For this month’s Throwback Thursday post, I thought I would share some of our engagement pictures. We got engaged on July 4, 2009 but didn’t take engagement pictures until the fall of 2010 since our wedding wasn’t until May 2011. You can read about my other posts in this series starting with our engagement story here followed by our engagement party here.
One of the girls in my office was getting hers taken this week and we were chatting about her wedding plans and it just made me smile thinking of that time in our life. I absolutely adore our engagement photos and am so happy that we took them. Our photographers were great and really captured what we were feeling. We went with Keberly Photography and they were wonderful to work with, I would highly recommend them for anything.
John and I were pretty unanimous in wanting to take our pictures on the University of Michigan – Dearborn’s campus. That’s were we met through our fraternity and sorority. We both had a lot of great memories there and the campus is just beautiful.
Our photographers knew we were into sports, so we brought a football along with us for staging purposes. They had an idea for us, which involved John throwing a football in the air and not catching it or looking at it to get the shot. That ended up being so difficult for him and we had a number of different takes, but we both LOVE how the picture turned out.
We had a costume change for a more casual look. I think I loved these pictures more than John because he looks SO handsome in all of them. The camera loves him!
I love this picture because it is just so silly. Plus that is John’s real smile, not his fake picture smile (I was obviously trying to make him laugh). I want to hang this one in our bathroom. It cracks us up.
We also brought our Greek letter sweatshirts so we could get a picture on the rock that we used to paint in college. One of our memorable dating moments happened one night when John came out and helped me and another sister “steal” the rock.
I want to frame this one in the man cave, it’s so fun, especially for football season.
These are a few of my favorites from our engagement shoot. There were a lot more, but these are the ones we used on our wedding website and save the dates.
I would love to hear about your engagement photos, so fill me on what places and staging ideas were your favorites!