Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Engagement Picture for Paper

Ugh these pictures are terrible.  I can't even believe I'm posting them.
 
When we first got engaged ummm 16 months ago, Mom said we need to get a picture of you to put in the newspaper.  (very traditional so only the bride's picture is in it per old school Emily Post). 
 
So Kevin took some of me and Mom declared my shirt was not correct.  It didn't come up high enough and it had a band around the top (not dressy enough).  And the announcement didn't need to go in the newspaper until 6 months from the wedding so we just waited.  But these are from the first go-around....
 
 
Then we had round two that need to be cropped and color something done to them.  But they are FOUL.  I got the shirt right this time but my hair looks nasty.  My makeup isn't colorful enough.  I just look BLAH.  Clearly, these are a negative too.
 
They are NEVER going to a newspaper looking like this. 
 
So soon enough, I need to get around to doing this a third time!

10 comments:

Sweet, Pink and Preppy said...

I am so glad that my mother didn't make me do any business like this!

Sara said...

You will like them better if they are taken outside in good natural light (think early morning or late in the day, or on an overcast day - not when the full sun is overhead). A nice outdoor background would look better too, like out of focus trees or something, or even city buildings since you live right in the middle of things. Good luck!

Thayers said...

Yes I agree. Try taking some outdoors instead. Just so they don't look so job ID-ish. ;) But you look pretty in all of them no matter what.

Glitterista said...

You are so pretty! I love the hair in the second try, and agree--they may look great outside. :)

Dee Stephens said...

We just took a snapshot of me and Brad and put it in. I'll send to you our announcement.

Miss Southern Prep said...

Your hair looks great in the second one! When my cousin had to do hers, she wore a white Ralph Lauren button down with pearls. It was simple, but looked classic, and she took hers outside, so the natural light looked really good!

Portuguese Prepster said...

I would say take them outside, the lighting will make you feel less blah! I had taking headshots like this too! Always so goofy!

Hannah said...

I agree, take them outside. I made sure to have some done of myself when we took engagement pics. I only put one of myself in the paper, too.

Mariel said...

I can take them for you! We can go to Freedom Park and find some pretty fall trees :)

Lauren said...

Did you have your engagement pictures taken? If you photographer got one of just you, why don't you use that?

If you lived closer to me, I would have loved to take your pictures!

Lauren
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