There may be no more appropriate setting for engagement photos than Rome, “the Eternal City”. Zora and Fely wanted to capture the beauty of one of their city at a place that has always fascinated Zora, the Pantheon. Together with Teresa of In Love In Italy Photography, they spent an afternoon strolling from Ara Pacis Augustae across the river Tevere to sit for a cappuccino at Splendor Parthenopes. They then headed to the Pantheon, crossing Ponte Sant’Angelo and watching the sun set behind the castle. Although they arrived at the Pantheon at the most crowded hour of the day, Teresa captured a stunning image of them standing still with people milling all around—Zora says: “It is my absolute favorite, it captures us and our love profoundly.” We love the enchanting city of Rome and these stunning photos from In Love In Italy Photography!
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Huntington Beach Engagement Session
We are completely in love with Debbie and Kevin’s fun Huntington Beach engagement session! The California light is simply lovely, and the love that Debbie and Kevin have for each other shines through in every image. We love Debbie’s beautiful cobalt dress paired with Kevin’s dapper navy suit, and their quick change into more relaxed beachy-toned wear, too! Sit back and enjoy all of the beautiful images from Christine Choi Photography!
Coney Island Engagement Photos
We love a casual, fun-loving engagement shoot, and Chris and Cassi’s Coney Island engagement photos by Jen Huang Photography are fabulous! The cute couple spent a day at the Brooklyn boardwalk playing games, trying out carnival rides, and just generally being in love. The result is adorable photos that show off Cassi and Chris’s personalities. We are completely smitten!
Sweet + Romantic Park Engagement
The heart of Ellen and Tom’s engagement session with Jordan Brittley—and their dog, Rocky—is a sweet and romantic picnic set in Forest Park in St. Louis. We love the pretty, low-key arrangement of tulips and hydrangeas, purchased at Trader Joe’s and hand-tied by Ellen’s mom. The gold leaf monogram topper by Crosswire Design adds an elegant touch to the Derby Day Pie Ellen made; the first taste of this dessert is what won Tom over in the beginning! We’re big fans of the vintage feel of these photos, aided in part by floral Ralph Lauren china—real plates on a picnic, swoon!—and linens from Cake Vintage Table & Home. Enjoy these lovely images!
Chic Beach Engagement Session
Tammy and Stan’s breezy and impossibly romantic San Diego engagement session is the perfect farewell to summer! As the CEO and founder of FitChick, Tammy travels around the globe for work, and a business trip to the south of France presented Stan the perfect opportunity to surprise Tammy by popping the question. Upon their return home, the couple decided to recreate that magical afternoon with a pretty St. Tropez-inspired engagement session! HauteFetes designed a perfect sunset picnic against the backdrop of the picturesque California coastline, complete with a white kite, market tote, and the cutest naked cake from The Crimson Cake. A mod bikini from Bare Necessities (complete with floppy hat, naturally!) and gorgeous blooms from Blooms by Breesa Lee add to the romantic, French mood. Each image from Booth Photographics is simply irresistible!
Intimate + Colorful Florida Wedding
It’s our favorite time of the year! During the last several weeks of each December, we share some of our absolute favorite events of the year—those that we feel perfectly encapsulate the year in weddings. We’re kicking it off with the most incredible Florida soiree from Justin DeMutiis! Jessica and Arthur have a truly unique love story. Theirs is a romance of many continents: a chance meeting in Thailand while Jessica was backpacking pre-medical school and Arthur, a paratrooper for the British Army, was on leave from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, a long-distance romance and proposal in NYC, and a wedding in Florida near their families. They selected Winter Park’s Casa Feliz, a venue with an Old World feel that was perfect for their intimate, festive theme. We’d utterly in love with the day’s fashion, from the dusky purple and blue Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dresses to Jessica’s sleek Ulla-Maija Couture gown and Arthur’s bespoke suit from Bindle and Keep. The couple designed each element of the wedding with flair, from the hand-picked craft beers to the farmhouse tables dressed with unfussy flowers by Botanica and sourced from a vintage rental company and made from repurposed farm wood. Enjoy each and every stunning image from Justin DeMutiis!
