Andrew and Teresa’s fun engagement shoot was recently photographed in Indianola, Iowa. This future bride and groom enjoyed posing for the camera in wide open fields all while enjoying a picnic with wine and cheese. Following their delicious picnic, Andrew strung a few chords on his guitar for Teresa before a full session of fun broke out with Andrew’s two daughters and one large balloon. Their fun engagement shoot photographer was Allison from Allison Marie Photography. Allison being a friend of Teresa was able to listen to her engagement shoot inspiration ideas and capture them perfectly in some beautiful locations including Buxton Park and Lake Ahquabi. See for yourself.
We love hearing from the bride! Read about Teresa’s e-session experience in her own words:
“We were thrilled to book Allison as our photographer; not only because she has been a dear friend to me; but also because she creates such BEAUTIFUL work. Allison has an amazing talent at capturing God’s beauty and light. We knew we wanted a natural and artistic look to our photos, and knew Allison would capture those shots perfectly.
Andrew and I love the outdoors, so we knew we wanted our engagement pictures to reflect that. I started to search for inspiration by searching online for ‘engagement pictures’ and ‘trees’, ‘flowers’, ‘lake’, etc; and then I decided upon my favorites. I sent several of my inspiration photos to Allison, and she found some locations that were similar.
I then took on finding outfits and some props for the photos. I knew I wanted our outfits to match in color scheme, and to be something we would wear out on a fun date. I found a silk khaki jacket that I knew I wanted to wear and I love the color navy, so that inspired one set of outfits. Andrew liked the peach, orange and white, so that inspired our second look. It was fun to mix and match items to come up with the perfect look. We decided to do a picnic with cheese and wine, because Andrew and I both enjoy them; plus it is just a cute theme. We also wanted some pictures to reflect Andrew’s love of music, so we found some sheet music and took some pictures with his guitar. And, we were inspired by an engagement picture that included balloons for our last theme. We found a giant orange balloon; which created some fun awesome pictures.
We were very happy that Allison understood the look we hoped to create and found the ideal locations, immaculate sunlight, and appropriate settings to perfect our engagement pictures. We are excited to see what she does with our upcoming wedding photos!”
We can’t wait to see the wedding photos, too! Thanks to Teresa and Andrew for sharing your day with us and for Allison Marie Photography for the beautiful images.
If you’re looking for more creative photo shoots than you’ll want to check out Allison Marie Photography. Allison is a preferred photographer in The Bridal Book at Emmaline Bride and you may view her listing here.
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