Hi everyone!Â It’s Christen here, back with some puppy inspiration for your wedding.Â According to my pet insurance newsletter, today is National Puppy Day! What better way to celebrate it than with some photos of man’s best friend celebrating his people’s big day right along with them?
I hope you’re ready for another post of cuteness overload!Â We’re loving doggies this week, and helping Chicago rescue One Tail at a Time win $25,000 (don’t forget to vote by clicking here and then comment here for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Pottery Barn!), so we thought we would throw in some puppy wedding inspiration with bow ties, ribbons, floral collars, and even capes to make your pooches camera-ready forÂ some fantastic wedding photos!
Our hearts are aflutter for the beautiful documentary photography byÂ Carey MacArthur. At its heart, photography is about preserving memories, and this is what Carey does so well. Her powerful images are able to transport you into the moment, capturing the storyÂ as it unfolds. Carey makes a genuine connection with her couples and brings aÂ wedding to life by documenting the day with the same care and compassion that two people have for one another. From capturing the small, personal details toÂ celebratingÂ the important moments, Carey’s documentary photography style insures that each part of the day is recorded with elegance and simplicity. Carey is based in Brooklyn, NY, but travels the world makingÂ images of couples in love. Visit her EAD Vendor Guide portfolio and Instagram to view more of her gorgeous work!
If you are a bride-to-be getting married in 2016 and have been dreaming about finding a fine art film photographer to capture every single moment and detail to perfection, then you are in luck because the ever so lovely and talented Brittany Lauren Photography is giving away free wedding photography to one lucky EAD reader!
South Carolina’sÂ River Oaks CharlestonÂ was the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous bridal storyÂ captured byÂ Exquisitrie by Kelly Sauer. Though set in the Lowcountry, the shoot evokes the romance and history of Europe, with the Old World textures of River Oaks and magical Ivy gown fromÂ Saint Isabel Bridal. Bridal portraits always seem to tell the story of “waiting” – preparing dreams of the wedding day, holding bated breath, settling in to begin the story of married life – and this feeling is perfectly encapsulated in the stunning images directed byÂ Kelly Sauer Ltd. Co.Â We are positively smitten!
It’s been a year since Christian and Susie wed, and on a rainy Utah afternoon they gathered together withÂ Mariel HannahÂ for a romantic anniversary shoot, creating beautiful memories to celebrate their first year together.Â Flower AfternoonÂ created perfectly styled blooms for this magical set of imagesâ€”we are swooning over the lush marigold, pale coral, crimson, and green bouquet.Â Kali ChrisÂ styled Susie with the most lovely sideswept updo and soft makeup. We’re so in love with the love these two share as captured byÂ Mariel Hannah!
Pardon us while we gush a bit about the exquisite talent that is Jessica of Jessica D’Onofrio Photography. Jessica’s images are full of light and love and the way she captures emotion is pure and natural. Every photographer has a specific style all their own, and we’d describe Jessica’s as feminine and timeless. There’s a sweet simplicity in her fine art photography that captures romance in an authentic way. Jessica is based in Southern California, but travels wherever your wedding takes her! Visit her website, blog, and vendor portfolio to see more of her gorgeous images!
Your wedding day is made up of so many perfectly unscripted moments, each over in an instant. Photography is about capturing these flashes of time, and that is exactly what Rachael Shirano does so well. Her work is so beautifully raw and real, each frame reflecting the emotion of the event inside. Rachael is based in Central IllinoisÂ and is able to capture both the modern ChicagoÂ wedding, rustic Midwestern soiree, or destination wedding with flair. We simply love Rachael’s images, each filled with light and love, and are thrilled to introduce you to her portfolio!
Ladies and ladies, gents and gents, we are so excited to share with you a fabulous giveaway from Anna Wu Photography! We are all excited about the recent wins for marriage equality (yay, love!!), and Anna is generously giving a maximum of two lucky same-sex couples in San Francisco or NYC free wedding photography and some other fabulous goodies!
This lovely and romantic boudoir shoot from Brittany Lauren Photography is effortlessly dreamy! We love the contrast of delicate vintage lace lingerie with leopard print, and the sweet mint, pink, and turquoise color scheme of the surroundings, styled by Betsy Miller. Cassandra Kennedy Beauty created a makeup look that is soft and subtle with the dramatic lingerie. We’re swooning over the adorable cake from Sweetly Aimee, a light pink confection with white fondant that resembles vintage lace. Swoon!
Ethereal dresses from Adored Vintage, filmy veils, and romantic dried florals from Primal Flower lend a vintage feel to this boudoir bridal shoot by Ashley Dang Photography. Delicate touches like lace and a gold leaf hairpiece up the elegance factor without distracting from the simple lines of these stunning vintage gowns. Understated peach and pink makeup by Kelly Tran Artistry let model Lani Valentine’s dramatic eyes steal the show in this glamorous inspiration shoot. We are mesmerized by each perfect detail!
This amazing week just keeps getting better and better! Today we have the most wonderful of giveaways to share. Are you searching for your perfect wedding photographer? Do you adore the romantic look of film? Well, my dears, you are in luck!
‘Tis the season! Have you scratched any items off of your holiday gift list yet? I must admit that I’m only starting my shopping, and with so many amazing choices out there, I am having a tough time narrowing things down! Here are 9 of my favorite gift ideas perfect for the ladies in your life! My personal wish list includes a pair of Tieks and a KitchenAidâ€”how about yours? See these and more in the EAD shop!
There may be no more appropriate setting for engagement photos than Rome, “the Eternal City”. Zora and Fely wanted to capture the beauty of one of their city at a place that has always fascinated Zora, the Pantheon. Together with Teresa of In Love In Italy Photography, they spent an afternoon strolling from Ara Pacis Augustae across the river Tevere to sit for a cappuccino at Splendor Parthenopes. They then headed to the Pantheon, crossing Ponte Sant’Angelo and watching the sun set behind the castle. Although they arrived at the Pantheon at the most crowded hour of the day, Teresa captured a stunning image of them standing still with people milling all aroundâ€”Zora says: “It is my absolute favorite, it captures us and our love profoundly.” We love the enchanting city of Rome and these stunning photos from In Love In Italy Photography!
Wes and Olivia’s engagement session is so terribly chic, it’s almost too much to handle! In my next life, I hope to be as stunning as Olivia, who effortlessly rocks a baby blue knit frock, a gold headband, and plum tights. And let’s not forget Wes, whose worn-in ankle boots and skinny striped tie are the perfect laid-back look. Add in absolutely dreamy photos fromÂ This Modern Romance at San Juan Capistrano’s Serra Plaza and you have an engagement session that’s pure autumn perfection!
Lisa and Ryan’s date night engagement session is all about their favorite thingsâ€”first a picnic with their pup and then a dinner date in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin, wandering along the town’s charming cobbstone streets and then visiting one of their favorite patios, theÂ Back When Cafe!
Your wedding day is likely the most photographed day of your life, and it’s oh-so-important to find a photographer that you connect withâ€”one who takes the time to learn about you and gives attention to the process of being in front of the camera starting with the engagement session. Colin Lyons is just that person! Colin brings a photojournalist’s eye to your wedding, but what I believe makes him so unique is his ability to capture a couple’s personality in his photos. From the bridal party to the reception, his images evoke true joy, and that’s exactly what you want to remember from your wedding day!
The moment we set our eyes upon Tiffany’s Charleston bridal portraits, we were smitten! With the classic Southern setting of the verandah ofÂ Edmondston-Alston House on Rainbow Row as a backdrop, Kelly Sauer captured Tiffany at her most radiant, in her gorgeous gown and veil from Jean’s Bridal, which was inspired by Princess Kate’s. The stately home does not normally allow photography, but with Tiffany having grown up loving the homeâ€”and even working there giving tours in full period costume!â€”she was given the special privilege of shooting her bridals there. Our favorite part of this shoot? Tiffany’s little bare feet peeking out from her taffeta gown!
We are drooling over these heart-stoppingly beautiful Brooklyn Bridge engagement photos from Carmen Santorelli! Chris and Natalie chose a classic NYC theme for their upcoming Central Park wedding and decided that the iconic Brooklyn Bridge would be the perfect backdrop for their engagement session! They strolled the bridge and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on a gorgeous late-summer day, hand in hand. I just adore how head-over-heels these two are for each other!
We love a casual, fun-loving engagement shoot, and Chris and Cassi’s Coney Island engagement photos by Jen Huang Photography are fabulous! The cute couple spent a day at the Brooklyn boardwalk playing games, trying out carnival rides, and just generally being in love. The result is adorable photos that show off Cassi and Chris’s personalities. We are completely smitten!