- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Allright…please don’t laugh…the first time I saw the abbreviation STD in a wedding blog I was very confused. That’s right…I thought it stood for sexually transmitted disease…I’ll admit, I was confused for a good three minutes until I realized it stood for save the date and then I was embarrassed. Moving on from my confusion of abbreviations in the wedding world, we took some awesome photos for our STDs (he he he)!
Honestly, at first I wasn’t sure we would be able to afford to have engagement pictures at all, but in the end we will wind up with two different shoots for under $200!!! Yay!!! We found both photographers though discount sites. The first shoot we did in September and the second will be this coming May and I’ll blog about that when it happens. Our first photographer I found through groupon (yay groupon!) for $50. I looked through his website and thought ‘gee these are really good, even if our’s don’t turn out this well at least we’ll have photos’. So I booked him and we met at Sacramento Capital Park.
The morning of the shoot of course we were stressed out trying to look nice and get there on time but we made it downtown and after finally finding a place to park, we met Mike Karpekin. Mike is a VERY nice man with a soft russian accent. He was friendly asking us how we met, and about the wedding. Our first few shots were a bit awkward, but literally just the first two. Mike was fantastic at directing positioning and as we took photos we got more comfortable with each other and started making jokes and wandering around.
I think some of my favorite photos happened when I asked Mike if we could take pictures in a tree. If you know me this makes sense, if not I’ll explain, I like trees. Well I guess that didn’t take a lot of explaining, but I really like trees; I have necklaces and pictures, our invitations have trees…you get the picture(ha)! Any how, we wandered over to the tree I was wanting to climb in and Mike takes these lovely pictures!
Now that we had photos I could get our STDs going. I knew exactly what I wanted. I had seen some save the dates on etsy that I loved! We ordered ours through nostalgic imprints, it took a bit but I love them! They look much less pixilated than this; my scanner obviously isn’t that fantastic, for some reason they look like color has rubbed off of them but in real life the color isn’t coming off in a weird pattern like below.