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We Love Jamie & Andy’s Nashville Engagement Session at Loveless Cafe!

Friday, February 4, 2011

The snow over the past few months has lots of people whining and moaning but for one super adorable, mega cool Jamie and Andy, they embraced the weather and took the loveliest engagement pictures we've seen this year at the Loveless Cafe. Jamie is a director of content for a music website, she re-sells vintage items on etsy (called Owl Really).  Her fiance Andy is a turntablist and email marketing guru.  WIth that kind of creativity you know these aren't going to be typical engagement shots. 

From the moment I saw their first engagement picture, I was in love with this couple!  I felt like I knew them (and liked them).  Why?  Because their engagement photos are original!  They choose a photographer based on their unique style and worked together to capture their essence...as should you:).  When you march to the beat of your own drum, everything is remarkable. 

Jamie sent us their story, and we're happy to share it with you in her words.

Meet Jamie and Andy - Wedding Date April 30, 2011

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Images courtesy of Pear Image Photography (PearImagePhotography.com)

Us: Jamie + Andy
Getting hitched: April 30, 2011 in Nashville, TN
Wedding style: budget/diy/vintage
Photographer: Alvin Pearman of Pear Image Photography
Location: Loveless Cafe

Our Engagement:

On Nov 14, 2010, he proposed with his grandmother's 50th anniversary band on my deck, which he helped build. His grandfather was his hero and unfortunately he passed before I ever met Andy, so it's very special that I get to wear the ring his grandfather bought as a symbol of his commitment to his wife of 50+ years!

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We're not the typical beautiful, perfect, blonde couple that you see across wedding blogs and I really wanted amazing photos that would be blog-worthy. I had to keep reminding myself, "Your photos will be YOU. Get the images from the internet out of your head. Those people aren't YOU two." When I saw the photos from our engagement session, I was amazed at how Alvin really captured the essence of who we are and I think these photos stand up against all the beautiful blonde people I see on blogs! :) We're so in love and I think it shows in our photos.

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We have always been impressed with Alvin's thoughtfulness and consideration; he is someone who truly listens when you speak. As a former NFL player (how cool is that?), we knew that he strove for excellence in EVERY area of his life and we knew the photos would be amazing.

We picked a day to head out to the Loveless and it just so happened to be a snowy, snowy, SNOWY day! The folks at the Loveless were SO nice to us, giving us free coffee and pie when we came inside to warm up! The windchill was about 12 degrees and it snowed ALL day. We were all frozen solid, but the snow made for such a gorgeous backdrop!

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I made a lot of props for the engagement session. I cut our initials and a plus sign out of cardboard then wrapped them in yarn. I also took the glass out of a thrifted frame, wrapped the matte in yarn, painted wooden number cut-outs from Michael's, and attached everything together so we could display our wedding date. I thrifted vintage-looking copies of our favorite books (his: To Kill a Mockingbird, mine: Pride & Prejudice) and also the "I Choose You" flash cards.

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Andy and I don't take ourselves seriously, which I love, but the mismatched buttons were definitely a mistake! He was having trouble buttoning his coat with his gloves on, so I helped him out but somehow buttoned all the buttons wrong! He claims he told me repeatedly that it was wrong but I definitely didn't hear him!! When we got the photos back and I saw what I had done, I laughed hysterically. I love that we're not perfect and shiny - we are real people and I think these photos capture that perfectly!

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Congratulations Jamie and Andy! Thank you so much for getting in touch with us, it was so much fun to feature your engagement shoot, the pictures are great but we know it's mostly because the two of you are adorable.  Looking forward to your big day, we can't wait to see everything you put together for your wedding!

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Ashley King

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send Posted on February 4, 2011 | Filed under: Engagements & Proposals, Real Nashville Brides,

9 Responses to This Post
jamie says...

Ashley! Thank you so much for your kind words and for loving our engagement session so much! I appreciate your support!

Posted on February 4, 2011 @ 8:58am

gail says...

I’m a little prejudice, because I happen to be the mother of the bride, but aren’t they THE most adorable couple?  So much in love, and about to live their dream! Thanks for sharing their story with the world!
gail

Posted on February 4, 2011 @ 10:04am

jamie says...

Ashley, thanks so much for the feature and for loving our engagement session so much! I appreciate your enthusiasm and support!! :)

Posted on February 4, 2011 @ 12:01pm

The Thirty-Something Bride says...

I am SO about to tweet this. AWESOME shoot!

Posted on February 4, 2011 @ 5:12pm

AmyT says...

Could they be any more cute?!  Love, L-O-V-E, LOVE this e-shoot!  So perfect. We need to see more of this on our wedding blogs. Thanks for sharing!

Posted on February 4, 2011 @ 5:24pm

Christy W says...

I was there that day!  I remember thinking, “what a great idea to have your photos taken at the Loveless!”  And, the snow is an awesome “special effect.”  You guys are an awesome looking couple!  I remember feeling the same way about not being a blond goddess and comparing myself to all of the other glossy-blog brides.. (Not that there’s anything wrong with being a blond goddess.)  Trust me, you’re right.  Your photos are YOU.  It took me a minute to get to that point, too, but I’m so glad I finally did.  Much happiness to you both!

Posted on February 4, 2011 @ 6:18pm

Courtney says...

I love this! These pictures are absolutely beautiful. I finally visited Loveless Cafe this past summer and had to wait 2 hours for a table… but it was well worth it!

Posted on February 6, 2011 @ 9:13am

carolyn says...

I think this is pretty much the cutest couple in Nashville!

Posted on February 13, 2011 @ 3:11am

Wooden Photo Frame says...

This is really looking best couple in the world. The pictures are telling the story about the love around there and both of them are really made for each other. I consider this the most beautiful and loving couple.

Posted on November 3, 2011 @ 6:13am

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