I have a real treat for you with this sweet and rustic engagement shoot, captured by the lovely Emily Clack Photography. Not only are Bride to be Christine and her groom Kevin delightful, but Christine has also taken the time to share her hindsight advice from this point in her engagement. Lucky us to have such insight! scroll down for more!
Why a Mountain Engagement?
We are both from Maryland, and since we are getting married on the water I knew I didn’t want our engagement photos to be by the water so that there was a balance. We also both love the mountains so our engagement shoot showed that side of us.
Where did you find your inspiration?
I loved the rustic look of other engagement shoots I have seen when the couple is in a field or near a barn. It feels warm and cozy!
What were some personal details you incorporated?
I bought both of our outfits (ha!). Kevin ended up loving his Billy Reid button down shirt. I wanted us both to be wearing something that we would wear on a normal day, which we both did.
Your favorite moment of the day.
My favorite moments were when Kevin was holding me close in those intimate poses. I really felt his love for me as he was looking in my eyes. It was very romantic!
Three things you’re glad you did.
- I’m glad I wore the comfortable second outfit, I automatically felt more relaxed in front of the camera.
- I’m glad I got my makeup done for the shoot. I hardly ever wear makeup but I wanted the photos to be special, and I think they turned out a lot better because of that.
- I’m glad Emily brought the sign where we put our initials. Those shots were some of my favorites!
Anything you wish you hadn’t done?
I wish I had laughed more to show my and Kevin’s playfulness. We are always laughing and silly when we are together!
What was the best piece of wedding advice you got?
The best piece of advice that I hope to remember on the big day is that it’s important that Kevin and I steal a moment alone just to enjoy each other and take in the day.
What piece of wedding planning advice to you wish you followed?
wish that I hadn’t felt rushed to make all my wedding plans right away. It’s a year out and I pretty much have the entire thing planned! I think I felt pressure that vendors would book up, and pressure to plan as soon as possible when really I should have enjoyed it more and done it slowly over time.
Anything you wish you hadn’t worried about?
I wish I didn’t worry about pleasing everyone else in choosing the venue. We should have taken our time in that decision and made it just about us!
How did you choose your vendors?
Lots and Lots of Research. Wedding Wire was helpful along with wedding blogs and websites. I wanted every decision to be perfect!
What is your very best advice to other mountain brides?
To enjoy every part of planning and make it special to you and your fiancé. You never get moments like this back!