Vintage-themed Engagement Session

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I’m excited to feature Emily & Doug’s adorable vintage-themed engagement session captured by Josh Gooden of Josh Gooden Photography & Cinematography  The session location was at the Swanannoa Palace- a 1912 northern Virginia mansion- what a perfect place for these pics!

Emily brought the props from her parents’ antique store- so props to Emily’s parents for sharing in the theme. So fun!

 

Stay tuned tomorrow- more from this high-energy couple when we feature their GORGEOUS outdoor wedding!

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10 Fun! Engagement Session Theme Ideas

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Need help choosing a location or theme for your engagement session? Add that something extra to your save the date with a unique photo that represents your engagement session. Check out these

10 {Fun} Engagement Session Theme Ideas:

1. GO RETRO

Get dolled up in the clothing of your favorite era and have a retro-themed engagement session. Use props from the time period to enhance the look and feel you’re going for. This 50′s retro shoot features an adorable couple in a malt shop {a 1950′s hotspot!}. Impeccably styled, this sesh is so cute, colorful and fun! {Browse Vintage Save the Dates}

Retro theme engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

2. GO DOWNTOWN

Give guests a vibe of where you live with a city engagement session. That’s what Chicagoans, Emily and Joe did… They went downtown for an awesome photo shoot amid the skyscrapers and cool neighborhoods of Chicago. From hanging out at the doughnut shop to riding the L train, these two were on the move! {Browse city skyline Save the Dates}

Chicago engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

3. HAVE A CHALK WAR

Get crazy with color and have a chalk color war! Elizabeth and Caleb had a totally relaxed engagement shoot getting messy with chalk. Their photographer wanted to capture the essence of this couple–vibrant, forgiving, fun and happy. Oh, and I’d venture to add playful to that list! {Browse Unique Save the Dates}

chalk color war engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

4. GO PLAY IN THE SNOW

Joe and Rachel’s snowy sesh in winter is just plain gorgeous! Don’t under estimate a winter engagement session. The muted colors of the background allow your colors to stand out. Plus, who doesn’t love snowball fights? {Browse Season Save the Dates}

rustic winter engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

5. GO TO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS 

Chrissy and Josh went from a yogurt shop to the zoo … to playing guitar on the beach … to finally ending their engagement session in the city for a night on the town. Fun, varied and telling of their personalities, we get a great feel for who Chrissy and Josh are–perfect for sharing your love story and lifestyle with family and friends. {Browse Beach Save the Dates

engagement photos taken at multiple locations- yogurt shop, zoo, beach, downtown (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

6. EXPLORE THE LOCAL BEAUTY

Jonathan and Victoria’s whimsical love shoot at one of Alabama’s gorgeous botanical gardens is a perfect reason to have a park engagement session. What’s in your backyard? {Here’s an article on national & state park wedding ideas}

botanical gardens engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

7. GO TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK

Let the kids in you come out to play! Jessica and Barron went to a local carnival near closing time and ended of having the park to themselves. They have this vintage vibe and you could plainly see how much fun they had playing games and going on rides. {Browse Vintage Save the Dates}

vintage carnival theme engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

8. GO ON A PICNIC

Tisha and Larry had a flight-themed picnic engagement session. They met by chance at an airport and incorporated their first encounter into their love sesh! So clever. {Browse Hobbies and Interest Save the Dates}

flight and picnic themed engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

9. SHOWCASE YOUR SERVICE

Amanda and Theo had a really fun e-sesh that combined two themes in one: military and props. These two are clearly in love with each other–and service to their country. We love the push-up shots. So cute! {Browse Military and Service Save the Dates}

military engagement photos with props (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

10. FOOTBALL THEME 

Love football? Have a football themed engagment session. Get everyone in the spirit–for the team and for you! Lori and Thomas returned to their Alma Mater–where they started their engagement session with a tour of the Neyland Stadium. Browse Sports Save the Dates}

UT football themed engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

What’s your favorite theme?

 

 

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Springtime Engagement Sesh in Seattle

Categories Real Weddings

Deal alert! 20% off Large Save the Dates | Expires 4.14.14 | Code: WAPSTDL

Speaking of Save the Dates, almost every photo in Tara and Kelly’s sun-soaked, springy Seattle e-sesh would look incredible on any of the large, full photo save the date designs. The expansive backgrounds are perfect for creative text overlays!

That said, Tara and Kelly began their Seattle, WA engagement session in the northwest neighborhood of Queen Anne. From there, they went to Washington Park Arboretum–where they were surrounded by nature and drenched in sun. They ended their day perfectly–with a sunset in Parson’s Garden and Kerry Park! Along with beautiful photos from Amanda Lloyd Photography, two of our fave highlights include all the gorgeousness within the arboretum and of course, Tara’s vintage 1800′s engagement ring. Enjoy!

Gorgeous spring Seattle engagement session

Couple walking along pathway in Seattle arboretum.

Couple in Seattle arboretum for their engagement session.

vintage engagement ring

Couple in Seattle arboretum for their engagement session.

Couple in Seattle arboretum for their engagement session.

Seattle, WA engagement session

Seattle engagement photos in Parson’s Garden and Kerry Park at sunset.

hands in heart shape

Engagement photo of couple at sunset in Seattle, WA Kerry Park.

Congrats Tara and Kelly.

 

Credits

Photographer:  Amanda Lloyd Photography
Reception Venue: Washington Park Arboretum
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Fun, Retro Styled Engagement Shoot

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Giveaway alert: MagnetStreet is giving away150 Save the Dates to 5 lucky winners! Enter on Facebook.

About half of our couples know their wedding theme right from the start and beginning with their Save the Date, start stringing the look and feel together. Now, the other half doesn’t necessarily have their look and feel nailed down so early, so they simply pair their fave photo with their fave Save the Date design. Super fun and it’s all good… Whichever camp you fall in to, a themed engagement session is a really fun option for giving guests a glimpse into your wedding look, styles and personalities. Case in point: today’s themed shoot from Alabama’s j.woodbery photography. Classic attire, vintage props and a 1950′s diner all give laser focus to this retro engagement shoot and a vintage Save the Date. Have you considered a theme engagement session?

From zany to sweet, check out the bottom of this post for 10 engagement theme ideas and sessions.

Couple in diner of retro styled engagement shoot

1950's retro diner engagement shoot

Couple drinking a malt in retro styled engagement shoot

Red poppy flowers in vintage engagement shoot

Vintage car in retro styled engagement shoot

red and white poppy flowers in retro styled engagement shoot

Couple near vintage car in retro styled engagement shoot

 

Checked out the many themed Save the Date options at MagnetStreet. Any design can be personalized in any colors you wish!

 

Credits

Photographer:  j.woodbery photography
Hair Stylist:Brides and Belles Hair Design
Transportation: Coats Classic Cars
Dress Store: ModCloth
Makeup Artist: Rawwbeauty Makeup Artistry
Floral Designer: Studio Flower
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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