Ok, so not THAT long. Apparently, the average engagement is 11 to 14 months, although I don’t actually know anyone who has done that.
Our wedding is nothing if not DIY and about “who ya know.” The venue is owned by the cousin of a friend of someone who goes to our church. My aunt is making the cake. The food is being made by some people my mom works with. These are all good things, as we’re not exactly rolling in money, me being almost graduated and him in, ahem, a very expensive grad school. And I’m also really excited at how personal is really makes our wedding. It becomes less about the pomp and circumstance and more about everyone involved in our lives. I am pro this.
There is one thing that I really wanted to spend money on. Engagement pictures. I know they’re not a big deal; a lot of people choose not to even take engagement pictures. But I also know that there are very few good pictures of me and The Boy, both self-proclaimed “unphotogenics.”
And we found Melissa of Fresh Photography. She has this amazing eye for a shot and a wonderful editing technique that’s both vintagey and modern. And she seriously loves what she does. If you’re in Colorado looking for a photog, look her up.
She sent me a second sneak peek today that I thought I should share with you!
This is one of my favourites. It’s an example of what we like to call, “The Joel Show.” He’s the lead and writer and I’m the producer, and often act along side him. He hams it up and I either egg him on, look at him disapprovingly or descend into laughter.
Seriously, though. Melissa is awesome. Check her out here.