Relaxed + Sweet Los Angeles Engagement Photos
Sunny and JC are self-professed “total homebodies” who love snacking, napping, and hanging out on the couch. So what better place to capture their engagement photos than their Los Angeles home? Sunny, a singer, and JC, a pre-med student, were introduced by a mutual friend and have made a family with their adorable pug, Pluie. After a stroll around a nearby nature preserve, they returned to their house for cuddles and popsicles. We couldn’t imagine a better day, and love these images from Christine Choi Photography to pieces!
Chic West Village Engagement Session
Sammi and Dan achieved the ultimate in engagement photos during their time around New York’s West Village and Hudson River Park with Lindsay Madden: effortless, romantic images that are chic and classic! With styling expertise from Roey Mizrahi Events, Sammi and Dan walked the city’s side streets and casually picnicked in the park to get these sweet reminders of their engagement. We could not adore Sammi’s red-hot Kate Spade New York dress and that vintage bicycle any more! We hope you enjoy all of the fabulous photos from this day!
Martha’s Vineyard Engagement Session
Aren’t Laura and Chris simply glowing in these fun nautical engagement photos by Stefanie Kapra Photography? We love the preppy blues and pinks in these images of the couple as they stroll along the beach, waterfront, and neighborhoods of Martha’s Vineyard. From a lighthouse to a dock to a picnic in the sand, a gorgeous couple plus a breathtaking setting equals timeless romance in every single one of these amazing shots!
Chic Autumn Engagement Session
Wes and Olivia’s engagement session is so terribly chic, it’s almost too much to handle! In my next life, I hope to be as stunning as Olivia, who effortlessly rocks a baby blue knit frock, a gold headband, and plum tights. And let’s not forget Wes, whose worn-in ankle boots and skinny striped tie are the perfect laid-back look. Add in absolutely dreamy photos from This Modern Romance at San Juan Capistrano’s Serra Plaza and you have an engagement session that’s pure autumn perfection!
Date Night Engagement Photos
Lisa and Ryan’s date night engagement session is all about their favorite things—first a picnic with their pup and then a dinner date in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin, wandering along the town’s charming cobbstone streets and then visiting one of their favorite patios, the Back When Cafe!
Brooklyn Bridge Engagement Photos
We are drooling over these heart-stoppingly beautiful Brooklyn Bridge engagement photos from Carmen Santorelli! Chris and Natalie chose a classic NYC theme for their upcoming Central Park wedding and decided that the iconic Brooklyn Bridge would be the perfect backdrop for their engagement session! They strolled the bridge and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on a gorgeous late-summer day, hand in hand. I just adore how head-over-heels these two are for each other!
Vintage-Inspired Bridal Portraits
We are just drooling over these bridal portraits from IYQ Photography! From the 1950s vintage dress—with that fabulous cape featuring beaded cutouts—to the fishnet veil headpiece and shiny blue antique car parked on the cobblestone streets of the Shockoe Bottom district of downtown Richmond, Virginia, the vintage look of these photos is so effortless and charming. We love bride Mary Alice’s dark curls in contrast to the soft makeup and dramatic red lips by Makeup by Ellie. Mary Alice’s pewter peep-toe heels with stylized bows and the full, ruffled petticoat put the gorgeous factor completely over the top!
Flower Shop Gardening Engagement Session
Connie and Ted’s adorable engagement session is so unexpected for Los Angeles—there’s no trace of the city, just lots of hearty succulents, a little potting soil, and so much love! These two genuinely enjoy playing and hanging out together, and it’s so clear in these fab photos from Caroline Tran. We’re sure that the couple who gardens together, stays together!
