Engagement Shoot Inspiration

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In the next few days I have my engagement photo shoot. I originally planned to nix them all together as I found them (no offense) rather cheesy. I know I “pose” for pictures on my blog but something about two people standing there looking at the camera trying to be normal while holding hands or standing in front of a red brick wall is just soooo awkward.  It might be all personal but I just have never been a fan of couples pictures. Well since my amazing wedding planner told me that the engagement pictures were included in the photo package I bought I decided we would do them and keep them only for ourselves.
I am super cautious to do anything that is “stereotypical” wedding. I want mine, like every bride I know, to be personal and “us.” To assure that we accomplish those two things in our shoot I emailed my sweet photographer these exact photos and told her I don’t want anything that is posed or forced. I want more editorial and something we can look back on and smile. She immediately wrote back and said, “yes I love that. We are totally on the same page. It is more about capturing this ‘cute moment’ instead of ‘lets pose for this moment and try and make it look cute.’” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I know I am probably setting up a big hole to fall into telling someone I want editorial  as I know it is easier said than done but we will do our best. We are going to have a blast and make the most of the day (with a few cocktails, of course. nothing like a little liquid courage).  I know whatever we end up with will be perfect as I will be getting to spend quality time with my fiance and we can look back on them and smile no matter what they look like but selfishly I do hope we can capture the same organic feel in these pictures. 
all photos courtesy of Pinterest and A Lacey Perspective

What I will be wearing::

outfit one
outfit two

outfit three

  1. Emily November 2, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I totally agree – the staged pics are just not cute. Good luck with your shoot! x


  2. Kristen November 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

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  3. Kristen November 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

    If at any point you find yourself trying to look like you just happened to be standing on railroad tracks gazing longingly at your future. Stop. Drink. And start over.

  4. Mary November 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Kristen I am dying laughing!! So well put and advice I will definitely keep in mind :) xx

  5. Becky {The Pumpkin Spot} November 2, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Have fun! We did them too and I have to admit, it was awkward. You are way ahead of the game bc I rolled out of bed after working til 2am and threw on what I thought of at that moment. Just have fun and laugh a lot- the pics will be fab.

  6. danielle317 November 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about it! I felt the exact same way so we didn’t take engagement pics. We just took family pics (+ little man) and it still felt silly but I’m glad we did it (mostly for the pics of the wee one).

    Please please please don’t take any where you are pushed up into a door frame, kissing. Mmkay? Thanks! Just kidding. But no, really.



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