vintage engagement session Doing an engagement session is a lot of fun and a great idea (check out why {HERE} ), and when my couples decide to take it one step further and pick a theme (like this vintage engagement session), I get a little more excited than I probably should! Michelle and Clinton are two of the sweetest people I know, and the first time we sat down to talk about their wedding next year, I knew that I wanted to work with them to help make their day extra special!!! After going back and forth on a few locations, Michelle told me that they wanted to do their photos at the Pagoda Garden in Norfolk. This got me pretty pumped because I haven’t shot there in ages, and it’s such a beautiful location!

Scrabble Love vintage engagement session

These two lovebirds definitely dressed the part, bringing their vintage engagement session to life through retro clothing and a rockin hairstyle! And, of course, no vintage look would be complete without a set of pearls!

vintage engagement session old school charmThe Pagoda Garden is situated right on the Norfolk waterfront, so it offers a lot of photography options. And even thought it has a lot of Japanese styled decor (including lots of bamboo!), you can see from these gorgeous images that the location is quite versatile! soft and romantic

I am in LOVE with everything about this image!!!engagement photo shoot vintage romance pre-wedding photos

This was a favorite image of the couple!soft and romanticOne of my big things when it comes to doing photos is that I want my couples/families to have fun and really enjoy the shoot. Because it can be stressful getting everything organized for photos (trust me, I know!), so when we actually get out there, I want to make it fun and silly and something that you don’t have to dread doing! ring thing love to love you waterfront engagement session kissing by the water I want to hold your handMichelle and Clinton, I love you guys to pieces and am super stoked for your wedding next year! We are going to have an amazing time and I am so lucky to be able to celebrate with you two as you pledge your lives together <3engagement photo ideas