I know this might not seem like the most “conventional engagement” photo. But I think it’s cute and candid. It says, “hey we’re a couple who likes to party, but we also like to get dressed up.”
This is supposed to be one of those artsy photos where the photographer told me to look away. So I did. And I also happened to grab some binoculars just to add a little something extra.
At this point I’d like to open the floor for discussion. What are your thoughts on engagement photos? Does anyone else question why we’re supposed to get 100 photos taken as a couple when we’re just going to get 500 more at our upcoming wedding? Or am I just being cheap? I’ve heard engagement photos are typically a part of a photographer’s wedding package, but I wouldn’t know since I haven’t looked into any of this.
Don’t get me wrong, I love looking at everyone else’s engagement photos. I just don’t really want my own (besides the ones you see above.)
For starters I would probably walk out if a photographer told Chris and I to “gaze into each others eyes” or have me hold up a sign that said “he stole my heart, so I stole his last name.” All the lols. Good for you, not for me.
And I’m not going to sit between his legs as he leans against a random tree, he’s not going to stare at my back as I stand in a lonely cornfield thinking about love, and we’re certainly not going to kiss romantically while I hold up my hand toward the camera and “I SAID YES!” is written on my palm. People get it, we’re getting married. No need to literally smack them in the face with this news.
As I said before, good for some couples, just not for us. That’s just not how we do.
That being said, we may still get “real” engagement photos taken. It’s up in the air at this point and not a huge concern for me. My only concern is getting one photo taken. And it’s replicating this one, duh.
You can judge my dog pics and I’ll judge your tree pics. To each their own. It all works.