Engagement Photos + A Guest book

I was thrilled that an engagement session was part of our wedding photography package. However, my Mr. Wonderful just isn’t one who enjoys having his picture taken and I knew a whole photo shoot of us wouldn’t work out well. So I asked if we could have a family engagement session instead – to celebrate and commemorate the joining of our two homes. Our fabulous photographer agreed and so it was!

We did some just the two of us, some with the entire clan and then sets us each of us with our bio children, all the girls, all the guys, etc. Other than the humidity, it was mostly fun. I’m so happy with what we captured!

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Then I used these photos to create our wedding guestbook. I didn’t want the list of guests that I would never look at again. I loved the idea of a photo book (reminds me of a yearbook) that people could sign and take part in our story. When The Knot sent me a promotion for a FREE photo book from Shutterfly, I quickly created one to use as our guest book.

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Be creative about your needs. I think it would even be fun to have a scrapbook on display at your welcome table. So whatever you’re into, whatever your craft, let your skills shine!

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