Meredith & Patrick
Getting engaged is a whirlwind! The night my fiancÃ© proposed we definitely celebrated, first just us over the best burgers in town and then with our friends and family at Bau Haus Brewery.
From the moment that sparkle arrives on your finger the questions start pouring in.
"Have you set a date yet?"
"What season are you thinking?"
"What colors are you going to choose?"
I could go on and on with questions I didn't even know I would have to answer, but when planning a wedding you have to think of it all!
Choosing the photographer was an easy decision for us, we both loved Jessica's work and her eye for capturing romantic lighting. If you're not sure who to choose email a few of your favorites and ask for a quote. Photography prices can sometimes give you sticker shock, but what they do is hard work, both before, during, and after your big day.
I find the investment is worth it as these will be the memories you have to fondly remember your wedding day.After we booked our photographer we scheduled our engagement session. Some couples choose to skip engagement photos, but Patrick and I were glad to have the practice of taking intimate photos.
For outfits I focused on colors that were fairly neutral on me and dressed for the season. If you're doing your pictures in the spring or summer look for light, airy pieces that you feel comfortable in. Try the outfits on and ask your bridesmaids to weigh in. You want to look coordinated with your fiancÃ©, but not too matchy-matchy. Most photographers will give you a little coaching before they start snapping pictures so don't worry if you feel like you've never looked good in a candid. We were nervous to start but the nervous jitters turned into some jokes and those turned into smiles and voila! Jessica had us choose an activity to do together, so we built a little bonfire because it's something we both enjoy to do. If you and your fiancÃ© choose the activity approach keep it simple and meaningful. The engagement session was over before we knew it! We love the opportunity to work with our photographer before our wedding day. Whatever decisions you make remember to enjoy the process!