I can still remember the day of my engagement. It was a weekend adventure for my then partner of 5 years and we had an amazing, romantic time. I was nervous about the idea of a wedding, but had no doubts this was the person I wanted to spend my life with and there was no hesitation to say “yes!”
If I had my own way, I would have skipped all the things we’re supposed to do when we get married like bridal showers and would have just eloped. Not because I wasn’t excited to share, but I am not a fan of being the center of attention and the whole idea of it made me nervous. We needed up having a low-key wedding with friends and family, which was perfect, but we skipped on traditional engagement photos.
I am not really one to get photos done of these important milestones so many others do. No engagement photos, no professional wedding photos, no maternity photos and I don’t see that philosophy for me changing. I do recognize it’s a common practice for so many people and there are some majorly talented photographers who can give you the most amazing images.
Getting photos done for your engagement can be a fun, memorable time with great images. If you’re planning yours, here are some tips on what not to do: click through and see 10 tips on how not to take an engagement photo:
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!