Or, to be more precise, I found this picture of a rain booted bride on MyWedding.com's vendor page, found Meg's prices to be somewhere in the realm that I considered to be reasonable for good photography, contacted her and eventually negotiated a package that was only three times what I originally budgeted for photography. That's all. Only three times. :) (I should point out I still think we got a decent deal on our wedding photography; I just wasn't really originally prepared to spend this much on it!)
Anyway we placed our deposit with Meg back in August, and we've finally scheduled the engagement shoot for early January. I had originally wanted to try a September engagement shoot since we did, after all, get engaged in September (so what if it was a year earlier?), but life got in the way. No matter; our engagement shoot will actually take place on our four-year dating anniversary. :) See? It still ties in! I'll be giving my hair and make-up people a trial run (which means I should go about hiring them, shouldn't I?), getting myself dressed up (or down?) and practicing my model moves. Hopefully we won't look just as goofy as we did in our amateur shoot!
We haven't decided where we'll have the shoot, yet, but I found myself particularly inspired by these images I found on Green Wedding Shoes:
|Top left by Sloan Photographers, top right by Jennifer Skog, both bottom by Leigh Miller|
I particularly love the shopping cart photo. I feel like a lot of edgy, interesting engagement shoots result in a lot of shots where the couple looks like they don't even like each other! But these all look like couples who are enjoying being together, and that's definitely important to me for our pictures.
I'm so excited to work with our photographer and get more comfortable in front of the camera before game day. Did you do an engagement shoot with your wedding photographer? Did it help you relax?