As much as I wanted engagement pictures, we waited to add them to our package until we had a better sense of our budget. (I was really worried about going over budget!) Luckily, we can afford them. I’m thrilled because I think the pictures will be a great practice for the wedding day.
The engagement sessions package with our photographer includes a guest book for us to use at the wedding. As with our wedding photos, we will have full rights to them.
Here are some of my favorite engagement pics:
Knottie AlmostMrsGraf and her DH look so in love in this picture!
This is such a romantic picture! And I love black and white!
I love the couple silhouettes are so dark and how it contrasts with the urban landscape.
Another great city shot! I would prefer to have a non-kissing photo though.
Knottie ChiMonique looks adorable with her FI in this picture. I love it!
Really great photo but it won’t work for us. I hate dirt, sand, water, etc. I know– I’m prissy!
Planning for the pictures was a lot more work than I had expected. Here are the steps that need to be done:
Set the date. This Sunday!
Check out the weather. It is supposed to be in the mid-60s and partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain. Fingers are crossed.
Choose locations with photographer. Our photographer suggested Grant Park. We are also going to some places that are meaningful to us as a couple: 175 W. Jackson, Starbucks, & the el.
Choose/ buy attire. Neither me or my FI are the type to wear jeans. We are debating between wearing business casual attire or something a little more dressy. We’ve considered getting really dressed up but we don’t want to look stuffy.
Practice beforehand. The things that I make my poor FI do! I want to make sure that he is really comfortable in front the camera.
Schedule a make-up artist. I am using a gift certifcate that I have for a free make-up session at Endo Exo.
Schedule a blow out. I’m hoping to find somewhere cheap. Suggestions?
Get a manicure and pedicue. Cute nails are a must for photos that are going to be on display at our wedding!
Lose 3lb. I know it is only 3 lb but I will feel so much better about myself if I am in my happy weight range.
Buy an umbrella. Even if it doesn’t rain, an umbrella can be a great prop. I am hoping to find one with polka dots!
Am I forgetting anything???