Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Engagement Photos-Part I

Welcome back to Wedding Wednesdays! I know I haven't updated in a few weeks but I am excited because I have lots to share! By now, most of you that follow, read about our trip to LA and the engagement shoot we had during our visit. Since returning, not a day passed that we didn't think about how our photos were going to turn out and how they were going to look. We just couldn't wait to see them! We checked our emails several times a day, every day, eagerly awaiting news from our photographers Brian and Allie of Callaway Gable. (what impatient kids we are!) And at last, on Friday, we were on our way to dinner, Darren was driving in rush hour traffic, and we received an email and a tweet that our photos were available for viewing on their blog! Immediately, Darren and I both grabbed our phones. We could not pull ourselves away, we couldn't stop looking at them! It was amazing we made it to dinner in one piece! The pictures turned out better than we could've ever hoped for. All my worries about my hair extensions looking fake, my teeth not being white enough, and my makeup not being perfect, all went away. They came out exactly how I had envisioned them; happy and in love, and totally awesome of course!
A few days later, we received another email with the link to the rest of the photos. (All 500 of them! (Awesomeness x 500. lol!) Over the weekend, I tried to pick a few to share for today's post, but choosing just a couple from so many was not an easy task. I really wanted to share all of them, but didn’t want to overload you (or your bandwidth) so a little each week will have to do.





In total we did 4 different looks. (Technically, we did 5 but I wore one of the dresses twice.) You can see our photographer’s favorites and the other looks here. For the first look, we started the day at the Walt Disney Center. It is a very commonly photographed structure, but no one does it better than Callaway Gable. They’ve done numerous shoots there, but the look and feel of each session is always different. One of the many reasons why I fell in love with their work!






When we first booked Callaway Gable to shoot our wedding, Darren and I considered not doing engagement photos. Being that we were on opposite sides of the country, we didn’t know how it was going to work. But the more I looked through their blog, the more I wanted to. I didn’t want to look back and regret any aspects of our wedding.





















all photos: Callaway Gable

on her: dress: Halston Heritage from Rent the Runway (buy/black, buy/red, buy/purple), shoes: Zara, earrings: Vintage (similar), bracelets: David Yurman & F21, lipstick: Dior Fantastic Plum
on him: suit: Tailored, shirt: BR, shoes: Hugo Boss, belt: Gucci


For the petites that are curious about the fit of this dress, please note that it was not petite friendly. I rented two dresses from RenttheRunway.com and had to make temporary adjustments to both. I ordered 0R (comes in regular length and tall), and thought I could pull it off with 4 inch heels. NOT. Regular length is probably ideal for someone around 5”3 (I’m only 4”11). Overall, it was really roomy and long but the belt that comes with the dress was pretty snug. I bought double sided tape to adjust the length but it was easier to take in/shorten the strap around the back of the neck. Once worn with the belt, you can’t even tell!

Stay tuned for Part II!

53 comments:

  1. KHATU. I am absolutely blown away by these photos!!! I saw a few when you posted them through Twitter but am even more amazed seeing them on your blog. They look so high fashion and different from anything else I've seen engaged couples do. I can't wait to see the rest. Congratulations you beautiful couple and all the best for the rest of the wedding planning!!

    xo
    Jen

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  2. You look gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! These pics are amazing. Can't wait to see which ones you picked.

    XX-Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  3. You look gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! These pics are amazing. Can't wait to see which ones you picked.

    XX-Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  4. OMG you two make the cutest couple!!!!!! I can't wait to see pics of your wedding.......

    Oh and these pics are AMAZING!!!

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! You two look so adorable! I love the pictures and can't wait for part 2!

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  6. These are absolutely stunning!
    Congrats again, and I'm so glad you ended up doing the engagement photos, they turned out so chic!

    the|next|obsession

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  7. OMG KHATU!! These photos are ssooo lovely! You two look absolutely stunning! My mouth is dropped open with disbelief!

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  8. Khatu, these photos are AMAZING. You both look so beautiful and happy in them. I love that dress on you... you look miles long in it!

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  9. The pics are amazing you both look incredible!!

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  10. Gorgeous photos!! I can't wait to see more.

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  11. beautiful photos. the first thing i thought of was "futuristic love"

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  12. Oh my, these are absolutely stunning. You look beautiful and the 2 of you make a killer couple!

