When my fiancé Elliot and I got engaged, we didn't have any plans to take engagement photos. But when we started our wedding research, we had a bit of a chuckle seeing the same series of photos again and again:
- Woman looking daintily up at her intended while he looks broodingly into the distance
- Couple holding hands in an awkward position so the shiny bling was obviously front and center
- Couple kissing on the beach with pre-wife lifting one leg and pointing her toes
…you get the picture.
Elliot and I started a Google doc for fun, highlighting our most ridiculous ideas. When my dear friend, Malia, saw the list, she insisted on taking the photos. She'd been a wedding and engagement photographer for 10 years and said she was tired of the familiar poses. So as our wedding gift, Malia followed us around San Francisco while we acted like idiots and Elliot posed as a traditional blushing bride. I don't think anyone has ever had more fun…