This is the first year I’m sending out holiday cards, and what is a card without a picture, right? I quickly looked through my photos to discover I have no, and I do mean NO, good photos of John and I together from this year – especially since our engagement.
So it was settled, we needed some updated pictures for our cards, and who better to take them, then our good friend Brandi? It was perfect, we would do a quick shoot and we’d be set… Until I realized John and I have NEVER been professionally photographed together (insert scary music)! Although I’m no stranger to being on the other side of the camera, as a couple it’s a whole different story.
I realized this is exactly what my couples must feel like, and to be honest, it’s intimidating. Luckily we survived, and I have a whole new perspective on couples photos, whether it’s an engagement shoot or your actual wedding day. Here are a just a few of my take a ways…
PAMPER YOURSELF: If you want to look your best, then it’s essential that you feel your best. This can mean many things, but for me it meant a new hair cut, and mini shopping spree. So splurge a little and treat yourself to something special!
RELAX & HAVE FUN: The best photographs show real emotion, so it’s essential that your actually expressing those emotions. Laugh, joke, be silly and don’t worry about what anyone else is thinking.
TRUST: Since Brandi is a close friend it was easy for John and I to be ourselves, but this isn’t always the case. So it’s SUPER important that you get to know your photographer, their shooting style, and have faith that they will do everything to get the best possible results.
Special thanks to Brandi for the awesome shoot, we love you!!