We wanted our engagement pictures to describe us, really be a reflection of our relationship and how we interact. I know probably every engaged couple says this…but seriously isn’t that the point?
To accomplish this feel we brainstormed with McKenzie, our photographer, places that were unique to us as a couple. We decided that Creighton’s campus would be a fabulous place to start because this is where we met and it is a special place for us.
After having the location nailed down we had to pick outfits, which would coordinate, but not be too matchy, matchy, stay true to our personalities, and also photograph well. This task was easier said than done and a true challenge, as Mr. Sparkle “didn’t care” what he wore and thought anything looked good. (Engaged girls out there, I am sure you know where I am coming from.) We decided to go with three outfits: a casual, dressy and one that was somewhere in the middle. This gave us three different looks all in one session.
We were a little nervous… ok A LOT nervous. It took us a while to warm up to the situation and our photographer prodding us to “just hang out” but we finally got the hang of it. We joked and giggled through out the whole session, which is pretty true to who we are and how we hang out.
McKenzie figured us out pretty quickly and helped us to relax and enjoy the moment. We could not be any happier with how the pictures turned out.
Tips for Brides Planning an Engagement Session:
-Really communicate with your photographer the feel you are after:
Think about if you want props, certain poses, outfit changes, certain season…etc.
Pick a location that is special to both of you as a couple, this will help make your pictures that much more meaningful.
Take our photographer’s advice and “just hang out” during your session. When looking back you will be happy you did, the pictures will express you as a couple for many years to come!
Photos: Janine McClintock Studios