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Jul 26

Back When Balloons Were Cool…

… Andrew and I used ’em in our engagement photos. That was about a year ago today and we had so much fun cuddling and hanging out around downtown Chicago with our amazing photographer Amanda Wilcher. I know lots of people think engagement shoots are cheesy and so “not them” but I’d beg to differ. Already, Apb and I are looking forward to our anniversary shoot coming up on our one year anniversary this September (Oh I cannot wait to tell you more about that). What about you guys? Pro-engagement sessions? Pro-balloons? Pro-love? I think so :) Have a glorious evening, bloggies! xoxo

21 thoughts on “Back When Balloons Were Cool…”

  1. Pro, pro, pro! This is such a sweet picture. I certainly can’t imagine anyone regretting having taken engagement photos years down the line. It’s such an exciting time, and more than worthy of capturing!

  2. Abby Grace says:

    Oh man, I freaking love balloons. I know they may be passe, but I think they’re so fun! Especially with a huge sky as your backdrop, like in the image above. Carrying balloons down the street? Kind of lame. But if you’re in a huge field, or under a wide open sky, or at a carnival, I say cute! So in lesser words, they have a time and a place.

  3. Jess says:

    An anniversary shoot sounds like fun! We didn’t do an engagement shoot mostly because we were still in college at the time and didn’t have the time or money. But, I love the balloons, we may have to consider doing an anniversary shoot :)

  4. Lisa says:

    Pro-all of the above! Can’t wait to see your anniversary shoot :) I just looked at your engagement pictures for the first time and seriously, y’all could not be cuter…what a perfect (and perfect looking!) couple!
    Hope you’re having a great evening!
    Lisa :)

  5. Liesl says:

    I beg to differ too! I LOVED shooting our engagement pictures and should have them back in about a week…can’t wait! I used balloons too in our shoot, after inspiration from your shoot, and I had always wanted to use them! So fun and yours were GORGEOUS!!!

    Liesl :)

  6. I love all kinds of shoots :) Especially ones that celebrate love! I’m so excited about your 1 year anniversary photos! SO EXCITED!

  7. Assaf says:

    I still like balloons and engagement shoots so much. They are so fun filled and such an awesome way to get to your couple!

  8. slamdunk says:

    I like balloons–they add a touch of class.

  9. Katie says:

    I love the idea of balloons! I loved our engagement pictures, in some ways more than the wedding ones. Don’t get me wrong, our wedding pictures are great, but the engagement pictures are “us”, if that makes sense.

  10. Yes yes and yes. And balloons are still cool. ;)

  11. Absolutely yes, my BF is not the type though :( You looked amazing!

  12. jillian says:

    pro love! :) and pro-balloons. i think they are sweet. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  13. jackie says:

    woah, your engagement photos are beautiful. i think engagement sessions are nice, but i’m not sure we’ll splurge on one since we’ll being doing the wedding on a super tight budget in the first place. who knows. but i definitely love the idea of anniversary pictures. and just because ones too. you don’t need a special occasion to get nice pictures to frame on your wall. and obviously pro-love, all the way :)

  14. PRO engagement shoots
    PRO balloons
    PRO love
    and definitely PRO one year anniversary pictures! I had a blast getting mine done. It was almost reliving the wedding day picture pictures (sans the white dress) and it was a wonderful memory.

  15. Keri says:

    Well, we just did our engagement shoot 2 days ago, so yes, I am Pro-engagement shoots. Love the balloons also! Can’t wait to hear about your anniversary shoot!

  16. Elle Sees says:

    Yes! Pro! And these shots look ethereal and not circus-cheesy. Win!

  17. I am pro everything! The minute I’m not I become a hypocrite ;)

  18. birdie to be says:

    Love them all!!! :)

  19. Amber Burton says:

    Absolutely pro!! Engagement shoots are wonderful. I still look at our pictures and that was 7 years ago. They aren’t nearly what yours are, but photography in general has changed a lot that time. I also love the balloons. It’s such a fun and cute idea. It adds dimension to your photos and setting. Love it!

  20. Lena says:

    Really, how can you resist a little balloon action? Since John and I have more than a few headshot sessions, I think couple should do shoots together whenever they feel so inclined!

    xoxox, L

  21. Oh my, I love the idea of a one year anniversary shoot! How have I not thought of that?! Lol, you two are too cute! xo

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