Saturday, July 17, 2010

Engagement Photos

I swore I wouldn't turn my blog posts into 'wedding-this' and 'wedding-that' posts, and would try to focus on the Expatriate viewpoint of said impending nuptuals.  Hopefully, this qualifies.

Last Friday, Simon and I had our engagement photos taken by an Aussie named Damian that I met at social function a few weeks prior.  We decided to go with Damian because, when I was just throwing out a few ideas/thoughts to him, it quickly became apparent that he 'got it'-and even easily improved upon the ideas that I had for the photos.  I wanted the photos of Simon and me to be reflective of our relationship-which has largely hinged on 'London.'  As much as I sometimes moan about "London", I do also clearly have "London" to thank for something great in my life.  Yes, Simon.  I'm talking about you...

So, in keeping with that premise, we settled on two locations for the shoot-the Mews we live on (we can't take any credit for how lovely it is, but we do recognize it's a beautiful Mews), and Tower Bridge.  (here comes the Expat-viewpoint part...).  Never in my life did I think I'd be so fortunate as to have these beautiful photos of me taken on Tower Bridge.  It was surreal when we were there taking the pictures, and three days after getting the proofs from Damian, it's still surreal to see Simon & I on the bridge at sunset.  I can't take any credit for how amazing the photos look-that's all Damian.  We just stood there & did what we were told! :)
Well, without further ado, here are a few of the pics. Hope y'all like them as much as we do!


Awww..

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

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  2. I love the shots on the tower bridge. They're fantastic!

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  3. Thanks all! Wish I could take credit for them, but it was ALL Damian!
    ~kristina

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  4. Beautiful engagement photos!!!

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  6. Those London Bridge pics are amazing! Congrats:)

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  7. I agree, the last photo would be my favourite. Very nice and congratulations to you both!

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  8. Hello! I just stumbled across your blog! My fiance and I are moving to London next month and although I'm American, we want our engagement photos done in London as well! I love yours! I am going to check out your photographer!!!! and thanks for your blog- I'm absorbing a lot of info I need before I get there :)

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  9. Congratulations! Gorgeous pictures! I know what you mean about not wanting your blog to become filled with wedding wedding wedding! I don't want mine to be like that either, but it's hard living in America right now with my fiance living in Bristol and trying to plan a wedding together. So I figure it all ties in with my journey to England and whatnot.

    The best of luck with your wedding plans and everything! :)

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  10. Suzie with a ZEE not a ZED ;)November 3, 2010 at 6:18 AM

    Very cute engagement pics and I LOVE the Tower Bridge ones! Congratulations!! :)

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