Last year Jason and I celebrated 7 years of marriage and 11 years since our first date. It was our 7-11 year. I had been wanting to get some professional pictures done. It was time; we hadn’t had any done since our wedding. Sitting in front of a backdrop at a department store isn’t our thing so we commissioned our friend Beth Rose, who is an awesome photographer, to do some lifestyle portraits for us. And I had the perfect idea. A 7-Eleven photo shoot. I envisioned a local Slurpee selling gas station as our setting. Problem is, there aren’t ANY 7-Elevens in Nashville. None in Atlanta where we go to IKEA. None in Naples, FL where we went on vacation last year. None in Cincinnati where we frequently visit our friends. So I shelved the idea. Then, over Christmas we planned to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Emmaus, PA. Before our trip, I looked it up and sure enough, there is a 7-Eleven right near his house. I had a new solution: bring Slurpee cups back home and do the photo in Nashville in the spring. BR was game. (The cup designs exceeded my expectations!) I convinced myself that as long as we did the shoot before May, it was technically still our 7-11 year. But, I’m overdue in sharing these since we’re now absolutely in our 8-12 year. Ah well. But now that you know the back story, the cups will make sense.

(Cup-free pictures were posted here.)

I’m thinking of getting one of the three above (where the cups are prominent) blown up to poster size for something funky/different for the house. Leaning towards the 2nd from the bottom. Do you have a favorite?

All photos by Beth Rose Photography bethrose.com


5 Responses to Overdue

  1. K says:

    Now I totally want a Slurpee. (And there are plenty of 7-11s in Detroit).

    • mahlbrandt says:

      I got the cups but never actually bought a Slurpee so they’d stay nice and clean. I actually haven’t had a one in years. We did go to Sonic before the photo shoot to get a cherry limade to put in the cups, though.

  2. Jenna says:

    Love love LOVE the one where you are feeding each other the slurpees! SO CUTE!

  3. Brandy says:

    The bottom 2 are my favorite 🙂 7-11 was right by my high school growing up so all the dudes would go there for nachos, etc. Then on Friday nights it would be the hang out with the low riders. Small logging town. Obviously.

  4. Ginger Ahlbrandt says:

    The big hug/slurpee swap photo is SUPER DUPER sweet….but for a poster I like the same ones you do. BR is such the rock star with her camera, and of course her bass. The 7-11 idea was fun, really cute and original! I am excited to see what you decide on.

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