Ok, so I’ve had one huge regret in my life. Maybe I’ve had more, but the one that comes to mind is that I was really cheap when my beautiful wife and I got engaged. Instead of spending some money and researching out a good photographer, we got a tip from a friend about this guy who did really cheap engagements. And that’s what we got. A single, cheap studio shot of us standing like a couple of deer staring in the headlights. She was sitting in a chair and I was standing with a hand on her shoulder. Very regal. Whatever. That wasn’t us. It didn’t capture our personalities. It was just a cheap photo that documented a very special time of our lives. Wish I had done something better.
So when a friend of mine told me she was looking for a quick snapshot of her and her fiancé I winced. I was in the middle of filming several different productions and not getting much sleep at night, but I didn’t want her to make the same mistake I had made. We scheduled an evening we could get together and take some shots outside. In natural light. And in natural snuggly poses. There, much better.
So to any of my Ethernet friends (this is me on my soapbox), when it comes time to get your engagement pictures taken. Take my advice and research out a photographer who takes the kind of shots you like. And be yourselves. And create a treasure. You’ll thank me later.