If you’re looking for a few reasons to schedule an engagement shoot, look no further than this little gallery captured by Kati Mallory. Set at the couple’s Little Rock home, it’s the very definition of “sweet + simple” proving a no-fuss photo session is still every bit as special. Especially when there’s an adorable pup named Olive in the mix. More fun in THE VAULT.
From Kati Mallory Photo & Design…The inspiration behind this engagement session was simple – to show off the easiness between Ashley & Malcolm. These two live in downtown Little Rock, an area that is undergoing great changes as it is experiencing a revival, and more and more people are choosing urban living. Ashley & Malcolm are no different, and love that their home is close to so many restaurants and their jobs! They share their home with their sweet puppy, Olive – a sweet and playful cavipoo who obviously adored being in front of the camera with her parents, and can’t wait for them to get married next year in Mexico, where Ashley’s family is from.
As soon as I walked into their bright and airy apartment, I fell in love with Ashley & Malcolm’s style – casual and light with some mid-mod touches thrown in. Everywhere I looked were the sweetest mementos, from a love poem written for them while on vacation, to a chalkboard that Ashley’s been working on to map their family trees. Photographing them was a walk in the park, and we quickly fell into an easy, laid-back afternoon of shooting.
After spending awhile inside, we decided to venture outside and into the beautiful weather! Because of the proximity of their home to our reviving downtown area, a golden parking lot seemed like the perfect fit for the end of the shoot! It was an absolutely perfect day.
From The Bride-to-be…Malcolm & I met in November 2013, when our mutual friend set us up. We started dating shortly after, and were inseparable from pretty early-on. There was a snow storm in the winter of 2013, and as luck would have it, Malcolm got stranded! He decided to stay with me for a few days, and just never left! I thank the snow and ice gods to this day!
We got engaged on a beautiful Saturday morning in June while hiking Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas. Malcolm wanted to go on a hike with the pretext that we had never taken our puppy, Olive, hiking. However, I had other plans for the day! I had been wanting to buy a new toilet paper holder for our bathroom, since ours had broken. I finally agreed to go on the hike, but only on the condition that we went to Lowe’s for the toilet paper holder after! During the entire hike, I talked about nothing but that darn toilet paper holders. You can imagine my embarrassment when we stopped at a nearby pond and Malcolm turned around, reached into his pocket and got down on one knee! He told me that I was his best friend, and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me – if I would have him. I said yes, OF COURSE, and then balled my eyes out. It was so awesome!
And then we went to Lowe’s…haha, just kidding! We went the next day.