Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Engagement Pics Photoshoot

So Mark and I went to Franklin, TN on Sunday to have our engagement pictures taken! I was really excited to take them because it would give us the opportunity to get to know our photographers before the wedding - AND, possibly even more important...it would give them a chance to get to know us and how we behave in front of the camera (awkward, stiff, plastered smile and all....) :)

I have to say...it was kinda strange being in front of the camera for that long! Its been a long, long time since I've had my picture taken professionally. I mean, I guess you can count Senior Portraits...but before then the last time I had taken professional pictures was when I used to be in pageants when I was like 6 years old! I was really kinda nervous about how to act in front of the camera but our photographers were absolutely awesome and made us feel totally comfortable (thank god! ....good riddance awkward smile!) Our photographers are Sean and Mel from McLellan Studio. They are a husband and wife team and they totally have their shooting style down. Mel talks to you, keeps you interacting and gives you direction while taking the closeup shots and Sean is off circling around you taking candid shots from different angles. This helped so much to take the pressure off of "taking pictures" and just made it more natural like we were just hanging out, goofing around. We started out shooting in downtown Franklin around 3pm then we ended up at their friends farm later that afternoon. Mark and I wanted to get a mix of urban and rural shots so we split our time between the locations. Also, with this time of year I'm hoping to get a lot of the pretty fall foliage in the pictures. I can't wait to see them!! :)

A running joke throughout the day was the "band photoshoot" from the Flight of the Conchords episode (a show that Mark and I love)....how about a cool pose like hands in the air and smile??

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