-Photography-by-Betty-Elainepinimage

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  • February 24, 2016 - 10:31 am

    Colleen - Love it Betty. Enjoy the flowers, the architecture, the lights, the perspective, the …..ReplyCancel

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In July I vacationed in Italy, England, and France to celebrate my 5 year wedding anniversary. Here you can find Part I (Positano)  Part II (Rome) Part III (Florence) Part IV (Chianti) and Part V (Venice).

After visiting Italy, we flew to England. I grew up in Tring, a small market town in Hertfordshire, and lived in England for 9 years. I was looking forward to sharing with Matt, the cities, and places I was familiar with. I also got to photograph my best friends wedding day in Bristol! I already miss the pubs, cups of tea, and walks along the canal.

England | Oxford

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England | Waddesdon Manor

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England | Tring

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England | London

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I had to include of few of my iPhone snaps! High tea, and Matt riding the underground!

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  • February 24, 2016 - 10:41 am

    Colleen - The Manor looks amazing. Love the small chamber orchestra, the ivy on that wonderful building and the old feel….ReplyCancel

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Crystal & Aaron both have a love of hiking and snowboarding, so I knew this couple would be up for something adventurous for their engagement portraits. After getting her hair and makeup done by Jen of The Outer Edge, we left Seattle and headed towards the snow. We spent the afternoon near Snoqualmie Pass surrounded by snowy mountains. It is so fun getting to spend time, outside of a wedding day, photographing a couple. On our drive over we talked about our dogs, their wedding plans at DeLille Cellars Chateau, honeymoon destinations, etc. Crystal & Aaron are best friends, they make each other laugh easily, and are such fun wonderful people! Thank you for spending the afternoon hiking and falling through waist deep snow with me.

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