Engagement Photos Full of Love

Michelle + Ryan are so adorable! They hired Kristen and Brandon Kidd to capture their love and I just love how the photos turned out – and wait until you see the ribbon swing Stephanie from Ribbons and Rust made for them. :)

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From Michelle, “We met while working at Huntington Surf & Sport. He was, and still is the marketing manager over there & at the time I was the merchandiser.  We knew each other for a couple years before dating. After our first date in Sunset Beach, we knew we had something special. It was just one of those feelings where you know, even after just 1 date. Last September he took me back to that very same spot & that’s where he popped the question. I know, so cliché, right? But I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

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engagement photos with heart glasses

photos with heart glasses

engagement photos with heart glasses

engagement photos with giant letters

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engagement pictures

To us, this shoot was a celebration of love! When we first started planning for this engagement shoot, we knew the 2 things we wanted it to be based around. #1: Hearts! Heart straws, glasses & even heart confetti and #2 Ribbons! How amazing is that swing that Stephanie from Ribbons & Rust created for us? Various nights searching on etsy & trips to Home Depot and bam! We were able to have our vision come to life! We couldn’t have done it without the help of Brandon, Kristin, Stephanie & Ryan’s dad (who cut those giant 5 foot letters for us… thanks Mikey!!).

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engagement photos on a swing

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  1. SO very cute!!! Love the details and the thought that went into this!

  2. Super cute couple! The details are great, the personality is genuine, and the pics rock. Great post.

  3. absolutely all the cute details i love for an e-session all in one! including awesome photogs.

  4. What a good looking couple! Those heart glasses are so fun.

  5. This is SO cute! Especially those heart-shaped glasses, they are amazing. Love it!

  6. Totally adorable!!! Love the glasses…too cute!

  7. oh.em.gee. This is just too cute I almost can’t even handle it. I mean, can we talk about those glasses??

  8. Love the soft treatment on these images…keep up the great work!

  9. O goodness this is too cute! The big letters, the ribbon swing, the XOXO, wow!!

  10. Where did you get your outfits from Michelle!? So Cute!

  11. Those two are so cute!! You know who else is cute?? Stephanie from Ribbons and Rust and Brandon and Kristen Kidd!! They always make beautiful together!!

  12. Thx everyone!!! Brandon, Kristin & Stephanie are amazing! They make magic happen :0) we were SOO SOO happy on how the pictures turned out!

    @Asha – Rapp cream dress is from my dear friend Michelle over at Quail (quailshop.com). Necklace too! She also has a bridal line everyone should check out (quailbridal.com). Pretty darn amazing! Jumper is actually from F21 & flower from Ban.do!

  13. Yay! SO excited this is featured. Great job Kidds! Michelle & Ryan are such a fun couple – and clearly the cutest. Those glasses are great! AND to top it off, Michelle brought us cupcakes!!! Love them. =)

  14. Wow these are fabulous pics, I want them to come to MD for when I get engaged!!!

  15. Sooo cute! Love the photos of them in the heart glasses. And the ribbon swing is adorable!

  16. Ohhhhhh my goodness!!!! I am so in love with this shoot! Everything is so fun-loving and playful… and Michelle & Ryan are THE CUTEST!!!

    It made my day to see my little felt heart confetti incuded in such a fabulous engagement shoot! Thanks Michelle, I heart you!

  17. Michelle-

    love love loved your pics! Is that a local OC hiking spot? It’s so pretty. Where is that? I’d love to explore that area. :)

  18. @Megan V- we heart you & your felt hearts too!!!
    @Kristen- thx !!! Spot is San Juan Capistrano off Ortega hwy. Lots of open space! Check it out.

  19. who wouldn’t want to lay down in the yellow patch??? :)
    the swing is totally cool! :)
    and the heart confetti awwww! :)

  20. Wow what amazing pictures! Your blog is so awesome! You guys are so creative and look so good together! :)

  21. I love how this shoot is both simple yet creative!

  22. This is so inspiring!! You look wonderful! where are those heart glasses from! Love them! So cute!
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. That’s it!! From now on I am suggesting all my grooms wear bow ties. Loving this stylistic shoot.

  24. I found the nerd heart glasses on eBay :0)

  25. I love this session – such a cute & spunky couple!

  26. I love this couple are wonderful and very romantics !!! the photos are amazing :)

  27. Woah- do engagement photos get any better than this!? Love all of the colors and the adorable details! Gorgeous couple!

  28. Firstly! LOVE The hair! Secondly!! Super super cute!! I wish I knew of this area before I took my own photos. I was looking for an open woodsy area and only saw Irvine Regional Park and you need a permit for it there. Adorable couple <3 <3 and I am LOVE with all the creativity that went into this shoot.

  29. These have been my absolute FAVORITE!!!! They are so cute, so many great ideas.


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