Wedding - April 8, 2020
Our Engagement Photos
With all the hustle and bustle of the wedding planning and moving to Denver (and then all the trips back and forth for planning meetings + the holidays), I realized that I never actually posted about our engagement photos on the blog. And since it’s something I often get questions about, I wanted to dedicate a blog post to it!
Before we took ours, I put together a blog post sharing my thoughts on what to wear for engagement photos, but still, I wanted to share what I ended up wearing and how they turned out! I actually ended up wearing one of the outfits I shared for inspiration in that blog post!
Like I shared in my wedding recap blog post, we used John Cain Photography for our wedding and decided to also use him/his team for our engagement shoot. Since we had just moved to Denver, we thought it would be fun to do our engagement photos with a Colorado backdrop and I’m so glad we did! We decided on The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Co – it’s so beautiful!
We made a weekend out of it and stayed at the Broadmoor for a relaxing couple of nights. I highly recommend making an “event” out of your engagement photos if you can – especially if you’re guy isn’t really into the idea. What I mean is, find ways to make the day something he can look forward to, sandwiching the photoshoot with fun things that you know he’ll enjoy. I planned a whole day of fun leading up to the shoot and then made sure we had plans for after the shoot too to look forward to. In my opinion, it makes the actual shooting experience more fun for your guy :)
We ended up doing two looks – one super casual look and then one a little bit dresser. As annoying as it was to change halfway through the shoot, I’m so glad we did! It kind of feels like we had two different shoots which I appreciate because….more photos!
We feel most like ourselves when we are casual, so I wanted to make sure one of the looks we did was super laid back. I went back and forth on whether I wanted to wear a trendy sweater like this since the statement sleeves might go out of style, but ultimately I loved the color and appreciated the fun detail of the sleeves. Plus, in all honesty, I literally did not have time to find something else. During the fall of 2019, I was a little over-scheduled and I just worked with what I had :)
As I mentioned, we did a second look that was a little more dressy. I got my dress from Aritzia and loved the flattering silhouette and how simple it was. I also thought the black would look good with Duncan’s navy suit, juxtaposed against the red hues of the Garden of the Gods. I love how these turned out!
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