Engagement photos!

24 April 2012

We are having them taken! Our friend Gina Zeidler is going to be in NC next week, and when she offered to shoot a little engagement session for us while in town, we couldn’t resist!

Of course, we’re still trying to figure out a great location, as well as what to wear. To help, I thought I would collect a few of my favorite engagement portraits to see if I could spot any common themes in environment or styling. What do you think?

Love the closeness in these, both by A Bryan Photo. Also: checked shirts on both guys. Noted.

Love the movement in this one by Meredith Perdue.

Hugs. Lots of hugs. (Elizabeth Messina via 100 Layer Cake and Gina Zeidler)

Striped shoes? Perhaps. (Nancy Ray)

I want her eyebrows! And her hair! (Thank you, Abby Jiu.)

Love the laughter and their arms in this shot from A Bryan

More hugs! (Gina Zeidler)

More laughter! (A Bryan Photo)

Love the porch setting, and the ice cream (Meredith Perdue, and Kate Headley).

Love these two of our buddies in their shoot by Veil & Bow.

Lastly, one of my favorites, from Tec Petaja via Once Wed.

Since most of my favorites are tightly-cropped shots, we really don’t need a stunning location – just somewhere fairly neutral, and pretty quiet. Also, fun outfits. If any of my NC peeps have suggestions for us, I’d love to hear them! Outfit inspiration hopefully coming later this week!

P.S. Bonus shot! I thought this engagement session by Nancy Ray with pizza was incredibly adorable.

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April 24, 2012 11:04 am

Great images, Emily! Can’t wait to see your ideas for outfits. Although not engaged, I always struggle with what to wear for family photos without looking like I tried too hard!

April 25, 2012 9:40 am

This is such a fun post! I cannot wait to see your engagement photos – I’m sure they will be so adorable. I’m also looking forward to seeing your outfit inspiration – you are so cute & stylish! Have fun planning the details of your shoot!

April 26, 2012 8:36 am

It’s SO fun planning an engagement session!! You featured ours taken by Meredith with the XO balloons! :) We took our photos at the NC Museum of Art. It’s a really unique space because they have the outdoorsy places as well as the modern building or even possibly going inside if you can! It’s very versatile! Of course there’s the Sarah P. Duke Gardens which is a popular place to take photos. Or I’m sure somewhere around UNC would be gorgeous too! I’m more of a Raleigh girl so I’m not too great with that area. ;)

Good luck!

April 29, 2012 11:13 pm

Wow! What great inspiration! I love all of them!