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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Engagement photos

These engagement photos remind me of a French psychological thriller. (The first one looks especially ominous!) "Meghan wore her grandmother's dress and Robb a vintage wool coat," says the photographer Emily Johnston Anderson. "The hat box is mine, which I suggested to complete the vintage look."


Rose Red said...

I love it! Definitely not your standard engagement photos.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

these do have a wonderfully spooky different than the usually bright and cheery ones we always see!

Jenni said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I'll be bookmarking these!

Leigh said...

Very unique and intriguing angle on an engagement shoot. I likey.

Melissa Blake said...

Those are spooktacular (going along with the eerie theme here; cheesy, I know!) :)

Maddie said...

those are wonderful, i really love the colors. they are romantic, yet haunting! what a fantastic mix :)

alyson. said...

oh my, her dress is FANTASTIC!

Teresa @ good-grace said...

oh, I love these!! they have such a wonderful, nostalgic feel - which is perfect considering she's wearing her grandma's dress. So sweet.

Heather said...

I'm usually all for engagement photos and the style of the photos is cool, but it bothers me that the couple doesn't look happy.

Amanda Nicole said...

Wow. These scenes are amazing! I love how they're all about travelling together, and being in new places and going on new journeys. So fitting.

MB said...

actually. the hat box makes the pictures for me. would be soo much less without. could be a briefcase too on his side.? -depature. about to start a life long journey. sweet.

lady elle said...

I agree about the hatbox. and I ad♥re the b&ws

Micaela said...

tres jolie. tres.

Sal said...

Unbearably charming.

MiNDY said...

I love it!!!

Joanna said...

There is a definitely a haunting, cinematic quality to these photos. Genius idea for engagement pics!

miss sophie said...

i like how there's a tinge of seriousness and mystery that's reflected in the noir-ish lighting to offset the otherwise super-sweet mood of the photos. so much better than completely saccharine shots!

cake. said...

i feel like a jerk saying it, but i wish that he had on spiffier shoes!

Rach said...

I love these pictures! And I am not sure why but her dress reminds me of the Sound of Music!!

Cat said...

Great photos...I love that they look so natural and not "posey" at all! They are like professional snapshot.

That dress is killer (lovin the black tights and cardi)

TheBeautyFile said...

I like it! Very much "Strangers on a Train" or "Murder on the Orient Express"! Someone is always watching in a train station....creepy!

Simply Mel said...

I love them!

b. said...

so beautiful and classic. xo.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Very intense engagement photos, but they are fantastic. My favorite is the bottom right pic, as he looks taken slightly aback by her kiss. Love!

Anonymous said...

so interesting!

rachel said...

I love hat boxes very very very mucho!

magpiesandmagnolias said...

Oh how I love the top right image! So so great. Like an old Kat Hepburn movie.

craftysunday said...

i have a question, and since you (and your readers!) seem really nice, maybe you could help me in my confusion. i'm not sure i understand engagement photos. i've been seeing them on lots of blogs lately, and they're all really cool couple shots, but...what happens to them? are they FOR the couple? do they give them to family? why is is specifically marking an engagement? is this something new or old-fashioned?

pardon me for my ineptitude! :)

Alison Hodges said...

There's a bit of a Hitchcock feel to these.....

Hanako66 said...

I love cool!

eunice said...

wow great idea...i love the whole vintage theme and you're right, it does remind me of a french pysch thriller! hehe

Classic Twist said...

Oh I LOVE these!! Great addition with the hat box!

Jenn said...

love it! it has its own romantic edge.

Meghan said...

These are truly fantastic. I love the urban, haunted feel of these photos!

Maverick Malone said...

Gorgeous the black and white.

So romantic :)

xx. mavi

Good Girls Studio said...

she looks like she smelled something funny in that first shot ;) Luv it!

charmedwishes said...

beautiful! more power to your blog!

The Lil Bee said...

