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The talented Amy Meyerott Photography styled and photographed this e-session with Danielle and Justin in Forest Park early this spring. Amy spotted the perfect secluded spot in the park complete with a bottle of wine, Kate Spade stemware and the most romantic sunset for this gorgeous couple.

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From the Photographer:

We are absolutely smitten with Danielle and Justin. They are the kind of couple you want with you on a bad day. They just make me so happy. They each have wonderful personalities and you can just see their love for one another every time their eyes meet. Justin is in absolute awe of her. He is the kind of guy who isn’t afraid to let the world know how much he loves her. Danielle has the same feelings towards him. She is his encourager, supporter, and kind heart by his side. When stylizing their shoot, we kept the thought of their September wedding at Chandler Hill Vineyards in mind. The pastel color palette was just perfect for the early spring light… I couldn’t resist letting it pour into my lens.

Tis the season for love and engagements! As engagements are likely popping up all over your Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds these past few weeks, likely are the engagement photo shoots too. Currently trending are holiday and winter themed engagement sessions, which also double as the perfect holiday card to send out as a save-the-date or engagement announcement this time of the year. Here’s a look at a few of the favorites I’ve spotted throughout the season. Happy Holidays!

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Melissa McCrotty Photography via Two Bright Lights

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Megan Hartley Photography via Belle the Magazine

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SARAH HASSTEDT via Grey Likes Weddings

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Megan Hartley Photography via Belle the Magazine

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SARAH HASSTEDT via Grey Likes Weddings

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Squaresville Studios via Green Wedding Shoes

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Captured by Corrin via Paper Moon Weddings

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Wren Photography via Bride and Joy

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One of my favorite trends I’ve seen as of late involves glitter, sparkle, gold and all things confetti. Confetti is popping up all over the place whether it be on stationery, as a guest favor, as part of a tablescape or the key piece (or pieces) to your grand exit following your wedding ceremony. Either way, I absolutely love it and the color and shine that confetti brings to photos and real life, not to mention, there are so many options when it comes to size, shape, color, texture, you name it. Here are a few of my favorite confetti uses in weddings, engagement sessions, stationery, favors and beyond.

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Priscila Valentina Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

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Anika London Photography via A Subtle Revelry

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Amy Stone Photography via Oh Lovely Day

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HEYLOOK via Ruffled Blog

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Holli B. Photography via Bridal Guide

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Sounds Like Yellow Photo via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

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Brklyn View Photography via Booklyn Bride

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Nancy Ray Photography via Gratefully Inspired Blog

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Aya Photography via Keestone Events

 

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From the Photographer:
Tara and I went to school together and since we graduated I have had so much fun seeing her and Dan’s cute pictures on Facebook and Instagram! Without knowing Dan, I knew that he was Tara’s other half! Shortly after getting engaged, Tara contacted me and said that she wanted me to photograph their wedding, and I was obviously beyond happy! And it only got better from there. They are getting married at the adorable New Children’s Museum in San Diego, California next year (that I CANNOT wait to photograph), AND she asked if I would go out to Denver (their new home town) for a destination engagement session to photograph their engagement portraits, yes please!!! I such had a fantastic time running around Denver with this super fun, adorable couple! Dan had Tara laughing the whole time, and they made me feel so welcome – it was seriously so fun!

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From the Bride-to-be:
Doug and I met while attending Purdue University my freshman year (his sophomore year). I am originally from Indiana while Doug is from South Florida. I now work as a pilot for US Airways Express and am based in Pennsylvania and Doug works as an aerospace engineer in Indianapolis. It has been a long distance relationship from the start, but we have never let that get in the way. Both being in the aviation industry, taking engagement pictures at an airport was only appropriate.


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From the Bride-to-be:
This is our final year at Marquette University before graduating and getting married. So, we decided to meet on campus just before classes resumed and found some beautiful haunts for our engagement pictures. We wanted to celebrate our love and document some time in one of our favorite places before getting married and taking the next steps in life!







Photographer: JBe Photography

An acquaintance of mine from college recently got engaged a few weeks ago, and when I heard the story of her engagement, I sent her a message to find out more details!

I asked her to provide a few details and she gave me permission to use a few of the pictures, and she willingly agreed (which means I get to share with you all!). Here’s the story in her own words!

“He proposed to me on New Year’s Eve, which was the day of our first kiss two years ago. He made me dinner that night and after dinner we were talking about these past two years and he told me he had a gift for me. He had given me a wrapped present which had the Viewmaster inside. As I was flipping through the pictures (which were of us over the past two years), I heard him fumbling with something under the table.

That’s when I knew he was up to something! When I got to the last picture of him with the box, of course I started crying! I put down the Viewmaster and he was on one knee with the ring! He asked me again and obviously I said Yes! I definitely was not expecting anything like that!”

And, in case you’re wondering – this was the very last picture in the Viewmaster:

Just goes to show, guys sure can get creative!

Have a proposal story you would like to share? Send your story to brit at landlockedbride dot com!

I posted last week on indoor engagement photo shoot ideas.  If only I would have thought of this then, except, there is no Ikea in town (sad trombone).  This couple shot their engagement photos in an Ikea.  I am absolutely in love with this idea because I love Ikea and I love the untraditional.  And, I know someone else who will probably appreciate the kitchen shot in this grouping.

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Images courtesy of Cinematic by DavidM via The Unbride