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^^That face! It melts my heart

Get ready for a picture heavy post! A few weeks ago boyfriend and I met with the amazingly talented Lydia Hudgens to shoot some photos. If you can believe it, he and I have never had professional pictures done in the 3+ years we have known each other. He detests being in front of the camera and is always busy shooting photos for ThePearShape! I absolutely love how these turned out and how comfortable Lydia helped him feel.

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My favorite part about these particular pictures is that they catch us in our natural state. They aren’t too posed or contrived, but show us touching and laughing and kissing, much how we are on a regular day.

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We opted for neutral color pallets to keep the emphasis on us. Boyfriend is wearing J.Crew jeans, Burberry watch, and a Banana Republic shirt.

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I opted for my new favorite LBD: the James Perse ruched v-neck dressΒ and an old pair of snakeskin heels found at Nordstrom. Accentuated with YSL lipstick and Alexis Bittar earrings gifted by boyfriend for my birthday. I didn’t want to wear Spanx or control anything in these photos, but really reflect how we naturally look. This dress did an amazing job of hiding my imperfections (read: arms and thighs) and accentuating my curves. I couldn’t have felt more comfortable.

Thank you so much to Lydia for the amazing photos and stay tuned for the second half of the set coming at you tomorrow!