40's Vintage Engagement Shoot

Last week I had the opportunity to style Annee and Scott for their engagement shoot with Stephanie Fay. Talk about some DREAM clients, Annee is a HUGE fan of the 1940's vintage style. ME TOO!!! So, naturally, Annee wanted to portray that in her engagement photos.

Once I arrived, she shared that the photography location was going to be in an airplane hangar with old airplanes. Is that perfect or what!?! She was already prepared with about 20 different outfit choices, and really just needed some help figuring out which dresses would be the best for the camera and location. Scott and Annee had even done some vintage shopping in NYC way before the shoot, and scored some perfect old man trousers for Scott.

I chose three different looks for Annee and two looks for Scott with a variation of a leather jacket.

I think this engagement shoot is a great example of walking a fine line between costume and reality. This couple appreciates the 40's era - it's a part of who they are as a couple, and I think that's very important to think about when preparing for a photography session. If you're going to invest in professional photos, make the most of it. Show your personality!!!

Even take your pets along with you!

Don't worry about what's cool, in style or if it's "cheesy". If you're creating something that YOU love, it's going to come through in the photos.

Of course, it always helps to hire an amazing photographer. Stephanie Fay is AWESOME!!! Seriously, check out her work and check out more photos from this amazing engagement shoot!

Christmas Photo Booth

So many families and couples get their pictures taken for holiday cards nowadays, and I love getting them in the mail!!! Ryan and I have done this same thing for the past three years, but you get to a point where you start running out of photo shoot locations.

So...Why not just create your own photo booth in the comfort of your home?!

This past Thursday night I got to hang out with some uber talented, creative ladies. Promise Tangeman,  being the idea maker that she is, came up with a fun little DIY photo booth project for us to do as we enjoyed some wine, a fire place and SUPER yummy cookies courtesy of Melissa Jill.

Stephanie Bouck social media mastermind/marketing guru and Stephanie Fay of Stephanie Fay Photography were also there and added SOOO much laughter that it sure was easy to smile for these pictures. haha!

We obviously dressed our finest for a girls night in, but it was the genius, silly props that I think made the shoot really fun.

So bring Santa hats, antlers and tinsel along to your shoot to make things festive.

The photo shoot wouldn't be complete without some cheesy "band poses."

And why not have your puppies in the shot too?

Haven't taken your family pics yet? Add some flavor to the slew of Christmas cards people get in the mail with your own DIY photo booth!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

*Photos by Melissa Jill Photography