These photos were done for our Save-the-Date cards for our wedding in May. Making the save-the-dates is one of the most fun things I've done for the wedding so far. I love how you get to be creative with your photos and play around with them in the thousands of pre-made stationary cards. There are so many options on Shutterfly, Wedding Paper Divas, and Paperless Post, among others. Which card to pick??? That is the hardest part of all. I think I spent a total of 3-4 hours just looking for a card. Crazy! We picked our favorite card and our favorite pictures for the save-the-dates and in the end the hard work paid off...our card is adorable. I love it so much! I will share it once it arrives.
Why do our own, you ask? Unfortunately, our engagement shoot with our photographer got rescheduled 4 times thanks to all that rain NC received this past November and December. Then the holidays hit, our photographer went out of town, and yeah...we were frustrated. We had to come up with some pictures last minute so we could even have save-the-date cards. I just wanted simple and lovely photos. So, Matthew being the awesome photographer that he is, helped me create these beautiful pictures of us for this special time in our lives.
Our DIY Engagement Session. I think we did pretty awesome, don't you? Matthew did the picture taking and I did all of the editing. We make a great team.
And just so you know we really did take these ourselves...
an out take!
This is what it REALLY looks like behind the scenes when we take our own pictures. Perfectly imperfect. (: