Wedding Wednesday: Engagement Pictures

When Jeremy and I started looking at photographers, he made it pretty clear that he didn’t want engagement pictures taken.  His reasoning:  they were always so posed.  And he didn’t like that.  At the time, I didn’t really care about them and was fine not to have them.

But then as we started more planning, I realized that we would need something for our Save the Date cards. The photographer that we picked (and already had booked by the time we figured all this out) doesn’t include engagement pictures in his packages.  That was fine for us at the time we booked him, but we needed to figure something out for our Save the Dates.

So what did we do?  I happen to be friends with an up and coming photographer.  Bam!  She also can design some pretty amazing things for weddings as well.  Her portfolio was lacking portrait photography though.  She mainly does newborn photography.  She was more than willing to take our pictures for us to help her grow her portfolio.  We were her guinea pigs, but I think the pictures turned out amazingly well.

We all met up in Roswell, GA at the Roswell Mill.  I had never been down there before so it was fun to see a place I had never been before!  There is this really cool covered bridge and some awesome brick structures that we took pictures at.  I found out later there is also a waterfall which would have been cool, but I think that is the “main” attraction and it was probably a little busy.

So here are some of my favorites from our engagement shoot:

I love this one.  This was one of our first pictures of the day and I just love it.  Gorgeous!
I wish I was sucking in but Jeremy loves this picture since it’s more natural looking.
Evidence that we hold hands!
This one is my favorite and we are hoping to use it as our Save the Date.

What do you think?

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  • Heather H

    Beautiful engagement pics! You look great in that dress too!

  • christa

    Cute pictures!

  • Sarah Morgan

    Thanks for the shout out Kristyn. You guys were great and so easy!

  • Rachel @ Well Worn Soles

    I love these and you guys look so happy! Such fun times!!

  • Staci

    That second one is gorgeous!!

  • Mary

    They look so great! Your hair looks amazing, too! :)

  • Carly @ The Pinot Project

    These came out so well! Your hair looks fantastic!

  • Raising Reagan

    The pictures turned out beautiful. I love the one of your hands intertwined! Those old bridges are incredible.

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  • Caitlin

    Love these!! Sarah did an awesome job! And no to sucking in- you can always tell when someone’s sucking in, it changes your posture entirely. I like that photo, as well!

  • Amanda

    I love the Roswell Mill bridge! A friend and I did a photo session there back when we were in college! xx

  • Amberly

    I love your engagement pictures, and I love that purple dress!!! What exactly is your Wedding Wednesday link-up, I’m intrigued!

  • Halie Renee

    I love them and I think they turned out great! Aren’t you so glad you have them now too? I love ours sooo much, and I would be sad if we didn’t have any!

  • Laura C.

    These turned out great! I’m also using an up and coming photographer for our engagement photos instead of the professional one we booked for our wedding

    Laura @ The Merger Journal

  • Anna Sinclair

    Great pictures, they turned out lovely!!!

  • Tracie S

    These pictures are beautiful! We’re taking our engagement photos next weekend and they are also being shot by one of our best friends, so I hope mine turn out as great as yours!

  • Samm_AnaMarie

    Beautiful pictures! I love where you took them- so nice! xo

  • Emily Carnes

    They turned out so well!!! I’m so glad that you are happy with them and that you liked the area!

  • Myranda

    I Love the last one where you are looking at each other its so cute!

  • Ashley R

    That purple color is perfection on you. Wonderful photos!