Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Engagement Shoot Recap

This weekend, we had our engagement photo shoot with Aaron Thompson. After being submerged in a fog of depression for the last two weeks, it felt pretty great to shake off everything that has been happening, put on cute outfits, and just have a good time together.

We did the shoot in our neighborhood. Not only cool because our neighborhood is just so darn awesome, but also because we 1. felt comfortable and 2. will now have great photos to remember our hood when we eventually move away. Noteworthy highlights of the day included climbing over logs while in a short skirt, laying on the ground in front of our local bar hangout, and getting in a confetti fight. Yup, that last one is gonna look SO cool.

A few tips worth sharing: Anthropologie is your best friend. I wore one of many dresses I have purchased there for the pictures. Just about every time I see an engagement photo with a girl in a super cute outfit, it's from Anthro. Aaron even said that he's just going to send out a link to their website the next time he gets a question from a bride asking what to wear for the engagement photos. Another tip that Aaron endorses is the idea of having a drink (which JT and I did) before the shoot to help loosen up. But the important part is to keep it to ONE drink!

It will be a few weeks before we have the finished products to share with you, but from the couple of shots that Aaron showed us, they are going to look amazing! I can't wait to share his work with everyone! In the meantime, enjoy this photo of Aaron's adorable dog, Barley:

You can also enjoy this photo from an engagement shoot by another set of photographers, He & She Photography. They are based in Orange County and charge very reasonable rates for the gorgeous work that they do, so they would be a great choice for SD brides.


  1. Thanks for the kind words Candice! We're glad to hear that you like our work. Good luck on all of the wedding planning! :) -Randy

  2. Wow! You two look like models, and the photography was great! :)