You may remember Rebecca and Joe (or Becky and Joey <3), from their in-park engagement session we photographed years ago. You can read the whole story here, but Rebecca got us special permission to shoot in Epcot before park opening and the Magic Kingdom, and it was the last in-park session we had before outside photographers were banned from shooting in the parks for a few years. (But we’re allowed again, huzzah! You can read more about that here.)
Nate and I first met Rebecca when she was the event coordinator for a rainy dessert party we were shooting years ago. Rebecca recognized us and introduced herself as a blog stalker, and we’ve been friends ever since! I’ve heard of people who light up a room just by being in it, and Rebecca is totally that person. Seriously- the lights in a room she enters increase by at least 30%. Rebecca’s husband Joe is sweet and funny and you should click here to follow him on Twitter! We don’t see them nearly as much as we’d like to, they are two of the kindest people I’ve ever known and I’m always leaving our visits wanting more time with them!
On our last dinner date with them, Rebecca and Joe let us know they were doing the “m” word. I know we *technically* moved out of Orlando a few years ago, but we’re back so much that it doesn’t count, ok? Anyway, Rebecca and Joe were moving back to Rebecca’s home state of Texas (stupid Texas), and they asked us to take some photos of them around their first home before they had to box up and take things off walls.
It was my secret plan to do so well taking these photos that they’d never want to leave home!
We set this shot up…
… But then Rebecca let us know this is really how their evenings are. ;)
The two that make me tear up: On the left is their master bedroom window where Joe proposed to Rebecca after they bought their first home (after watching Wishes from that window- Swoooon!), and on the right- Rebecca told me she wanted some photos of them dancing in the kitchen, which is where they’d practice their first dance. *sigh.*
Rebecca and Joe, Texas is the luckiest. We love you both and hope to see you again soon. :)
I wasn’t expecting that! WHAAAAAAAAAA…. Thank you guys so much for capturing that house. It meant so much to us to have these special photos. And thank you so much for the kind words. I can’t wait until we meet up again for a dinner date. xoxo -Rebecca
So glad you love the photos, Rebecca!! We miss you already!!!! xoxo!!
Oh gosh, these are so sweet and sad and adorable. You guys are amazing.
Aw, thanks, Emily! :)
Donna Davenport says
I just love all if the pictures!! Great job. We love having them so near!!come visit Texas. We will show you a great time.
I haven’t seen a lot of “professional-regular-pictures-around-the-house” shoots before, but it’s such a great idea! I like how natural they are and what a great memory of their first home together. So sweet! <3
Jenn S says
Awww!! makes me miss my first house! <3
Erin Daniels says
I love the idea of capturing your first married home! I have to remember this when I buy my house up here, I just need it right after we unpack and decorate. I’m so envious of her gorgeous and CLEAN home, definitely photoshoot ready!
P.S. feet up on the hubby on the couch is how I spend most nights too!
Janice Harper says
The pics are adorable & so are you.
Glad you’re in Texas. Wish I could see you more but it’s sweet knowing you close.
I know that makes Donna & Ronnie happy.
Congrats on your new home. Can’t wait to see it! LOVE U BUNCHES!!!