A Love Shoot Styled by Green Wedding Shoes: Part 2

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First, thank you so much for all your sweet comments and tweets about the post yesterday! I’m really glad everyone is loving it as much as we loved creating it. So, on to part 2! There are two scenes for today’s feature. The first involves a chair. In a field. To me, there is just something that I love about the unexpected scene with a chair or sofa outside in a field. Anyways, I mentioned this idea to Jason, and he loved it too, so we were on the hunt for the perfect chair or couch. After checking out numerous thrift stores/vintage stores/yard sales, I found the most perfect chair at a small store in Venice Beach. There was only one problem with the chair. I drive a Mini Cooper…so we had to rent a van to lug all the props, flowers, balloons, and clothes. I might just have to buy a larger car, but really really love my mini – something to consider when incorporating props into your photos.

green wedding shoes love shoot

I love the colors of the chair and wanted to play off the blues in the chair with our clothes and flowers. I found the most perfect blue thistles at the Flower Market. I wanted to keep this bouquet simple with just the thistles, but added a bit of green. Jason’s vest is from Urban Outfitters – it was the exact look I was going for. I love when he wears a vest and tie! His hat and tie are also from Urban Outfitters. My dress is from Heritage 1981. Boots are Steve Madden. Caroline found this location and it was perfect. I love how the two tall trees frame the scene.

engagement photos in a field

engagement photos with chair

How cute is my husband??!! I am one lucky girl. :) Ok, I bet you are wondering about that AMAZING flower in my hair. I contacted one of my new favorite designers Amanda at Untamed Petals to see if see would be interested in creating a few unique pieces for the shoot. I sent her some photos of the dresses I was going to wear and told her what kind of look I wanted to go for and she sent me a bunch of beautiful options. This flower was the perfect look I was going for – a bit hippie, a bit vintage and lots of fun – plus I knew it would look great in photos. So thank you so much Amanda! Check out her shop, she has lots of great pieces and will also do custom orders, plus she is just the sweetest.

flower in hair untamed petals

engagement photos in a field

purple thistle bouquet

I am so in love with these images Caroline captured! It really is great when the stylist and photographer are on the same page.

green wedding shoes photos

Um, love this…I’m thinking maybe it needs to be a canvas for our new house??!

caroline tran engagement photos

green ballon engagement photos

We had brought two balloons, so we had a green one to play with for a bit also. We did one last clothing change, but then realized we forgot to get some photos with Jason playing his guitar! So, we needed some of those. I love this series…look how happy he is! He just wrote me a song here – ok, funny story, we both had bought guitars before we met and tried to teach ourselves to play without much success – and still each have our guitars! Anyways, I love acoustic music and thought it would be fun to have some of him playing – he is good at Guitar Hero… :)

guitar engagement photos

Hairpiece by Untamed Petals and dress from Forever 21. If you are patient, you can find some great stuff there for your pictures (I’m also lucky that there is a huge one right down the street from my house).

engagement photos with guitar

engagement photos with guitar

I really love the photos Caroline captured with all the scenery. Maybe that one above is the canvas! We really live in such a beautiful city and I’m glad that Caroline captured it. Now to the final part – our passion for music. I thought the best way to capture this would be with an old record player and lots of records. Oh, and the last bouquet. I’m not sure what these flowers are, but I just loved them and thought they played off the light purple in my dress perfectly. And another great hairpiece by Untamed Petals! ***Update – thanks to reader Megan for letting me know what the flowers are – Misty Blue or Limonium.

brown veil

Then I had this idea to paint our names and lyrics on the records. I thought it would be new, fun and uniquely us – don’t worry, the records I painted on were scratched or just really really bad.

records with painted names

records for engagement photos

records for engagement photos

I LOVE this last photo. All the records were bought at thrift stores and Amoeba Records and are bands we love. I bought the record player on eBay and have been enjoying listening to records on it while cooking dinner :)

records for engagement photos

It was starting to get dark, so Caroline had us climb back up the first hill to get some of her signature silhouette photos – so cute!

