Finally back home to our “simple life” mentioned my husband. We walked into our home, and I felt a moment of relief. Our bright, white, kitchen and the smell of moth balls reminded me of all things I am grateful for, “This is our home!”
Everyday I am thankful that I get to live this life. With Benjamin on the way, I know that life is only going to get busier, but we have to remember not to get caught up in “being busy” and enjoy our lives and fulfill it with more experiences and adventures.
Ever find yourself checking off a list in your head? Yes, well, that’s me! Here’s a few things you can bring to an engagement session.
A picnic basket and some bubbly,
A reminder of how you first met
Board-games, bring them!
A few must haves
1. Bobby pins
2. Lipstick (to retouch)
3. Handkerchief (to dab off sweat on those hot Texas days)
4. Your change of clothes
5. Comfortable shoes, especially for ladies who are wearing pumps. Walking in flats in between photos are much more comfortable.
6. Miscellaneous- deodorant and hairspray
If you’re anything like me, well you’re awkward in photos, but with some guidance from your photographer, you can get some very cool, casual photos.
How to be casual in photos.
1. Have conversations with each other
2. Laugh if you have to
3. It’s okay to be random
4. What should you do with your hands?
Guys- Place them in your pockets, adjust your tie, adjust your watch
Girls- Play with your hair, play with your jewelry
5. As always don’t forget to be in love and have fun
This week has been a week full of preparation and settling in the new stage in our lives. The smell of baby detergent and tiny shoes has made me want to cry/laugh at how happy I am about this stage of our life.
We are so grateful for the love our family and friends shared with us and the showering of gifts for Benjamin.
The location for your engagement photos might be different for several reasons. It could be where you had your first date, where you were proposed to, a location you both like and frequent. There are a variation of reasons why you could chose any particular location. You might be encouraged to chose a location because it’s beautiful or discouraged about your options because it’s not magical enough but just think back to your relationship. Think about your first date, your favorite restaurant you frequent every Wednesday night, the first meal you shared, a favorite bar, or your favorite activities. Brainstorming together will help you decide what location is the best for your engagement session.
A few things to keep in mind when scouting for locations:
1. Does your location need a permit, if so, what will that cost be to you?
2. Will there be festivals or special events at your location? Keep in mind that if there are festivals, there will be crowds.
3. Does your location have special hours of operation? If you are considering taking photos at a bar or restaurant, ask in advance if you want the place to yourself. Some owners make exceptions and will allow this if you trade services, for instance, give them access to your photos for business use.
4. Most importantly, be in love and have fun.