I’m feeling especially romantic today.  Over the weekend my little brother got engaged and I found out that dear friends are unexpectedly expecting a baby – they have twins by way of IVF that are turning one today, and this time conceived the old-fashioned way despite believing it was near impossible.  How’s that for fantastic love-related news!?  Plus, my Charlie started walking yesterday.  What an excitement-filled weekend we had!  Want to see him walk?  Of course you don’t DO!

I thought this sweetly styled love shoot would be perfect for this Monday before Valentine’s Day.  Inspired by one of my favorite movies, The Notebook, it is the perfect set of romantic photos to inspire your preparation for a romantic day.  My husband and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day today (it is way easier to get a sitter and a dinner reservation on the day before Valentine’s Day!), so this is my little bit of celebration of love.

I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ” — Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

How much do you love this lovely shoot?  That shot under the tree…too gorgeous for words.  I hope it puts you in the mood for romance.  What are your Valentine’s Day plans?  

Vendors: Photography: ShutterBrugs Photography / Flowers: Fleurish Design Studio / Stationery: Hip Ink / Props: ShutterBrugs Photography / Styling: Fleurish Design Studio & ShutterBrugs Photography Dresses: Wedding’s Heidi Style / Hair: Courtney from Trendz / Cupcakes: C is for Cookies and Cupcakes / Venue: Private Property in Niagara Region