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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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14334570091224362628 Heather H

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15001137323076398349 christa

    Cute pictures!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13378945505053767742 Sarah Morgan

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06350251881217930467 Rachel @ Well Worn Soles

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15477845755156456502 Staci

    That second one is gorgeous!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07841721446812750121 Mary

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09009489191070621600 Carly @ The Pinot Project

    These came out so well! Your hair looks fantastic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02237789855735603453 Raising Reagan

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10080410280297682129 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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14647707557228625706 Amanda

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14563884903628606025 Amberly

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15267228491414901133 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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07527342507482769138 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
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01496278057800987092 Anna Sinclair

    Great pictures, they turned out lovely!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01205285686216209434 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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02964663199445941376 Samm_AnaMarie

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12180328242397681390 Emily Carnes

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02606912832460553990 Myranda

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15602794470283962696 Ashley R

    That purple color is perfection on you. Wonderful photos!