Ally + John | First Home Celebration

Oh this post just makes me SO excited!! EEK! Over the last few weeks, Ally has become one of my sweetest + closest friends. She has a heart of gold, and she is pursuing her dreams in a way that anyone would admire. She works a full time job, another part time job, is planning her wedding, moving into a new house AND kick starting her own planning/styling business all at the same time! Oh goodness, I swear she is superwoman! I was blessed enough to start getting to know Ally two months ago when she interviewed me for Twila’s blog, and we ended up sending THREE HOURS sharing our hearts and becoming close friends! Since then, Ally and I have attended Creative at Heart together, styled TWO shoots together (including a surprise proposal I get to share next month!!) and spent countless hours planning a year full of new, exciting things for both of our businesses!

When Ally shared with me that her and her fiancé, John, were signing for their very first HOUSE..we were both jumping up and down and squealing with excitement!! But as we counted down the days until she moved in, we decided that we just HAD to do a photo shoot in the house on closing day!! AHHH! Before any furniture was moved in or any rooms were touched, we explored their adorable new house in downtown Fredericksburg and took some of the SWEETEST photos! Their new home is seriously a dream: exposed brick, beautiful bathrooms (and amazing bathtubs!), gorgeous floors and tons of natural light!! What better way to celebrate closing day than with photos + champagne!? Enjoy some of my favorites below!! I just love these two!!




January 29, 2015

  1. I just love these photos! So much love between them and it’s an adorable house. You did a great job! I’ll have to do a shoot like this with my husband when we buy our first place soon!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shoot! What an awesome idea girls!! I wish I did something like this when I moved into my house!

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