Engagement Shoot – Dreamy Beach Proposal

21/07/2014 | 9

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Rachael & James   ♥   Ohio, USA

Photographer:   Kayla Coleman Photography

 

When a fashionable designer gets engaged you can guarantee she will have one chic engagement shoot. Team this style savvy bride-to-be and her dapper groom-to-be with an oh-so-brilliant photographer and the results are dreamy romantic photographs, abounding with personality.

 

Rachael, the founder of design boutique Shore Society and her hubby-to-be James, got engaged on the bleached white sands of the Key West, Florida. Once home and still reeling from their romantic proposal trip, they recreated the feeling of those fabulous vacation moments at their local beach. By photographing at their house (with their super-cute pooch!) and on their well-loved bikes too, their personalities and home life shone through, as well as their obvious adoration for each other.

 

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Kayla Coleman Photography:

“Often there are couples that photographers want to call ‘DIBS!’ on. When I saw Jim and Rachael’s engagement announcement on Facebook, I jumped at my chance to get them in front of my camera!”

 

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“The bride to be, an artist herself and the owner/designer/blogger over at Shore Society has an eye for style and composition that was brought to life with the theme and decor that she arranged in this session. Jim, aka the luckiest guy in the world and groom to be, was so laid back and comfortable (having a beer in hand usually helps!) throughout this shoot – just the way that he looks at Rachael and the love they so obviously have for one another made this an effortless, romantic and one of a kind shoot.”

 

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Rachael says:

“There are times in life where the stars just seem to align, and our engagement shoot with Kayla Coleman was certainly one of those. Within days of our engagement, Kayla happened to be in town from Durham, North Carolina and we jumped at the chance to work with her. Her talent has long been a favorite of mine, and I knew she would be able to capture the magic we were still feeling from our whirlwind vacation.”

 

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“We scrambled to get some ideas (and outfits) together, and decided to shoot our photos in our most natural settings – around the house, on our bikes, and at the beach. We were drinking beers on the beach when Jim proposed, so we wanted to include a nod to that moment by mimicking the scene (minus the Key West backdrop…and the tears). We are thrilled to have these photos to remember this time in our lives, and can’t thank Kayla enough for her hard work and keen eye. She is truly amazing!”

 

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 Images: Kayla Coleman Photography via You Mean The World To Me / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

 

 

Comments (9)

  1. Thank you so much for the feature! Love the blog and I’m excited to follow along for more wedding inspiration!

  2. Oh this is indeed very dreamy! The inclusion of the bicycle is another point of happiness for me! Just beautiful!

  3. Beautiful couple and absolutely swoon worthy pictures!!

  4. Very beautiful engagement shoot – I love all of the different elements! The picnic, the bike, the beach, so many adorable shots!

  5. What a perfect day, and equally perfect photography!

  6. Having a puppy in any session is going to make it go from amazing to perfect! 🙂

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