We’ve chatted about Caroline Tran’s Propel Workshops on le blog before. They’re such an amazing experience for photographers and some of the best photo sessions come from it. Like this sweet one inspired by Merrill + Tim’s actual proposal story. He planned a valentine’s themed proposal with a ring in a box and an accordion style card that asked her to be his valentine forever…
Something BIG is about to happen to these two lovebirds tomorrow. They’re gettin’ married, and we all get to watch! Starting tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST on TheKnot.com and The Knot’s Facebook page, all eyes will be tuning in to watch Sierra + Andre say ‘I Do’. The public has voted on every little aspect of their dream wedding and now it all unfolds. But first, let’s go back a bit and share their sweet e-sesh captured by Scott Clark that was shot at the very incredible Big Daddy Antiques in Culver City (psss.. they now hold weddings at their store!).
What made both of you know he/she was the one?
We knew we were meant to be together from the first moment we met when Sierra came to look at the apartment for the first time.
We thought we’d end the week with this sweet, equestrian engagement shoot from onelove photography. Sometimes a great setting and a few cute outfits are all you need to make an engagement shoot really sing.
The equestrian theme made sense for these two. On the night of their engagement, Brent told Kirby he had something special for her, then gave her a horse keychain engraved with her name (because she can never find a special trinket featuring her unique name). Which threw her off the real reason for their romantic evening… a surprise engagement ring. Cute cute.
Photography by onelove photography.
These aren’t your typical picnic-in-the-park style engagement photos. They were inspired by vintage collage and retro graphic design. Shannon + Hal wanted something different and playful, so Shannon collaborated with her talented brother, Seattle photographer, Christopher Bachmann. He took the photos and she turned them into art (which they plan to make prints of to hang on their wall). Pretty groovy, right? We thought so too. It’s always nice to see a little spin on the ol’ engagement photos!
This last one kills us. Too fun!
Thanks for sharing Shannon + Hal!
It’s been a full week of pretty holiday inspiration around here and we’re excited to cap it off with this sweet engagement shoot, captured by Jessica Loren. Gillian + David are two avid Scrabble players that love to celebrate Christmas in a big way. So much so that they brought Christmas to the beach. You’re going to love their engagement story. It might even get some of you soon-to-be-engaged brides anxious for Christmas morning!
Their engagement story…
Having moved from Florida to Rhode Island in early 2010, over 1000 miles from either of our immediate families, it would be only the second time in more than 5 years that David and I would spend Christmas morning together and the first time we would spend it alone together. Both coming from families that celebrate Christmas in a big way, we went a little over-the-top gifting for one another. We each wrapped our gifts for the other in secret and kept them hidden. When we rose Christmas morning it was the perfect image of Santa having come in the night, each of us having woken up separately during the night to deliver the gifts under the tree and stuff the other’s stocking as they slept. Cuddled on the couch we started in on our stockings, apparently more eager for the other to discover what goodies were hidden inside. David kept stopping to watch me open odds and ends so I kept pressing for him to keep opening his…until I got to the last little package. As usual, I carefully peeled off the wrapping paper to revel a tidily-tied little blue box when David said, “Wait, that one is for me.” He took the box, removing the ribbon and revealing its stunning contents (as he took to a knee from his perch on the couch, of course) with just the pace for me to fill with emotion and a flurry of butterflies. He said sweet, loving words about me and us and our relationship that made my heart beat into my ears so the moments surrounding the immediate “Of course!” are a blur. I do know the next gift from the tree was a bottle champagne with 2 flutes. Our perfect Christmas.