Remember last week’s post when I said, in my opinion the top two things that deserve a splurge on your wedding day are an excellent DJ and a talented wedding photographer? Well, that post must have brought Tyler and I good luck because later that day we booked our wedding photographer! We decided to go with am adorable and bubbly woman named Brittni who lives between Appleton and Fond Du Lac, WI. She’s an art teacher by day and a brilliant photographer by night, which appealed to us because then she only devotes herself to about 10 weddings per year (making ours extra special haha). Her business is called Photography by Brittni and her engagement, wedding, and baby photos are phenomenal 🙂 Check her out!
The best part is that she has EVERYTHING that we’re looking for in a photographer with a price that’s nearly half our budget. That’s right – HALF! We were originally planning to spend between $2,500-$3,000 on a photographer but she came in with a steal and we couldn’t be happier. Some of our criteria was that we needed to have the rights to the photos (because let’s be honest…printing on Walgreens.com is so much easier and cheaper), we preferred to be offered a free engagement photo session, as well as a pretty decent sized photo credit.
So, now that we’re happy with the selection of our wedding photographer and we have our wedding date set in stone, it’s time to think about engagement photos. I can say that Pinterest has been my best friend for a long time, but our friendship grew even stronger once I started planning our wedding because the engagement photo ideas are endless!
The first thing Tyler and I need to decide is what time of year we would like to have the photos taken. Since Tyler and I will be hosting a fall wedding, we would like to do them during either the spring or summer. I’m going back and forth because although spring will be beautiful with all of the budding trees and bright green grass, it can also be rainy and unpredictable. On the other hand, by the time summer rolls around the flowers will be in full bloom and the days will be sunny and dry, but it will sure be hot! What do you think – Would you rather get your engagement photos done in spring or summer?
My next thought is – OMG what should we wear?! In my opinion it’s soooo cheesy when couples match for their engagement photos so we’re not going to go there. I’ve decided that shorts are out of the question, so I’m leaning towards wearing a flattering pair of jeans or an adorable dress. Man-oh-man there are so many details to think about before the session! If you’re married, what did you wear for your engagement photo session? What colors, patterns, and styles of clothes would you recommend? I need your help!
I found this great blog for ideas on what to wear for an engagement photo session! I think it’s super helpful – Check it out!
Last question, what are your thoughts regarding using props in engagement photos? In some cases I think they’re absolutely adorable, but I’ve also seen some photos where they just aren’t working the way the couple intended. I can tell that using props for Save the Date invitations have gotten super popular, but I’m worried that this will go out of style. There would be nothing worse than looking at our photos 10 years from now and thinking, “wow, what were we thinking?” So, in your opinion are props a do or don’t?
If you like any of the picture ideas seen above check out my Pinterest board BLOGGIN’ for site details and more ideas!