Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Engagement Photos / Helen + Samuel

when helen asked if i would take their engagement photos i was:

a) honored
b) excited!!
and c) completely terrified

i wanted to do a good job so badly, but i am not a photographer and just kept fretting over how i'd be able to capture something worthy of such a beautiful, stylish couple.
i read a bunch of articles on how to take good engagement photos. i searched photography blogs and pinterest for inspiration. i even brought a folded up sheet of scribbled notes and pose sketches in my back pocket. but when i pulled it out for inspiration it just seemed like chicken scratch and didn't help at all.

luckily, helen and samuel were natural and wonderful. my nerves calmed down and the afternoon evolved perfectly. we had so much fun.

and glory be! we ended up with some nice pictures. here are a few more than a few of my favorites:

*helen's idea (seen on pinterest, i believe :)

*helen's idea :)

my sister showed me a picture like this and i thought it was kind of a cute idea. i love the light and just the overall happiness :)

helen and samuel, we couldn't be happier for you!


  1. you did a great job! those are awesome!

  2. EM-AZING!!!! :) haha. Seriously, Em! Wow! Well done. They are all gorgeous. That last one makes me want to smile and cry and laugh all at the same time. I am abundantly happy that Helen has found a man worthy of her...well, almost worthy ;) b/c I don't know if any man in the world is fully worthy of her.

  3. AMAZING!!! For a non-photog, that is incredible. Incredible even if you WERE a photog. So impressed.

  4. What beautiful couple! You did an amazing job!

  5. Em, those turned out so well! Good job!! I love the one with the save the date on the boots and the one just below with that cool sunlight. So great. Plus, come on, is Helen a babe or what?!?!

  6. Are you kidding me?? These are SO good. You could start up a business friend. Honestly. I am floored. Amazing.

  7. Hang on I missed something. Did you say you weren't a photographer? Absolute nonsense because those pictures are simply amazing. What a beautiful couple, and Emily.. I think youve found our calling in life! Not even kidding

  8. Way to go Em! Those are awesome.

  9. You have so much talent! Writing, photography, being such a cute mom! What can't you do?