These two love birds had their engagement session at the Emmerich Tree Farm in Warwick, NY. Their entire session was filled with laughter, jokes, dancing, and joy. As cheesy as that sounds - it’s true. Jeff assisted this shoot and the four of us were laughing the whole time. Afterwards we all grabbed a bite to eat and had quite easily one of the best pasta dishes offffff my life. These two are super compassionate and down to earth and I loved photographing them! If you like those beanies…go ahead and get yourself one here. Jenn runs her own Etsy shop and her accessories are adorable! I wear my scarf every day! I love being able to connect with my couples and Jenn and Dean made it so easy! I can’t wait for their wedding in July! Happy Scrolling!
Nora & Ken had their engagement session at Bushkill Falls in Pennsylvania. Jeff and I quickly realized how out of shape we were when our thighs were burning about halfway through the hike. Don’t worry though…we rewarded ourselves with Wendy’s after the hike. 😂 These two love birds will be getting married at the Loeb Boathouse in September and I am freaking pumped to photograph it. We had so much fun getting a workout in and dancing around. Only a few more months until these two are dancing around in slightly more formal clothes!
These two sweethearts are getting married this weekend! We did their engagement session in Purchase, NY at the Pepsi-Cola Gardens. We were so lucky and got to frolic around the cherry blossom trees and were hardly interrupted by anyone! I hope you enjoy scrolling through the photos!
Kim and Edwin chose to do their engagement session at Stonecrop Gardens. We had so much fun running around and taking pictures in the gardens and greenhouses. From detail shots on succulents to dance sessions in gardens we did it all. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I loved taking them!
New Mexico seems to be the home of hotties nationwide. I'm completely obsessed with all of the models that we had throughout our stay in New Mexico. These two cuties are actually boyfriend and girlfriend....how cute is that??
Meet Randy and Brittany! I'm completely obsessed with how beautiful they are as a couple.
Host: Andrea Godfrey Photography | Andrea Godfrey | @andreagodfreyphotography
Host: Stephanie Wood Photography | Stephanie Wood | @stephaniewoodphotography
Venue: Cynthia de Lorenzi | @cdelorenzi
Macrame: Ox & Nag | @ox.and.nag
Calligrapher: Etui & Co. | @etuiandco_
Furniture Rentals/Styling: 3 Sisters El Paso | @threesistersep
Gown Designer: Dreamers and Lovers | @dreamersandlovers_
Model: Brittany Peralta + Randy (boyfriend) | @brittperalta, @b_strongbaca (boyfriend)
Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep
Makeup: Elyse Simons Beauty | Elyse Simons | @elysesimonsbeauty
Hair Styling: Deshea Exclusive | Heather Deshea Harrison | @desheaexclusive
VW Photo Bus: The Photo Bus El Paso | @thephotobusep
Field Hat: Brixton | Urban Outfitters | @urbanoutfitters
Gold Ear Cuff + Gold Earrings + Gold Floral Hairpieces: Lietofiore | @lietofiore
Geode Ring Box: Naked Gem Studios | @nakedgemstudios
Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep
This one is super exciting for me because I am counting down the days until it's fall again!! Sam and Ash took their engagement pictures at Masker Orchards where Ash works! We had the entire Orchard to ourselves, it was so magical. Take a look!
Brittany and Garrett opted for a more urban vibe for their engagement shoot and I'm so glad they did. We shot at The Roundhouse in Beacon, NY. You can't even tell from their beautiful faces that it was about a billion degrees outside. Brittany and Garrett had a few outfit choices for some different looks during their engagement shoot! Want to read more about different vibes you can get during your engagement shoot? Head on over to my blog post, "What to Wear to Your Engagement Session!" My favorite part of engagement shoots? Getting you guys to twirl and dance! I now play music during my engagement shoots so you can really get into it!
A common question I get is; "What should I wear to my engagement shoot?"
Because of this I have created a style guide for my clients! I am going to summarize it up for you right here in this blog post! If you are interested in having me email you the full pdf, email me! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
First thing you need to decide is: What vibe are you going for? Do you want to be boho and earthy? How about chic and modern? What about a little bit of both?
Second thing you need to decide is: What do you want in the background?
Once you have decided on a location and theme, that’s when you plan what you are going to wear!
You also want to keep in mind that you may want to get your hair and makeup done. If this is the case you want to make sure you choose a hairstyle that matches your theme.
Wardrobe Tips & Tricks:
The best tip in my opinion is not choose colors that will go unnoticed in the surrounding area, such as green clothing in a forest. You also want to make sure that you come up with a color scheme the two of you will be following so your outfits do not clash. You want to make sure you compliment each other and that your outfits aren’t competing.
Limit your prints! A common mistake is to mix prints. If one of you is going to wear a plaid shirt for example then the other person should be wearing a solid shirt or top.
If you can’t decide on a theme you want to stick to, bring two outfits! Just be sure that if you’re only bringing one pair of shoes the shoes compliment both outfits.
Make sure you choose outfits that compliment your personalities! For example: If you’re someone who is most often wearing casual clothes, don’t show up in a ball gown or a suit. You want to dress up a little more than you would on a daily basis but you still want to look like yourself.
Don’t wear any clothing with words on it! Clothing with font can be super distracting in photos and it can get distorted in the camera as well. Try to stick to solid colors and don’t be afraid to layer some clothing!
What to Wear to Boho Engagement Sessions:
A boho engagement session is typically full of nature. For example; mountains, woods, gardens, fields, etc. If you’re looking for a boho, earthy vibe you want to pick clothing that is nice and flowy and allows you to breathe.
Ladies, you will want to wear a maxi dress or a top with a lot of lace. Another great pattern is floral. You probably will also want to wear your hair down and in loose curls.
Gentlemen, you will want to wear a nice top and a pair of jeans or khakis. You want to wear an outfit that you would be happy
with wearing to a first date.
Check out the picture below for some ideas!
What to Wear to Modern Engagement Session:
A modern or industrial style engagement shoot is typically heavy on architecture. For example; New York City Skyline, brick buildings, art galleries, coffee shops, etc.
Ladies, for this style shoot you have a few more options with your apparel. You can wear a chic little white dress or you could wear a flowy top with some skinny jeans and some chunky heels.
Gentlemen, you can either dress up or down for this style shoot. You could either pair a blazer with some nice chinos or you could wear a leather jacket with some skinny jeans and a v-neck tee.
The big difference in these shoots is that you typically will have more a passionate, intimate slew of photos where as boho engagement shoots are more romantic.
Check out the picture below for some ideas!
Have any other questions? Comment away and I'll do my best to answer!