I just love looking at engagement session photos! Especially engagement photos that really state who the couple is, and what kind of story the couple has to tell. When I saw Jamie's engagement session, I just wanted to go back to my home town and eat some ice cream! (yes! Jamie and myself are from the same hometown (Sacramento, CA). And in our hometown, there isn't a ice cream parlor better than Vic's Ice Cream
When thinking of activities for an engagement sessions, what kind of story do you want to tell? What place has a special meaning to you? What inspires you? These are the kinds of questions that you must ask yourself when planning an engagement session.
My inspiration for our engagement session was to incorporate sweets, vibrant backgrounds, cherry blossom trees, and our dog, Bowser. Wayne and I actually had one of our first dates at Vic's ice cream
almost 5 years ago! I thought it would be cute to take pictures at where it all started. Plus, who doesn't love ice cream?!?
The heart shaped sugar cookies with our names and initials on it were favors from my bridal shower. They were too pretty to eat at that time, so I decided to save them for our engagement session. I ended up eating them later though since I have such a sweet tooth.
We took some pictures at Old Town Sacramento
too since there are a lot of bold, vibrant buildings and structures that would look great in pictures.
I love cherry blossoms and wanted to take some pictures with the trees in the background; the closest trees i could find to resemble cherry blossoms that still had blooms were over in south land park (a well known park in our town). The pond and grassy areas in south land park made for great pictures too. I also wanted to have our dog, Bowser, in some of our engagement pictures. We treat him like our child, so we had to have some family pictures with our fur baby!
A Special Thanks to Jamie + Wayne for sharing their lovely and creative Engagement Photos!
All the lovely photographs of Jamie + Wayne's
Engagement Session were taken by: