Some of the most incredible engagement sessions don’t need props, vendors, or anything of the like — just one amazing photographer and one couple desperately in love. In this case, Chelsea and Kevin are that couple. Brought together by a mutual love of tennis more than fifteen years ago, the two fostered their love of their sport and for each other and are finally making it official! Photographer Jason Domingues captured the couple right at dusk, resulting in some seriously incredible lighting.

1970s vintage tennis engagement session

1970s vintage tennis engagement session1970s vintage tennis engagement session

From the soon-to-be bride, Chelsea: Even before Kevin and I got engaged I constantly read wedding blogs. Seeing all of the creative ideas inspired me to take our engagement session toward a theme. As Kevin and I met through tennis, it was an easy choice for me. But we wanted to make it unique, so we focused our vision on vintage tennis. (I was also motivated by my handsome fiancé’s resemblance to Bjorn Borg.) We had our concept, and as we searched through antique stores for the perfect wood racquets and gear it really came together. The ingredient that was essential was a photographer to bring it to life. When we met Jason and Allison from Jason Domingues photography, we knew we had found the artist who could capture what was in our heads.

1970s vintage tennis engagement session

1970s vintage tennis engagement session1970s vintage tennis engagement session

1970s vintage tennis engagement session

Kevin and I met through a mutual tennis coach when I was only five years old. When I was in high school Kevin became my coach, helping me earn a scholarship to play tennis for a Division I school. It was during my college years that Kevin and I both realized that our player/coach relationship was turning into something much greater. Now that I am done with college tennis, we are looking forward to competing together as a mixed doubles team and already have three tournaments on our schedule, including the National Husband/Wife Championships.

1970s vintage tennis engagement session1970s vintage tennis engagement session

1970s vintage tennis engagement session

Sharing the love for a sport together only enhances our relationship. We work to make each other better, both on and off the court. This engagement session not only shows who we are as a couple, but completely embraces everything we had hoped to do with an imaginative theme. We are so thankful for Jason Domingues’ talent, and so thrilled to see him work his photographic magic again at our wedding this summer.

15 comments
  • absolute goosebumps on seeing the photo of Chelsea with the sunflare warming her up. Beautiful images – so refreshing to see an e-shoot with a difference!

  • super cute! love them, especially the last one with the tennis balls. too cute.

  • ADORABLE!!

  • What a fun theme!

  • Love these Jason!

  • Really gorgeous photos! Such a fun theme. More engagement sessions should involve short shorts! :)

  • I have been playing tennis lately with the rackets I found in my dad’s garage! They look just like these ones lol.

  • lillian

    I have a strong love to the last photo, and these photos are Chelsea and Kevin’s engagement? Maybe the two lovers could have a tennis themed wedding, is it quite interesting?

  • Emily

    Great e-session!

  • Absolutely love these retro tennis look photos. Great fun.

  • Weddingish

    As a lover of tennis AND photography, I must say these are just delightful, delightful photos. Simple yet still so potent.

  • what a great idea for an engagement photo shoot. I especially like the last image.

  • I have been playing tennis lately with the rackets I found in my dad’s garage! They look just like these ones lol.

  • What a fab idea, The light is just perfect, well done!

  • A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!! This is a wonderful shoot and concept! Beautiful lighting!!