Why I Chose To Do A Very Different Engagement Photo Session
Our very special intimate engagement shoot
As many of you know I got engaged last year and am so extremely happy to have found my forever! I’m not having a big fancy wedding nor did I want to have an elaborate engagement photo session, but when The Knot reached out to partner I had to say yes! Along with The Knot opportunity to be able to share and write about my wedding journey, D. Geller & Son offered to have me in to play dress up and shoot our engagement photo session in all their amazing diamonds! Even though I don’t want a fancy wedding, I’m certainly not one to pass up diamonds! #GOALS
For our engagement photo session, my fiancé and I decided to go with an intimate shoot at home. It involved tons of diamonds from D.Geller & Son, roses, champagne, and our puppies! Then we took a stroll around the nearby Marietta Square, somewhere that means something special to both of us. It was very romantic! I could’t have asked for a better day. To top it all off, Mike and I stopped to eat ice cream. If you know me, you know I love ice cream.
Throughout the engagement photo session, I realized that it doesn’t have to take months of planning and preparation to capture your wedding journey. A few simple props and the one you love can create a special moment that you will remember for a lifetime. I am still undecided about my wedding plans/elopement, but I do know that it’s the moment and the memories that matter. I also know that I don’t have to succumb to the pressures of doing what most every other bride does. I can be creative and go with the motto “simple is better and less is more.” With everything other than diamonds of course!
Thanks so much to Jennifer Oetting Photography for capturing these special moments.
Here’s a sneak peek!