First, I have not given up on that other blog I started, but it is going to be a while before I get caught up there.
Second, I think this will make up for the fact that I haven’t posted a picture here for, like, a billion posts.
Third, I consider these more pre-wedding pictures than engagement pictures because, let’s face it, we’re already halfway through our “engagement period”. The teaser pics came out pretty nicely, I think, and I can’t wait to see the rest of them.
Mandi Contreras is our photographer, and she’s an associate photographer with Melissa McClure Photgraphy. We got tons of amazing recommendations on photographers, but we couldn’t afford a lot of them. Plus, the moment we sat down with Mandi, I loved her. She came out to our house after Christmas and we took pictures in our neighborhood and then jaunted over the Old Poway Park. She even got some photos of our pups (nicely groomed just before that last storm hit.. great timing!)
That last one is my favorite… it’s our family! Minus the cats. Look how cute the pups are!
Thanks, Mandi! We had a blast posing and temple-nuzzling, and smiling big smiles all afternoon!
I love them! You look so happy! And it’s so cool you included the dogs too. Many happy congratulations again.
Thanks! I was super excited to be able to get some shots with our pups. We can’t have them at the wedding venue, so this is as close as it gets.
Mandi kept telling Travis “big smiles” and he said that’s as big as his smile gets. He says my smile is so huge, it makes his look like he’s not trying. =)
She managed to get all three dogs looking in the same direction at once? Sounds impressive to me! Really great photos – I like the one with the sun steaming in the back – so pretty! 🙂
We gave her some dog treats and told her the dogs respond to “Cookie!” Once she gave them a treat and they realized she had them, there was a lot of “cookie! cookie! cookie!”
Fabulous photos! Can’t take professional photos without the entire family, right? Bear was in our e-photos, too, and it was great. The wedding will be here before you know it, so have fun and best wishes!
She did a great job! Pictures are awesome! Love the one with the dogs!
Great pictures! The last one is my favorite.