Since Adam and I met in Houston, I wanted our engagement photos to capture us in some of our favorite places in the city that introduced us. We were on a tight deadline since Adam was leaving Houston soon, and we didn’t know if he’d be back before I joined him in LA. Fortunately, my friend Cam at Bertuzzi Photography had a shoot in our neighborhood and was able to squeeze us in for a last-minute session. The very talented Kelsey Vawter, you met her here, of Styled by Kelsey V (check out her Girl’s Night Out video, you might spot a familiar face) did my hair and makeup.
I had one vision for our photos: Torchy’s Tacos. They are my most favorite tacos ever and conveniently located just down the street from our apartments. I love them so much anytime Adam asked what I wanted to eat he’d have to specify “other than Torchy’s” because he knew that would be my answer. Still, we spent a lot of time in that restaurant hanging out with friends, toasting to celebratory occasions or just devouring Trashy Trailer Parks (best. taco. ever.), so I knew it had to be featured in our engagement photos.
Oh my goodness has 2016 turned out to be a year! When I posted my goals for this year, I had no idea the next time I would sit down to write my next blog post would be seven months later. Time flies. Let me catch you up on what you’ve missed.
In February I got engaged! Adam completely surprised me the day before we left on a week-long cruise with an escape room themed proposal scavenger hunt.
Recently, I hosted a Beauty & Blowouts party at my apartment. In my year and a half of living in my little apartment, this was the first time I had more than three people over at one time. I spent weeks decorating and rearranging my apartment for its social debut. In the end, it probably wasn’t too different from how it looked at the start.
Kelsey Vawter, of Styled by Kelsey V provided the entertainment for the soiree by going each girl’s hair and makeup. Kelsey is a licensed cosmetologist specializing in bridal and special occasion looks, and she’s mobile! Need your hair to look fabulous but don’t want to go into a salon or have a group of bridesmaids in need of hair and makeup? Kelsey will go on-location and meet you where you are. She also does onsite spray tans. I love a one-stop shop!
These are a few of my favorite things…right now. I love reading about what my blogger friends love, so here’s a random list of my favorite things I am currently obsessing over.
Since she’s part of my blog’s name, I figured I should give you a chance to meet Schnapps. She is a two year old Miniature Schnauzer with a passionate love for food, dog parks, and squeaky toys.