- Miss BrokeEverAfter
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Hi Hive! This is my first post! I wanted to share and ask advice!
Mr. BrokeEverAfter and I are barely scraping by to pay for this wedding. He just started his new business and our wedding is in 2 months, so money is super tight for this wedding let alone our lives. Today, while at work I said to my boss/best friend/MOH “I’d really love to take engagement photos, but we just do not have the money.”
I then asked if she knew of anyone who could maybe take the pictures for us, just like a little DIY photo shoot (the Mr. BEA is a whiz at photoshop). She gave me the name of a mutual friend who might like to do it. So I immediately headed over to Gmail to shoot her a quick email about the whole thing. I log into my account and guess what I find…
An email from this amazing photography company that we, heavy-heartedly, had to pass over as our vendor because we just could not fit them into our budget. They had drawn a raffle for a free engagement photo shoot but the couple that won called off their wedding, so they need to give the prize to someone else, and someone else is US!! WAAAHOOOO! This is the sweetest thing to happen EVER!! Talk about the Universe granting your wish! So now that we’re getting this awesome gift, what do I do?
I’ve never really taken professional photos before and I really want to look pretty! What do I do?!?! Do any of you ladies have tips to share from your engagement photo shoots; locations, clothing, make-up, etc. I would LOVE your help!
P.S. We live in Queens, so if any NYC/Long Island Brides have any local tips it would be super helpful! Thanks a heap in advance!!!
P.P.S. I’m also a plus-size and I’m panicking because all the gorgeous engagement photos I’ve seen so far are of thinner girls. I’m a little skeptical of looking good in my pics because I’m probably too critical of myself.