After much internet searching I have determined that Engagement Photos ARE in fact a real (if not a more recent) thing you do when you get married. I really thought our wedding planner was just effing with us, because honestly, you could not imagine two people more awkward in a photoshoot situation. We were both already kind of dreading the posing for pictures at the wedding itself, but figured we would be all hopped up on LOVE goofballs and feel a bit more natural.
So now our photographer, with whom we get an engagement session included in the price of booking him regardless, and who am I to pass up free vanity…is coming out to Chicago in a week to do this so-called “engagement session”. And I have zero ideas of what to do.
Because who wouldn’t want beautiful, art-y pics of you and your special manfriend.
But WHO just naturally sets them selves up for a shot like this?
This is mostly what I tend to look like in candids:
There are certainly a few prevailing trends:
Passionate Kisses/Intimate Moments:
And they are all lovely…but here is the thing. Pete and I never hold hands, its a clammy situation, and I don’t really need a picture of us posed American Gothic style clammed on. So that is out. And balloons…Meh? I mean I feel like they are cute and joyful but kind of done by now. Intimate moments/passionate kisses are ALWAYS my faves, but the idea we would just like sit there and canoodle while a guy takes pics sounds just too much like a porn-y sand dog situation.
I just don’t think we will feel comfortable enough to be natural in front of the cam, and even so, we have a severe lack of wildflower fields that I know of around these parts!
These too fools seem WAY more our speed. She is mimicking my dances moves/enthusiasm pretty much perfectly, and the threat of shirt removal is very Pete- except with Pete it is not so much a threat but a certainty.
Anyway. Who has ideas for unusual spots in Chicago to take our so called “Love Shoot”? Thoughts on how to chill out and be yourself? What you imagine Pete and I will be doing in our pics? Is drinking during them a bad idea?
Help me, Rhonda.