A Simply Stunning Engagement: Justin & Alanna

June 15, 2012

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.”

Oh and you do it so well! Huge love and thanks to you all for sharing this today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: He and She Photography


  1. Renee

    This shoot was beautiful and I’m so glad you posted it. This is the kind of stuff that gives a lot of people confidence and inspires those that don’t. I think the idea of not shying away of nudity and intimacy is a lot more helpful than the mainstream pre-wedding content you usuall find (diet diet diet).
    I can’t wait to get married one day and have an excuse to rewatch all your videos with Helen, but in the meantime, RocknRoll Bride has been my go-to for all things wedding when helping my sister who’s getting married in September.
    (I hope my comment makes sense grammatically haha, I just woke up and the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet.)

  2. Ellie

    At first I was like “why would you do this?!” But then I read the article and understood more. Its actually really beautiful and brave for putting yourselves out there. Fair play to them

  3. Jennifer

    I don’t know if I would personally be comfortable doing this myself, although I love the shower photos so much. They all turned out so beautiful either way.

  4. I absolutely love everything about this shoot. It’s intimate, yes, but that’s what couples are, no?
    More than that, this feels authentic and so *them*. Thanks for sharing a different point of view.

  5. I adore Sarah’s work, it is totally unique, and she is never afraid to break new ground. These images are beautiful, touching, proper grown up art!


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