Engagement shoots can get a little cray cray. Props, expensive outfits and mental locations, while all lovely, are not what makes a good one. To me, a cute couple being themselves and showing their love their way is what matters. Dear Justin & Alanna, you did this amazingly!
“Justin & Alanna are super rad”, their photographers He and She Photography told me, “and we just so happen to be good friends with them. They’ve got style for days, so we knew we were in for a treat when they asked us to do their engagement session. Sure enough, these cool cats blew us away!”
“We spent the day hanging out in San Luis Obispo and exploring a bunch of different areas. We started downtown, then went to San Simeon (where Hearst Castle is) and then hit a hidden gem close to our house – rolling hills of 4 foot tall wheat. There is no theme to their session, just them being them and us being us.”
No-one does engagement shoots like photographers from The Philippines… and Gem and Jay-R’s shoot by WeDoItForLove is no exception!I love this for it’s super creative and totally over-exaggerated concept.
So, Gem & Jay-R are medical reps for one of the country’s top brands… so what do they do? Dress up in straight jackets of course! They took inspiration from the movie, Love & Other Drugs as well as Blink 182’s music video for After Midnight.
Sense of humour required when viewing these please…
Matthew & Vashti’s engagement shoot may be simple but I think it’s perfect. Who needs props and stylists when you have love that looks like this? To me, there is nothing more beautiful than that.
In actual fact I don’t think any more words are required…just soak in the simple beauty that these guys have…
I don’t feature a while load of engagement sessions on my blog, but I simply couldn’t resist Jeni & Manny’s urban beach session. “When Boston make up artist/hair stylist extraordinaire, Jeni Teran, contacted me regarding engagement photos with her fiancé, I immediately started brainstorming!” wedding photographer Shannon Grant told me. “How would I do justice to such a sweet and (ahem) gorgeous couple?”
“Keeping the background more neutral by using the beach really helped set off her unique style and the couple’s down to earth personalities. Sometimes less is more and with lots of color going on, a nice simple location really allows for people to shine! Just an outfit change, a blanket and their love was all we needed to create this fun loving, beautiful engagement session.”
“When I first met Majken & Jakob, I immediately felt in love,” Danish wedding photographer Amanda Thomsen wrote. “It is not a secret that I love colours and a style that shows personality. Well, as you can see these two wonderful people had that, and on top of it all, they where so warm and funny that I felt like I had known them for a long time.”
I’m featuring this super cute engagement for no other reason than it makes me incredibly happy. These two are seriously cute and their matching glasses make my heart sing!
PS Stand by because I’ll have their equally adorable wedding hitting the blog in the next few weeks, hurrah!
For their engagement shoot, Mckenzie & Alex wanted something unique. They wanted something that screamed ‘them’ and showed their quirky side. They came up with the taxidermy concept after visiting a museum and falling in love with how they looked and the artistry behind each one.
“We were initially going to try and shoot them in the museum but then we found out that we could actually rent the animals!” photographer Michelle told me. “I then came up with the idea of shooting them in a simplistic urban setting to add a little bit of surrealism to the concept.”