Musical Engagement Session in Big Sur

Over the last few years, it’s been absolutely wonderful to see how couples have begun to personalize their wedding planning experience, forgoing tradition for tradition’s sake. This engagement session was a part of a recent photography workshop, with a musical couple who spent their time in front of the camera as they would have spent their time on any other day: jamming, laughing and enjoying their time. Read on for more!

More from the photographer, Brian Whitt:
“On the last day of the Forage and Fern Workshop, we joined the creative instructors to photograph a beautiful and intimate scene between this real couple and musical duo, Casey and Lionel. As they looked out on the California Coastal waters of Big Sur, we had them interact and play music together without interruption. The photos capture them authentically as a playful and affectionate couple. Simple elements and minimal directing allowed them to shine in these meaningful engagement styled photos. I hope you feel inspired to create beautiful and meaningful photos for your engagement! “


Photography: Brian Whitt | Forage & Fern workshop with Magnolia Rouge | Photography tutor:  Tec Petaja | Styling: Type A Society | Hair & make-up: Jess Wilcox | Florals: Ponderosa & Thyme | Cinematography: Anna Lord | Assistant: Jon Cu | Clothing: Models own + Hackwith Design | Models: Casey & Lionel from Tigers in the Sky | Custom Handmade Bench: Metcalf Woodworks


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