Engagement photoshoots seem to be on the rise. I was inspired to do one myself, not only to have lasting images of this very exciting time for me and Dave, but also because we didn’t have any decent photos of us together. The photos I have were mostly “selfies”, ie ones we took ourselves resulting in off-centre shots with unflattering double chins. We desperately needed nice photos to send to my relatives overseas, who have never met Dave.
Lucky for us, one of Dave’s friends likes to take photos as a hobby. We also happen to live two minutes from the beach, so this photo session cost us a grand total of zero. The shots were taken in July, which is winter in Sydney, but the weather was kind to us and we had a glorious day of sunshine. We had a lot of fun getting dressed up and posing for the camera. I think that the photos really capture us naturally, because our photographer was someone who knew us very well.
I styled the outfits in two sets. First set was a more formal one, with our outfits coordinated in a cream and gray palette. In the second set, we are both wearing clothes we could be seen in on any given day. We definitely felt (and look) more relaxed in this set!
We are so glad that we went ahead and had these photos done – we’ll cherish them forever. Our parents love the photos too! Sorry the photos are a bit grainy, I only had massive raw files so I reduced their sizes dramatically to upload on the blog…