Good morning! Today's I'm sharing the second set of engagement photos. Last Monday I posted the first set of photos taken at Grand Central Station. We were a little more dolled up for those photos. Today's photos in Central Park we wanted to be more casual. Picking out a dress for these photos was difficult. Originally I wanted a red dress for the Grand Central photos and a black dress for Central Park photos. While shopping, I came across this red-orange dress from Banana Republic and it went perfectly with the colorful Fall scenery. As for Matt's outfit, he's an expert putting together outfits (I take some credit for this), so he knew exactly what he wanted to wear next to my dress. I highly recommend having a dress rehearsal the night before engagement photos. Make sure the outfits compliment each other. I'd also snap a few photos together and figure out each others "good" side.
Originally we didn't want to take engagement photos. We thought about having a few different people take our photos, to save money and not go overboard with pictures "we'd never use". After researching on Pinterest and finding so many beautiful photos and Angelica as a photographer, I knew we had to take photos together! Like most people, we didn't want "cheesy" photos taken. Yep, we've all seen them. When I initially spoke to Angelica, I made sure I communicated my expectations. The profession she is, she assured me the photos would turn out beautiful and not cheesy. Angelica recommended that I create an inspirational Pinterest board. This was such a great idea for both us as the client and her as the photographer. This created great communication and she referenced several poses throughout our photo session. I'd recommend jumping on Pinterest and/or Style Me Pretty Weddings to get a few ideas.
Hope you enjoyed the photos! You're welcome to see the rest of the photos here.
Dress :: Banana Republic on sale!
Necklace :: J. Crew (similar here)
Heels :: Zara
Coat :: Zara old (love this one)
Shirt :: Ben Sherman
Wood Jacket :: Ben Sherman (similar here)
Pants :: 7 for all Mankind
Shoes :: J. Crew (similar here)
Photos by Angelica Criscuolo