This at-home engagement session is perfect for Netflix + pets couples (like most of us!) #Wedding Porn#animals#cat#engagement photos#wedding dogs June 19 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: YouAreRaven Photos by YouAreRaven Related Post This engagement session reinterprets all those oh-so-familiar couple poses 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... Read more Jade and Matt have been together for ten years, they live together, and they didn't need the traditional engagement shoot. The stereotypical couple poses just didn't really represent who they are and where they are in life… and we know many Offbeat Bride readers relate! They decided to document a more typical day for them, plus some shots of them exploring of their city, Atlanta — and some fun kitty-themed props. This led to a really intimate and far more real-feeling engagement session. I'll let Jade take it away about their adorable at-home engagement session… My fiancé and I have been together for 10 years, and we hadn’t gotten engaged partially because the idea of planning the biggest party of our lives gave me cold sweats. In the last couple years I’ve worked on the underlying anxiety, and we’re finally ready to officially tie the knot! As art school weirdos who spend 90% of our time watching Netflix with our cats, a traditional engagement shoot wasn’t really our vibe. We were going to pass on it altogether, until our (amazing) photographer Raven gave us a new perspective. We ended up using our session as a way to celebrate our first home with our pets… and indulge my notorious cat obsession. We divided the shoot in two locations to feature both our house and our love of art on Atlanta’s beltline. Since we’re already pretty settled into life together, capturing it like this was a perfect visual representation of our relationship. And as someone with anxiety, taking the time to open up in front of the camera really helped me feel comfortable. Wedding planning can be stressful, but staying true to ourselves — and having fun with it — keeps us excited for the future. This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: YouAreRaven Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS An intimate and tearful Quaker farm wedding that warmed our hearts NEXT Pineapples & paper umbrellas at this Hawaiian-themed wedding in San Diego Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] I love this! What great ideas! I like the ones in the hammock, and I like how they incorporated their pets into the shoot. Great-looking furry family! 🙂 1 agrees Reply This is wonderful. I love the shots with the masks! I want to be friends with this couple! Reply YES! CATS! I love the shots in the home because they are so relaxed, it looks like that have a really cozy comfortable space, and of course, omg cats! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.