These nostalgic e-photos from Desiree Deli Photography will have you longing for yesteryear. Styled after the classic, cool look of the 1940s and 1950s, Beth and Matt’s engagement session is one for the history books. After their straight-out-of-a-fairytale proposal (see the full story below!), the couple wanted to pay tribute to their love of anything retro. Working with Desiree, Beth and Matt styled their wardrobe and props and chose their Pittsburgh backgrounds carefully in order to bring these eras back to life. I’d say they succeeded beautifully. What an adorable session and couple!
From the photographer…
When and how did the couple meet?
Matt and Beth met on the set of a movie being shot here in Pittsburgh in February 2014. They were both cast as extras in the film, and oddly enough, were assigned to be boyfriend and girlfriend! The rest is history.
Juicy details on the proposal, please! Where, when, how?
Beth has a lifelong love affair with all things Disney, stemming from her many visits to the most magical place on earth! Taking note of this, Matt took great pains to incorporate this into his proposal. Beth had just arrived home from work on January 29, 2015, and, to her surprise (and delight), she found a shoe box with only one shoe in it and a dress laying in her room. Along with those items was a note directing Beth to get ready and to go find her prince for the other shoe. When she went downstairs, there Matt was – Cinderella style – with the other shoe, a ring, and a question.
Describe the engagement shoot.
Matt and Beth’s engagement session styling pays homage to the 1940s and 50s eras. Matt is a popular automotive journalist who loves all things retro. His favorite show is Mad Men and he yearns for the style and classy feel of the 1940s and 50s. With that in mind, Matt, Beth, and I worked together to style their wardrobe accordingly to reflect their favorite time period. In addition, we used a few locations that helped add to the retro vibe, as well as securing a neighbor’s classic car (a black English Morgan) for the backdrop of a few shots.