Sooo we're officially 6 months out from our wedding! I can hardly believe it! I feel like I've ticked off all the "big" things off my to-do list but still have so much of the "details" to do. And speaking of details, keep reading to the end of my post for a special discount from Zola!
Oy vey, wedding planning is definitely overwhelming but it does have it's perks like finally getting some photos of us together! With blogging, it seems that I have a shit ton of photos of myself (sounds so vein, I know) but none of the both of us!
Engagement photos can be hard. Let's face it. Not only do you have to choose a location, you also have to choose your outfit(s)! I'd recommend doing at least two looks -- one dressier and one more casual. And on top of those details, the actual shoot itself can be a bit uncomfortable. You're posing with your fiance in front of a photographer (who is more often than not a stranger) and some poses just honestly feel so awkward! My biggest tip is to just relax (maybe have a glass of wine before) and try to go with the flow! Listen to your photographer -- he or she will direct some poses and just do them even if it feels awkward! It will most likely end up looking great on camera :)
For our photos, I knew immediately where I wanted to take them (more on that later - keep reading!) but had noo idea what to wear. I literally was at the mall the day before our photo shoot desperately trying to find an outfit. I initially had a vision of what I wanted to wear (a long flowy white dress) but of course I couldn't find what I was looking for when I actually needed it. Please tell me, that this happens to you too! So I ended up wearing this gorgeous dress I had bought a few weeks prior for a wedding. Which, don't get me wrong, is an absolutely stunning dress, just not what I had in mind!! (fyi it's currently on sale! Shop it here).
Then for my second outfit, I knew I wanted a more casual look but I just couldn't figure out what I wanted it to look like. I'm a blogger for christs sake - you'd think I'd have my shiz together! Haha. I ended up finding this gorgeous top (no longer available online, sorry!) but I'm still not totally in love with my outfit. Cute yes, but not what I was really wanting for my engagement outfit. Looking back, I wish I went with skinny jeans not these more boyfriend fit and a sweater. And side note - I was FREEZING my butt off for these photos! Luckily it was a clear day (no fog, a miracle) but sooo freaking cold! I was shivering the entire time and was literally smiling through the pain.
For the locations, the "woodsy" shot is at Lovers Lane in The Presidio. It's a gorgeous trail super close to where we live and Warren and I love walking through there on the weekends! Plus, I just love the name :) For our second location, I knew I wanted something with a SF landmark and decided that Marin Headlands would be perfect as it's my absolute favorite view of the Golden Gate Bridge!
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Keep scrolling for a peek into our engagement photos! Can you guess which one(s) we used for our save the date? I'll share our save the dates in a future blog post!
All photos by Zha Zha Design.