Deacon & Emily // Engagement Photos!

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So before we get started, I did this really cheesy thing and made a playlist of love songs to listen to as you go through the pictures:

Okay, here we go. I know I’ve been leading up to this moment for a long time and I hope no one is disappointed.

Originally, I wanted to get our engagement photos professionally done. But there were a few problems with that.

  • First, all the photographers I looked at charged a whole whopping lot for a single session. 
  • Second, I’m picky. As someone who does quite a good deal of photography in her free time, I’ve developed tastes for what I do and don’t like. I knew I didn’t want just anyone taking and editing our photos.
  • Third, Deacon and I go to two different schools in different parts of the state and our hometown is a good drive from both places. And I know that photographers, too, have busy schedules. So there was a very small likelihood at being able to find a time that suited everybody.
  • Fourth, Deacon and I have never had anyone else take our photos. Usually I set up my tripod and put my camera on a timer and hop back and forth. (I have a remote now! except it’s going through some technical difficulties.) We aren’t the easiest couple to work with in photos. As I said in the previous post, our awkwardness is overwhelming. 

The only person who has taken our photos before is Jenna, who snapped a few of us at our senior prom in 2011.

So when Jenna offered to take our engagement photos, I was incredibly happy. She was able to take time out of her schedule and meet us in our hometown on a Saturday last month. She shot them on my camera and I was able to edit all of them myself. It was pretty spectacular.

It had been a long while since she had taken photos, and I know Deacon and I did not make it easy for her, but I think she did an exceptional job. And she also drove us all over the place to get different locations. And it was freezing cold outside.

Also, shout out to my friend Amanda for doing my hair the night before. =) I most definitely think that I was always meant to be a redhead.

I’m sorry it took me so long to edit these. Like I said before, I’m picky. Many of them went through several edits. I would spend forever on one, think I had it perfect, and then see it the next day and absolutely hate it. In fact, I’m sure a lot of these will go through more edits. I’ll probably look at this post tomorrow and hate how everything looks.

Anyway, here we go. Let me know what you think. =)

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–Emily

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