I am typically a pretty decisive person. What can I say, I know what I like. For whatever reason, I am really struggling to make any kind of decision regarding our engagement-photo session. Basically, the only thing we have decided so far is what photographers we are going to use (Sarah & Ben). Oh, and we scheduled the engagement session. Major stress. This is the first and potentially last time Mr. Squirrel and I will have nice photos taken of just the two of us in everyday clothes. While we don’t plan to utilize these photos for the wedding, I love homes with walls covered in big photo canvases. They feel so warm and homey. Our engagement photos seem like a logical way to start this collection.
So here is our problem. I want it all. I love so many engagement photos. I love modern. I love vintage. I wish we could have an extended session so we can take pics in all four seasons. Props…yes, no? Dramatic night shots, sunset sunbursts—how is a couple to decide?
Deep down I think if I capture every possible idea, we are bound to find a few we like. What if we can’t really rock vintage? Maybe our casual clothes will be too boring.
So without further ado, in a perfect world, if I could capture any and every style/location/outfit/etc., these are the top 10 pictures we would have (in no particular order):
1. Cozy, rain, dog.
2. Sultry body shot (remember…perfect world).
Image via Inspired by This / Photo by Jose Villa
4. Kite + Field.
5. Dramatic industrial “motion” shot.
Image via Pretty Little Weddings / Photo by Tracey Autem Photography
6. Stylized fall props (beehive). Sigh.
Photo by Easy Dreamer Photography
7. Night in the city.
Photo by Blueberry Photography
8. Winter wonderland. Big hats. Railroad.
9. Quirky background. Sparkles.
10. Happy and super casual. (Yes…that is Jillian and Ed.)
I know our engagement photos should capture “us” as a couple. But I feel like so many of these do. Our photographers said we can wear multiple outfits and go to different locations. Any suggestions on how to pull some of these ideas together? How did you narrow down your options?