Prepare yourself for some serious heart melting because today’s Oakland engagement session is off-the-charts cute. Between the bestest, most handsomest boop there ever and the darling way Amanda and Anthony look at each other, we’re finding ourselves saying “Awwww” over and over again. Lauren Renee Photography followed this couple all over Oakland, stopping at the infamous sites like Heinz Chapel and Mellon Institute (AKA “the columns”). They looked like quite the downtown pair in a city chic suit and sleek white dress perfect for any bride to be. Even their pooch sported a dapper looking bow tie! With gorgeous light and incredible chemistry, these images are all things good engagement photos should be. We’re totally smitten!
About the Couple
We met back in October of 2010. Our sisters take all the credit for introducing us; they were freshman and sophomore college roommates at WVU. Anthony was a senior at Robert Morris and came down for the weekend to see his sister. She then told me to come and meet her brother because she thought we would hit it off.
We went out on an actual first date in July of 2016. By the end of that date, Anthony insisted on making me dinner and later that week made me his homemade lasagna from scratch, which is still my favorite meal he makes.
On May 6, 2018 we just had finished having brunch with my friends. We came home and started watching a movie. Our dog, Leo, had just came back from doggie daycare and Anthony claimed Leo had a tick on him. Being me, I said, “Well, get it!” He insisted he needed help, and right there on Leo was a dog tag saying “Will you marry my dad?”
About the Session
Lauren is amazingly talented. I knew I wanted simple and clean. I found my dress at Michael Kors and then decided that Anthony was going to wear a suit in 90 degree weather. He was a trooper.
Lauren and I decided on the locations together, I’ve always loved the architecture around Oakland, especially Mellon Institute. Knowing we probably won’t have time on the wedding day, that was a perfect starting place for the session