Vintage Holiday Engagement Session: Ashley & Luke

We are in the midst of the most wonderful time of the year and this holiday engagement session is sure to put you in the spirit.  Taking place on a tree farm owned by the family of one of her bridesmaids, Ashley and Luke's pre-wedding shoot with Dawn Derbyshire Photography is just about as adorable as one can get.  Using the winter season and some vintage props as inspiration, the couple styled several vignettes.  From getting cozy on a bench with matching his and her coffee mugs to making s'mores in front of an open fire to decorating a live tree and then wrapping up in a colorful blanket beneath it, Ashley and Luke embraced the cold and made the most of the holiday feels.  Antique skates, metallic ornaments, plaid blankets, old lanterns, wooden crates, campus thermoses, a wreath, and even misletoe were just some of the props that brought the seasonal vibe to life.  I've been told it was extremely cold that day, but you'd never know it based on how bright and happy they look.  As you finish up (or start?) your holiday shopping, baking, gift wrapping, movie watching, family visiting, and general December merriment, be sure to scroll through these pics for an extra dose of cheer!

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From the photographer…

Ashley and Luke had a colorful, DIY, kind of boho vibe for their wedding and they applied some of those elements into their engagement session.  We decided to do something a little different, opting to shoot in the winter at a tree farm owned by the family of one of Ashley's bridesmaids.  Ashley and Luke planned out several different sets and activities all over the farm, from snuggling up and making s'mores to decorating a live tree on the property.  They incorporated vintage props, cute ornaments, and colorful blankets that added some fun elements that would later be seen at their wedding.  Our goal was to keep things fun while also creating a few memories during the session.  It was such a blast.

I just loved how, despite the freezing cold, Ashley and Luke embraced the day and had fun with it.  We were running to our cars for breaks to stay warm, but it never stopped them from laughing, having fun, snuggling up, and enjoying the session.  They incorporated little pieces of their personalities into all of the details and really got into the session; it made the cold weather tolerable and the whole shoot was filled with love and joy.

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