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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: ENGAGEMENT SHOOT INSPIRATION


I wanted to start this Wedding Wednesday post by thanking my "grandmother-to-be," (as she adorably put it) Jane who is my faincé's grandmother, for the lovely letter and card I received in the mail from her!

In the handwritten letter, she says she follows me, looks forward to my Wedding Wednesday blogs every week and loved the way I made my bridesmade cards, which made my heart smile! :)

I still write letters and "Thank You" notes, which was instilled in me growing up, but it was so touching to be on the receiving end and meant so much to me...Thank You, Grandmother to-be!!!

Last week, I mentioned that I might post some engagement pictures that I have seen and liked as inspiration for any of you planning for a little engagement photo shoot of your own as I am this summer!

So, without further ado, here are some styles, ideas and pictures that caught my eye...

RHIANNON & ANDY
Photography by: Amanda Wilcher


CAITLIN & SIMON
Photography by: Caroline Tran


JACKIE & EUGENE
Photography by: Caroline Tran


JULIE & VINCE
Photography by: Caroline Tran


SELLY & JOON
Photography by: Caroline Tran


NGOC & ALBERT
Photography by: Caroline Tran



KELSEY & TYLER
Photography by: Jason Mize


KIM & CURT
Photography by: Sara Gray


NICOLA & JON
Photography by: Divine Light Photography


TORIE & DAVID
Photography by: The Parsons


MAYUMI & DARIUS
Photography by: Paul Von Reiter


CHRISTINA & NICK
Photography by: Alexandra Roberts


ASHLEY & TYMAN
Photography by: Jose Villa


TARA & JAMIE
Photography by: Kamp Photography


I guess it is pretty clear to see that I like a lot of Caroline Tran's work and the simplicity and beauty that shines through them. That said, I think each of these photographers was able to capture the love shared between each of the couples in such a natural way!

I am a huge fan of balloons and have always wanted to do some kind of photo shoot with them! Then, I started seeing it done a lot in engagement shoots and I think it looks super fun!

I also like the idea of having some sort of picnic on a blanket on the beach for mine since that also symbolizes how we got engaged as well as pictures with pretty tress around us or in a field and some balloons, of course! ;)

Also, I found another gem of a blog created by Jacin, which offers lovely wedding inspiration this week and wanted to share it with you along with one from Grey who is a stylist...



In the end, I just hope my engagement pictures are cute, fun and natural looking, but we shall find out this summer after our engagement session! If any of you have an suggestions, please leave them in the comments below or send me a message! :)

Thank you again for all the support and I'll be back tomorrow with a Look 4 Less Oscar post!

26 comments :

  1. Aww..your grandma-to-be is so adorable!!! I bet she made your day with the letter:) How sweet!

    I love all those photos and I totally think you should go with balloons. They look so great in photos. Enjoy your day, sweetie
    Kisses

    Ps: I’m hosting an EmersonMade GIVEAWAY today! Super cute shirt just in time for spring:)

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  2. Oh my gosh. LOVE all the pictures. My fave is the feathers. So cute. Thanks for sharing love.

    xoxox

    don't forget to stop by www.Fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  3. Can I have a grandmother-to-be like her too? I love all of these photos! Can't wait to see more and YOURS as well! How lucky you are!!

    -Che'

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  4. i am obsessed with balloons!!!
    these pics are all so cute!

    xoxo
    b

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  5. Oh honey I so much wish I could jump over and shoot your engagaement pictures! Looks like we have a very similar taste when it comes to pictures! :D These are major!!!
    And what a cute granny in law (to be)! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  6. So beautiful!! All of them :) Even the ones at the top hehe xo

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  7. Your grandmother-to-be is so adorable and sweet! <3 I love all the beach engagement ones, love the bride to be in the vintage swimsuit.

    So glad you found Jacin's blog...she's a lovely person! :)

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  8. Oh. My Goodness I love them all!!!!

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  9. oh yay thank you for the shoutout!! i'm so happy to have found yours, too!!

    love the handwritten letter from g-ma to be, its so special to have things like that :)

    xoxo

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  10. Can't wait for your engagement pictures, no doubt they'll be stunning! & I like the idea of picnic on a beach seeing as that's how you got engaged, very fitting.

    M x

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  11. Oh what gorgeous photos! Congrats too on the win!

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  12. Gorgeous! I can't wait to see your engagement photos and also get mine done too! :) (We're getting them done this month!) Your grandma-to-be sounds sooo sweet! <3

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  13. I think the pictures are all so wonderful!! Makes me want to plan a vow renewal or something lol! I cant wait to see what you decide for your engagement pictures!! THanks for sharing!

    Kaylee :)

    www.monjesworld.blogpot.com

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  14. Oooo how fun!! Your pictures are going to be amazing!! You are gorgeous, you and your man are so cute together, what more do you need?! Oh yeah.. balloons :) Seriously though..they're gonna be awesome!
    I'm planning engagement style "family" shoot for me and my husband because I love having pictures done and there's so many ideas out there! So exciting!

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  15. oh my..this are so lovely...
    all of it shows how much they are in love..so sweet!
    amazing blog dear..i'm following u..
    yey =)

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  16. i love how light and bright all of these are!
    and i absolutely adore the balloons!
    it's really important to have some sweet and traditional poses, but it's also really fun to have some editorial looking ones too, so finding the right photographer is the hardest part! good luck!

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  17. i love all those kissy/beachy pics. adorable!! i'm sure you'll look beautiful in yours :)

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  18. these are all so lovely!!! how fun that you have so much wonderful inspiration!! it makes me want to do ours over!! :)

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  19. I love those photos. Each one is so creative, and the lighting is amazing throughout! Lovely
    pics-o-andrea

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  20. Well, the pillow fight and save the date are my two favorites, but I do think it would be awfully sweet to do a picnic on the beach theme since that's how he proposed! :)

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  21. All of those photos are amazing! As someone trying to be a wedding/engagement photographer, I feel like I should find a new dream job. All of those people are so great!

    Can't wait to see what your photos look like this summer!

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  22. This is such an amazing post! Even though I am not engaged (or dating anyone for that matter) I still love these pics and this is such a great inspiration source :) thanks!

    http://stardustsunrise.blogspot.com/

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  23. what an ispiration! i really like kim and kurt's!

    jos xx

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  24. I like the concept of "Save the date Jan 23" very much !!!

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  25. Truly an amazing floral inspired engagement session. Couple of months ago, arranged my best friend’s wedding at one of elegant wedding venues Chicago. Arranged a wedding DJ and had an awesome party at her wedding.

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