balloon silhouette photo

I hope you all enjoyed learning more what a stylist does and what all goes into a styled photo shoot. Caroline and I had so much fun working together to create this. Caroline has even more photos from part 2 on her blog, so be sure to click over and check them out. It takes some great ideas and styling for great photos, but it also takes a talented photographer to capture it in the perfect way, which Caroline far exceeded my expectations. So thank you, thank you! We will treasure these photos forever! Thanks so much to everyone involved in this and can’t wait to work on some more projects for Green Wedding Shoes and hopefully some of you couples out there. Speaking of that, Caroline and I will have an exciting announcement to share tomorrow! Such a fun week here on Green Wedding Shoes :)

Special thanks to:
Photography: Caroline Tran
Hair & Makeup: Fiore Beauty
Hairpieces: Untamed Petals

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  1. I LOVE that last photo of you two as silhouettes. Maybe that would make a good canvas?

  2. Aww you guys look fab. Love it. And your husband is SO cute :)

  3. Oh.my.gosh. Styling is definitely you!! LOVE every little detail, every thought, everything you put into this. And you + your hubby…SO FANTASTICALLY FABULOUS!

  4. Absolutely precious! I love the idea with the Records!!!

  5. I really liked the ones yesterday, but these are just incredible! Love the big headband & boots, and the records are sweet! You make all of us married woman want a "love" shoot :]

  6. Jen, these are wonderful! I especially like the photo of you and Jason kissing in the chair and the one of you leaning on the back of the chair and watching him play the guitar. These are all so special. I'm kinda getting teary-eyed thinking of how your kids are going to love them.

  7. I love the chair in the woods! You guys make such a cute couple!

  8. wow! love everything about this!

  9. You two are the bees knees. GORGEOUS styling Jen! I want to bring you along on all of my shoots!! XOXO

  10. WOW!! I love the hair pieces… I couldn't take my eyes off them!! They are so cute, so hip and totally GWS!! I hope my next luv shoot turns out this amazing!

  11. That flower IS gorgeous – I'm definitely looking into these for my wedding.

  12. This is probably one of the sweetest photo shoots I have ever seen! You two are absolutely adorable. The whole set up is just perfect. =]

    Ellie Grace

  13. Just found your blog and I cannot get enough!!! You inspire me like you can't believe :) Thanks! Looking forward to see all the other great stuff you share. I agree with everyone else, you two are a great looking couple :)

  14. I have been following your blog since I was first engaged almost 2 years ago! This is one of my favorite posts yet. The photos and styling are amazing, you and Jason are adorable and the idea of an anniversary shoot!? I ♥ it. My husband and I will be married a year in August now you've got me daydreaming about doing our own anniversary shoot to capture our styles.

    I am inspired to go out and find more cute dresses and wear my jeans less! Thank you!


  15. Darling photo shoot! Thank you for sharing this great idea! The flower you are wondering about is called Misty Blue or Limonium – It is very pretty and worked really well with your theme!

  16. I'm so stealing the records idea! We were going to play that song at the wedding regardless, but carrying the lyrics into the decor just makes sense! and it's so sweet! Love it Jen. FANTASTIC WORK!

  17. Adorable and wonderful shoot! Jen, you had so many fabulous ideas. These photos are worth treasuring forever! Congrats on a job well done!

  18. i love these pictures :D
    actually…i love everything you post in this blog.
    it inspires me everyday.
    congratulations on your anniversary…you look sooo in love!
    simply beautiful

  19. Amazing, I'm going to see if we can do a chair in our engagement shoot in Las Cruces, New Mexico in a few months! Thanks for all of your great ideas! LOVE LOVE LOVE it all!

  20. Way too cute! I see love in every photo and you are a ridiculously adorable couple.

  21. how wonderful!!! and i LOVE the flower in her hair, gorgeous!

