Though I’m getting married in just less than 2 weeks and still have a lot to do, I’m really looking forward to enjoying this weekend with my family and hopefully getting a “pre-wedding glow” by the pool.  I don’t know about you, but there’s not much that can compare to a day of swimming and hot dogs, followed by an evening of sparklers and fireworks.  In honor of the special holiday, I’ve decided to do a 4th of July special that I like to call Red, White & Snap!

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I’m keeping this holiday sale simple, short, sweet and to the point – from now until Sunday, July 5th all my services will be 50% OFF!  It’s not often that I give such a great discount.  In fact, normally you only see half off sessions during Black Friday.  So take advantage while you can!  Besides, Fall will be here before you know it, and there’s nothing like a gorgeous session during the beautiful and warm hued season.

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We are another day closer to this wedding.  I mean a whole 15 days.  I get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it.

A couple days ago, Austin and I decided to take some updated engagement photos.  Yes, we’ve been engaged long enough that it’s been 2 years since we’ve taken professional photos together.  We didn’t want to only have photos of us from 2013 at the wedding, so sure, 2 weeks before the big day is a great time to decide to take some new engagement photos!  We got a little dulled up, and by dulled up, I mean I put on fake lashes, and we headed to the park!  Austin, my camera, my tripod, and I.  That’s how we roll!

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  • Destiny B - These are so cute! You guys are some serious #relationshipgoalsReplyCancel

    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - Hahaha! I’ve never been told that before – that’s a great compliment. Thank you!ReplyCancel

So, remember that one time I went to Indianapolis and got to meet a handful of the #fireworkpeople?  Yeah, how could you forget!  I already filled you in on how incredible that weekend was here.  What I didn’t tell you too much about was how I got to photograph 6 beautiful ladies.

When I packed my bags for the trip, I wasn’t so much worried about whether or not I packed my toothbrush or if I packed enough underwear.  My main concern was, “is this enough confetti?”  That’s right, I literally packed pounds of confetti, bubbles, balloons, and sparklers.  I basically was carrying around a bag of fun.

When I arrived, well about 5 minutes before I arrived, the sunshiny day decided to take a turn.  We’re talking buckets of rain.  I began to panic.  I really wasn’t prepared for moving the shoot indoors.  I didn’t bring my studio lights and the girl’s were staying at a hostel.  I wasn’t sure what backup plan I was working with.  My fiance, Austin, just kept telling me it would be all right and that everything would work out.  Thank goodness for him!

The guy who ran the hostel was super chill and showed me a room that wasn’t being used.  It was extremely small and very minimal window light, but we could make do.  It wasn’t ideal, but it was almost better putting us inside.  I had no idea how BIG of a mess we were about to make!

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  • Kercia - ALI!!! I have so much love for this post, you and these ladies…and confetti!! I died laughing that your main concern was having enough confetti!! I’m so happy everything worked out – the photos are radiant, I love how everyone personality shows through!! so stinkin’ CUTE!!! <3ReplyCancel

    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - Hahah thank you, Kercia!! Maybe one day we’ll be able to throw confetti at you! 😉 xoReplyCancel

Well, well, well… here we are exactly 1 month before the big day.  Even though we have a million and one things still left to do, this past weekend we took the time to have one last hoo-hah!  Or as we like to call it, #GrandFinAli15.  Austin and I both had our bachelorette and bachelor party on Saturday and Sunday was my bridal shower.  First off, I must say how blessed we are to have such incredible people in our lives that care about us so much.  I always hear brides and grooms talk about how lucky they feel, and now I understand why.

So, this bachelorette party… I couldn’t have imagined it going any more perfect than it did.  We went to a Cirque du Soleil show, which was one hell of a show.

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My aunt embarrassed me, of course, and made me pose in this prop they had at the show.  I held up a line of little kids.  Whoopsie!  I guess it wouldn’t be a proper bachelorette party if I didn’t have to do something embarrassing at some point in the night!

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An attempt at taking a decent photo all together at the show.  This is the best we could do… #fail

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#Fireworkpeople.  You heard of it, right?  If not, then where have you been?  Under a rock, I assume.  *Let’s out a big sigh.*  I guess I can tell you what exactly #fireworkpeople is for those who do not know.  #Fireworkpeople is a community for women who want to change the world.  Simple as that.  It’s a group of over 1,600 women who continuously encourage and inspire one another.  Literally, these girls are changing the world.  I have never met such GOOD people in my life until I joined this community.  That being said, you should totally join in on this awesomeness, if you haven’t already.  Like, seriously.  How could you not?

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  • Brita Long - That is SO cool that you got to do that! I would love to meet fellow #FWP. I feel so encouraged by the group.ReplyCancel

    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - One day :) It was an amazing weekend!ReplyCancel