We were beyond excited when avid readers Adrienne and Steve wanted to create a vintage library vibe for their engagement photos. With a little imagination, a lot of sequins and beads, and help from professional hair and makeup artist Lacey Scheidel — we were able to make their vision a reality.
“It was such an amazing experience that we will absolutely do again,” says Adrienne. “My fiance cannot wait to do another photoshoot. It was fun, funny and energetic, and the work turned out perfectly. We're so happy.”
Each image with Adrienne and Steve is dramatic yet timeless. In one frame the couple looks casually cool while lounging — in a full sequin ball gown — on a Mid Century modern couch. While in another frame they look poised and stately with a vintage velvet green chair and romantic altar of candles and treasures.
Like most couples, they were a little nervous to get in front of the camera. “We were nervous about not looking good enough,” says Adrienne. “But Crystal played music, posed us properly and was encouraging. She kept saying ‘gorgeous!’ I was surprised by how much fun we had. I'm usually a nervous wreck on photoshoots.”
You can see their excitement and playfulness in each shot. Their photos highlight a softness in their embrace. A subtle smile behind the eyes. And a tenderness as they clasp hands. Adrienne is a classic beauty with soft finger curls and ruby red lips. Steve looks ever so dapper with a deep side part and a time-honored black jacket.
The lovely couple plans to use the photos on their engagement website and on social media. “I’ll show them to strangers I meet because I look that good!” jokes Adrienne. “I love everything about them. My final photos are perfection.”
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Crystal McMonnies is a fine art, fashion, and editorial photographer based in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR. She creates custom, styled sessions for clients, and is passionate about capturing love, and wild, emotional stories for women, couples, families, and badass boss babes.