A Sunny Run + Our Wedding Album & Videos!

Hello, friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Ours was nice and low key – lots of errands, stuff around the house, some fun dinners out, etc. On Saturday, the weather was nice so Matt and I went for a 5 mile run together.


We hadn’t gone running together in forever! We like going to CrossFit together during the week, but as for running, Matt plays soccer a couple times a week on men’s leagues and isn’t really into long distance running, so on the weekends I usually meet up with friends for runs instead. It was fun to run together again, especially on such a nice day!

We ran 5 miles in 43:03, with an average pace of 8:36. Matt’s speedy because of all that sprinting during soccer games – at his encouragement we did the last mile at a 7:30 pace! And he was probably even faster than that because he was ahead of me. :)


The highlight of Saturday afternoon was meeting up with Ben and Taylor of Ben Powell Photography to get our wedding photo album and DVD of our final wedding videos! The album is absolutely gorgeous – we were both seriously impressed.

wedding photo album

Look how thick those pages are!

wedding photo album 2

I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when we signed up to get an album as part of our wedding photography package from them – I mean, I knew we’d get a cool album, but I didn’t expect it to be this nice! It’s seriously like an art book.


They did such an amazing job. As part of the package, we also got two smaller versions of the album (with thinner pages) for our families. Yay!

I was also really excited to get the rest of our wedding videos! Our video DVD even came in a cute little case.


There was an additional mini album with fun different photos in the inside pocket, too. Such cool extra touches. I was expecting just the DVD in a case – what a nice surprise!


As for the videos themselves – we were blown away and so, so happy we decided to go for the video package. A few months ago we received the overall 3 minute wedding highlights video and it’s amazing. The DVD that we received over the weekend has the addition of longer videos highlighting just the getting ready, ceremony, and reception portions of the day, plus raw video of the speeches during dinner and Matt’s epic guitar solo during the reception (he played with our band for a song). In addition, the videos include cute little clips from our wedding party wishing us well (some are sweet and some are hilarious – the perfect mix!) – I had no idea Ben and Taylor were even doing that! What a good idea and fun surprise. We’ll cherish these videos always – a huge thank you again to Ben and Taylor for doing such an amazing job. The DVD even has a main menu (complete with gorgeous photos and a background of our wedding venue’s lawn) so we can easily find the video we’re looking for.

If you’re looking for a photographer in the area, Ben and Taylor shoot weddings, engagements, parties, corporate headshots, family portraits, and more, and I would highly recommend them!

How was your weekend?

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  1. 1

    wow, that photo book is stunning – what a treasure!!

    happy monday :)

  2. 2

    What a great album to treasure and has as a keepsake forever! Beautifully done.
    When I run with my boyfriend he always says we can go at my pace…next thing I look at my Garmin and the pace I see is definitely not my idea ;)

  3. 3

    Great run! Photo albums are so much fun. I don’t think people use them as much anymore because of Facebook but I like them a lot better!

  4. 4

    Your wedding book looks amazing!!

  5. 5

    That is a beautiful album!

    Also, I am in love with your wedding dress!! Where did you get it?

  6. 7

    I love having a video and album to look back on! We watch it on our anniversary and love to reminisce!

  7. 8

    Your album looks so beautiful! I love your dress as well. Happy Monday!

  8. 9

    Your photos are so beautiful and what an awesome album and video! If I were in the area, I would definitely be looking him up.

  9. 10

    The album looks like something you will treasure for ever and be able to share with others for years to come. Beautiful job!

  10. 11

    Yay! Can’t wait to see the album next time I’m in town :)

  11. 12

    We got married on the same day! Love your album, gorgeous pics! We are working on putting ours together.

  12. 14

    The wedding albums are beautiful! Wonderful memories of what was truly a wonderful day!Be sure to stop by and see us sometime if you find yourself in the area! Best wishes from all of us at Historic Rosemont Manor. :)

  13. 16

    Beautiful photos!

  14. 17

    Those pictures look beautiful!

  15. 18

    Anne was and is a beautiful bride. (Looks like Grace Kelly, a star and a princess)

  16. 20

    Beautiful wedding photos!

    Weekend I am still recovering from too much over indulgence. Counting down to the Easter long weekend.

  17. 21

    Your photos–and album–are beautiful! I always tell my friends who are getting married to get the video package because the bride doesn’t get to see the whole bridal party procession. Plus, as you said, you’ll get to see so many moments that you may have missed during the blur. You had such a nice wedding. :)

  18. 23

    need to see the video, asap!!! xo

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