1945 Pinup and Sailor Themed Engagement Portrait Session

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits train stop

I’m a fan of incorporating my clients’ ideas into their photo sessions. The more excited about your photos and involved in the creative process you are, the more my energy behind the camera is fueled back into your photos. One of my favorite conversations about a customized engagement session turned out to be a time warp to 1945 to spin a classy take on the famous “Kissing the War Goodbye” sailor and nurse photograph. Victory curls, polka dots, and a (modern day) US Navy dress blue uniform were all upstaged by smiles and laughs throughout these themed engagement portraits.

I put together the vintage Guest Book post and Facebook samples -both a hit- while the rest went into the album, Save the Date cards, and print samples without sneaking online since! Here are more of my favorites from this shoot in classy black and white.

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits bench

1945 Pinup Sailor Engagement Portraits stairway

 

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits passing train

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits Old Glory

 

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits dip kiss

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits lighthouse pier

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits lakeside pause

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits pier silhousette

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits beach walk

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits pinup with sailor cap

1945 Pinup and Sailor Engagement Portraits beach at dusk

Kiss ordinary photo shoots goodbye and drop me a line here to see your ideas turn into the images you’ve always wanted.

Lake Michigan Engagement Session – Jami and Nick

Silver Beach dunes engagement portraits

Lake Michigan lighthouse pier engagement portrait shoot

Lake Michigan Silver Beach Tiscornia lighthouse engagement portrait

Lake Michigan Silver Beach pier sunset engagement portrait

Lake Michigan Silver Beach pier lighthouse engagement portraits

Lake Michigan Silver Beach engagement portrait sunset couple

Lake Michigan Silver Beach sunset engagement portraits

BONUS: Mutual Weirdness (or outtakes)

While I’d love to gloss on and on in poetic ways about the love filling the air like seagulls fluttering with eager expectation above a parking lot full of shiny cars… bad example… Jami & Nick have a mutual weirdness I can appreciate, as well as photograph. This is a significant part of their story, and these are the images to prove it. Congrats, love birds!

Engagement Portrait outtake shock

Silver Beach engagement photos couple

engagement portrait session hair whip

engagement portrait session outtake duckface

Check out more of my favorite sessions along Lake Michigan here, and Contact Me to set up a shoot of your own! -eB

Autumn Engagement Portraits at Notre Dame – Anne & Marty

This weekend kicks off my favorite season in Indiana – autumn! It’s also jam packed with great photo shoots, today’s celebrating Anne & Marty’s wedding at Notre Dame University’s Basilica of the Sacred heart, fun around town and a swinging reception at the Palais Royale Ballroom downtown!

Here are some favorite photos from their October engagement portraits on Notre Dame campus last fall. Enjoy!

Coffee at LaFun before Notre Dame campus autumn engagement portraits
8am portraits after a Fighting Irish football game? Better start with coffee.

Notre Dame University autumn engagement portraits Washington Hall

Notre Dame University autumn engagement portraits near Basilica

Notre Dame University autumn engagement portraits near Basilica

Notre Dame University autumn engagement portraits Clarke Memorial Fountain

Notre Dame University autumn engagement portraits near Golden Dome

Keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page for a sneak preview of the wedding day celebration!

Congrats, newlyweds!

 

Too hot to shoot? Great for water sessions!

trash the wedding dress pool water shoot

Just in time for the Independence Day weekend it’s toasty hot around these parts of the Great Lakes and Indiana. Feeling like it’s too uncomfortably hot, humid and sunny to head outdoors for a photo shoot? Just add water!

Break out that prom dress, those 27 bridesmaid dresses, or your wedding gown for some stellar summer portraits!

Come brave the heat wave! Drop me a line here to set up a refreshing shoot at the Lake, riverside, pool, fountain, puddle or sprinkler of your choice.

trash the dress lake michigan water beach shoot

trash the prom dress water hair whip senior portrait session

Click on over here to check out our favorite Trash the Dress portrait sessions. And if submerged isn’t your look, there are always plenty of options for making a splash for your session.

Summer senior portraits fountain ideaSummer portraits, just add fountain.

Indiana University Campus fountain engagement portraits

Katie & Lawrence’s Snowy December Engagement Anniversary Portraits

Perfectly fitting snow day post. (Reports of nearly 2-3 feet of drifting snow in the last 24 hours here in South Bend!)

Just before Christmas Katie and Lawrence caught up with me for a sunny and snowy winter engagement session. Turns out the date was the 1-year anniversary of their engagement! In addition to the celebration it was also a perfectly mild winter afternoon to head out to some trails for great photos and good laughs along the way.

snowy winter engagement portraits in woods

snowy winter engagement portraits icicles

December Christmas engagement portraits

snowy winter engagement portraits in woods

Congrats Soonlyweds! We’re loolking forward to your autumn celebration ahead!

See more of the session in our proof gallery, facebook, and engagements page. Enjoy!

Melissa & Jim’s Back to School IU Bloomington Engagement

What a great back to school weekend heading to the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Indiana with Melissa and Jim.

Indiana University IU Bloomington Rose Engagement Portraits

We started off where the wedding story started where Jim asked Melissa to be his wife.

Indiana University IU Bloomington Engagement portraits

Indiana University Campus fountain engagement portraits

Melissa and Jim were into the fountain before I knew it, couldn’t blame them on such a sunny summer afternoon!

Indiana University Football Stadium Engagement Photographer Lots of Cream and Crimson around the football stadium! We lucked out and walked right into the stadium and had live entertainment from a band camp on the field as we wrapped up the engagement session.

Congrats Melissa & Jim! We’re looking forward to joining your wedding celebration next summer!

Indiana University Football Stadium Engagement Photographer

Check out more engagement portrait sessions here – enjoy!