I encourage every engaged couple to have engagement photos taken before the wedding. I have wanted to have them done since right after we became engaged. I'm not quite sure why we waited so long to have the photos taken, but as every bride-to-be knows, time somehow moves ten times faster while planning a wedding. An engagement session is typically more relaxed and this gives the couple the opportunity to become more comfortable in front of the camera before the wedding. The city provides an amazing backdrop and by just walking a block in one direction or another, the photos can be completely different. Imagine standing in the hustle and bustle of traffic and then walking to the peacefulness of Central Park's reservoir.
The photographer we hired for our wedding does not travel for engagement shoots and since our trips to my hometown are always packed with appointments and shopping for miscellaneous wedding details, we sought out a photographer in the city. She met us on a cloudy Sunday morning - just as we began, it started to sprinkle... After a few photos, we walked to the next location, as we arrived (thankfully!) the clouds separated and the sun came out so we had blue sky and sunshine for the rest of the day.
We just received a few teaser pics as we are anxiously awaiting the full disk of photos.
Take a look at one of me and Mr. Bliss in the park!
*photo courtesy of Akansha Dayal.
After we receive all of the images, we will print several to use in frames at the wedding, and also for all of those wedding announcements! I can't wait to see them!