This past Saturday, Chad and I went down to Nashville for our engagement pictures. We were originally going to have Ashley (Chad’s sister) take them, but we ended up getting them as part of our wedding photography package. After seeing some examples, I was excited about taking them. I thought it would be nice to have some pictures up around the house where Chad wasn’t in a tux and I wasn’t in a white dress.
When we got there, Evan had some cute scenes all ready for us. He told us where to stand, but said that he wouldn’t be directing us very much. He simply said, “Every time I click, do something different, and if you feel inspired to kiss, go ahead.” Well, after about 10 shots, everyone realized that we really needed some directing. Chad was trying, but all I could do was smile and stare at the camera. We just didn’t know what to do. It was very awkward trying to look all lovey-dovey in front of a couple photographers. The most uncomfortable time was when we were asked to dance. We felt really silly as we barely swayed to some jazz music.
As the day progressed, it got a little easier. The last pictures we took were at Percy Priest Dam. We stood together on a little rock peninsula and looked out over the water. It was a little chilly, so we held each other tight. The best part was the photographers were at least 10 feet away, and we never knew if they were shooting or not. It almost felt as if we were alone. Later that night, Chad’s dad asked, “How did your dam pictures go?”
Evan said he probably shot about 600-700 pictures of us that day. From what he showed us on his camera, they look like they’re going to be great. I can’t wait to see them and share them with you all.