I want a hat box, too.

Joanna Goddard said...

heather, they actually had lots of photos of them smiling; i just choose the more serious ones for this post. xo

Joanna Goddard said...

crafty sunday, engagement photos are just for the couple to celebrate the time in their lives, and often they are used as part of the wedding website or save-the-dates or invitation. you don't have to do them, it's just a fun thing to mark the special time in your lives. xo

ModernMommaBlog said...

I really like them! I like that they're not the 'say cheese' kind of photos.

jean said...

major love the bag, couldn't keep my eyes of it!!

simplesong said...

what a great couple!

Botany's Desire said...

Darn, I wish I would have known about these type of engagement photos 6 years before I got married.

Maybe I can find a photographer to re-create the day for me.

Love them!

Talk Pretty To Me said...

WOW! These are awesome engagement photos, definately not your everyday engagement photo! J'adore!


Blue is Bleu said...

I love these! So beautiful and original :) Makes me kind of regret not doing any engagement photos hehe

the art cupboard said...

i love this couple they are so darling!
and these photos are perfect, so natural i don't know them but i feel like these photos express they're personality's :)

Smarry said...

oh, I love these!! they have such a wonderful, nostalgic feel - which is perfect considering she's wearing her grandma's dress. So sweet.

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Anonymous said...

The photos are quite lovely. I don't find them spooky or haunting though; not quite sure where that's coming from. Is it because they are not looking overjoyed and smiley?

Leigh said...

Absolutely remind me of film stills, Fantastic!!

Kyrie said...

The photos are cute. The couple seems very much in love :)

Paulina said...

I always feel like I am a bit late to comment, and I couldn't agree more with the previous comments.

I obviously have no fear of sounding repetitive: these shots are lovely!!! Great colors, cool luggage, tres chic


Truly Smitten said...

I love how these are not the typical cookie cutter engagement photos - thank you for sharing!

Alex said...

Black and white pictures always attract me. Looks really professional

craftysunday said...

thanks for the clarification, joanna. i was getting worried that i was missing out on some big secret! :)

craftysunday said...

...and then i looked at the other photos, and i *love* the ones in the record store...and THEN i realised that's my beau's record store! awesome! so perhaps i can have this great photographer take *my* engagement photos, now that i know what they are.

Thao said...

I love these, Joanna! I especially love your description: French psychological thriller. So apt!

Kristin said...

There is something a little spooky about them... but they're so perfect still. I love the hatbox.

NW. said...

really great photos.
quality photographer

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

wow, those are gorgeous. i think "french psychological thriller" really hits the nail on the head, too!

Brittney Dunn said...

Crafty Sunday, also about engagement photos (sorry, not to beat the subject to death) but I've heard from photographer friends that, if you have the same person doing the engagement photos and the wedding, it's a good way for the photographer to become comfortable with the bride and groom, figure out what they like, what they don't like, and what they respond to. I think usually engagement photos are included in the price of the wedding shoot. Methinks.

p.s. I went to college with this people, and the photographer's sister. Is it bad to say I'm jealous? hehe.

Wilde.Dash said...

You know, i pass through this train station all the time and it never quite looks like this. Gorgeous.


down and out chic said...

there's definitely a sassy vintage vibe going on here and i love it!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I must be really old as I'd never heard of engagement photos. These are truly great and look like something from a Lynch film! xx

One.Twenty.Fifty.Two said...

I don't really like them, they look like scenes from a movie, and not in a good way. I don't see how engagement comes in.

Brienn said...

These are so scrumptious! :) Remind me of some of the stuff from the newest Anthropologie catalog that I fell in love with. Love your taste.

Sara said...

Gaaah I'm so jealous. That dress! The whole look! The idea of getting a fella to actually agree to engagement photos! x

Emily said...

Wow. So much love. Thanks all -- and botany, crafty & co., say the word, I can't say no to a lifestyle session!

Cheers, all.


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