Now these pictures are all taken by Matt's cousin, Joni Allardyce. She is an incredible photographer (also took my profile picture on the right bar), and just an incredible person. She somehow managers to make all her pictures beautiful - the people look relaxed and like they are having fun, the light is great, and it just works.
These are pictures she's taken of us over the past five years. Now I don't have one from 2006 - Matt and I started dating in January but I didn't meet Joni until the following summer. The one on the far left is from Matt's dad's 50th birthday in August 2007 - we look so young, and I'm tanned and very blond! The second is from Thanksgiving 2008, which were our faux engagement pictures - as in everyone thought they should be! The middle one is an actual engagement picture, taken in September 2009, shortly after I chopped off my hair (seriously, who does that with less than a year before their wedding?). The fourth is from our wedding in August 2010 - where somehow my hair is long again (although some extensions are helping me have a bit of bulk with my thin hair), and the last is from this past Easter.
Anyway, just wanted to give people an update, and to praise Joni. If you want to see more of her work, her professional website is www.joniallardyce.com. From there you can access her site for client info, or her blog for examples of her work. Thanks for the beautiful pictures Joni!!!