This pet-loving, mural posing, foodie couple is engaged! And SheHeWe Photography captured Derek + Sasha's personalities + relationship perfectly out in East Nashville. From playing around with flour to snuggling under the sun, Derek + Sasha's fun-loving side shows! The cute airbnb they rented for the shoot is so dreamy and the colorful mural portraits they took around the neighborhood are so fun! Check out all the fabulous photos from SheHeWe below… plus you'll find out why eggs are of importance in their relationship in our interview with Sasha below!
Derek + Sasha
East Nashville Air Bnb
Photos by SheHeWe Photography
How did you get engaged? Tell us about your proposal!
Sasha: My sister had planned an Easter egg hunt at my parents' house for her two little boys the day before Easter (2016) and asked Derek and I to come along for the fun. As she followed the boys around snapping pictures, Derek pointed to the top of my parent's driveway and said there might be more eggs up here and had me go with him to look. He spilled his heart to me on the walk there, and I was met with “Will you marry me?” spelled out in Easter eggs as he got down on one knee. Of course I said yes! When we went back inside, both of our families were waiting on us for a celebratory dinner.
How many guests are you expecting?
Sasha: Around 325
What’s your approach to your wedding budget?
Sasha: Although I won't say our exact budget, I will say that we had to increase it after finding out just how expensive wedding vendors can be. My sister's wedding was 9 years ago, and my mom has said prices have largely increased since that time. We are using it as a guide but definitely have some flexibility, we are splurging on the things that are important to us, while still trying to be budget conscious and finding ways to save where we can.
Who have you hired for your wedding team so far?
Sasha: We have most of our vendors booked already. Our wedding is in June so its getting to crunch time!
What’s your wedding style?
Sasha: I'd say our style is urban and elegant. Our reception is at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY where both Derek and I grew up. We love the modern appeal of the museum, and are incorporating a crisp lined looked from our flowers to our graphics.
Tell us about your engagement session. Where did it take place?
Sasha: Our engagement session was a lot fun! We rented an airbnb in East Nashville for a kitchen to use, and also took pictures around the five points area. We were afraid it might be a little awkward, but ended up just being a lot of laughing and fun.
What’s the significance of the location(s)?
Sasha: We told Jim & Ilde our vision for the shoot and they brought it to life. We told them about ourselves and that it wouldn't fit our personalities to stand in a field for a photoshoot, and that we would love to do something food related, so they recommended East Nashville to us. The kitchen we were in for that part of the shoot was rented via airbnb. We also really wanted our dog, Warren, to be in some of the pictures and they were happy to do so!
What was it like working with your photographer?
Sasha: They were awesome. Although we had FaceTime'd a few times prior to our shoot, we met in person for the first time the day of our engagement pictures. They were like instant friends, really laid back and fun. We felt comfortable around them and so it was easy to take the pictures and have fun with it.
What did you like most about the session?
Sasha: I loved that Jim & Ilde cared about what we told them we wanted and made it happen. I also liked how fun and easy it was to take pictures with them, they gave us direction when we needed it but also just had us goof around and the pictures turned out amazing.