Romantic Horseback Engagement Session
Amber’s Prince Charming is literally riding a white horse—how lucky can a girl be? Amber dreamed up the theme of her engagement photos with fiance Josh and Aislinn Kate Photography, and we think these images are so dreamy! The two of them met up in a field, complete with wildflowers and a white Percheron horse, to make this fairytale come to life. We love Josh’s pale pink shirt paired with Amber’s gauzy white dress and pink floral hair wreath by Supposey Wedding Florals to round out the soft, romantic feel. Our favorite part is the image of the two of them riding off into the sunset—stunning!
Casual Engagement Session at Safari Barn
How fun is this safari-style engagement session from Esther Sun Photography? Jenny and Andrew headed out to Safari Barn in Winchester, California, for a laid-back day with camels, zebras, horses, and goats! We love their chic look against the rustic barns and quiet pastures. Enjoy these unique and lovely pictures from their shoot!
Casual Urban Engagement Session
Laura and John—fresh from a flight home to Chicago from Istanbul!—spent a day around the West Loop with Julia Franzosa Photography for their casual but hip engagement photos. Navy and green are crisp and vibrant in their images at The Publican and near Fulton Market; monochromatic outfits on abandoned railroad tracks give off an earthy, laid-back vibe. We especially love the cozy, homey feel of the couple sitting on their front steps. Laura and John look so comfortable in these photos, and we just adore their natural smiles and happy faces!
Lakeside Engagement Session in Texas
Hooray for engagement shoots with pets—and we’re especially partial to pups! Kris and Lauren’s lakeside photos in Dallas are the perfect family photos. Their two beautiful babies joined them to celebrate their engagement, and we just love the laid-back, playful photos from Matt and Ivy Photography!
Colorful County Fair Engagement Session
We just love creative couples who like to have fun with their engagement photos, and Alvina and Edwin definitely did! Along with Laura Leslie Photography, the two headed to The Gwinnett County Fair, north of Atlanta in Lawrenceville, Georgia, early one morning to beat the crowds. Then they spent a few hours just having a total blast together, and it shows brilliantly in these images. The spirit of this entire shoot is playful, bright, and wonderful—enjoy!
Brooklyn Bridge Engagement Session
What do you get when two graphic designers head over to the hipster-cool Brooklyn Bridge for engagement photos? An impeccably dressed couple against one of the most iconic backgrounds in NYC! We love the green and navy Grace and Mark paired for some of their images by Arielle Doneson Photography, as well as the graphic polka dots and plaid they wore in photos with their pup while hanging out at DUMBO. We can bet their wedding will be just as stylish as these chic engagement shots!
Wildflower Meadow Engagement Session
Julie and James’ sweetly innocent engagement shoot in the woods and meadows has us swooning! The soft afternoon light shining on swaying yellow wildflowers illuminates Julie and James so these images from Clary Photo are almost ethereal. Of course, fab photography and a beautiful couple make it all look so easy!
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Romantic Surprise Italian Wedding
Jacqueline and Trebor’s wedding in Italy was a surprise to everyone, who thought they were simply participating in a styled shoot until the night before when guests received gorgeous watercolor invitations from Signora e Mare. We are swooning over this stunning romantic fete they held at Villa Bertolami in Rome! These breathtaking images from Buffy Dekmar make us feel as though we were there—almost—and we’re so happy to share the details with you. Puffy pink and green blooms in loose arrangements and Jacqueline’s amazing oversize bouquet are from Bo Boutique Flowers, and we’ve never seen anything quite as lovely. They are the perfect complement to Jacqueline’s bespoke vintage-style gown from LWD Couture. To help pull off this surprise affair, Jacqueline and Trebor asked Fine & Fleurie to help coordinate the peach and turquoise details, from the garden setting of the reception to Jacqueline’s beautiful colorful coat to the intricate cake put together by Natalizi. We just can’t get enough of this fabulous wedding!