The Engagement Photos Are In!

Hello, hive! I hope everyone has had a very enjoyable holiday season. I’m back to share our engagement photos with you! I just received these and I couldn’t wait to share them with you guys.



As you can see, we used a couple of the engagement photo session trends I mentioned in a previous post.





Just hanging out on top of hay bales, looking very stoic, like ya do.


Using the letters I created during a DIY tutorial in a previous entry.



I am so incredibly impressed with the skill and patience of our amazing photographer Christopher Helm. When searching for a photographer, Mr. C and I knew we wanted someone with true, raw skill—not just someone who uses vintage effects in post-processing. After browsing Chris’ portfolio I could see that he captured amazing photos in a variety of settings and light conditions. His photos are classic and timeless. Plus he’s a really fun, friendly guy who put Mr. C and I at ease the moment we met him. He spent four hours out with us to capture these images from sunlight to sunset and gathering dusk. We’re so excited to be working with him on our big day.

I have to tell you guys that I have browsed hundreds, if not thousands of engagement photos online in the past. This is partially due to my addiction to wedding blog browsing. This addiction may or may not have existed prior to being officially engaged. I walked into this venture knowing exactly what to expect, or so I thought. What I didn’t expect was that the first 30 minutes of this photo shoot was incredibly, painfully awkward for Mr. C and me. Thankfully Chris was able to help us feel more at ease and relaxed as we worked together. I guess my warning to you ladies is prepare for a little awkwardness at the start! (that’s what she said)

Was your initial engagement photo shoot a little awkward?


Mrs. Camel

Athens, GA
Wedding Date:
May 2013
The Not So Perfect Moment
Engagement Shoot Photos!
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  1. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 10:26 am

    I love them!! You guys seriously look like you should be in a magazine. I have a feeling you’ll be seeing yourself on Pinterest sometime soon :)

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    katebydesign 3989 posts, Honey bee @ 10:41 am

    Umm..would you mind making a list of where ALL of your outfits are from?! Especially your first dress and the bird dress!! These are stunning!

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    dweebykat, Guest @ 10:58 am

    love your photos!!

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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 11:01 am

    My favorite of them has to be the ones with the flower crown.

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    bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 11:07 am

    Oh wow, they’re all so gorgeous! Love both dresses, your “LOVE” letters and the flower crown! And those big hay bales are awesome, too!

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:45 am

    You guys are hot!! Great pics. :)

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    spinningstars 264 posts, Helper bee @ 11:53 am

    I love the outfits you chose – and that last photo with y’all looking up at the night sky looks like a scene from a movie!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 11:57 am

    Super awkward!! And my little sister, a freelance photographer, shot them!!
    I’m glad I sort of know what to expect on the wedding day >>cringe<<

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    6598731ssfse3 3217 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:07 pm

    Absolutely lovely! Your outfits look great!

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    missmorganista 1607 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:15 pm

    You look so stunning. I hope our engagement shoot looks half as good as yours.

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    daybyday 2637 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:55 pm

    That last one is insanely gorgeous. Get that on a canvas and hang it up as art. Good lord.

  12. msarmadillo Member
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 1:08 pm

    You guys make such a cute couple! These photos totally capture all the love between you two. You both look so happy!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:50 pm

    These are wonderful, I love all your outfit choices!

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 2:04 pm

    Thank you guys! I’m glad you like the photos!

    @KateByDesign: Both of the dresses are from Anthropologie. The first one is called the Ombre Chameli dress and the second is the Native Birds dress.

  15. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 2:20 pm

    so pretty! love the flower crown.

  16. mslyre Member
    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 2:34 pm

    These are gorgeous! My favorite are the middle shots with the cardigan/dress, but they are ALL simply stunning!

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    Dmitri Tsitelauri - Wedding photographer, Guest @ 3:36 pm

    So simple and so beautiful…

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 4:00 pm

    These are breathtaking!! :)

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    Teeny287 59 posts, Worker bee @ 5:15 pm

    I agree with daybyday–get that last photo enlarged to a canvas as art. It is breathtaking. PS, I LOVE that navy bird cardigan.

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:11 pm

    The “LOVE” letters look amazing and I love all of these photos!! The hay bales look like so much fun.

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    Mrs. Bracelet 278 posts, Helper bee @ 3:43 am

    Your photos are great! I think your outfits really hit the spot – cute, fashionable but still down to earth.

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    mswallaby 2069 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:14 am

    I love the flower crown! Every photo is so adorbs.
    Mr. W and I were very awkward during the first half hour of our photo sesh too, I kind of wish we had downed a mimosa or something first.

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:56 am

    So you guys are WAY too cute, and I want all of your outfits. Just sayin’. And that last picture? Dying. So amazing!

  24. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 9:03 am

    OMG, I love your dress in the first photos! And I love all of them! You guys look amazing!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:27 pm

    um That green dress is AMAZING!

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:54 pm

    Stunning! Great shots, and I love your outfits. You guys make a very stylish couple :)

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:00 am

    Gorgeous pics! My favorites are the first and the last ones. :)

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:21 am

    The freaking flower crown – AHHHHHHHHHHH. These are AMAZING.

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