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Lydia’s surprise going-away party {gilmer, tx engagement and portrait photographer}

May 23, 2011

This was really fun :D.

You see, Lydia Covey (the sweet faced blonde you see below ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) is going to Colorado for part of the summer. So, Sarah Jarvis (the gal in the middle of the picture above) thought a surprise going-away party was an excellent idea. And it was! We had a splendid time :D.


Sarah went ALL out on everything! Check out this beautiful food!

I thought the salad especially beautiful ;).

At the end of the day, Sarah let each of us take home a little cluster of roses from this bouquet :).

She went SO out, it looked like a wedding reception :D.

The brunch was delicious.


Yes, it was very bright, and some of us got sunburns, but it was worth it :).


Then we moved to the partly shaded area of the deck and had a great time talking :D.

Then we had a GRAND time walking down the road and taking pictures :D.

Now I’ll finish introducing everyone :). First there’s Sophie Covey; she’s Lydia’s younger sister :). Then of course Lydia whom I’ve already introduced. Sarah, same thing. And then there are the Ramsey sisters: Johanna and Emma :). Aren’t they all gorgeous?! I had so much fun taking pictures of them :D.

They’re a happy bunch :D.

Had to take a “band” picture ;).

Then I risked my camera’s life and set it on the road to do some self timer shots so I could be in the group! ๐Ÿ˜€

Sophieeeee, you look gorgeous!


Sarah looking so pretty and happy as always :D.


And she rocks the model face! BAM!

And here’s lovely Emma :D. (Oh, and Sarah made that pin that’s in her hair, by the way ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

Emma, you have such a sweet smile :D.


And lastly, Johanna :). Work it! ;D. (Sarah made her pin as well ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

It was a lovely day :).

With a smile,
{ Rachel Leigh }

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  1. Meagan Feeny says:

    I loved this post, Rachel! These are beautiful!:-)

  2. oooooooh RAAACHEL!!!!! These are beyond words girl!!!! Love love love every one of them and can't quit looking at them, and AH, you are SUCH the photographer. What would I do without you?!?!?! Ok, so every event now, you SHALL be at ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thx so much for capturing the day with your creative lens. Beautiful. Love you all

  3. Christina says:

    That looks like SO much fun! What an awesome idea! Great pics!

  4. aww, how much fun! Great pics, Rachel! …and Sarah, the table looked simply beautiful! You are so very good at doing those things. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and I loved the fruit stick idea–I'll have to use it sometime! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Sereina says:

    Sounds like a fun time! LOVE the photos! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Sounds like a beautiful time! The table looks absolutely gorgeous! Love the last photo especially. =)


  7. Sara says:

    I love the detail shots you captured! & all the ladies are absolutely lovely!

  8. Sophie Covey says:

    Awww love it! The pictures came out BEAUTIFUl!!! Great job!! What a wonderful memory!

  9. Oh how excited I am to see this post!!! I love it, alot ๐Ÿ˜€
    Rachel, these picture are amazing! What a delightful time that was. You captured the day, the gorgeous details, the hilariousness and each joyful girl so well. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Emma says:

    Rachel!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I was so excited to see your pictures… They are SO lovely, and I am thrilled that the special day was documented. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Johanna says:

    Oh, the bright memories these pictures bring back! I think my favorite part had to be popping up from behind the couch, singing Lydia's 'going away song', and the uncontrollable giggling that was inevitable almost the entire day. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh– and the coffee and cupcakes! Can't forget those. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    What a blessing it was to be with you all that day! Thank you for beautifully capturing the day Rachel and sharing with us! …looking forward to the 'welcome home' party. ๐Ÿ™‚

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