Planning a wedding can be so stressful that sometimes you forget to just enjoy it. Luckily, your engagement shoot is a really wonderful excuse to spend some time together and refocus on your love. It’s impossible not to swoon next to your husband-to-be as your photographer captures these moments. The hardest part was waiting for the pictures to come back … but now they’re here and I wanted to share them with you!
We are getting married back in Milwaukee, where our love story began. But New York is where our relationship blossomed, so it was important for us to shoot our engagement photos in the city we now call home. Our amazing wedding photographer, Olga Thomas, made a special trip out to Manhattan and we spent the afternoon capturing our quintessential New York love story.
When deciding what to wear, think about what represents you as a couple. Since we love to be fancy, we picked a smart casual, dressy, and formal look for our shoot. It is not necessary to match (you aren’t reliving your high school prom!) but you should find colors and textures that compliment each other. More importantly, think about what matches your surroundings, and don’t be afraid to bring options! We brought a carry-on suitcase with us as we schlepped around the city…
My last piece of advice is to just have fun with it! The more relaxed you are, the more natural you will feel in front of the camera. Olga made us feel so comfortable, it felt like we were the only two people in the city that day. It was also great practice for our wedding day … we can’t wait for Olga to work her magic again!
I hope you love our engagement photos as much as we do! Let me know which look was your favorite in the comments. And if you’d like to shop my dresses, I’ve linked to them below (two of them are on sale!).
Thank you again, Olga Thomas!