Friday, August 30, 2013

Chelsie + Marshall | Engaged

Back when I was realllly young (haha), I would always visit my oldest brother and his family in the summer. Mallory, my niece, and also one of the most beautiful people in the world, would always have friends over. Lucky for me, even though they were a little younger than me, I would always hang out and play with them because I'm the coolest "Aunt" that ever lived. Naturally. ;) Anyway, one of Mallory's friends that would always come over would be a girl named Chelsie. She was always so sweet, super beautiful, and always running around in her cheerleading bow. I've known her since she was in middle school, and just watching her grow into this beautiful young woman has been awesome to witness. I've known her for quite sometime, and so when I saw that she was in a relationship with this boy named Marshall, I kind of just knew deep down he was the one. She had that happy factor on her face in every photo they would post together. When I saw she got engaged, I was SO incredibly happy for her.

Fast forward to the day when I received an e-mail from this girl asking if Drew and I wanted to be her wedding photographers? UM HECK YEAH! THAT was a GOOD day. My heart was happier than a bird with a french fry, and I couldn't have been more honored. I think I even can recall me clapping my hands together when I saw her e-mail in my inbox. Needless to say, I am completely honored to be documenting this incredibly special time in her life. If you would have asked me a few years ago if I'd be photographing weddings, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. But, here I am, doing just that, and loving every single minute of this journey. Not only that, but being able to work with friends turned clients has been one of the biggest blessings I could ever ask for. I honestly don't think I'd be in business today if my friends and family hadn't been so supportive of this dream of mine. I am forever thankful.

Now, enough of the mushy stuff! :) Can we talk about how incredibly STUNNING Chelsie and her beau, Marshall are? These two are so sweet in their love, and their engagement shoot was nothing but a day filled with a ton of laughs, sweet moments, and a precious love that these two portray in million and one ways.

Chelsie and Marshall, I just LOVE you two together. Your wedding day could not get here fast enough. Drew and I can't wait to celebrate your love in October. 


The Nelsons 


  1. great shoot. And they are a cute couple

  2. You're extremely talented, Shay! These photos are beautiful!

  3. These all look stunning Shay Shay!! The lighting is so spot on :) xoxo

  4. Amazing! My favourite photo is the one, where she has blue dress, crossed legs and they're kissing. :) Adorable! Also adorable eyelasshes. :)

  5. You always take the prettiest pictures! I love every single one!

  6. What an adorable couple! She will be a gorgie little bride!

  7. These photos are gorgeous Shay! Bright... airy... romantic... everything you could hope for in an engagement session. I love it!

    Chelsea & The City