I can’t believe we’re a month away from the big day! This year has undoubtedly been the best of my life, and I’m so excited about our future. Mitch, I love you so much. I can’t wait to be your wife, and spend all my days with you. You’re everything to me! <3 KJ

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Dress: Necessary Clothing, similar herehere and here / Wedges: DSW, almost identical here (Just the newer version) / Bracelet: Henri Bendel / Earrings: J.Crew, similar here / Camera necklace: Kate Spade, similar here 

On Mitch: It’s all J.Crew. ;)

So, this is a crazy story, but when Mitch and I first got engaged, we really wanted to take our own engagement photos. And we wanted to take them on the Brooklyn Bridge. (Haha. We later hired a professional photographer, Rachel, who is amazing! I love her! Check her out at Hello Gorgeous Photography. And see the photos she took for us here. She’s our wedding photographer, too.)

So, yeah. We woke up at the crack of dawn and hauled our behinds to the bridge. I think we got there just after 5:00 a.m. (Yawn. Huge feat for me. So not a morning person.) Now, keep in mind that the Brooklyn Bridge is almost always busy… even early in the morning. Tons of bike riders and commuters! (Talk about a beautiful commute, huh?) Because of the foot traffic, taking our own photos proved to be a bit more difficult than we’d imagined. It was hilarious. Picture me setting up the Nikon on a tripod, waiting for the scene to clear, setting the timer, and running to Mitch to (hopefully) make it in time to take a cute picture… all the while dodging bikers and walkers, praying to God someone didn’t knock the camera off the tripod. (I would have been devastated. Besides my ring, that Nikon is my most prized possession. That’s how much I wanted these photos!) We did this dozens of time. Oh, and it was 90 degrees!

Anyway, these photos are the result of that day’s effort. They’re not perfect. (We really didn’t know what we were doing… and had no idea how to pose ourselves, so there’s just a whole lot of smooching.) But I love them. I love them because they remind me of that ridiculously overwhelming joy we were experiencing at the time, how much joy there’s been since then, and how much joy is still on the way. I love how silly the whole thing was, and how much we laughed during it. I love that the photos were taken in New York City, where we began, and I love that they’re taken on the Brooklyn Bridge. (An indication of where we’ll be living next year, perhaps? ;)) But most of all, I love the person in them.

(I warned you! I’m a total sap!)

Oh–and we actually took more tripod engagement photos out on Mitch’s family farm out in Illinois… But I’ll post those next week. We’ll try to space out the sap. ;)

Dress: Necessary Clothing, similar here, here and here / Wedges: DSW, almost identical here (Just the newer version) / Bracelet: Henri Bendel / Earrings: J.Crew, similar here / Camera necklace: Kate Spade, similar here

On Mitch: It’s all J.Crew. ;)