I don’t have enough time to write a full post today, but though I would share this lovely picture from one of my favorite photographers (and one of my favorite people in general!), Meg Perotti. Meg and I met about a year ago, when I contacted her to get rates for a client of mine. Since then we’ve had the pleasure of becoming friends and working together multiple times… yet I still get blown away by some of her images, like this one. Composition is one of those things it’s hard to put your finger on when you look at a photo, yet she just nails it every time.
One detail I loved from this wedding (hard to tell from just this pic alone) is the bride’s floaty dress, which, if you are tall and slim and can pull it off, makes a beautiful statement in pictures. I know it seems like many brides these days have pictures in a field of wildflowers, but seriously, it’s just so darn pretty I can’t help but love it anyway! Nature will always be beautiful and timeless in my mind, so when you have the choice of taking pictures in a field of wildflowers or on bicycles with balloons and lollipops…. my vote goes with the wildflowers. 🙂
Jen from the always-inspiring Green Wedding Shoes featured this stunning engagement shoot by Axioo Photography on her blog and I instantly fell in love. Not only is Audrey Hepburn a style icon, but Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an iconic film. To see the lovely vintage theme replayed for an engagement shoot like this was such a treat, and I hope it inspires you to get creative with your own engagement pictures.
In my opinion, the best ‘styled’ engagement photos represent the couple doing something that is uniquely them. Perhaps the future groom is an avid hunter and the bride to be is known among friends and family as a talented baker. A hunting lodge with mounted game would make a perfect setting for the shoot in the case of the groom, and the couple can wear plaid shirts, puffer vests, jeans and wellington boots. The groom brings his shotgun and cap along for props, and you have yourself a clever, cohesive and personal engagement shoot that is uniquely you.
For the bride, whip up a batch of cookies and cupcakes before the shoot and display them on cake stands and platters in the kitchen. A KitchenAid mixer, vintage and mismatched tea cups and saucers and Anthropologie-style aprons complete the props. If you want to style the engagement shoot further, you can always don a 50s housewife style dress and accessories and dress your man in a ‘Mad Men’ esque power suit… the possibilities are as open as your imagination – be creative and you can create the perfect setting for an unforgettable engagement shoot that embodies your personalities and relationship to a T.
Psst… check out Green Wedding Shoes for more delectable pictures from this engagement shoot!