Dan and I never took engagement photos. I’ve never quite understood them since my reasoning was “yes, they’re lovely, but a photo from one of our trips together, or laughing at a ball game, or at the lake house in the summer is so much more meaningful because it was from a specific event together.” Rather than an arbitrary photo shoot. This is not to offend people who take them or photographers who photograph them… it just wasn’t a need of ours.
Fast forward to our honeymoon. We’re in Paris with just a few days left when I get a message on Instagram from none other than Chicago-based photographer Amanda Megan Miller, who I happened to meet and work with when I spoke at the Martha Stewart Wedding event in Chicago the previous year. She said she was landing in Paris the next morning and would we have any interest in a little honeymoon photo shoot. Ooo interesting.
My and Dan’s first reaction was: camera shy. No way can we do that.