Oh, Wave Hill. It just came to me.
Anyway, we went to Wave Hill and it was gorgeous. We walked around the gardens, through the woods, looked at the bridge and the river, and at the end, we both said this is where we'd take our engagement photos.
We ended up not taking them there because we moved, but we did them. My friend Mallory, who got married in July 2012, got hers done too, and I borrowed some of hers for this post.
Engagement photos, they're very nice and are appropriate for Save the Date cards ... but realistically, you use one photo for the Save the Date and that's it. So to spend about a hundred bucks on one photo, that's silly to me (although, come to think of it, that's what people do every year with school pictures).
To save, we actually ended up taking them with a new photographer who was looking for photos for her portfolio. She didn't charge us, but we did tip her because I didn't feel right getting them completely for free. We did end up using just one photo of the set for our save the dates and a canvas print to hang in our bedroom. The rest are just sitting on the CD she gave us.
We took a selfie the day of our engagement and that's what I used for our engagement party invites. Good enough for me.
But taking engagement photos is a good excuse to test out your photographer. It also helps you get comfortable with them, which could do wonders for you being comfortable around them during your wedding.
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