Military-themed + Beach Engagement Session

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Last week we featured Kyle and Alex’s sweet proposal story and today we’re excited to be featuring their Save the Date Card and Biloxi, Mississippi military-themed engagement session. Why Biloxi? Kyle was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi for his technical training school. Being a huge fan of the beach, Alex knew they had to have their pictures taken there. And besides that, Kyle and Alex got engaged in Biloxi! They thought it would be a great way to capture the space that would always be special to them! So, off they went with Paige of Paige Reaux Photography, for some charming in-town shots and then out to the beach for more military-inspired shots in the sand. If you’re a military couple looking for creative photo ideas for your session, look no further! Love. LOVE! this military engagement session and this super cute couple. Enjoy.

Wedding Style: Traditional with a military (Air Force), vintage twist
Wedding Colors: Navy Blue, Ivory, & Gold.
E-Sesh Location: Biloxi, MS, near Keesler Air Force Base

PhotographerPaige Reaux Photography
Save the Date Card: MagnetStreet Weddings

Military engagement photos near Keesler Air Force Base

military engagement session and doing push-ups

military engagement photo and holding US Flag

miilitary engagement session Biloxi, MS

Biloxi, MS military engagement photos near Keesler Air Force Base

bride-to-be wearing military shirt in military engagement photos

Biloxi, MS military engagement photos at the beach


On choosing Photo Collage design for their {5×7} Save the Date Card …

“I chose my design because I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos with our friends and family who would be receiving the cards. This design face allowed me to display larger photos of Kyle and I, free of a border and other decorations. The layout was perfect, and the center section was the perfect size to represent all the necessary information we needed to get to our future guests! Plus, I wanted to show off to all our friends and family how photogenic Kyle was, so then maybe he wouldn’t fight me so much in the future if I wanted to take his picture.;)”  Alex

military-themed photo save the date magnet


On personalizing Photo Collage to match their wedding style …

“Our Save the Date fit our personality and wedding style in that it was Air Force-themed. Kyle currently serves in the Air Force, and intends to make a career out of it. Nothing has made me more proud than seeing him grow from a silly 21 year-old to a responsible, 24 year-old Airman. The Air Force has given Kyle an opportunity for an excellent career, and we are very fortunate for everything it has brought us. So, to honor Kyle and our country, we chose pictures that were not only our favorites, but that would incorporate and honor his military life (the push-up kiss and the flag wrap photos, to be exact).”  Alex

Beach military engagement photos

miilitary engagement session at the beach

couple wrapped in US Flag in military engagement session

bride and groom-to-be in beach, military engagement photos

Congratulations Kyle and Alex! Thanks so much for sharing your day with us. And to paraphrase what  T.J. Oshie from the USA Olympic Hockey Team said … The guys in camo are the heroes! Thank you both for your service!


Kudos for the Pros!

Paige Reaux Photography

Paige is a truly beautiful person. From start to finish, she was easy to communicate with and really cared about making sure we were happy with our experience. Kyle doesn’t like to get his picture taken, and I’m a ham! She made him feel comfortable, which in turn helped our photos turn out to look incredibly natural, not posed. She is a hard-working southern sweetheart – someone I will never forget! Really, I cannot say enough nice things about her!

MagnetStreet Weddings

Excellent! MagnetStreet offers so many options, and the design program is incredibly easy to work with. I was able to design many different Save the Dates, then pick the one I liked most. I absolutely loved the “Just One®“option as well. I think it’s great to offer this to customers so their absolutely sure they will be happy with what they are getting. Customer care was also very helpful as well when I needed to utilize them for a minor question.


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Football-themed Engagement Photos

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For all you football enthusiasts this all-star football-themed beach engagement session is for you! Annie and Adam are big Ravens football fans and in honor of the Super Bowl this Sunday, we’re sharing their sporty session on the beach. You know what they say about cute couples and football–they go together! While that might not actually be a saying, Annie and Adam definitely go together. Enjoy this sweet session from Dawn KearneyPhotography.

And if you’re still playing with theme ideas for your engagement session, check out our top 10 list zany, charming and romantic photo concepts below.


Cute couple football themed engagement session

Couple holding a DIY banner sign in their football themed engagement session

Using a burlap DIY wedding banner sign in beach engagement photos

Beach engagement session and photo idea using a parasol

A fun, football themed engagement session on the beach

beach e-session photos featuring engagement rings on the beach

cute, up-close shot of couple during their beach engagement session


Photographer:  Dawn KearneyPhotography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights


Zany. Charming. Sweet. 

10 Engagement Session Theme Ideas:

1Valentine’s Day {seize the holiday!} See Mimi and Ben’s Valentine’s Day love sesh

2. Seize the Season! See Jeni and Kyle’s gorgeous Utah sesh in the snow

3. Have a Chalk War! See Rachel and Clark’s crazy fun chalk color war sesh

4. Play with Props! See Kayla and Jacob’s fun sesh using vintage props

5. Tout Your Service! See Stephanie and Matt’s urban to country to fireman themed sesh

6. Down on the Farm! See Zach and Andrea’s Colorado horse ranch sesh

7. Museum or National Landmark! See Bethany and Chris’ Washington DC Sesh

8. Charming Military! See Kenzie and Mike’s Virginia Beach charming sesh

9.  Vintage Carnival! See Tammy and Christopher’s vintage sesh at the Pleasure Pier

10. Go to the Zoo! See David and Andrea’s hilarious sesh at the Lowry Zoo



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Rustic Americana Engagement Photos

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We absolutely adore Ben and Linsey’s California e-sesh. Norman Rockwell meets rustic-vintage with a modern twist. With multiple setting and clothing changes, their engagement photos are chocked full of interesting colors and textures. LOVE! Are you looking for unique engagement photo ideas? This session has a ton of creative colors, poses and places to stir your imagination i.e a greenhouse, in front of an old trailer, a vintage gas station, a red barn, and a blue picket fence. Oh, add in a field, a couple of horses, a tractor, and a stellar sunset. Need we say more?


California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California vintage engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California vintage engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California rustic engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California barn engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

Rustic California engagement photography by Ian Andrew Photography

California engagement photos by Ian Andrew Photography

Congrats Linsey & Ben! 

Can you imagine Linsey and Ben trying to choose just one photo for their save the date? With as many photos as fabulous as these, we’d recommend going with a multiple photo save the date to paint a bigger picture from such a fabulous day.

Photo Credit

Photographer:  Ian Andrew Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Vintage-Inspired Love Sesh with a Classic Car

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Sarai and Jon’s vintage-country engagement sesh is well, pretty awesome. Let’s see, we’ve got a hot couple, a hot car, and wide open spaces. The perfect trio. This cool, classic car belongs to Sarai’s father and has been in the family for quite some time. Sarai knew they wanted to incorporate it into their shoot, so they hopped around the open, grassy areas in Nashville, TN til they found the perfect spot. Thanks to Blue Mason Photography for capturing the sweetness.

couple sitting on classic car

Save the Date written on cowboy boots

engagement pictures with a vintage car

engagement pictures featuring a classic car

vintage car in engagement session

behind the wheel of a classic car

through the window of a classic car

floral dress ,cowboy boots

Save the Date signs

ampersand in engagement pictures

Southern engagement session

Scrabble tiles for engagement session

unique ring shot

classic car

Want to see more? Check out these posts for more vintage-inspired engagement sessions!


Photographer:  Blue Mason Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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