Our Engagement Photos!

The following is 30-something photos out of the 248 we received. That was my best effort at narrowing it down. I’ve also managed to narrow that down to 25 I want printed. The problem is I want them GIANT to hang in our room…so I can only choose three or so, theoretically. That’s going to be a problem. But moving on…

Shooting with Valerie was SO FUN. It was just like an adventure around town, especially when we had to kick people out of the spot where Mr. Otter proposed, haha. Unlike me, Mr. Otter isn’t all about photos, so I was surprised to see he actually had a fun time when we were shooting. It was also fun for me to get to see Valerie’s engagement ring in person since she is freshly engaged!

We had a great couple of hours with her, the photos are beautiful, and I am 100% confident that we couldn’t have chosen anyone better to photograph our wedding day. And rehearsal. And maybe the shower, though I haven’t actually booked that one yet…

And now, on to the photos!

*All of the following photos are by Valerie Marie Photography.












(Our true relationship colors coming out? Haha, this is one of our favorites!)




(We call this the Mr. Otter chair. Very convenient!)






(Team pride!)



Now you can see why it was so impossible for me to choose favorites! Which of these photos do you like best?


Mrs. Otter

Indianapolis, IN
Wedding Date:
April 2013
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    Kings7911 879 posts, Busy bee @ 11:20 am

    They are all adorable but the last two are my fave!!

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    Mrs. Gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:35 am

    I don’t know about the Michigan shirts :) but these are too cute! I love the one with you guys sitting indian-style!

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    Hotcupofleopard 4 posts, Wannabee @ 11:46 am

    OMG I love these. And I’m using them as my inspiration since I’m taking engagement pics on Thursday… I can already imagine having to choose a few to blow up (since I want LARGE ones too for our house) so my favorite are:

    The one with the red wall
    The black and white photo of you sitting in front of the brick wall (this one is my fav- you two look so happy and genuine)
    and the first pic!

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    scottishmrs 2823 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:58 am

    Those are lovely! And based on the poses you have, I’d say either you or your photographer has seen some of the same inspiration photos I used for my engagement shoot! LOVE!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:17 pm

    These are so cute!! I love the last one and the ones on the quilt!

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    Mrs. Hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:28 pm

    Aww these are so cute! I love your LBD too. :)

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:13 pm

    I like the picnic ones, they’re romantic and cute.

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    Mrs. Otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:22 pm

    frugalfiance: Thank you! Those ended up being some of my favorite of our team shots, too :)

    Miss Gloves: GO BLUE! Hehe ;) but thank you! I am obviously too biased to choose just one favorite.

    Hotcupofleopard: I was actually concerned about the wall! I was like hmm I wonder how that will look, but it turned out great! I can’t wait to see how yours turn out – make sure you come share!

    ScottishMrs: We actually made a joint Pinterest board, so she could see my ideas, and then she of course posed us as well! It ended up working wonderfully for us :)

    Mrs. Pony & Miss Toadstool: The quilt was a great idea by Valerie! She happened to buy it the weekend prior and have it in her car. They are some of my favorites so I’m so glad that she is so creative!

    Mrs. Hyena: Thank you! I was so impatient waiting to get them back, haha.

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    WilfredAllen 115 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:49 pm

    Okay, I dont usually say this, but, you guys are the cutest couple ever! I feel like your photographer was able to capture a lot of personality in your photos. Congratulations :)

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    Mrs. Parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:11 pm

    Can I just say that I ADORE that you are wearing a clearly well-loved pair of Rainbow flip-flops in so many of these photos? You must be a California girl at heart. :)

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    Mrs. Otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:40 pm

    WilfredAllen: Thank you so much!! I, too, felt like she really captured us in such a special way – especially doing my crazy eyes on the Mr. O chair hahaha! What a great keepsake!

    parasol: Those poor Rainbows have been through so much… 5 years of wear and still going!! Everyone makes fun of me for wearing them but I’m obsessed! :)

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    Mrs. Panda 1324 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:39 pm

    you two look adorable together. your wedding pictures are going to be stunning!

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    Mrs. Pain au Chocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:45 pm

    There are so many great locations! My favorites are the field ones. I may be a bit partial since that’s what we were originally planning to do AND you used a wedding band pattern quilt (also what I wanted to do). You two are so cute!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:14 pm

    These are all so natural…I love how real these photos are.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:36 pm

    I sure can see why it was impossible! They are all so natural! I love the pinkie promise one, and the ones against the brick wall, and the black and white kissy one! Your photographer is amazing!

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    mzjynxie 849 posts, Busy bee @ 5:49 am

    I love them all, they are all so fun and sweet. You two photograph very well. I wouldn’t be able to choose either, but maybe the one with the love sigh, the first sitting in the grass, and the shot of your hands or the the one with the wall as a background.

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