Engagement Photos

May 28

Santa Cruz Engagement Shoot

This weeks Santa Cruz engagement shoot features Janelle & Jamie at Wilder Ranch State Park & Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, California.

The couple met at the gym in San Luis Obispo, so it was only fitting that he proposed right after her beach run. They chose Santa Cruz as it is one of their favorite places to visit, and it made for the perfect backdrop for their engagement shoot. The scenery captured the couples laid back personalities and their love for the beach.

The couple is planning a destination wedding this summer at West Shore Café in Lake Tahoe.

Photography: onelove photography | Instagram

Santa Cruz Engagement Shoot

Santa Cruz Engagement Shoot

Santa Cruz Engagement Shoot

Santa Cruz Engagement

Santa Cruz Engagement Shoot

Santa Cruz Engagement

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March 26

San Francisco Engagement Photo Shoot

Today’s Real Engagement features Shannon and Kurt who is currently working as a police officer for the SFPD. These two Giants fans have strong ties to the city of San Francisco and chose Chinatown and the AT&T Park perimeter as their backdrop.

The couple actually went to first grade together, and then went to the same high school ten years later, but never spoke to one another. Five years later when they graduated in 2007, a little thing called MySpace was responsible for bringing them together.

Shannon remembers seeing Kurt’s picture and thought how much more handsome he had gotten over the years. Something came over her so she friend requested him, and he accepted. They started chatting, and it was as if they had been friends all along, when in reality they had never spoke!

The San Francisco Giants came up in conversation and because Kurt was such an avid fan he suggested they go to a game together. Seven years later on Halloween the two were engaged. Shannon said yes after Kurt proposed by carving out pumpkins that read, Marry Me.

Photographer: U Me Us Studios

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March 12

Real Engagement Photo Shoot in Chicago: Kelly & Chris

Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town! This week’s Real Engagement features Kelly and Christopher’s romantic Windy City engagement session. The beautiful Lake Michigan lakefront and the Willis Tower make for a stunning Chicago engagement photo shoot backdrop.

Chris and Kelly met in Chicago, so it was only fitting that they took their engagement photos at a few places they hold near and dear to them, including the Chicago restaurant and bar institution of P.J. Clarke’s and Lincoln Park South Pond, at North Avenue Beach, where the couple met playing football four years ago, and was also the scene of the wedding proposal!

The self proclaimed Chicago lovers will be tying the knot this September in the city they adore most at the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel in downtown historic Chicago.

Chicago photographer Jill Tiongco captured their special day. Take a peek at this gorgeous engagement photo shoot!

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March 5

Real Engagement Photo Shoot in Chicago: Annamarie & Brent

This week’s Real Engagement photo shoot takes us to Chicago for Annamarie and Brent’s gorgeous engagement photo session.

The beautiful couple met and now reside in the Windy City. They wanted to showcase the city in all its beauty by choosing less-known locations. Annamarie and Brent captured their love in a community garden near their apartment and around Lincoln Park Zoo. The pair absolutely lucked out with weather, as their photos have a fog backdrop that makes their pics look simply magical.

Photographer Ashley Dru captured these breathtaking engagement images.

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January 29

Real Engagement + Wedding: Erene & Doug

This week we’re spotlighting one couple’s wedding journey, starting with the engagement shoot, followed by highlights from the big day. Erene and Doug chose the “City of  Love” Paris, France for their engagement shoot, so tres chic! From The Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, photographer Ian Holmes captured their love throughout the city.

The beautiful couple then tied the knot on the west coast in California at St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Colton, CA and held their reception at The Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. Erene’s mom was able to help make the day extra special by creating a stunning hairpiece for the bride by using additional beads from her wedding dress.

Photographer Cean Orrett captured their wedding day.

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January 22

Real Engagement: Sara & Brady

This week’s Real Engagement features Sara and Brady’s Alaskan adventure. The adorable couple decided to capture their love for the outdoors (and each other!) by taking a fishing trip to Sitka, Alaska, where they took part in the most magical engagement photo session. Take a peek!

Photographer Joe Connolly of Churgach Peaks Photography captured these breathtaking images.