Military Engagement Session with Props

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Planning

Today marks our third and final in a series of couples using props in their engagement photos. We’re fans! From story telling to hobby sharing, using props gives your session focus, offers a sweet respite from awkward posing and simply adds visual interest to the photo shoot. Here are 5 reasons in favor of using props.

Head over Heels in Love. Today’s military-themed engagement shoot was captured by Blue Mason Photography at The Factory of Franklin, in Franklin, TN. Amanda and Theo clearly had a blast shooting photos and using all kinds of props–military and otherwise. Adorable through and through–Amanda and Theo were also kind enough to share some of their love story with us too. Enjoy!

Military engagement photos + props by Blue Mason Photography

ON THEO from Amanda

“After months of hearing amazing things about Theodore during my junior year of college when I finally met him, let’s just say it was not love at first sight! For lots of reasons (especially because I had just gotten out of a serious relationship), he just didn’t seem like “my type.”

I have never been more wrong.

From the moment he asked me out for our first date, I was hooked. From his quirky sense of humor, never ending patience, and endless love, three years later I am still head over heels in love with my soon-to-be husband! We have overcome many obstacles and military life resulting in a long distance relationship, but we both agree these trials have strengthened our love more than we could have ever imagined! Counting down the days until I become Mrs. Spanoudis!”

Military engagement photos + props by Blue Mason Photography

Military-themed engagement photos by Blue Mason Photography

Military style engagement session with props: Blue Mason Photography

ON AMANDA from Theo

“When I first met Amanda, I was at a low point in my life.  I will not bore you with the details, but suffice it to say I had no clear direction–I was simply going through the motions. The night that she first came over to my house, I found her so intriguing.  She was unlike any girl I had ever met. She was genuine, opinionated, obviously fun loving, and most of all gorgeous. From that initial interaction with her, I knew I had to have her. The only problem was, unbeknownst to me at the time, she had none of the same feelings. My Spanoudis charm must have won over though because she agreed to a date with me. The more I learned about Amanda, the more inspired I became. She was so confident, goal oriented and responsible. I knew that if I was going to keep her in my life, I had to become so much more than I was. I had to become a man that was deserving of her. She became my motivation and my direction. She gave me goals again. I knew I needed to do something bigger than myself, something that challenged me, which led me on the path I am on today in pursuing my Green Beret. I fully believe that I would not be where I am today without the inspiration, love and support Amanda has provided me. I love Amanda for all that she is and I will happily and whole-heartedly, be giving every part of me for the rest of my life to repay what she has given to me.”

Military engagement photos

Military engagement photos + props by Blue Mason Photography

Military engagement photos + props by Blue Mason Photography

Military-themed engagement photos by Blue Mason Photography

Congratulations Amanda and Theo! Thanks so much for sharing your day, love story and of course, your service to the country!!

Photographer:  Blue Mason Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Engagement Photo Idea: Props

Categories Photography + Real Weddings

Meet Kayla and Jacob. Today, we’re kicking off our series of 3 engagement sessions featuring props! What’s a prop? Anything that lends support. So, as far as engagement photography goes, props can be anything from physical items that you hold in your hand or wear on your body, to even a building, tree, or babbling brook … anything really.

5 REASONS WHY USING PROPS IN YOUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS IS A GREAT IDEA:

1. Props help to show off your personality, flair, hobby and unique wedding style.
2. Props add visually interesting elements to your photos.
3. Props bring a level of drama and storytelling to your e-session.
4. Props can be used to introduce your wedding theme on a multi-photo Save the Date postcard or magnet.
5. Using props encourages spontaneity–avoiding awkward or unauthentic posing. Plus, it’s just plain fun!

Among the first words Kayla spoke to her photographer were “I’ve got a 23 piece vintage camera collection I plan on using for decor at the wedding.” So what did Kayla and Becca from B. Jones Photography do? They collaborated on concept, outfits, and props for this sweet session that hints at their upcoming wedding. Enjoy!

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Vintage engagement shoot by B. Jones Photography

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Vintage engagement shoot by B. Jones Photography

Vintage engagement shoot by B. Jones Photography

Vintage engagement shoot by B. Jones Photography

engagement photography using vintage props

Vintage engagement shoot by B. Jones Photography

Want props to be part of your engagement photography?

Start an Engagement Photo Ideas board on Pinterest and start pinning ideas now! See you tomorrow when we feature our 2nd engagement session and MORE PROP IDEAS.

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Much thanks to Becca for sharing this darling session with us!

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Sneak Peek: Props in Engagement Photos

Categories Inspiration + Real Weddings

SNEAK PEEK of our first in a series of fun engagement sessions using PROPS in the photos. Here’s what photographer Becca Jones had to say of Kayla and Jacob’s vintage-themed engagement session: “My lovely bride had multiple vintage suitcases, an old spinner telephone, at least 3 pocket watches and an antique chair charmingly crammed into her fiancé’s car.”

See you tomorrow when we feature the rest of this colorful, thematic session.

engagement photos with props

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1920′s Style Engagement Sesh!

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

The 1920′s flapper was full of spunk and unlike the women of the Victorian era, the Flapper smoked, drank, danced and attended extravagant parties. She was sassy.

Beginning with their engagement photos, the spirit of the 20′s are just what Chris & AJ are hoping to capture for their 2014 wedding. From the bowler hat to the feather boa, Chris and AJ are in character and inspired by the era. Enjoy!

By the way, Chris and AJ are both serving in the military–and we thank them for their service!

Photographer: Christine Gosch

1920's wedding theme by Christine Gosch Photography

1920's wedding theme by Christine Gosch Photography

1920's wedding theme by Christine Gosch Photography

1920's wedding theme by Christine Gosch Photography

For more Art Deco loveliness

Check out Deco Glam our new 1920s-inspired Save the Date Magnet! Featuring scallop shells, angular fonts, and gold embellishments, this ritzy suite exudes all the glitz and glamour–iconic of the era. This design would beautifully set the stage for a vintage classic wedding…don’t you think?

Deco Glam - Save the Date by MagnetStreet

 

 

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