Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Brunch Inspired Engagement Shoot.

This is the first time we've ever used models for a shoot, and I must say, it added a whole new dimension. It was fun and really brought life to our ideas! Amy from the Wedding Chicks wanted us to design an engagement shoot inspired by our button brunch.

Katie and her hubby Ryan have been married for a few years, and their love for one another certainly showed in their photos. They were comfortable with each other and just plain cute!

We wanted our 'bride' Katie to wear a dress we found at Anthropologie. It had tangerine polka dots and a fun bright belt that tie in the colors we used earlier at the brunch shoot. We ordered a fun bow tie off etsy, but it didn't arrive in time! So the night before Heather whipped up a handmade bow tie with the extra material from our table runner. It was really perfect, and I am so proud of her....and thankful she's on my team for mad skills like that. ;)
Katie wore an Ink and Button hair piece, that was attached to her recipe box favor earlier that morning!

The shoot was set with a few different sheets for blankets and color, two of the bistro chairs we had used earlier, an old wood box, a cookbook and lots of fun baking supplies! The Floral Lab designed a fabulous bouquet made up of bright yellow acacia for Katie to hold. It was seriously fabulous! We wrapped the button garland around the bouquet to show those fun buttons!

This shoot is perfect for the little homemaker to be. Erica O'Brien baked us up some adorable colorful sugar cookies shaped like buttons.

Note to brides: When styling your engagement shoot, first, come up with a theme. Your outfits should reflect your theme and the colors. Bright colors always photograph nicely, and bring life into the photos.

Fun objects such as a clock, cookies, a handmade bouquet, furniture or even a fun and unique setting will make those photos pop! But best of all, you will have pictures of you and your love that you will cherish forever.

We really enjoy styling. Shoots, weddings, engagement sessions - you name it! Consider Carter & Cook to help style your engagement shoot as well!

Ashlyn + Heather


postcards and pretties said...

what a beautiful shoot... i love the button cookies

The Loveliest Day said...

I love the button garland on her bouquet. What a darling touch!