Yeah, we all loved The Notebook. But putting on a pageboy hat and posing with some letters runs the risk of just making you look like you’re trying too hard. But if you’re trying so hard that you make something amazing, like this entire series of Up photos, then more power to you.
Keep your shirt on.
Know somebody famous.
I’m pretty sure that no engagement session could top this one that Bruce Springsteen accidentally photobombed. However, if you know someone famous, try to make it someone like Will Ferrell, who won’t mind posing with you to get your photo in The New York Times Vows section.
So in conclusion. If you can follow in Anne Hathaway’s footsteps, get your photos taken for free. My husband and I skipped the whole engagement photo process, but we ended up having to go to a park with a friend to take some shots, because the Times rejected our original photo submission for our wedding announcement.
CLEARLY the Vows editors missed a major opportunity for awesomeness here: