We adore this classic yet ethereal engagement shoot in San Francisco, captured by Em the Gem and styled by A & B Creative. Since the couple is having a city hall wedding this winter, they also used the shoot as an opportunity to capture their save the dates and invitations as well. For more gorgeous images, hop on over to Style Me Pretty for the full feature.
We are thrilled to have our very own Front-end Web Developer Jennie share her engagement photos with us today. Jennie and her fiance Herman will be married in July of this year.
Herman is a graphic designer and I am a web designer and developer. As two creatives, we love all the little details. We’re working together to make our wedding in July very special. Susan (our photographer) is one of my good friends (almost 15 years now) and she flew up from San Diego to spend time with us for a day. She loves redwoods, and I was inspired to make a teepee. Then we chased the clouds to Lands End. It was raining the entire time we took our photos at Sutro Bath Ruins— cold and wet, but very fun and memorable. We loved the dramatic result it created for our photos.
Fun fact: The Happily Ever After sign is actually a prop from our Wedding Paper Divas photo studio, which I borrowed for our photo shoot.
We are thrilled to have our very own Human Resource Coordinator Heather share her engagement photos with us today. Heather and her fiance Jake will be married in October of this year. They chose our Cherished Calendar Save the Date Magnets in Seafoam to announce their wedding to friends and family. Congratulations you two!
Now that you have started your wedding planning, you might be brainstorming more and more about your engagement photos. The lovely (and extremely talented) photographer, Hannah Colclazier, shares a few extremely helpful tips to consider before getting in front of the camera.
Where to shoot: Are you more of an urban couple or do you want to have a more earthy feel? Maybe both! It might be a place of particular significance to you and your fiance or maybe just somewhere beautiful! When you’re thinking about locations, also think about your wardrobe and how it will fit together.
When to shoot: The magic hours of the morning or before sunset are my favorite times to shoot. It’s beautiful and the photos look warm. But any time during the day will work just fine. Worried that it’s cloudy outside? Worry no more! Cloudy days make for beautiful photos!
What to wear: This should be all about you, so be comfortable in what you choose to wear. Don’t be afraid of colors and statement pieces. Have you been eying that perfect piece? Pick it up for the shoot! From bright colors to soft creams and neutrals, almost everything can work as long as it stands out and you feel wonderful. Bring accessories! Bring shoes! The clothes you choose should tell a lot about you as a couple, so put some thought into the look you want to go with and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
What to bring: This shoot should be about the two of you as a couple. Bring things that are meaningful to your relationship. Try to incorporate things you love or do together into the shoot. Bring props! It’s fun to bring a little zest into the picture.
What to expect: Expect to have fun! Engagement photos are a wonderful way for you and your fiance to know what it’s like to be in front of the camera together. It’s like a dry run for your wedding! I might ask you to do something silly, but I promise, the results will be wonderful. It’s all about you and the one you love being yourselves.
Thanks again to the fabulous Hannah for sharing these amazing tips and stunning photos!
Today’s Real Engagement features Chanel and Kris’s shoot at Millenium Park in Downtown Chicago. The photos were taken during the 2011 Chicago Marathon on a hot 90 degree day, exactly one year before the couple’s wedding date (10.06.2012). Here are some of the sweet photos, courtesy of Brian Barnhart Jr.
Today’s Real Engagement features Randi and Jameson’s shoot at Briscoe Manor in Richmond, Texas. These college sweet hearts have a passion for Oklahoma State University Football, outdoor activities, and cooking. Here are some of the lovely photos, courtesy of SGI Photography.