Posts in Engagement Shoot
Fantasy Friday ~ A Flashy, Fun, Blue Shoe Wearing, Cherry Red Chevy Rockin' Engagement Shoot

Envy. That's all... I am completely and totally envious. Seriously, I just can't get enough of Leah's hair. Right?? It totally makes me want to go back to my teenage years and rebel (well, a little bit more). The only time I got my hair a teeny, tiny bit this fire engine red was when I dyed it with... KOOL-AID!! Yup. I dyed my hair with fucking Kool-Aid! And it worked! I don't know what's worse; that I dyed my hair with a popular (at the time) tasty bevy or that it fucking worked!! And, according to wikiHow, apparently, I was WAY ahead of my time! (Bridey, if you're interested in trying it, you must use the unsweetened packets vs. the sweetened.... TRUST ME!) Anyway, back to Leah and her fabulous hair and this cool ass shoot!

Between the red hair, the cherry red Chevy, the blue stilettos, the Golden Retriever and the heat between Leah and Matt, I just couldn't help myself. I HAD to share this engagement shoot with you, bridey. Because, if you're interested in having an engagement session, then take a few pointers from Leah and Matt. Shake it up! Change your clothes, bring props (the Chevy does count as a prop, right?) and get into it! Or else why do it? Right? So, doll, have fun scrolling!

I mean... FUCK YEAH!!! I need these shoes!Look at that hair!! OMG!!!Hot!Awwwwwww.... Doggie....

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Fantasy Friday ~ Dogs Are People, Too... A Hawaiian Engagement Session

Yeah... I can sometimes be a softie. Seriously, look up! There's a dog in that photo. See that adorable couple with their adorable golden retriever? I mean, how could I resist the cuteness? Not too mention that I am a huge fan of bringing what's important to you into your engagement shoots. For some of you, that means spicing it up with a paint fight or rolling around on an old truck or trashing an old motel room together, and that's fantastic, because it's personal... But, for Michelle and Seung, it's about their love for their dogs, Bailey and Sadie. Sadly, Sadie died about a week before this shoot, but if you scroll down, you'll see how Michelle and Seung paid tribute Sadie without turning a happy day into a sad one. 

Bridey, remember that if you're going to take the time (and that of your photographer) to have an engagement or save the date shoot, then do it right! Make it personal, or don't do it at all. Seriously, look around at all of the photographs you have of each other. Are they the same? And, are they boring? Probably!! So, step out of the box, and make your engagement shoot personal or don't bother. Okay... off my gigantic soapbox. Go look at the FAB pics!
I love how they are looking at each other!!

I am SO going there... I feel like Seung is looking at Michelle, like "Hey girl... What do you say we take this to the grass?"Bailey is wearing a photograph of Sadie around her neck.

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Fantasy Friday ~ A Divinely Sexy & Seriously Funny Engagement Shoot

When I think about an engagement shoot, it's rare that I think of them as "sexy" or "funny". Usually, I think about them as "boring" or "cheesy". Sorry, but it's true. I mean how many ways can a couple smile at the camera or look longingly at each other? Right? But, when I received Chelsea and Darian's shoot from the super talented Creatrix Photography, I was excited to show you, brideys, that an engagement shoot can be fun and sexy all at the same time.

It doesn't hurt that Chelsea and Darian are a great looking couple, but more than that, it's clear that they are completely captivated by one another. Sparks are flying all over the place with these two! And yet, they are laughing their way through the shoot. They are having a ball and it shows! 

Brideys, this is the way to do it! Have fun with it! Get into the moment! Lose yourselves! Trust me, based on these photographs, Chelsea and Darian will look back at their engagement session as more than just a photo shoot, but more like a fantastic memory.

Sexy. Funny. Sexy.Clearly funny! I wonder what she was laughing at!!Anybody else thinking Top Gun right now?

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Fantasy Friday ~ I Love a Good Time Warp! An Amazing 1920-30s Inspired Engagement Shoot

I’m a little obsessed with time travel. Like… I think I get it from my dad, who is a touch crazy like me (oops! I def have that backwards; obviously I get that from him, right?), but no matter what, we’ve both been somewhat drawn to what life was like in other decades. I think that’s why I love Nicole and Jonathan so much. Their engagement shoot was inspired by the 1920s-1930s, and apparently their wedding had a 1940-50s vibe to it (don’t worry, something tells me that you will see it showcased on BB). Seriously, how fucking cool is that? I mean, love the idea of being swept into another era, even if it is just for a few hours at a fabulous wedding.

The other thing I absolutely adore about this engagement shoot? Nicole and Jonathan clearly had fun. Just look at these photographs! They are having a ball! They look fantastic, and when they look back on their engagement shoot, they will actually remember it. It won’t just be some day that blends into all of the others, like, “Oh look, here we are together smiling in front of this tree.” Or, “Look at us kissing in front of this statue.” BORING!!!! They will remember their experience at Idlewild, a park that dates back to the 1900s. See? History IS fun! Who the fuck knew!

