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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Chits and Giggles
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  1. says

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

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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

  5. says

    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!

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