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This darling session was sent to me by Andi, the designer behind this sweet 1940s inspired vintage engagement session. I am loving the paper garland and pinwheels backdrop hanging over a branch. And the vintage bottles with a small chrysanthemum in each of them. And Nisse’s red lipstick. And..ok, I will stop so you can look at the images.

From Andi, the Designer:

I styled and designed the photo shoot for Nisse and Aarde. They wanted a unique and organic setting with a vintage touch and hint of glamour. Photographer Jonathan Roberts and I decided on this gorgeous and whimsical setting which is in San Luis on the Cal Poly campus next to the creek. Nisse and Aarde are truly a vintage couple in style – she was so sweet and he so chivalrous! Just a pleasure to work with!

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Both Event/Floral Designer Andi Cummins (phone:805.540.1967, email: andi.cummins at and Photographer Jonathan Roberts from BluePhoto are based in San Luis Obispo, California. Jonathan Roberts, however, will travel worldwide and you check out his blog here.

  • They’re so adorable! I love the hanging paper strips…they should totally carry some of these details through in their wedding decor too. Everything is beautiful!

  • They look like they were a fun couple to photograph! Despite the staging, it still has some genuine feel to it. The decoration and photography is amazing!

  • she looks like a cute little marilyn monroe! such a nice engagement:)

  • love the hanging strips with paper flowers! very cute backdrop!

  • love love love these!
    It feels like “The Long Hot Summer” to me. And who doesn’t love that?!

  • what a couple of cuties! love her hairdo. and the backdrop!

  • She is a perfect vintage bride to be! Way to go you two!

  • This is such a great shoot with the props and theme!!

  • Amy O’Kane

    cute couple, great light, and sweet props. soda bottle, pastry heart, and paper stars are all my favorites!

  • I love the picnic theme, but I’m probably biased because my fiance proposed to me when we were having a picnic :)

    Also, the colors in the photos with the oranges are gorgeous!

  • Aw, they’re so cute! Love the way she dresses. The photo beneath the orange trees is my favourite.

  • Love the pin wheels in the tree…

  • This is super cute!! So is the couple!

  • Chirs I NotAnotherGayWeddingBlog

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! How cute is this! I love that it’s a picnic…and her red lipstick

  • Wedding Videography New Jersey

    great job with the photos and the bride is really stunning!! :)