Thursday, December 2, 2010

Psuedo-Engagement Photos (See Jane DIY)


Since our wedding is in Mexico (and a mere six months away), I had to send out save the dates rather early so guests would start to book their travel.  Because I sent them so early, they didn't have the usual couple picture plastered on them because Eric and I didn't get engagement pictures right away.  Once the save the dates were sent, I wondered if we needed engagement pictures at all.  I opted not to do them and instead came up with an idea to do my own.  All you need is a camera (check), a willing family member (thanks, Emily), and an interesting backdrop (abandoned barn near my parents' house).

We had blocked off a good amount of time to do this project but ultimately ended up spending about a half-hour to take a montage of photos.  It was especially freezing outside and Eric and I couldn't take the cold in our 'indoor' outfits. Sometimes when you DIY, you have to improvise and go with the flow..  Which reminds me--these aren't the outfits we had originally planned, hence the lack of coordination (it looks like Mr. Fall met Miss Winter for casual outing). 
 
On Anna:  Madewell dress, F21 faux fur stole, Steve Madden boots (worn here)
We ended up having a good time, though, filled with laughs and chattering teeth.  It must have been pretty fun because my sister even offered to take a few more when I return home for Christmas; perhaps you'll see a round two come January--sledding, anyone?

30 comments

jemina said...

I LOVE those pictures, the two of you look fabulous :)

Kisses
Jemina
xoxo

Closet Fashionista said...

Soooooo cute!!!! And you didn't have to spend all that money on a real photographer :D
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Chas said...

Aww gorgeous photos! The last one is so pretty!

delia said...

They're beautiful photos :)

delia
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Julie and Lauren said...

Love your blog, Anna! And I love the DIY engagement photos... so charming. XO
Julie

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LahTeaDah said...

Just found your blog... and I must say - Im a little sad It isnt until just now that we meet :)

Great Photos! Fabulous Site! Can;t wait to come back again... and again.... and again!

XOXO
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Amanda said...

You are SO pretty!! Y'all make the perfect couple, can't even tell that you're chilly!!

Daniela said...

I love the 2nd and third! Cute :)

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a great idea and the photos look beautiful:) Well done to your sister:)
Kisses,darling

Caitlin said...

Love love your pics!! Xxo

Lisa Fergus said...

These turned out great! Money well saved!!!!

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Nikki said...

SOOOOO cute!! You two make a beautiful couple! And the pictures came out great, love the colors!

xx
Nikki

RosaLovesDC said...

The last photo is my favorite!

Taylor said...

I am in love with you shots! We never had engagement shots either...these make me REALLY want to get some of us - without our wedding gear on - PLUS that dress, sweet!!!!!

Jamie said...

Great pictures!! You look so happy!!

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Josie said...

You two are the cutest couple, I swear. And I TOTALLY vote for more pictures in the snow -- sledding, snowman building, snowball fights... Endless possibilities!
xo Josie
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Marie a la Mode said...

Awww, these are cute!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Wow, your photos turned out great! You two look so cute and your sis should look into starting a business ;)

Valerie said...

You look so pretty and your sister did a fabulous job. They look so artistic and professional!

xo
Valerie

this free bird said...

I love these - totally not staged and awkward, but fun and original. Girl your wedding's gonna be rad. And hats off to a guy who rocks plaid! YAHOO!
xo,
c

Katie said...

the pictures turned out great!

corksandcaftans said...

how cute are you two. I love them!

PursuitOfLLT said...

These are great, very natural and not the awkward posed ones you see far too much of!

I'm kind of over engagement pictures...they're often times too staged and just lackluster.

Elle Sees said...

how freaking cute are you guys? i can see the love between you guys. he looks like he can protect you from the world. so lovely!

Kara said...

Aww, you are so cute together. I love that last pic of you both huddling for warmth!! Emily was a great photographer.

xx Kara
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Becca [Free Honey] said...

You look adorable, and it's so much more personal to DIY. I'm sure there will be many more pictures of you two in your happy life together, no need to pay for professional ones now. Isn't that what the wedding is for?

Krista said...

Ahhh! Too adorbs for words!

Anna Walker said...

I LOVE these pictures! :)
Somehow I missed you were engaged though! Congrats!
You two look like such warm and genuine people!
Have fun in Mexico when you get married!

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Brigitta Ryan {duo} said...

Congrats on the diy effort. if you hadn't said so I wouldn't have been able to tell they weren't professional - I meant it! Sometimes you do just have to be willing to trust your instincts to get the job done and get it done well.

A.Co said...

Beautiful, girl - good call on doing them yourself, a nice memory to have :)

Sledding! YES! Do it!

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