Ooooh what a great day. I didn’t know Mondays could be so good.
I had a long wedding on Saturday, so I took Sunday and Monday off. Yesterday Mike and I took a hike with Ally and then came home and made a comfy dinner together. Today I treated myself to a spa day. My first! I got my hair cut and styled, my nails done, and then a massage. It was my first manicure in a few years, and my first massage ever. Mmmmmm…. massage… it was heaven. I couldn’t believe how quickly an hour went by. I was just glowing with tranquility and joy afterward. I think I have to become an addict now.
I brought my new hairstyle and inner peace to a photo shoot afterward. This evening Mike and I had our engagement portraits taken! We met my friend and colleague, Sean, at Red Rock Canyon, and took an hour and a half worth of photos. It was so much fun! He had us rolling in the grass, running through fields, leaning sexily against rocks, and laughing pretty much nonstop. Sean is a brilliant photographer, and I just know he’ll blow us away with the portraits. He showed us some pictures as he took them, and wow, they are going to be gorgeous.
Mike was pretty uncomfortable posing for the pictures, but he was a trooper and smiled and kissed and pranced on command. Personally I loved it. Sean made me feel like a supermodel. I have total faith in his creativity and skill, so I gladly followed whatever direction he offered. I never expected to enjoy being on that side of the camera as much as I did today!
After the photo shoot, we went to Amanda’s Fonda for some fajitas and margaritas on their patio. What a fun day. I’ll post the pictures as soon as we get them (probably Wednesday, but maybe next week). I owe many responses to emails and comments, so I promise to get back to that tomorrow. Good night, all!
Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m a photographer in Reston, Virginia. I love hiking, running, and exploring the world with my husband and young son.