We think F. Scott Fitzgerald himself would approve of this Hartwood Acres engagement session. Taking inspiration from varied but similar sources – including The Great Gatsby, Downtown Abbey, and the 1920s – Lindsay and Eric’s shoot with Amber Marie Photography is aristocracy in artistic form. In a black and silver beaded dress with vintage headpiece, Lindsay looks ever the part of female heroine, while Eric draws of images of a modern day Jay Gatsby in a classic black and white tuxedo. The stone architecture of Hartwood Acres mansion was the ideal setting for this shoot that combines old world class with Hollywood glamour. Allow yourself to be whisked away to the pages of one of Fitzgerald’s greatest works with these images!
About the Couple
Eric is from Buffalo, NY and Lindsay is from outside of Pittsburgh. They met at Penn State University while interning for the hockey teams. They spent time visiting each other’s cities, but eventually moved to Florida after graduating. Eric proposed to Lindsay at the Grand Floridian Resort with a view of Cinderella’s Castle, where he then surprised her with a private balcony dinner with both families! Fireworks and champagne topped off the perfect night!
About the Session
Eric and Lindsay are always trying to do something a little different than the norm. When they planned for an engagement shoot, the traditional, cute casual just didn’t feel right. They have planned a very formal evening wedding with Gatsby flare, so they wanted to bring a little bit of the 1920s into the session. Lindsay has a vintage, black beaded dress that was begging to be used, and Eric grabbed a tux. Black is Lindsay’s favorite color, so it made for a formal, classic look with a vintage feel. The wedding and shoot theme comes from Lindsay’s love of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Downton Abbey. She couldn’t decide between Gatsby, Art Deco and Old Hollywood, so she blended the styles of the eras together. Hartwood Acres Mansion has a great vintage/Downton Abbey vibe, and the black popped against the stone backdrops. The photos turned out amazing, with a formal and glamorous feel! The Gatsby/20s theme made for a unique and fun shoot!