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.


Comments (15):

  • Wedding Videography New Jersey on August 27, 2011

    great job with the photos and the bride is really stunning!! :)
  • Chirs I NotAnotherGayWeddingBlog on May 31, 2011

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! How cute is this! I love that it's a picnic...and her red lipstick
  • naomi on April 7, 2010

    This is super cute!! So is the couple!
  • Amanda Heer/Brooch Bouquet on April 7, 2010

    Love the pin wheels in the tree...
  • Jolette on April 7, 2010

    Aw, they're so cute! Love the way she dresses. The photo beneath the orange trees is my favourite.
  • Amberdawn on April 6, 2010

    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!
  • Amy O'Kane on April 6, 2010

    cute couple, great light, and sweet props. soda bottle, pastry heart, and paper stars are all my favorites!
  • on April 6, 2010

    This is such a great shoot with the props and theme!!
  • Lindsay@Salt and Sentiment on April 6, 2010

    She is a perfect vintage bride to be! Way to go you two!
  • Veronica on April 6, 2010

    what a couple of cuties! love her hairdo. and the backdrop!
  • Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper on April 6, 2010

    love love love these! It feels like "The Long Hot Summer" to me. And who doesn't love that?!
  • lydia {ever ours} on April 6, 2010

    love the hanging strips with paper flowers! very cute backdrop!
  • Lindsey on April 6, 2010

    she looks like a cute little marilyn monroe! such a nice engagement:)
  • Alejandra on April 6, 2010

    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!
  • Tonia on April 6, 2010

    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!


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