1940s Engagement Session

Engagement Sessions

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 gmail.com) 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.

15 comments
  1. Tonia

    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!

  2. Alejandra

    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!

  3. Lindsey

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

  4. lydia {ever ours}

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

  5. Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper

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

  6. Veronica

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

  7. Lindsay@Salt and Sentiment

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

  8. forget.me.knot.weddings

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

  9. Amy O'Kane

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

  10. Amberdawn

    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!

  11. Jolette

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

  12. Amanda Heer/Brooch Bouquet

    Love the pin wheels in the tree…

  13. naomi

    This is super cute!! So is the couple!

  14. Chirs I NotAnotherGayWeddingBlog

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

  15. Wedding Videography New Jersey

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

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