22 Mar

Italian engagement shoot

Jordana of Hazelnut Photography was ecstatic when her sister got engaged, so when their family planned a vacation in Tuscany, she knew she wanted to capture a little bit of that passion in her sisters’ engagement session. They pulled inspiration from Sophia Loren and the gorgeous Italian cinema of the 1960s & 70s. They wanted it to feel easy and relaxed, just the way Tuscany makes you feel. They popped into alleys and doorways, then made their way through the sunflower fields and olive trees.

Italian engagement shoot

Italian engagement shoot

Italian engagement shoot

Italian engagement shoot

Italian engagement shoot

Italian engagement shoot

Italian engagement shoot

Jordana on how the proposal went down (because she was there to secretly catch it all!):

For months my entire family had been in on a secret. A big secret. My sisters’ lovely and adorable boyfriend Chris was planning on proposing. Yah! My parents had already planned a trip to LA, and Chris’ family planned to come out at the same time. Chris rented a gorgeous house in Malibu, I was in charge of getting her there and then the big question would be popped!

Somehow, over the course of the past few months, Moira didn’t suspect a thing. The quiet phone calls, the clandestine meetings… nothing. And while actually getting her in the car to go to Malibu just before rush hour wasn’t quite the easiest maneuver, it all worked out perfectly.

So, while my family walked casually along the beach, Chris walked out of this beautiful house, dropped down on one knee and asked Moira to spend the rest of her life with him. And she said yes!

It couldn’t have gone smoother. And it couldn’t have been more beautiful. And I couldn’t be more excited!

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Comments

  1. Beautiful couple! The bride to be reminds me of lovely Joan from MadMen.

  2. An Italian engagement:
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  3. Ahhh So thrilled! This session is so dear to my heart and I am so excited to see it on your blog! Thanks so much!

  4. Such a sweet story, and beautiful photos.

  5. Swooning over the beautiful engagement pics and romantic proposal on @100LayerCake http://t.co/4lCUJz9WXS Seems romantic guys still exist!

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  8. I had my honeymoon in Tuscany, absolutely beautiful place, and beautiful photos.

  9. I think they really captured that which they set out for. The muted tones, kerchief and then that red lip definitely transport you to that old foreign film vibe. Not to mention how va-va-voom that bride is.

  10. I am so flattered/honored/excited/full of butterflies that you featured our engagement session! My sister was able to capture Chris and I so perfectly. Thank you for showcasing her talent! <3

  11. Gorgeous couple. Amazing photography. Heartfelt story.

  12. This was so beautifully shot! Very inspiring.

  13. Verry nice wedding..

  14. What a cute Italian #engagementshoot! http://t.co/g01GLue8YI

  15. Beautiful and so romantic!!

  16. These are gorgeous shots to capture their special celebration! I hope we get to see their wedding pics on here too!!! ;) I’ll keep my eyes peeled…

  17. This is fabulous! An Italian Engagement http://t.co/aJFKcFBzRo from @100LayerCake

  18. What a lovely collection. Really natural images. Looks like a lovely day.

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