Using a theme for your engagement shoot can really play a big part in what makes it memorable and personalized. And for the couple who likes to get off the beaten track, an adventure themed shoot – just like this gem by Rose Wheat Photography – is ideal. The concept for the shoot goes something like this… a couple finds themselves in an obscure bit of terrain whilst out and about on a road trip. Along the way, they decide to take a break and explore the area. They have taken just a few belongings: a Mexican throw blanket, some old luggage, and a camera (of course) to document their voyage. After a gorgeous day of new discoveries and romantic moments, they ride off into the sunset, refreshed by the cool of the night.
From the Photographer
Growing up in Kansas, I’ve always had a passionate desire to travel, so it only seemed appropriate the theme of the shoot be “Celebrate Adventure.” It was an ode to the excitement that accompanies seeing new places and the intimacy it sparks when said places are discovered with loved ones.
We shot at Monument Rocks, which is a collection of chalk pyramids in Western Kansas. The majority of Kansas looks nothing like this, so it made for a really unique backdrop considering our location. Alisha Markle is the fantastic model featured in the shoot. Posing with her is her handsome and willing boyfriend Lincoln Griffin (hence the chemistry). The 1981 CJ7 was provided by Oakley Motors out of Oakley, KS.
All the details came together perfectly the day of the shoot, the weather was ideal, and the breeze was model-ready. All in all, things went according to plan!
Photographer: Rose Wheat Photography / Location: Monument Rocks / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Crystal and Micheal met through Micheal’s band so they wanted to incorporate a music theme into their engagement session. Gabrielle Halle Photography set the scene with an urban backdrop, guitar, speakers, and mic creating a wonderful shoot that not only captured their love of music but most importantly for each other.
From the Photographer
We started in the historic Strip District of Pittsburgh which is an area of renovated warehouses, old churches, and industrial history. Most of the Strip is now a market district of specialty shops and art galleries, but along the river, the 40th street bridge and old railroads lend a beautiful architectural backdrop. Micheal and Crystal were so natural in front of the camera and quick to laugh and enjoy their time together. We headed to the North Shore afterwards, to shoot against the beautiful Pittsburgh skyline and close out the evening enjoying the lights on the waterfront at sunset.
Photographer: Gabrielle Halle Photography / Location: Downtown Pittsburgh / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
We just adore unforgettable engagement sessions, and this Noosa love shoot from Trigger Happy Images happens to be downright amazing! Gorgeous couple Tegan and Jordan captured their romance not just with a pretty picnic setting, lounging in the sun, and listening to the strum of a guitar. But they hit the jackpot by including a stroll along the breathtaking headland with the sun setting no less! Luckily for us (and you), the talented folks at Trigger Happy were happy to share…
From the bride-to-be:
Jordan and I met 19 years ago in ‘Year One’. Despite showing very little interest in me at the time, he managed to make a lasting impression on me as i can clearly remember from my primary school days thinking that i wanted to marry someone like Jordan when i grow up. It wasn’t until i left that particular school and some 11 years after that, that we crossed paths again at church. It was only then that he took an interest and finally asked me out (i’d been waiting for quite some time!).
For our one year anniversary we decided to celebrate by spending the weekend in Noosa. Little did I know that there was soon to be more reason to celebrate! Jordan had organised a picnic by the bay, where he popped the question. We wanted to keep our engagement relaxed and true to us – acoustic tunes over a picnic by the sea, much like the day Jordan proposed. We are counting down the days until we say the ‘I dos’ at the most beautiful property in the Byron Hinterland in the presence of our closest friends and family. We have loved every second of our journey together over the last 2 years, so much in fact we’ve been inspired to create Roost Film Co, a boutique film house specialising in short cinematic films to capture life’s special moments! http://vimeo.com/roostfilmco
From the photographers:
We spent one perfect afternoon with Tegan & Jordan, capturing the love, down at Fingal Headland in Northern NSW. The conditions were perfect: gorgeous people, stunning light, gorgeous location, a picnic, sparklers, party poppers and champagne. We couldn’t ask for better. We ended up spending over 2 hours with these guys and we think the images really show. No one was rushing, we were all just relaxed and having fun!
Photographers: Trigger Happy Images / Location: Fingal Headland NSW, Australia
With crystal blue waters and a romantic sailboat as their inspiration, this captivating couple decided on a gorgeous sailing theme for their engagement session. We love everything about this fab shoot – from the nautical details, to their sunset stroll on the beach, to the absolutely STUNNING engagement ring. Add in some gorgeous images by Studio Sequoia, and well, we agree they can ‘sail away with me’ anytime!
From the photographer: When we got the call from Jackie and Chris saying they wanted to do an over-the-top engagement session on a sailboat, we just about lost out minds with excitement… then we met them and the first thing that flashed through my mind was, “holy moly, they’re GORGEOUS!” And SO IN LOVE!!! From the moment we came upon them readying their sailboat to the very last sip of champagne on the beach, their spark of passion and true intimacy just overwhelmed us. From San Diego Bay to Coronado beach, we’ve fallen head over heels for this couple.
Photographer: Studio Sequoia / Location: Coronado Ferry Landing, California / Submitted via Two Bright Lights