We did it. The pre-wedding glamour photoshoot. Exactly 10 months before our wedding. In the one and only Central Park of the world.
It was surprisingly an awesome experience. The weather was gorgeous – sunny, with just enough fluffy clouds, and not at all hot. The photographer and makeup artist were both pleasant and professional. Everything went smoothly, clothes fit, prep time was shorter than expected, and we spent more time taking pictures. The only downfall was that we had to pay a lot of expected hidden costs and dropped handful after handful of cash. Even at four-digit price tags, everybody demanded cold cash!
It was fun taking bridal pictures in Central Park, with hundreds of locals and tourists watching us climbing rocks, lying on grass, making funny poses, etc. Tons of random people took pictures of us, some asking for permission (to which our photographers always said “sure – five dollars”) and others secretly snatched shots. Many also said congrats and other comments (“your dress is beautiful”, “now you guys can have kids”). We’re unlikely to get this much attention ever again, even on the wedding day (since it won’t be in wide-open public).
Proofs will supposedly be ready in two weeks. Can’t wait to see them.