Our engagement photos are finally here! Back in December, Alex and I braved some chilling temperatures to capture these images with Adria Lea Photography, and I couldn’t wait to share them. Photography is one of my top priorities for our wedding, and I knew Adria would be able to capture exactly what Alex and I were looking for.
Prior to meeting with photographers, I put together a “mood board” to gave examples of the kind of photography I wanted for our engagements and wedding images. I quickly noticed a trend in engagement photos for the couple to be shot in a park, field, or in a rustic/rural setting. While all these images were gorgeous and well done, that does not fit Alex and I well. We are much more likely to be found downtown. I started pulling more editorial shots from other bloggers and magazines that highlighted a more urban downtown feel. When I meet Adria at Starbucks, with my tabloid size inspirational prints (looking like a total crazy bride), she was instantly excited about the direction I wanted and had some great ideas to help us capture a “Dallas vibe”.
We met Adria downtown in the evening to capture the golden hour lighting (my favorite time to shoot downtown). We wanted to dress a little more formal, so I wore this black Tadashi Shoji dress, black heels, and pearls. I am wearing a 2 in the dress and it fits way too large (it was sold out in 0), but I just crossed my fingers that it would not be too obvious in pictures. Alex wore his navy Brooks Brothers suit with a classic white shirt and Cole Haan loafers. The high that day was about 42 degrees, so when Adria asked us to take off our shoes and run through the refection pond I thought she was crazy. The water was so cold, I think I was on my tip toes for the rest of the shoot to avoid putting my whole foot in the icy water. The funny thing is, the shots of us running and splashing in the refection pond are some of my favorites. Checkout my wedding Pinterest board for some of the inspiration behind our shoot, and all of our engagement photos! xoxo
Images via Adria Lea Photography.