The previous blog that went up about engagement photos on Tuesday was actually from about two weeks ago. Meg from A Practical Wedding had me hold on to it so she could use it for the Undergraduate Series I’m doing over there. So if this seems like a fast turn around – it is. Just not THAT fast.
As I wrote before – I was super, super, super nervous that I wasn’t going to like these. So when they popped up in Kamel’s email, a wave of nausea swept through me, and then a massive amount of adrenaline that had me jibbering like a crack head. I had him screen them before showing me his favorites. (Note: Please excuse my GIANT arm in the photo above. Yes it may be one of those things that only I can see… but holy crap)
The entire time he was picking out his favorites, Kamel was dealing with my intermittent begging, “Ok, just show me one. ONE, Kamel!”
And he would reply, “No. Just wait until I’m done. Ooo… that’s a really good one. Wow, these are actually pretty good, Lauren, I’m impressed.”
And then again I would chime in, “You are KILLING me here! Just one! But make it a good one! Not one where I’m fat, make sure I’ll like it. Eeeeeee I’m so nervous. Are they bad? Just tell me if they’re bad.”
And when I finally did get to see them, I was relieved. We don’t look nearly as awkward as I worried we would. Their weren’t even that many double chins. (There is totally one where I have a MASSIVE double chin from tilting my head funny (and sour patch kids), but it kind of almost just looks like a rogue strand of hair, I didn’t put it here but people WILL eventually see it. I wonder if they’ll be able to tell?”
But what did I tell you about the hoodie, eh? My mom commented that the photos were “rather casual”. Ah yes. I had high hopes, didn’t I? With dresses and collared shirts planned. But the weather bestowed upon us hoodies, and we had no choice, but to take what was giveth.
And you know what? You almost can’t see how painfully awkward I felt at times. How much I wanted to run away and hide under my covers. And all in all, they turned out alright. And we even got a shot to use for our save the dates (not pictured here – sorry! I have to leave some surprises). So, ya know, I wouldn’t do it again (haha! I don’t actually have to!), and I don’t think I’d actually recommend it (Not at all the photographer’s fault), but I didn’t cry when I saw them, so maybe that’s good enough to call it a success.