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#SMPWedding101 – Engagement Shoot Style Advice

You get engaged and the questions start coming; it’s easy to lose yourself in the flurry of it all. But we can’t say it enough: savor this special time and make any opportunity a fun one, including your engagement pics! It’s the perfect time to practice those picture perfect smiles and show off your own style. But it can also be a bit daunting when deciding what to don so we checked in with Allison Koehler of AOK Style + Planning to get her advice – and don’t miss the special discount she’s offering right now!

Couples almost always ask their wedding photographers what they should wear for their engagement shoot. It makes sense; for your wedding, there is more or less a formula to the clothing you’ll be wearing. But for the engagement shoot, the possibilities are endless, which can be intimidating.

So, why should you work with a stylist for your engagement shoot?

Save Time

I constantly hear from clients that they’ve been scouring the web looking for that perfect coat, dress, what have you, and can’t find it anywhere. When we work together, you’ll leave the searching to me. I’ll do the scouring, and present you and your partner with 30-40 pieces that are uniquely you.

Save Money

For each session, we work within a budget, the goal being to come under that budget by purchasing pieces you love, and working with what you already own. If you have a pair of jeans that are perfect for you, wear them for the shoot! The goal is to capture you and your partner as you are, and using pieces you already own helps set the tone for an authentic shoot. When we have an in-home fitting, we’ll see which pieces work, and how to combine old and new pieces for the perfect look.

Treat Yourself

Trust me when I say, hiring a vendor who takes some stress away from wedding planning is worth it. If you love clothes but hate shopping, treat yourself to a unique experience so you can reap the reward of incredible photos. You’ll thank yourself!

** From now until Valentine’s Day, I’m offering a discount on my services to couples who were engaged over the holidays! I would absolutely love to work with you! **

Winter Engagement Outfit Inspiration
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Winter Engagement Outfit Inspiration
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ONGOING GIVEAWAYS + DISCOUNTS…  

Allure Bridals
Williams Sonoma
Animoto
Ada Diamonds

We’re excited to share that Shine invitations is currently offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $500 (US orders only) as well as a free sample kit featuring the invitation of your choice, color charts, paper samples, and an example Save the Date! Don’t miss out!

THIS WEEK’S DISCOUNTS…

For our California Brides… Discount from The Ranch at Laguna Beach

For our New England Brides.. Discount from Long’s Jewelers

For our Tri-state Brides… Discount from Femina Photo + Design, and giveaways from NST PicturesOLLI STUDIO and Sole East Resort!

For our Southeast Brides… Discount from The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

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Cheers to the Romance of Winter – Wind + Rain Are No Match to Champagne

Winter has a special place in the hearts of these two. They met in those chilliest of months, started dating, and even said “I do” at that time of year. So it was only fitting that they toast to three years of marriage in the same season! Designed and styled by Chloe+Mint and with a gorgeous calligraphed champagne bottle courtesy of Seniman Calligraphy, these two kissed and sipped and smiled – and Tenth & Grace captured it all. Cheers to the romance of winter and many more years of love for these two!

From Tenth & GraceNicole and Austin celebrated their third wedding anniversary with a romantic anniversary shoot at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco. Designed by Chloe+Mint, the session featured a gorgeous winter-inspired bouquet by The Bloomery Co. and a personalized champagne bottle by Seniman Calligraphy. The wind and rain added to the romantic feel!

From Nicole… All of our major anniversaries fall within a one month period. We met, started officially dating, and got married in the winter months.

We kept our wedding very simple, and eloped on a secluded portion of the California coast. One of my very favorite parts of our day was feeling like a princess in the most beautiful dress, and getting to celebrate with my love. For our three year wedding/five years together anniversary, we wanted to have a shoot that felt a lot like the best parts of our wedding, so we could remember all our feelings so many years ago, and the commitment we made to each other. In that time, we’ve changed so much, but in a way, so much has stayed the same. This shoot was the perfect embodiment of that.

Tanya was able to bring the most romantic, elegant vision to life – one that even rivaled our wedding day. The vendors were unbelievable. I was spoiled with the most beautiful bouquet, a dress that was so delicate and perfect in every way, all wrapped up with the sweetest, personalized details, like champagne to toast our love on the rocky coast of the San Francisco Sutro Baths. It was like we were married all over again, I couldn’t have asked for a better anniversary.

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Photography: Tenth & Grace | Event Design + Styling: Chloe+Mint | Floral Design: The Bloomery Co | Dress: Tatyana Merenyuk | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Makeup: Jessica Fernandez | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy

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Super Stylish Garden Wedding

A garden wedding is always a good idea and when the Bride is as stylish as this one, it gets even better (I mean, just check out those earrings!). She was positively glowing and made sure to spread her style secrets to her bridesmaids, decked out in Jenny Yoo. Theo Milo captured all the looks and Light Cannon Films got in on the live action – see their clip below and all the pics in our Vault gallery right this way!

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From Theo MiloWhen your friends and family are willing to travel great distances in hurricane-force weather, you know you’ve built some great relationships. And their guests could back that up – there were many testimonies given in the speeches and the more intimate moments of the times that Camille and Josh put others first, made time for family, and prioritized the important relationships in their lives. Even when Camille moved to New York to pursue her acting career, and even when Josh began to pursue Camille (a worthy pursuit, if you ask us!), they never forgot their roots, and the people that got them there.

Amidst the lavish Spanish moss and live oaks of Airlie Gardens, and the understated brick walls of Bakery 105 in historic downtown Wilmington, all of those lasting friendships and family ties came together for one beautiful celebration. The gorgeous details, signage, candles, garlands, and sweet details were no less extravagant than what this occasion deserved, and provided the perfect twinkling, effervescent backdrop suitable for such a romance.

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Photography: Theo Milo Photography | Cinematography: Light Cannon Films | Event Planning: Kickstand Events | Floral Design: Kickstand Events | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: One Belle Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Airlie Gardens | Reception Venue: Bakery 105 | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | DJ: Active DJ Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Officiant: Ron Greer

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