After so many years, it’s great to see original engagement sessions where the couple can truly work with their photographer to infuse parts of their personality into the shoot. We adore what Jessee Leake did for this couple, and how fun their engagement session turned out. We hope you’ll take some ideas from them and turn your engagement photos, maternity session, and even some wedding photos into a fun event!
I like to incorporate something of personal interest from my clients into their engagement shoots. Kelsey and Pete were both college athletes and wanted to do something fun and and to include their dog, Jaxon, who loves football. They brought Jaxon, a football, a blanket, and a couple of beers, and we played as the sun was setting. Kelsey and Pete are from San Francisco, so I chose Baker Beach where the Golden Gate Bridge can been seen in the background.
Photography: Jesse Leake
Joanna and Tobias thought about where they wanted to say their vows for several months following their engagement, and after a vacation through Gotland, Sweden they were instantly enamored. From the moment they chose Gotland, they began starting their journey planning a destination wedding- all while moving, changing careers, and pursuing their studies. Tobias told us that despite all of the challenges they ran into while planning their Swedish wedding, it was all worth it. They didn’t have as hard of a time choosing a photographer, 2 Brides was an obvious choice for them!
Once their wedding weekend finally arrived, they were nervous their outdoor rehearsal dinner on the coast would be rained out since it had been pouring down the days before. But come Friday morning the sun came in over Visby and stayed all weekend, providing the couple and their guests with beautiful sunsets and a warm summer feeling.
Photography: 2 Brides Photography | Videography: JohnieB | Wedding rings: Ameniz Diamonds | Guest transportations (trains): Visby hyrcykel
When thinking of a boudoir shoot, one might overlook nature as a source of inspiration. Most boudoir shoots are often done in the privacy of a home, but an inspiring alternative could be a nearby creek or a small patch of untrodden woodland. Places similar to these can provide a sense of seclusion and intimacy. Here, we shot a boudoir where the quiet sounds of running water and slowly swaying trees served as the perfect backdrop for an intimate session.
Photography: Laura Gordon | Styling/Wardrobe: Gossamer | Model: Kylie | Location: Creek in Virginia
We love how Ginny Au took her inspiration from the wind and translated it into a stunning tablescape and invitation design. Take these wedding ideas if you’re looking for a very soft, natural aesthetic for your wedding.
Photography: Lauren Balingit | All images photographed at the Erich McVey Workshop in Bend, Oregon | Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au assisted by Ashley Nicole | Flowers: Ashley Beyer assisted by Brenna Williams | Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency assisted by Beth Level | Gown: ‘Scarlet Gown’ by Rubicon | Veil: Monvieve from Ivory & White Boutique | Jewelry: J Crew | Groom’s Attire: J Crew | Paper Goods: Mon Voir | Ribbon: Froufrou Ribbon | Model s : Sydney Babcock of Muse Models and Garrett Righele of Option Models | Location: Smith Rock State Park | Sponsors: Red Leaf Boutique and Neve Albums | Photo Lab: PhotoVision | Film Sponsor: Fuji Film