Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Engagement Shoot...


I'm thrilled to be heading to my old neighborhood in NYC Friday for our engagement shoot with my fave photographer, Tec Petaja. He is also our wedding photographer, and I'm super excited to meet him in person after months of emails.

At first, I was on the fence about the whole notion of engagement photos. When I looked at wedding blogs, I got overwhelmed by how highly stylized some of the shoots looked... and while beautiful photos of couples eating macaroons on quilts with old typewriters are amazing eye candy... it isn't who Bry and I are as a couple. We're much more beers and burgers with a jukebox!

But after seeing Tec's artistry as a photographer, I knew that we could be ourselves and he would just capture beautiful shots of us in a place we love, the West Village, during this special time in our lives. Plus, we couldn't pass up a chance to meet Tec before our wedding.


Now I'm just a few days away from the big shoot, and trying to throw together a few outfits.

I would love your thoughts on any gorgeous classic dresses you may have seen out there. Oh... and I did pick up that Marc Jacobs number I posted about a few weeks ago... and it was half off!

UPDATE: The shoot got postponed... can't wait to let you know when it gets rescheduled!

6 comments:

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Ooo, you are going to be so gorgeous! We didn't do engagement shots, but I've been thinking about doing family shots with our kids. Here are some dresses I've been lusting for from two of my fave shops (LL Bean Signature and Boden):

http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignature/llb/shop/69458?subrnd=1&parentCategory=505950&feat=505950-sigtn&cat4=505949

http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignature/llb/shop/65346?subrnd=1&parentCategory=505950&feat=505950-sigtn&cat4=505949

http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignature/llb/shop/65279?subrnd=1&parentCategory=505950&feat=505950-sigtn&cat4=505949

http://www.bodenusa.com/en-US/Womens-Dresses/Knee-Length-Dresses/BH001-RED/Womens-Sunset-Paint-Splatter-Retro-Shift.html?NavGroupID=4

Good luck, can't wait to see photos!

Prippy Handbook said...

Oh my goodness, Deanna... awesome picks! I love the first one especially. That deer print is fantastic!

I definitely will fill you in and hope to share some pics down the road.

Thank you! xo

Zaira Mabel said...

omg that photographer's work looks amazing! I had to check him out since I live in nyc. However, its most probable that our engagement shoot will take place in Quisqueya as well since we got a pretty good deal there. I can't wait to see your pictures! My wedding is in september, when's yours if you don't mind me asking. I can't remember if you had mention it before. Good luck hope your pictures look even better than you can ever imagine :)

Prippy Handbook said...

Hey Zaira! I'm so happy you checked out Tec's work. He's actually based in Nashville, but he definitely travels the world for his work. I absolutely cannot wait to see what his genius brings to our big day!

Speaking of our big day, it is in February :) And in the next few weeks... you can find me writing about all things wedding on my new blog!!!

Her name was Lola said...

How exciting! The weather has been sunny + beautiful in New York these days. I hope you enjoy a marvelous shoot. xo Lola

Navy Bean said...

Hope the engagement shoot went well! Can't wait to see the pics!