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.
When we came across this incredible tree-house engagement photo session, shot by the ever so talented Hannah Suh, we immediately knew that we had to share it’s beauty! Where are you shooting your engagement photos?
Today’s Real Engagement features Lisa and Tom’s photo shoot at their favorite café and historic movie theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The couple met during theology class at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. After five years of dating, Tom popped the question lakeside in his Wisconsin hometown. The pair enjoys reading, traveling, spending time outdoors and watching movies with the accompaniment of wine. Currently Lisa and Tom are attending grad school in Minnesota and planning their August 2014 wedding.
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!
We’ve shared some of our newest wedding invitations and bridal shower invitations with you and this Wedding Stationery Wednesday we’re bringing you a gorgeous new batch of engagement party invites! From the charming graphics and bright colors to the stunning typographic elements, these darling designs are sure to get your favorite people in the mood to celebrate your new status. Which one is your favorite?