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  13. Gorgeous photos! Such dramatic backdrop and you wore the perfect dramatic dress for it. I love it! Thanks for sharing your photos with us!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    Style Cue by Suzie Q

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  14. Soooooo blown away by your pics!! They are awesome and you both make a gorgeous couple!

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.blogspot.com

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  15. Such amazing photos! The dress looks absolutely stunning on you - would never had known you had to tape it up!
    The one with the reflections is my favourite (8th one down)
    Can't wait to see the other outfits :)

    Monochrome Magpie

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  16. D and You rock in those photos! These are one of the very unique engagement photos I have ever seen. Every outfit you wore (I took a sneak peek on the CG's website) tells a story about your love path! (Now you want me to get married lol)

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  17. Opps, sorry I mean "make me want to".

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  18. Super gorgeous!!!! Congrats :)

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  19. Your engagement photos are absolutely stunning! I can only imagine how amazing your wedding photos will be! We did our E Pics because we wanted to be comfortable with our photographer before the wedding day :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  20. These photos are beautiful! They belong in Vogue or something!

    Random question- how DID you get your teeth so white?? My wedding is in a month and I drink a ton of coffee! :(

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  21. you 2 are so photogenic!!!! Beautiful outfits! You got it all right for the petite frame. My fav is the white fun outfit. 500 from an engagement shoot?! Dang! I only got 300 from my WEDDING! Can't wait to see more. They turned out GREAT! Love the drama in some of them. You are a natural in front of the camera. Darin did great too! Looked sharp.

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  22. You are beautiful!!! Loved these photos and can't wait to see what's next!! :)

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  23. STUNNING!!!! You guys are literally picture perfect, lol.

    IvonneStacy

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  24. So so SO gorgeous! You are so beautiful! I went to the photographer's site and I think you did an EXCELLENT job with the looks, of course! I want each of those dresses!

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  25. Beautiful pictures! Congrats!

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  26. Khatu you look absolutely stunning, beautiful, gorgeous! I can tell how happy you are.
    Great, great look and pictures!

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  27. OMG! You look STUNNING!! I usually never leave comments, but this time I just had to!

    I wish you the best! You guys deserve it!

    xoxo

    C

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  28. you and the fiance look so super glamorous :) just had to comment and tell you that the pictures are fab :) !

    anhie

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  29. Georgous pics! :) Ur lipstick colour + that black maxi dress= wow! :)

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  30. OMG. So stunning. You and your guy are so photogenic and gorgeous. The photos have an editorial feel to them and I can totally envision them In a magazine. Congratulations and I wish you both a long, happy marriage.

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  31. Omg, you guys look so GOOD! Love the dress!

    xo Jo

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  32. These photos are absolutely amazing! The photographers did and amazing job - I can't wait to see the rest of them!

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  33. absolutely gorgeous!! could you do a make-up tutorial? your make-up looks great!!!

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  34. These pictures are like the pictures from a high fashion magazine. You both look stunning.

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  35. Holy moly!! These engagement photos are breathtaking! Wow.

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  36. you look gorgeous! stunning photos... off to see the photog's site :)

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  37. Wow! I can see why you chose this photographer, the pictures are breathtaking! And you look amazing in that dress even though you say the fit was off. You guys are so cute!!!!

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  38. YOU look STUNNING!!! My friend Michelle had her engagement pictures there too! Such a beautiful couple!

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  39. GORGEOUS! I'm not getting married anytime soon but I am bookmarking Calloway Gable for the future!

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  40. First shot is my favourite. You two looked so natural there :)

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  41. You two look incredible! Makes me want to get married all over again!


    Cheers~
    Wei

    Weiandmei.blogspot.com

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  42. Such jaw dropping photos! You two are postively BEAMING with love. Congratulations again, Khatu!

    http://www.xjole.com

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  43. Simply breathtaking K! WOW. I agree with the majority of the comments here that they def. look high fashion material. So So glam! Can't wait to see more =)

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  44. These photos are breathtakin....oh my they are gorgeous. Congrats you look sooooo happy hun!!
    xoxo
    NajaDiamond
    www.NajaDiamond.com

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  45. Oh my gosh you look so elegant!!

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  46. These are amazing! You look so glamorous!

    Lindsey Turner
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  47. You look absolutely stunning. Very glamorous and perfect dress choices.

    Can I ask where you got your earrings from? (THe ones with the black gown).

    THANKS!
    :)

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  48. Can't believe how pretty these photos are, I really like the navy colour scheme too, I haven't seen that done a lot!

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