Our Engagement Photos

Well hello Mr. and (almost) Mrs. Coleman!

Is it super vain to be in love with pictures of myself? If so, I am. Becky from Aduro Images captured us perfectly!! I knew we would hit it off when I first emailed her about my plan for our pictures to be as “PNW as possible” and she replied back that it was music to her ears!! Spencer and I were both nervous to have so much attention put on us but Becky made us feel at ease. She kept reminding us that yes, it would be awkward to have a camera right in our faces while we’re basically cuddling. Spencer turned out to be a natural in front of the camera!

We took our pictures at the beginning of December at Lake Cushman. We were so nervous that it would just be a cold, dreary day. (Although, I’m sure Becky would’ve created equally amazing images!) Despite the fog and smoke everywhere as we drove out, Lake Cushman was in a little bubble of sunshine just waiting for us! This location checked every box for my “PNW” themed shoot. Tall trees, crystal clear water, and surrounded by mountains. We actually went to the lake for the first time last summer. The tree stumps we’re standing on were completely under water!

The most unglamerous parts of the day included changing outfits on the side of the road, very muddy shoes, and walking through very thick brush with a dress on. It was so worth it. I love these images. I can’t wait to have them blown up and put over our mantle in our first home together. They feel like works of art and not just photos of us.

If I knew you wouldn’t get bored I would post all 100 photos on this post!! Here are a couple of my favorites.

“Just act like I’m not sticking a camera in your face while you’re cuddling” – Our photographer

Our photographer told us to tell each other why we wanted to be married. I cried. Typical!

We also had guests at our engagement party suggest a wedding hashtag for us. The winner was #ColemanAndWife18 from Frank Nance! I had to add an ’18 to the end of it because it’s surprisingly a very popular hashtag. (P.S. You can follow that hashtag on Instagram too!)



  1. Aunt Deni
    January 12, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Great shoot with perfect participants!
    Love you forever! Aunt Deni

    • saraleppala
      January 12, 2018 / 1:04 am

      Thank you so much Aunt Deni!! Love you!

  2. Aunt Julie
    January 12, 2018 / 1:37 am

    Wow, they are awesome! Make sure as soon as you lock in date I know so I can save it. Love you

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