Monday, June 21, 2010

melissa + michael. engaged.

this has to be one of my favorite engagment sessions this year- melissa and michael were so much fun and had tons of great ideas. not to mention killer style- don't you think? sadly i won't be shooting their wedding because it's in august right when the baby is due (thank heavens that heather will be covering it!), but i can't wait to shoot their bridals in san diego this weekend!

First day of my Life by Bright Eyes is michael and melissa's song, so they wanted to recreate a scene from the music video, i think it turned out pretty close!

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don't you just want to steal melissa's outfit? i NEED those shoes. =)

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i was soooooo thrilled with this light- isn't it gorgeous!?

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they also really wanted to do something with rain boots and puddles-
the salt flats were perfect!

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35 comments:

Sarah said...

Gorgeous Jess! What a fun session, I can see why you are bummed to miss their wedding but I know you will rock the bridals to make up for it!

Heather Cherie said...

absolutely GORGEOUS engagement shoot. :) one of my favorites of yours as well! :)

Leah Miller said...

Augghhhh...I LOVE these!!

Carly said...

awesome woman :) love the pics @ the lake

Valerie said...

those salt flats seem like an awesome place to shoot! It's cool to see other places around the country so different than my own home town.

Rach said...

last three are my favorite prolly. so dang cute! and yes, i want those shoes!

ashleyb. said...

I love the Bright Eyes recreation. Very familiar with that video and very jealous they thought of it first. Love it!

alma and nicole smith said...

seriously stellar shoot! love love love it.

Me and My Boys said...

LOVE IT!!! especially the rain boots! So creative! and that white dress is to die for! I Want it! Like always Amazing!

Marie Photographie said...

These are so creative! I love them!

Crave Photography said...

Oh! Fun, fun, fun!!!

Jaci said...

These are so fun!!! Great job!

amy r said...

so very creative and fun. love them!

Kayleen T. Photography said...

Love the ones at the salt flats and I love how you make Salt Lake look like some other town, for a minute I thought you took these in San Diego or somewhere.

Lucky Designs said...

Jessica - These are amazing. The sofa is a perfect prop!

Brittany said...

They do have great taste. Bright eyes is one of our favorite bands since we met. The shoot is gorgeous. I love it.

Tom, Brittany, & Girls said...

What a fun creative session. Beautiful work!

Jenni K said...

Melissa is my cousin and I am SO glad she chose you! I love your style and always have. What a bummer that you are missing the wedding, but I can't wait to see her bridals!!

Amber Duron said...

quite possibly the sweetest engagement session yet! and i am dying over that perfect light!

Kelsey Anderson said...

I love their style! Nice job Jessica!

Alexandra said...

Amazingly cute session :) I love these!

Sarah Neal Photography said...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1021/4722007593_415c35ffca_o.jpg totally brilliant!

Penny said...

Brilliant session!

Lazy Daisy Design: Photography by Teresa Henrie said...

That is so fun when clients come in with a "vision" and you pulled it off perfectly!! I LOVE the ones at the Salt Flats! How fun is that!?! Great job!!

Hi-Fi Weddings said...

OMG OMG OMG! First Day of My Life is one of my favorite love songs ever! I'd give anything to feature this on Hi-Fi Weddings!!!!

Suzanne said...

I love these photos! Especially the ones with the watering can!

amanda b. said...

Yeah...the behind shot of them on the couch, my favorite too. Beautiful--can I hang it in my house? :)

H. said...

Those are completly insanly awesome. i love the salt flats. they turned out fantastic!

Gina said...

So many creative and wonderful shots! GREAT work!

Yes, I want her dress badly.

Emily Hartvigsen said...

As always you have created some very stunning images!!! :) Great work!

the Lola Letters said...

Holy crap, these are UNREAL!!!!

Love the clothes (the belt on her dress....his tie and cardigan... sheesh!)


and WHERE on EARTH did you shoot that first series? That's like, the perfect inspiration room for my living room remodel.

What a flipping fun couple!

the Lola Letters said...

Oh yeah, and that whole Salt Flats series could be in a glossy magazine.

Denise said...

What a fun session! I love everything about it but I def. think the last few shots at the GSL are my favorite!

Loni Stevens said...

A visual treat. Really cool.

Photos By Danyell said...

Wow. The shots at the lake are amazing. Beautiful lighting and awesome couch! I'm in love with these!