Favorite Engagement Sessions from 2011

I love engagement sessions! A chance to capture some gorgeous photos of you and your honey before the big day. Some couples go all out, some prefer to keep the focus just on them and a stunning location. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites from 2011…

favorite engagement photos

An Engagement Session in a Persimmon Orchard photographed by This Modern Romance, I just loved the unique location and the love you can see between the couple!

pomegranate orchard engagement session

A Fishing Engagement Shoot photographed by Caroline Tran. Andrew loves fish and Nikki loves water, so a fishing themed shoot was a perfect fit for them – and how cute are those fish!?

fishing engagement photos with stuffed fish

An Engagement Session with Lots + Lots of Balloons photographed by  Brittany Esther. I’m always a fan of balloons, but these photos are super dreamy + whimsical. Such an ultra romantic engagement session!

engagement photos in a room of balloons

sixteen candles balloons

Hong Kong Engagement Photos photographed by Simply Bloom Photography. Engagement photos aren’t as popular in Hong Kong, but this lovely couple wanted sweet photos of their own, so they flew Simply Bloom to Hong Kong to capture their love. I just love the locations they selected + their fun style!

hong kong engagement photos

engagement photos with balloons

The Story of Red Riding Hood photographed + dreamt up by Three Nails Photography. The red cape oh my! What more can I say…I love when couples dream up something totally different!

red riding hood inspiration

red riding hood inspiration

These engagement photos full of love photographed by Brandon Kidd. I love their adorable swing they created and check out their entire session to see their cute heart glasses + giant letters!

engagement photos on a swing with ribbons

These engagement photos at Joshua Tree photographed by Studio Castillero show that you don’t need a lot of props for great photos – just a talented photographer and a perfect location. :)

minimalist engagement photos

A Dreamy Engagement Session in a Cotton Field photographed by Glass Jar Photography. The cotton field makes for such a dreamy + whimsical location!

cotton field engagement
cotton field engagement

For something a bit different, these Tim Burton inspired engagement photos photographed by Jani B Photography came all the way from South Africa and love their quirky + romantic feel.


This cute couple loves collecting vintage things, so of course they wanted their engagement photos to have a vintage feel! Photographed by Ck Metro Photography + styled by Erin from Vera and Rose they did an amazing job capturing a vintage vibe.


I hope you liked my picks and I’d love to hear which were you favorites in the comments – don’t be shy! And check back tomorrow for my favorite tips to throw a budget DIY wedding.

Be sure to check out our other picks for 2011 below!

Interested in advertising with us?

contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!


  1. My favorites are persimmon orchard, lots & lots of balloons, and lots of love. But all are really great :)

  2. Totally love the cotton field shoot, and Hunter of Three Nails always captures magic!

  3. The balloon engagement session by Brittany Esther is absolutely amazing and definitely my favorite.

  4. These are all great! Love the Cotton field one from Glass Jar Photography, and the Tim Burton inspired session.

  5. I kept scrolling to the next one and saying “Oh my goodness!” at higher octaves! Each one is so gorgeous and unique but my favorite is the balloons!

    Thank you for sharing :)

  6. What great environments! Love the different textures and colors of each one!

  7. Fields and orchards are my absolute favorite! Connecting with nature and pure love just can’t be beat.

  8. I just LOVE the red riding hood photos. What a creative idea and the photo with the cape flowing is just stunning.

  9. Holy goodness, that balloon session is off the charts!!!!!

  10. Oh my gosh! They are all so beautiful, such talented photographers :-)

  11. Stunning!
    i LOVE your creative touch and use of natural light!

  12. Fantastic images! Love the B&W indoor balloons shot.

  13. I am still laughing at how awesome the dog with the sunglasses and tie is.

  14. sooooo fantastic!!! i can not even tell which is my favorite!!!!


  1. […] Shoes for making us one of their Favorite Engagement sessions of the Year! Check out that post HERE if you have a sec….AND Hope you guys had a GREAT Christmas, (we did) and we has 2 post coming […]

  2. […] room // ceremony fun // red ceiling balloon drop // balloon […]

  3. […] Balloons! {Photography: Brittany Esther Photography, Source: Green Wedding Shoes} […]

  4. […] vous aider à organiser votre D-day (Mode d’emploi de la future mariée, Un beau jour), une séance engagement ou tout simplement un joli […]


Email me when there are new comments on this post. You can also subscribe without commenting.

GWS is a creative and supportive community of wedding fans and vendors. As such, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain profanity, are distasteful, personally attack individuals or do not contribute to the goals of our community.

You may not love every detail of every event, but please remember that the couples who share their weddings on GWS are real people and their wedding is a special day, so please be nice.