We had our “official” engagement shoot with our amazing photographer last night. I can’t talk enough about how awesome Ellie is, and how anyone needing a photographer in/near Boston/Providence should probably use her. Awesome.
Anyway, I have my first day by myself in a long time (Turtle is in Maine) and I promised myself I wouldn’t spend a lot of it on the internets, so no more comments/deep insights, just some pretty pictures for you!
I kind of can’t believe how amazing these pictures are. I’m not sure what we’ll be doing with them all yet, so I don’t want to share many – I’m feeling protective of them, but they are too beautiful not to share a couple!
I had a read in a few different places that doing an engagement photo session can really help get you comfortable with your photographer and with having your picture taken, and I didn’t think much of that until I experienced it. It took us a little while to settle in, but then it was so fun. It was especially nice because Ellie is a good friend of ours, and we got to have amazing pizza and beer afterward. That, my friends, is a good photo shoot.
Some more of Ellie’s awesome skills:
Okay, so much for sharing just a couple of pictures. But omg, pretty!!!
So here’s what this felt like: getting dressed up in things we felt attractive in (for me, of course, one dress, one dykey shorts-and-collared-shirt outfit) and walking around our favorite, important places being affectionate. Things are hard off and on these days – something I’ve talked about before – and we just walked and talked about those things and how we love each other and do want to get married and will do the work. It was wonderful to have a space where we were just supposed to be affectionate: no talking about the hard things or the piles. And then, as I mentioned before, we got amazing pizza, beer, and time with good friends.
And now I’m home alone with two dogs, two cats, and a big apartment. Not feeling motivated to do much of anything, which is silly now that I have all this time and space to myself! Maybe the afternoon has big things in store for me… or maybe just a book and a glass of wine.
What are you doing this weekend? Want to hang out with me? Did I already mention two dogs, big apartment, and wine? What more do you need?