I was equally excited and nervous about our engagement photo shoot. I was super pumped to have nice photos of Mr. Scepter and I, but a little nervous because I get really uncomfortable when people take pictures of me. I love photographs, but I prefer to be behind the camera. A group shot is fine, but when the focus is on me I get awkward.
Obviously Mr. Scepter was also going to be with me in the pictures, but I was still super nervous to have someone follow us around and snap thousands of photos. We had planned to travel to Amarillo for our flower girl’s birthday, so despite my anxiety, I went ahead and scheduled our engagement shoot with our photographer, Lezlie, for the same weekend.
I’m not going to lie. While it wasn’t nearly as horrible as I had thought it would be, I still felt super sub-conscience throughout our two hour shoot. Lezlie tried to make us feel as comfortable as possible, and talking to her about our relationship and our wedding really helped ease my nerves. Before I knew it our two hours was up and all we had to do was wait for the photos.
Five weeks later I screamed with excitement when I saw Lezlie’s email that let us know our photos were ready to be viewed, cursed my iPhone for not having flash, and then made us immediately leave PetSmart so we could go home and view our photos.
Words can’t express how amazing I thought Lezlie’s photos were so I will let them speak for themselves:
All Photos By The Insanely Talented Lezlie Andrew Photography
Lezlie is so awesome at her job that she was able to capture moments sans awkwardness. Even if you are camera shy, doing an engagement session is so worth it. It allowed us to get to know our photographer better, it allowed Lezlie to get to know us, and it was great to have such an exciting time in our lives captured through pictures.
Are you camera shy? How did you deal with your pre-photograph nerves?