Post # 1
Hey Bees!! Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, or at least far in between. I’m currently in the process of picking out locations for our engagement shoot. :O) YAY! My FH’s cousin is a photographer and is willing to do them free of charge! Since she has never done wedding before, she hopes to add to her portfolio. Now, we have thought of a few places but I’m looking for something a bit more unique. Any ideas? So far we have thought Arcade – which seems nice but all the ones I have seen are terrible. So I feel like it could be easily botched. I wanted railroad, he thought that was cheesy. We were also thinking comic book store but there aren’t many out where we are located. About us: we are both nerds. 🙂 Nuff said. Video games, books, documentaries, techy stuffs, the whole enchilada. Because of this we want something that sort of represents that side without being overly nerdy or something… But we are also into music. FH is a well-rounded musician (drums, guitar, bass, piano) so I am also eager to incorprate that. Maybe the woods with props? Or an old abandoned buidling of sorts? So many options! Any ideas or opinions would be greatly appreciated. :O)
Post # 3
Oh!! I should add that our dog will be with us. He’s small but I know not all places will be friendly and allow him in.
Post # 4
We did a combo of goofy and traditional and are happy. We each picked something pop culture from our childhood and did pictures in homage to them. I chose Wizard of Oz – wore a blue dress and red heels, carried a basket, boy wore grey to be tin man and I made a raffia collar for one dog to be scarecrow and a furry collar for our other dog to be the lion. Boy loved comics – but didn’t want to dress as a superhero. So he chose Peanuts for the first comics he remembered reading as a kid. He wore a Yellow Charlie Brown shirt, I wore a different blue dress and we reinacted Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie. Then we did some classic shots of us – in normal clothes. My boy is in a band, music is important to him. We sat in the park on a blanket and he played while I chilled. He wore his favorite band t-shirt. Find something that feels like you. But also do some traditional romance shots. I love the silly ones, but wish I had done some more romantic type shots.
I think I like ours – because we didn’t go toooo far into costume. The exception being the really hokey Charlie Brown shirt. I think those pics are hillarious – my boy doesn’t dress in costume. Ever. And is really introverted and quiet and not the slightest bit hammy. So it’s extra funny and probably just amusing to me. But I think we did the Wizard of Oz pics tastefully. And photos of us at the park just talking are some of the best pics of us ever. I say do some ourtrageous nerd pics and some traditional – see what you get!
For venue, if you’re going to do some with pets-Stay close to home so you can drop them off after a bit and not have the distraction. Or have a friend go with and take them back home or meet you toward the end after an exhausting walk (especially if you have spastic dogs like ours). We would have loved to do something remote – but ended up at a neighborhood park due to the dog situation. But a place without other people allows for wide angled landscape shots – which I wish we had more of.
Post # 5
I’ve seen a lot of cute sessions at a coffee shop. Maybe find one that will let you photograph inside on a couch, you could incorporate comic books into that too! I would also get some ring shots with the drumsticks! That would be fun 🙂
I do photography on the side, and I think that some of the best spots are open fields or brick walls. Adds character and interest without overpowering the shot. An arcade or inside places might be hard to control the light, unless your photographer has lights to set up, etc.
I’d look on Pinterest, too!
Post # 6
We did ours in a local park with our dogs. My MOH came along to handle the dogs while we were doing the pictures without them.