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Jen & Steve are engaged! PART 3 of 3 // New York Wedding Photographer

For the last photo shoot in Jen & Steve’s 3-part Engagement Session, we joined them (and their fur children) in their home of New York.  They took us to some of their favorite spots such as the infamous LOVE sign, the Meat Packing District, some fun grafitti walls, and we couldn’t finish without a classic B&W photo of the Brooklyn Bridge lit up in the background.  We had a blast traveling the world with them for all their different engagement photo shoot spots, and we’re excited to travel next to Miami for their gorgeous wedding!  Here’s some of our favorites from their New York photo shoot!

p.s. Please says a cat prayer for her darling Roo below, who is like a child to Jen.  Last week Jen found out he has kidney disease with only a few months left to live, and we’ve all been devastated by the news.

Jen & Steve are engaged! PART 2 of 3 // Bahamas Wedding Photographer

To continue on with Jen & Steve’s 3-part engagement session, this time, we joined them in the Bahamas for a weekend to travel to a private island for their photos.  Here’s some of our favorites from the 2-day adventure in paradise.

TPOctober 6, 2012 - 10:43 am

You both make getting Married the way it should be,SPECIAL. I love you both.

annieSeptember 28, 2012 - 11:25 am

These pictures are amazing! And the fact that you got to go to the bahamas because of ‘work’…you guys are living the dream! SO proud of y’all!!!!! These are amazing!!!!!! What a beautiful couple!

Megan DoughertySeptember 24, 2012 - 12:15 am

These are just amazing, I LOVE the opening image and the one of just her in the pool, and the one where they are on the boat and you guys are above. I’m really enjoying watching the different scenery and photos, just beautiful!~

Lori Lee StottlemyreSeptember 19, 2012 - 1:13 pm

These are phenomenal! I just don’t even know what else to say? You guys are beyond amazing.

Jen & Steve are engaged! PART 1 of 3 // Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

When Jen & Steve first met, it started as neighbors turned friends.  Jen would visit Steve and they would hang out solving all the world’s problems together, just as friends.  About a year into their friendship, a romance developed and they have been inseparable every since.  Earlier this year, on a trip to Hawaii, Steve brought Jen out on the balcony of their hotel and got down on one knee asking her to marry him in front of the crashing waves and gorgeous sunset.  Jen says she doesn’t remember much else but saying “YES!” for 5 minutes over and over again.  ”I was in total shock and could actually feel my heart pounding out of my chest like a drum,” Jen said describing the proposal. “Our love is very pure and very sweet, although we ARE both scorpios and like to get bossy from time to time, we are in love and can’t WAIT to be joined in unity, by God……….forever.”

Because these New Yorkers stay busy traveling for their jobs, they wanted a few engagement sessions in some of their favorite places.  Their engagement photos will be a 3-part series, first in Las Vegas, then the Bahamas, then their hometown of New York.  Stay tuned for more coming soon, but for now, here’s some of our favorites from their Las Vegas engagement session out in a fun Old West ghost town we found.

annieSeptember 28, 2012 - 11:28 am

AMAZING! AGAIN! Y’all are fabulous!!! Such glamour and fashion! Incredible work guys!

scarlettSeptember 19, 2012 - 1:59 pm

Thanks everyone!

@Eva- Thanks for all your help during the shoot!! It was so great to get to know you as well!

@Jen- You know I think you are a supermodel. But even more so, beautiful from the inside out. We had a blast traveling with you guys this summer!

@Leigh- So fun to meet you in NYC!

@Matt- I agree!

Eva CollinsSeptember 17, 2012 - 7:33 pm

Wow! Sheeesh Jen you are insanely gorgeous! What beautiful photos!

Scarlett and Stephen you guys are amazing! You are such a loving and caring couple! You put others at ease and bring out the best in them which makes for the best photos and experiences.

I know Jen and Steve will treasure these photos forever!
Thanks for capturing such beautiful moments of my friends!

Matt JamisonSeptember 17, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Your work has essentially captured the beauty that is Jennifer and Steve. Beautiful shadow and light. They come across as not staged but haunted by their genuine love for one another. Bravo! I could say was:Wow. Wow. Wow !

LeighSeptember 17, 2012 - 1:43 pm

AMAZING!!! I absolutely love the one in the old truck in your red and black dress. I’m so proud to have such a BEAUTIFUL sister and future brother!!! Thank you Scarlett and Stephen!!

Jennifer JohnsonSeptember 17, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Amazing work Scarlett and Stephen! You’ve highlighted such a happy time for us and we’re so thankful you were able to travel with us and make this all a reality. The sky’s the limit with you guys, and Steve and I are so impressed with your versatility and the way you adapted to each location. True rockstars, you two are naturals! Hands down best photography we’ve ever seen or been a part of. Thank you for everything…..see you next month in Maimi.

Mission Office Makeover.