  22. I love how organic and beautiful these are….thank you for the inspiration every day!

  23. Stunning, Jenny! Absolutely fabulous – what shots, what styling, what a couple! I love it all.

  24. A-MAZE-ING. love every single one!

  25. These are great! Even though I had engagement pics and just got married, I am ready for my one year anniversary so I can do some of these myself. Too gorgeous for words!

  26. These are great shots, especially the last one at the bottom with the huge tree and the couple kissing in the background holding up the balloon which somehow looks like a moon in the sky. Perfect time for sundown, just enough lighting to get that beautiful shot!Picture perfect, I simply love it!!!!

  27. So so pretty. I love these, Jen. You guys look fantastic!

  28. Swoon! They are just too sweet!


  29. I love these photos! All the props make it so special and unique. Thanks for sharing.

  30. amazing photos!!! so creative on how you could visualize everything beforehand!! kudos to you and your hubby and the wonderful photographer!

  31. Great find at the thrift store… that chair worked super well! Amazing images! I really love the record shots.

  32. These are wonderful!!! I love love love them!! I am a photographer out of Los Angeles and just did a shoot similar to yours. She is wearing a similar dress and boots. would love to share it with you.
    http://www.ckrisphotography.com ckrisphotography.blogspot.com

    I am IN LOVE with your blog btw! I check in everyday to see what fantastice ideas you have to share. I am getting married myself in June and will be using several of the ideas you've posted. Thank you for the CONSTANT inspiration! I am truly grateful!! And a HUGE fan! <3

    your idea for the records is brilliant!! thank you for sharing!! <3 Congratulations on one year! Love it! absolutely darling!!

  33. These photographs are just wonderful, the kind you can't stop looking at; cute, genuine and full of love! So, so sweet xXx

  34. I have gone back to this post everyday via computer and mobile- it is just that awesome! I would love nothing more than to do the same thing with my new husband! Lovely as can be!

  35. love the photos! where do you find your big balloon?

  36. Jenn could you be any cuter? These are darling. Love you and your styling!!

  37. great photo shoot. the props really make the photos unique and different. also love the color pallet with the clothes and scenery.

  38. Congratulations on your 1 year anni! You look so lovely with your husband. I just had my pre- wedding photo shoot and had great fun. You inspire me to go for shoots next time when it's my anni!:)

  39. Thank you so much everyone for your sweet comments! I love that everyone loves these as much as we do and I hope they inspire you to keep getting photos of you and your significant other or to start :)

    its all over now baby blue – We got the big balloons from http://www.ballooncelebrations.com/ in Westwood, Ca.

  40. loving their style and this shoot!

  41. You and your husband are so adorable. It is great to see that you are showing the world anytime is the perfect time to capture your love on film (memorycard?). LOVE your boots, they are so hot!

  42. Love love love this sooo much! The idea of the chair in nature is genius! Your dress and flower in your hair are gorgeous as well!! I would love to do a shoot like this with my husband!!

  43. Amazing work, once again! Love it.

  44. OH MY GOD!
    These are the most amazing photos I have ever seen!
    You are so creative with your props.

    I am totally emailing your photographer!

  45. I'm in love with the record player and records. My fiance are record lovers and I would love to incorporate them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  46. Ever since I saw this post in January, I have wanted to incorporate records into our engagement photos. I didn't have time to find a cute vintage record player like you had, but I shared the idea with our photographer and I had my fiance grab a stack of records for the session. There are a couple of shots of us with the records that just look AMAZING! So thank you for your ideas!

    My fiance was a dj during college and 6 years out, he still loves playing his records on his old turntables at home. So I just knew this would be perfect for us!

    If you want to see the pics, go to http://www.chriswphoto.com, then click View Recent Events at the top. Then go to Lindsay and Kyle Engagement 2/28/10. We also did A LOT of pics with martinis and cigars, which we love as well.

    Anyway, thanks again for all your inpiration!



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