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Breanna White
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Monday, October 29, 2018

Alternative Engagement Session Inspiration

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We believe that it’s important to have your engagement session somewhere that has special meaning for you. It could be a park where you first said “I love you”, your favorite art gallery, the high school where you first met, or at your favorite football stadium. In this case, Rebecca M. Creative chose to style an engagement shoot with a former pageant winner and her fiancé at a hot air balloon festival during Fourth of July weekend!

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engagement styled shoot

During the summer, Utah couples are surrounded by local cultural events that are perfect for engagement sessions. Wanting to inspire couples to see out of the box venue locations for their photos, photographer Breanna White contacted Rebecca M. Creative to arrange a shoot during a majorly popularized local hot air balloon festival in Provo, Utah. The Balloon Fest at America’s Freedom Festival in Provo is an annual event where more than 20 hot air balloons are flown each morning. Since the balloon fest happens in the early dawn, this styled shoot’s photos captures the stunning sunrise and envelopes the couple during the golden hour.

engagement photos

engagement photo

This session is not your typical styled shoot. Most of the time, styled shoots are used as inspirations for a couple’s wedding. In this case, the styled shoot is used as inspiration for engagement sessions. Since the background was a hot air balloon festival, no florals were used directly as a result. Instead, you get our favorite combination: The Rocky Mountains and hot air balloons! Instead of the traditional wedding cake, the couple adds a casual feel by eating doughnuts.

alternative engagement photo ideas

engagement photos

Since the shoot was done in the middle of summer, the groom chose a casual denim button down with rolled sleeves, chino pants, and blue plush tennis shoes. The bride is stunning in her striped romper with sandals. Her outfit is completed by this gorgeous brilliant round cut halo engagement ring, with diamonds cascading down the band. The bride is a former pageant contestant, so it’s only appropriate that we show off her beautiful crown to match her beautiful ring!

outdoor engagement photo

outdoor engagement photo

We are in love with this out of the box styled engagement session! This styled shoot beautifully displays how even local events can be a great place for intimate engagement photos. We hope that you find inspiration in this styled shoot and use ideas for your own engagement photos.

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Photography: Breanna White | Event Production: Rebecca M. Creative | Venue: America's Freedom Fest at Provo | Engagement Ring: Wilson Diamonds | Model: Ansley Funes | Model: Taylor Vasquez | Dress: TJ Maxx | Makeup: Sephora

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