Bridey, I’ve said it a million times… Your engagement shoot should be something that means something to you two as a couple. Put some thought into it… Don’t just phone it in and do whatever. Take advantage of the opportunity to shine. Ahem… Okay, that’s enough preaching. Just enjoy these kickass photographs!

Suddenly, I have the urge to go to a carnival!

OMG... Nicole! You are so adorable!! So cute!

Bam! Bam! Bam!

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Fantasy Friday ~ A "Trashy" Engagement Shoot

I couldn't resist. I just had to share an engagement shoot that was not only super distinct and off the cuff, but so cool and so fun that I wish I could have been there. Well, maybe not rolling around on the bed with the bride and groom, but definitely in the vicinity!

From the photographer, Jessica Olivero: Nikki and Michael are getting married in next year in New Jersey, and they wanted an engagement session that went against the grain as well as fit who they are as a couple. Michael is a DJ + both he + Nicki are total music junkies. We rented a low key hotel room + "trashed" it with bottles, records, clothes + lots of other rad things.

I LOVE how raw this session feels....like the morning after a crazy party.

I love all of the "trash" in this shoot!!! Every time I see a cool engagement shoot like this one, I wish I could rewind, grab a cool photog friend and the hus and get snappin'!

The BEST album cover ever!

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Super Stylish Sunday ~ Little Italy Engagement Shoot

Don't get me wrong, I love the wild and crazy engagement shoots. Painting each other, hunting each other and even rolling around in the snow with bottles of spray paint are fantastic, but if you're not into the craziness, a traditional engagement shoot is just fine. However, if your passion for each other bleeds through... Well, that's just fucking splendid. Take Louanne and Joe for instance. It's clear to me that they have electricity just by looking at these cool ass photographs. Right? 

Louanne is a super stylish and creative hairstylist and makeup artist. Joe is a witty and sarcastic middle school english teacher (awwww...). I'd say their personalities balance each other out perfectly. 

From the Iliana, the photographer: "For their engagement session, Louanne and Joe wanted to go somewhere vibrant and fun. We decided to shoot in Little Italy in Downtown San Diego because there's so much color and energy there. We had fun exploring the area and snapping some great photos. At one point it did start to rain, so we ducked into a nearby bar-- Bottlecraft-- which is one of all of our favorites. Those ended up being some of my favorite photos! And in the end, the sun began to shine, giving us just enough time for a few more photos, with the sunshine glistening off the wet surfaces!"

This one really speaks to me. If I were them, this photograph would totally be hanging over my fireplace for the world to see..

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Super Stylish Sunday ~ Engagement Session Gone Wild!

I know that this will surprise you, but I like to have fun. Seriously, sometimes a girl just needs to let her hair down and get a little bit crazy. But, what happens when you throw in some paint (and maybe even some booze) and bring your man with you? A fucking awesome engagement shoot! That's what!

Gotta be honest (because I don't know how to be any other way), I LOVE to work with people who like to have fun. It certainly makes my job so much easier and more enjoyable when a couple is great to work with, and rock a fantastic sense of humor. And this engagement shoot? Well, they definitely have a sense of humor!

And you know what else? The shoot? It's super stylish too. What a great idea for an engagment session! I mean, I love all of the bright colors, the natural surroundings of Mount Charleston, and the whimsy fabulousness, don't you? But, most of all? I really dig how Ayla and Jon play with each other. It's clear that they have deep connection, and I bet a superb love life too! Sorry... Couldn't help it! Anyway, enjoy the cool photographs! I hope they inspire you, bridey, to break out of the mold and let your true colors (haha!) shine through!

In case there was any question of who the groom was!

Or the bride...

I love Ayla! She's always laughing; her mouth constantly stuck in a smile...

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Super Stylish Sunday ~ Pick Up Truck Engagement Shoot

I gotta say... I really LOVE Super Stylish Sunday. I love it because anything goes. And today? Well, it's no different. Although, I must admit... I was going to go a whole different route for the post today, but when I saw this in my inbox, I felt like I NEEDED to share it. Immediately. Because for some of you, today's post is simply a cool couple who chose a pretty fantastic way to photograph their engagement session, but for me it's much, much more.

I hate to say it, but usually? I get so damn bored with the majority of engagement photographs I see. And while the couple may be pretty to look at, dressed perfectly and completely in love, the photographs tell me absolutely nothing about who they are. They are empty somehow. But these? Well, they tell a story, and outside of how "pretty" the couple is (and they are pretty!), you get a feel for what they like, and who they are, versus how long they can gaze into each other's eyes for the sake of a picture. 

Seriously? What an incredible way for two lovebirds to spend an afternoon together? A gourmet picnic in the park on the back of their teal 1950s pickup truck?! It doesn't get much better than root beer, apples, French cheeses, bread, nuts, and some caramel popcorn. Right? Oh, and you know what? Let's snap some photographs and call it their engagement shoot! LOVE IT! I love the energy, I love the spirit, and I totally love how their photographer was able to truly encapsulate who these two people are as a couple.

I cannot get over the whimsical look in her eyes! So stunning...

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