When we first moved in our house, I decorated a lot of the rooms… except our office.  Other than choosing a fun peacock feather color for the walls, we pretty much threw my old office furniture into the new room designated as the office, with no thought how to visually decorate the room.  You would think, it being the one room we spend the most time in, that I would have done something sooner, but it continued to be that overwhelming project sitting on the To Do list that I would get to “one day”.  Every day since then, I walk in the office and go, “Ugh, this needs a makeover.  I sooooo don’t feel inspired in here.”  And everyday, running a business, or traveling, or shooting, or whatever else got in the way and giving a makeover to the office stayed on the To Do list. .. until recently.  I finally had it.  Something needed to be done to turn our blah into something fabulous.

It began with a Photoshop design.  Literally.  As I windowed shopped online of what would look good in our office, I scrapped together this visual representation of how I hoped things could turn out… then I started ordering.  Slowly piece by piece arrived at the door, and I waited in anticipation until all the final pieces arrived to FINALLY put everything in it’s place that I imagined in my Photoshop design.  Stephen can atest to how awkwardly I jumped up and down when he put the first valence up with the black and white striped drape.  I seriously was as giddy as a kid on Christmas morning.  It was just such an exciting feeling seeing my Photoshop design come to life as I explored this other creative outlet I love through interior decorating.

So below are the un-fabulous BEFORE photos followed by the AFTER photos.  And yes, I know it turned out quite girly, but I’m so thankful to have a husband who said, “Do your thing, just show me where to sit with my computer and I’ll be happy with whatever you end up with.”  ha!

Welcome to a tour of Scarlett & Stephen Headquarters!  Look for a list is at the end of where I ordered all the furniture and decor items from!


Before, I literally taped up on a handful of client’s thank you cards, Save the Dates, Christmas cards, etc that they sent us.  I figured it was finally time to get a formal photo memo board to display their sweet notes.

My desk area.

More fun details!

Below to the right, we decided to turn one wall into one big dry erase board.  Now through something called Idea Paint, you can paint a wall just like a chalkboard wall, and we love having it as a place to simply brain dump ideas and notes.

Us at each of our desks doing our thing.  I handle customer service and album design, and Stephen rocks out the editing from all of our photoshoots.

Before you get to window shopping, leave me  note and tell me, what are some of your favorite furniture/home accessories stores/online shopping places?  I love discovering new websites and blogs to get inspired!  Tell me YOUR favorite inspirational decor spot on the web!


White vintage desk and valences

Custom Wall Decals

Pink chair

Chaise Sofa


Memo board (custom made)

Black and white curtains (custom made)

LOVE Pillows

Crystal Vase & Silver Vintage Cameras

annieSeptember 28, 2012 - 11:32 am

Its girly but yet, stephens picture doesn’t look girly at all. What a man to let you glam up that office! It looks fabulous! And look at you girl—-beautiful as always! LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

scarlettSeptember 12, 2012 - 1:23 pm

@Ashton-Our board wouldn’t be complete without you both! :-)

@Jessic-Thanks sweetie. Yeah, I had to make the compromise. You know how it goes in marriage, ha ha!

Jessica ChavezSeptember 11, 2012 - 6:49 pm

AWESOME!!!! I love how Stephen’s desk looks so manly and yours so feminine!! you absolutely rocked it!!!!! xoxo

Ashton KirkhamSeptember 6, 2012 - 10:37 pm

You guys did an AMAZING job on your office makeover. Of course, your entire house is just gorgeous… I loved seeing Michael and I on you custom memo board! So sweet that you cherish your thank you cards. xoxo

scarlettSeptember 6, 2012 - 9:21 pm

Thanks everyone! Truly means a lot!

@Candice- Look above at the shopping list. :-)

Candice WilliamsSeptember 6, 2012 - 8:32 pm

GREAT job guys! Looks amazing!!!! Where are the window valences from?

Dixie DobbinsSeptember 6, 2012 - 5:20 pm

I love it Scarlett! You have such a great eye! Is there anything that you cant do? And you look beautiful in the photo too! Also RHETT looks very happy and adorable! (and of course Stephen looks great all the time.) ENJOY your new beautiful work space!

Elizabeth BowdrenSeptember 6, 2012 - 5:10 pm

OMG you found ANOTHER thing you are absolutely phenomenal at: DECORATING!!! Holllaaa that is a beautiful renovation! :) Can’t wait to see it in person!

RobinSeptember 6, 2012 - 3:20 pm

lovely! you might like the app: HOUZZ

Lori Lee StottlemyreSeptember 6, 2012 - 2:55 pm

WOW I absolutely LOVE the new office space! I am a sucker for pink and damask so to me its all fabulous :) You should have a you tube channel and give out decorating tips for those of us who work from home :)


Melinda BunkerSeptember 6, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Hi S & S,
I am in LOVE and INSPIRED!!

vanessaSeptember 6, 2012 - 1:34 pm

WOW everything looks absolutely amazing!! you guys look great too!