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Engagement Photos

We gave our photographer, Sarah Der, a big challenge; neither Tiffany nor I like having our picture taken.  “Not like” may be an understatement. Part of our motivation as photographers is that we get to be behind the camera and not in front of it.  I have many shots on my “b rolls” that are of Tiffany either hiding behind objects (including her camera) or making unhappy faces at me.  I am quite confident she has the same of me.  So the idea of going outside in public for several hours and having nothing but our pictures taken has daunting.  But Sarah came through and did a great job!  Which supports my theory that it is the photographer, not the couple, that makes the difference in photography; not that we aren’t cute! wait. damn.

Tiffany was largely in charge of defining our outfits, but she got help from our friends Ashleigh and Jess.  While I was doing other things upstairs, I could hear much giggling downstairs.  Makeup was involved as well.  I made sure that I had pants, so I was all set.

We met up with Sarah at the Wren Building on the William and Mary campus.  We wanted to have pictures both on campus as William and Mary has a special significance to both of us, but also in Colonial Williamsburg as there are many pretty vistas.  For anyone who has not had the experience of having portraits taken of you, it is a very odd experience.  Being directed to stand this way, put your hand here, lean your head this way, no wait, that way can feel a bit strange.  But Sarah did a great job of keeping us at ease. I stink at smiling on command, so Sarah had to crack jokes and Tiffany tickled me.  I was much abused, but between that and being instructed not to smirk, I think we got some good pictures.

We wandered through campus and then after a quick wardrobe change went into Colonial Williamsburg for the final shots.  There is a very cute garden that is hidden behind one of the buildings on DoG street that few people know about.  We had it to ourselves and it worked well.  We didn’t want to have the pictures be obviously “colonial” but there are some of the iconic buildings in the background.  After finishing up, I was exhausted. Who knew walking around could take so much energy out of a person?

This past week Sarah sent us the cutest package!  She included a very sweet note, some prints of her favorite pictures, and most importantly a DVD with all of our images.  One of the reasons that we chose Sarah is that she would provide all of the digital copies for our personal use.

For those of you who would like prints, please buy them through Sarah’s website and support her, she is awesome!  (There is a password, but it should be easy to figure out if you know us).

Click the “Read More” link below to see the gallery!

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  1. Ashleigh #

    omg LOVE the photos. Great job, Sarah, and look at the two of you! Adorable shots, Tiffany looks beautiful and Jeremy, very handsome- minimal smirking, too ;)

    May 7, 2012
  2. Lookin’ good! Also, Jeremy, if Eric and I had known you needed help with your makeup we would have totally helped you out. Just call.

    May 7, 2012
  3. Rob #

    #15 – with the books – FTW

    May 7, 2012
    • We must give credit to our good friends Terry and Ashleigh for the inspiration. They have a very similar photo and we loved it so much we needed to do our own. The book choices, of course, were ours :)

      May 7, 2012
  4. Lori #

    Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE all your pics! Great job to your photographer! So sorry we can’t make it to the wedding, but when you guys make a trip to Pa we will make plans on a nice dinner out to celebrate! Sending lots of love and hugs and kisses and enjoy your special day! Love you lots and miss you! <3 Lori, Frank and Dylan<3 xxxoooo

    August 11, 2012
    • Thanks Lori! We are so thrilled with the engagement photos, can’t wait to see what Sarah (our photographer) does for the wedding day! And I’m looking forward to dinner! Just have to make it up to PA! Will miss you on the 28th :)

      August 11, 2012

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