engagement photography

August 30

Cute Midwest Engagement Photo Ideas Along A River

Today, we are so excited to be sharing these sweet engagement photo ideas with you all! We love the relaxed environment, fun colors, and tender moments shared between this couple.

Nature provides a stunning backdrop for occasions such as this one. Before you decide to travel far distances for your engagement session, consider stepping foot into your own backyard. If there is something the two of you love, try using it as a prop. From signature coffee to horseback riding, try to commemorate a hobby that fits both of your personalities. This couple used colorful paddles from a canoe, as a focal point within their shoot. These props even match their custom, orange save the dates!

During your engagement photography, try to visit different nearby locations; this will allow for more unique photo opportunities and variety within your session. From the scenic river to the romantic bonfire, we are swooning over all of these pictures.


Photography Credit: Leslee Mitchell

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Venue: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


June 30

Epic Surprise Proposal Ideas in San Francisco

Today, we are swooning over this surprise proposal in San Francisco! If you are into sunset photography, these heartfelt pictures will make you weak in the knees. Luke took Leah to Bernal Heights to ask for her hand in marriage. Little did she know, her family was awaiting the surprise, just around the corner.

Luke and Leah did an engagement session the following day up in the Redwoods. If you and your better half have made it official as well, make sure to send out your sweet save the dates for all of your family and friends to see!

Photography Credit: Sidney Morgan

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After their epic surprise proposal, these two had an adorable sunset engagement session with their Bay Area photographer along the coast:

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Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


June 3

Sports Themed Engagement Picture Ideas in Arizona

Today, we are really enjoying these adorable sports-themed engagement picture ideas. Ryan and Brittany love sporting events, and at one point in their careers, had both worked for some of the top Sports Organizations in the country! They love it all- baseball, football, and basketball to name a few. Picking a fun theme for their session was a no brainer for these two lovebirds.

How did the proposal happen?
While at The Sanctuary Camelback, Ryan invited Brittany to join him for a drink during happy hour. When she arrived, she was escorted by a member of the staff to a private villa where a video, a note, and rose petals laid gracefully around a glass table.

Brittany quickly turned on the homemade video Ryan put together of some of their sweetest memories together. She watched until the film ended with a picture of an empty ring box on the screen- and as Brittany turned around, she found Ryan down on one knee.

Ryan had set up dinner reservations that evening, and invited both families to join them as they joyfully celebrated their new engagement together!


Photography Credit: April Maura Photography

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Location: Encanterra Country Club

Event Venue: Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


May 25

Romantic Black and Gold Charleston Engagement Ideas

Today, we’re just a bit speechless. This extraordinary team put together some breathtaking proposal inspiration, that is as every bit artistic as it is romantic. Hosted in Charleston, this dreamy cottage is a timeless venue where dreams seem to come to life. If you and your better half have yet to take your engagement photos, make sure to Pin these tender engagement ideas to your favorite wedding boards.

If you love the finer things in life, or just prefer to keep you special day simple, these gold and black formal wedding invitations can take your wedding theme full circle. These wedding colors are ultra refined and make a sophisticated statement, without even trying.


Photography Credit:  Exquisitrie by Kelly Sauer

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Photography & Creative Direction: Exquisitrie by Kelly Sauer

Artistic Styling: Type A Society

Venue: River Oaks Charleston

Calligrapher: Elizabeth Porcher Jones

Models: Marisa R. and Micah D.

Agency: Millie Lewis Charleston

Bridal Hair/Makeup: Dannon K. Collard

Ribbon & Candles: Silk & Willow

Valise: Trousseau & Co.

Heels: Ivanka Trump

Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

Dress: Jill Stuart

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


April 12

Industrial Style Downtown Engagement Photos

The bold Downtown Raleigh city skyline in today’s industrial style engagement session made for the perfect backdrop for shooting a newly engaged couple. Laura and Daryn’s love really shines through the hustle and bustle of the big city and the locale made for some great engagement photos.

After having fun with industrial garages and big buildings, the couple made an outfit change for a little flirting on the grass (with the camera that is!) We love the idea of having an outfit change or two during an engagement session as it provides for a number of different looks for the photos. The couple not only changed their wardrobes, but the location as well, for some more tradition shots.

We are absolutely loving everything that this engagement session has to offer. Congrats to the happy couple.

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From the Photographer…

When I met Laura and Daryn for their wedding consultation, I had a good vibe from the get go. This couple was adorable and they were perfect together and not just that – they were perfect with me! It is all about a relationship and connection – not just between the two of them but me and them as well. I mean I am with you like white on rice for your wedding day and sometimes many sessions leading up to the wedding day. When we started talking about what their needs were for their big day, we did talk about an engagement and a bridal session. We determined that the bridals would be at the venue they are getting married at which is the beautiful and elegant Highgrove Estate in Fuquay Varina, NC and when it came to the engagement session I asked them “well what do you want to see in the background and is there a place that is special to you? Daryn started naming graffiti, industrial, straight lines but some green and flowers would be nice too. Laura said – well, that sounds good. I instantly knew that Downtown Raleigh was going to be perfect.

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Photographer: Red Bridge Photography // Makeup Artist: Radiance // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


February 16

Outdoorsy Engagement Pictures

These newly engaged high school sweethearts are taking their love outdoors, with these gorgeous engagement pictures captured by the ever-talented Rose Tello Photography. Rose shares more about Ish-shah and David’s special outdoors engagement session.

Seven years ago, two high school sweethearts, Ish-shah, David, and some friends decided they would sneak out and go stargazing. (The whole situation got them in trouble with their parents.) Seven years later, it seems now the stars are aligned. Maybe this is where their love for the outdoors began. Every summer, Ish-shah, David, and their three dogs pack their tents, their grill, and ride out of the city to a wooded location with a lake nearby. For their engagement session, they decided they wanted to do the same. They packed their favorite sparkling cider to celebrate, their lantern, and some flannel.

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Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!