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Planning for the engagement photos

This bride-to-be is getting excited. And not about the big day. (Well, of course about the big day, but that’s an ever-present excitement!) But about a different day. I’m talking about the day the beau and I get to meet with our photographer and spend a couple of hours being silly and making googly eyes at one another in front of a camera. Our engagement photo shoot is just a few weeks away, and I am stoked.

In the meantime, I am trying desperately to prepare. Probably the three biggest concerns of mine have been: 1) my hair 2) my teeth and 3) what to wear.

In preparation for the wedding, I have been growing my hair out. You might not know it, seeing as how my hair is only shoulder length. But for reals, it’s a good bit longer than I was keeping it pre-engagement. I was opting to keep it in sort of a long bob between my ears and chin. My hair is thin and gets stringy looking when I grow it out, so shorter ‘dos definitely suit me better.
This is how I prefer it:

But, realizing that longer hair maximizes options for wedding hair styles, I have been growing it out. Which makes me look in the mirror every day and go “ugh!” Because it looks pretty yuck, if you ask me.


So, since it looks pretty yuck, I’m definitely a little concerned about the engagement photos. Hence my decision to make an appointment at a hair salon to see about getting a body boost or a wave put in. Right now, this lackluster hair just isn’t cutting it. I gots to do something about it. So hopefully I will have pretty hair for our engagement session!

The second thing I’m worried about is my teeth. I love cheesing for photos. (Seriously, you can ask anyone who knows me. I am basically one big, ginormous, walking piece of cheese.) But I have always hated the fact that my teeth have never been white. Like ever. I’m always envious of friends and strangers alike who boast pearly whites that really are pearly white. Mine are more cream. Or eggshell. Or, well, just not white. Anyway, it bothers me sometimes in photos. So, I have been using a Rembrandt whitening mouthwash twice a day in hopes of helping the situation. It seems to be helping a little, but I’m still not where I’d like to be. About a week before our photos, if my teeth are still feeling dingy, I might have to look into buying whitening trays.

And thirdly, I flat out do not know what to wear. For seriousness. A dress? Cute jeans with flats? Cute jeans with boots? It doesn’t help that I have no idea what the weather is going to be like at the end of September. It could be mild and pleasant. Or it could be cold and windy. I’m thinking this might be a last-minute kind of decision.

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