Engagement Photos with Love Letters + Stars

Jordana of Hazelnut Photography sent over this sweet engagement session along with Diandra + Javier’s story…

Diandra & Javier have been friends for years. Best friends. Then one day, it clicked. That they were more than friends. They knew that they were it for each other. And just as their worlds were settling in to place, Javier, an Army Reservist, was called into active duty. In just a few short weeks, Javier will be deploying to Afghanistan for a year. Newly engaged, Javier & Diandra really wanted to shoot their engagement session before he leaves. To have a little bit of something while he’s gone. Diandra is a wedding photographer and she knew she wanted something a little different for their engagement session. Something that really meant something to the two of them. Carter & Cook created a beautiful inspiration board and Diandra went to work. Diandra brought along love letters, some that they’d written while he was away in training and some that she created for the shoot. They represent long distance love, the military, and something so incredibly forgotten in our modern day of emails, texts and social media. She also created strings of stars. Javier is Cuban and both the Cuban flag and the Army logo both use a single star. It’s also something simple and absolutely beautiful. They put so much thought into the session, so much of the themselves, and I’m so happy with how it turned out.

I couldn’t agree more Jordana! Best of luck to you both in your time apart and thanks Javier for all you do for our country.

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Yummy cake pops below from Sweet + Saucy Shop and Diandra’s beautiful hair piece is from Lo Boheme.

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Best of luck Diandra + Javier!

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  1. YAY! I love seeing these on here! So much fun!

  2. Thanks Jen! It looks super fabulous!

  3. Can I also add that the hair piece is from Lo Boheme?


  4. These are too cute for words! Her ring is making me drool all over my keyboard….is it Tacori??? Swoooooooon.

  5. Lovely! I would like some love letters too from my hero :) We are getting only sms…


  6. this is so cute! and what a beautiful couple. i love that everything they have in their shoot has a meaning to them.

    and the little army guys paired with her engagement ring is fun and pretty :)

    thanks for this!

  7. Super cute engagement shoot! Great props!

  8. About two years ago I was cleaning out a closet in my guest room and opened a box of letters from friends and a few old boy friends from college. I swore then and there I’d never send another E-mail to someone I loved. Congratulations to this star-struck couple….and best wishes for a future that allows their kids to look back and read those beautiful letters one more time!

  9. Awww, Congratulations Diandra & Javier!!! I love the love letters and stars. And beautiful photos Jordana!!!

  10. We love these! They turned out so fantastic. Super special photos that D+J will have forever. xo

  11. Great props & beautiful engagement ring!

  12. Loving that star banner and the great chair prop! So cute!

  13. this photo shoot was so sweet and special. my husband (then boyfriend) was deployed in iraq for 15 months and i remember how important those letters were! it always felt like i was sending a piece of my heart to him.

  14. cute couple, looking beautiful.

  15. I love this photo shoot and the special love and meaning in it. It reminds me SO much of my boyfriend and I. Good luck to you both and thank you Javier for your service!


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