Oh. My. Gah. I forgot ALLLLLL about the fact that everyone and their mother takes engagement photos these days. I am ill-equipped. Is there a contest for the MOST un-photogenic person ever? Did I win??
Geo's brother is getting married this year. I saw his engagement photos tonight, and I was...well, it was a reality check. His bride is all pretty and sparkly and the sun dances off her hair. I texted Geo immediately to tell him no to expect too much.
Me: Listen, I'm not whimsical and the sun will never dance off my hair like a beautiful Instagram filter. Don't expect that stuff, okay?
Geo: I don't expect that. I love you just the way you are.
Well, as reassuring as that should have been, I sunk into the kind of pity party that Bridget Jones could only dream of. I explained to Claire, who I was with at the time, that I felt bad for Geo. I am NOT a cool chick to take pictures with. I flick the camera off. Or I wink too aggressively. More often than not, I look like a jerkface photo bomber.
So then I saw these super cute, airy pictures of Geo's broseph and his fiance. They were all sunshine and dancing rays. I started sweating almost immediately. There's a picture where they are laughing and it's just very adorable.
I panicked and texted Geo again.
Me: When I laugh, it's not all charming and photogenic. It's crazy and maniacal.
Geo: Dude, engagement photos are ridiculous! No one really even looks like that! FYI: I will be showing massive amounts of chest hair in every one of our pics.
Me: Yeah. Got it.
I mean...I guess that's reassuring. When I'm ugly-facing my way through everything, Geo's violent chest hair will inevitably take over. So, you know, that's cool.
Anyway, do you guys have good pics? Send 'em my way so I learn a thing or two about how to take a proper photo...otherwise, have a picture-perfect weekend everyone!