mike and i never had professional engagement photos taken. see, we weren't really engaged long enough to get them done... or organized enough, really. we were engaged one minute then gettin' hitched in las vegas the next. it was a whirlwind of love and tour buses.
since it all happened so fast, traditional things like engagement pictures never happened. you would think that wouldn't be a big deal but, for me, it's been something i've regretted for almost nine years now. i may be married to a guy with head-to-toe tattoos, i may have had a mechanical bull at my wedding reception, but i'm a traditional girl at heart and engagement pictures were/are important to me. every once in a while i take out our wedding photos, look at them one by one, and sigh dramatically. when this happens, mike knows i'm thinking about the fact that we never had a profesh photo shoot. to him, it's not such a big deal, he has photo shoots all the time. but to me, it's a big big deal. i want those memories back.
at any rate, mike called me from tour a few weeks ago. i was feeling blue and he knew it. he said he had a surprise for me that he'd wanted to save until he got home but he thought maybe i needed the cheering up sooner rather than later. he'd made a deal with a photographer to do what we should've done all those years ago. he scheduled an engagement photo shoot for us.
after almost nine years of marriage, we're engaged... and we'll have the pictures to prove it.