Friday, September 24, 2010

Out with the old, On with the NEW!

I have an amazing friend. Her name is Monica. She's the kind of gal that just makes you feel like a million bucks when you are around her. I hope everyone has a friend like her. Anyway, she has started taking some pics, she is hardly a beginner as you will see. For those of you who don't know, I had been planning on re-taking our "wedding pics" so to speak for a while. I wanted to lose a bunch of weight and have some new pics taken for various reasons. So I have been working my butt off since January and we finally had them done this summer up in Utah. Monica has a friend who does hair and make up that she has teamed up with to do "themed" photo shoots. Her and I have talked about doing them down here to where I would do the hair and make up and she would take the pics. It would be fun! Anyway, I was originally supposed to take these pics at the beginning of July. The night before our photo shoot my kids got really sick and so we ended up having to re-schedule this event, meanig we would need to make another trip to Utah. So we drove two times this summer to Utah for family pictures!!!!!! On the second trip up 4 days into the trip, the evening before my photo shoot with Monica I realized I had forgotten my dress for these pics. ARE YOU KIDDING ME NATALIE????????? So my little ticker got to thinking quickly and I called my incredible 2nd mother AnnMarie, (who works for the airlines) to see if there was any possible way to get this dress to me. With the help of so many, she got this dress on the first plane to Salt Lake on Labor Day morning, and I met someone in the lobby who hand carried my dress to me. HOW IS THAT FOR SERVICE???? I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life. I just hope I am as good to them as they are too me. Anyway, it was quite the ordeal, has been a long time in coming, but well worth it. I love the pictures, and will feel a lot better having these hanging on my walls then my FAT wedding pictures where I looked like Fiona from Shrek. (p.s. my photographer sucked too, and Josh and I only have 1 picture together.) weird I know! So, ENJOY!



















24 comments:

Marissa said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Shauna said...

they look like magazine pictures! so pretty!

Summer said...

I'm sorry, you were in Utah and I didn't see you????? :(

PS - You look stunning!

Bri!!! said...

So I think it's HILARIOUS you compared yourself to Fiona in Srek...lol. Silly girl. You look stunning in the pics. Love them. I hope you man knows how lucky he is:-). What have you done to lose all your weight? Good for you!!!!!!

Bri!!! said...

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Bri!!! said...

By the way, your legs are smokin hot.

Anonymous said...

O.M.W!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY MOVIE STAR HOTTNESS!!!! YOU ARE AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS! THAT DRESS IS K.I.L.L.E.R!!! AND THE SHOES AND JEWELRY, HAIR AND MAKEUP ROCK!!! What a super fun thing to do!!!

Cardwell said...

Seriously, Natalie?? These are gorgeous! YOU are gorgeous! Please give me your photographer's info asap so she can make me look that great! (Really...I need to do family pics asap.):)

Rachel said...

You look HOT! Go girl!!!! Great pics! I love that they are so dressy!!

Laura said...

I love them all SO much!! The second to last may be my favorite, but I really love them all!! They turned out absolutely amazing, and you look beautiful, Josh looks handsome -- what a great couple :) I'm glad you like them -- it makes such a difference to have pictures that you love looking at on your wall!! They're great!

tracey said...

How fun to "re-do" your pictures. Brad and I have decided we are going to get married again. Now that we have the means to have a nice wedding reception, we're going to have another, better one :-) Well, now that I think of it, we never even really had a reception the first time around anyway. I think we'll do it for our 20th, in 3 years! Can you believe that? Man, we are old!
Such pretty pictures, and a great idea!

Kase and Jules said...

okay..realllly nat? could you be ANY hotter? damn, i am serious. my jaw is on the floor. holy crap nat. you are crazy beautiful and your man looks FINE! love every darn thing about these pics.

tiare said...

these pictures are amazing!!!!....all due to the fact that the subjects are beautiful!
WAY TO GO NAT! YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!

Garrett, Tashina, Breck, and Addilicious!! said...

oh I totally didn't know you had a blog!! Now we can officially be blog friends!!! PS I just have to say you look freaking amazing and I love all the pics!! I need to get my butt into shape!! But seriously All's I say can is you are ONE HOT MAMA!!!:)

Clint, Marianne, Sage and Charlotte said...

1. love your blog
2. today was fun
3. LOVE these pictures.
4. where did you get the super cute dress you wore to your friend Jackie's wedding?? I need it.

Chet and Jory said...

Natalie... YOU LOOK AMAZING! I love the pictures. The style is awesome and your shoes are ridiculously cute.

Chelsey Ann said...

Oh My Heck! Your guys looks so amazing! I am so glad that you guys were able to do this becasue it is so important. {Even though you, in NO way, looked like Fiona} Love you guys.

Queen of Kings said...

You are one BEAUTIFUL Couple! Nat you look amazing! I LOVE ALL OF THE PICS! All of your hard work certainly has paid off and I would say 2 trips to Utah were well worth the pics! I won't ask why we didn't get to see you when you were here... LOVE YOU SISTER!

amb said...

Ya look fabulous!!

Arnett's said...

OH MY GOSH! These are amazing!! You are sooooooooo gorgeous!! Your legs are frigid sexy! Can I be you!?

Beth said...

You are a total knock-out. Seriously. These are amazing!!!!!

Patti said...

Natalie, these are absolutely beautiful and you could NOT look more gorgeous! and together you make a beautiful couple. What a fantastic idea - re-doing wedding pictures! If we did that, do you suppose anyone would notice we're almost 38 years older?!?!

Chris said...

WOW!

Erika said...

I obviously haven't been checking blogs for a while.. you look amazing! I told Chet he had to see these pictures because they are so amazing and he said " they are too serious.. especially if you know them" Whatever.. guys don't get it. I LOVE them!! Maybe in a year Chet and I will do that too.. but right now I'm the fattest I've ever been, and I still have 17 weeks to go!! Love you, love Josh, miss you and hope all is well..