We recently took our engagement photos with the magical and amazing Irina Negrean Photography and it was such a fun experience! I had a very specific vision in my head of what I wanted and honestly they turned out even better than I could have imagined.
I wanted to wear a white tutu and go play in the snow. It was cold and I mean FREEZING. My legs turned blue, not like a little blue, like legitimately I looked like an alien blue. But man oh man was it worth it! We started out at Sleeping Lady in Leavenworth and it was seriously the perfect winter wonderland. Exactly what I was envisioning!
Then we went to downtown Leavenworth to take some fun photos in town and with the Christmas lights! It was so beautiful, and cold, very very very cold.
One of my biggest pieces of advice when getting engagement photos is get professional hair and makeup. You want to look and feel your best because when you feel stunning it will show in the photos! Plus it's a great way to meet and connect with hair and makeup artists that you may potentially want to work with on your own wedding! My dream team was Kate DeMotts and Anne Timms and they will be my dream team through my entire wedding experience. Trust me they are amazing if you need hair and makeup recommendations I will recommend those two all day long! Also if I could pay them to do my hair and makeup everyday that would be a dream come true BUT sadly that's not the most realistic life goal in the world. :(
Another big piece of advice is go out and buy yourself a new outfit that you feel AMAZING in, and then don't wear ANY of it until your engagement photos. Not only is it nice to be photographed in something people have never seen you in but lets be real who doesn't love a new outfit?!
Don't be afraid to do something out of the ordinary, to laugh and have fun, and to be yourselves. Sometimes getting photos may feel awkward but with the right photographer that feeling goes away extremely quickly and the end result will be phenomenal because you and your love enjoyed a fun day with each other getting some gorgeous photos!