Ira and Lucy Featured 2017 Couple
Alexis and Brady
| from one bride to another | engagement pictures |
Taking engagement pictures with my fiancé was something I was so excited to do. These are pictures that document such a special time in your life and are something you can decorate your first home with. These pictures are showcased on your wedding invitations and are essentially a preview for what a fabulous day your wedding will be, they truly set the tone for the big day! My best friend Kylie Morgan is a photographer so choosing her was a no brainer for me because her pictures are so dreamy. Next, my fiancé and I needed to decide on outfits and location. Just like every other bride I hopped on Pinterest and began searching day and night for engagement photo ideas. I quickly realized that I didn’t want engagement photos that were like every other brides’. I wanted our pictures to truly represent us.
The location was something that was really important to my fiancé. He loves the mountains so pictures surrounded by trees were a must. I decided McCall would be the perfect place to get a dreamy mountain and meadow backdrop. My family lives at Whitetail in McCall and it is the most breathtaking place full of trees and perfect sunset views. The dock at Shorelodge was our second location because I love the way the light reflects off the water there. I grew up visiting that hotel so it holds a special place in my heart. Picking locations that are special to you and your fiancé will make your pictures that much more magical and meaningful.
Okay so my fiancé couldn’t honestly have cared any less about his outfit for that day, so this part was all up to me! I love all things girly and slightly over the top. I didn’t want to wear just any ordinary outfit. These pictures were the perfect excuse to spoil myself and buy something I don’t wear on a regular day. I had been following Bliss Tulle on Instagram for a while and was absolutely in love with all of their skirts, so I knew I had to have one for our pictures. The super girly tulle skirt in my favorite color lavender was the perfect outfit. I felt like such a princess in flowing lavender tulle. I encourage all brides to go a little bold for your engagement picture outfit. After all, you only take engagement pictures once!
The setting and outfits were chosen, but my fiancé and I still wanted another element to make our pictures even more wow! I love vintage furniture because it makes everything seem like a romantic fairytale—which is exactly the look I was going for with these pictures. I picked out a vintage settee for our romantic woodsy engagements and I love the way it turned out in the photos.
I also recommend getting your makeup done the day of pictures because the pampering makes you feel like a princess and the pictures turn out so much better! Blush By Jamie Rose made me feel so special and beautiful that day. Overall, engagement pictures are an amazing experience to enjoy with your fiancé that creates a lasting and tangible memory. I am so excited to have Heidi along this journey to help with all of the wedding details. If a wedding is half as fun as taking engagement pictures then I am in for one fabulous day!