Janet and James are a very simple and relaxed couple, so for their engagement shoot they wanted to capture a very natural vibe that reflected what their day-to-day life is like. Caroline Tran decided to do a lifestyle shoot with them, documenting them hanging out around a gorgeous Hollywood Hills home (that actually belongs to a friend of theirs) that had recently been featured in Architecture Digest. It was all together a down to earth, casual but of course slightly glammed-up shoot.
Yuna Leonard sent us this dreamy sunset engagement shoot with a sweet mini love story written by the bride-to-be’s sister. Let’s get to know these two lovebirds…
Andy and Avi’s love story began 2 years ago in Phoenix, Arizona on the rooftop of a local nightclub. From across the crowded dance floor their eyes met and stayed connected for an hour before Andy got up the nerve to make a move. From the first date, there were sparks, butterflies and an overwhelming feeling that this was something special. Within a month, they moved in together and decided to move to LA. In LA, they found a wonderful fixer-upper home with a large yard and plenty of extra space for their creative work in music and fashion.
Sometimes a couple likes to keep their love story private, and we’re okay with that. This is one of those times, but you know what? These photos, captured by Russian photographer, Alyona Arnautova really tell a story themselves. The couple wanted their engagement shoot to feel very free and natural, so they kept to their awe-inspiring log cabin and Turtle Lake, a place nearby surrounded by thousands of butterflies. Simply breathtaking!
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.
Michael and Chellise are wedding photographers in Brooklyn and have always followed W. Scott Chester’s blog out of sheer fondness for their unique and rad style. Chellise started following Scott on Instagram and saw that he was in NYC one day, freaked out and commented asking him to come over and photograph them. He responded with a sweet note about already being booked, but offered future NYC dates, so she began the booking process immediately. Her and Michael strictly hired W. Scott Chester for fun and to meet their favorite photographer. What she didn’t know was what was going to happen during their photo session…