Something Romatic...and REGAL!

Friday, February 25, 2011

One month from today, my handsome fiance and I will be having our engagement shoot with Tina Rowden! I have been looking forward to this for a long, long time and my conversation with Tina today got me even more excited! When discussing possible venues, she asked me what my style was. I didn't have a particular style in mind so I just said "something romantic...and REGAL!" She laughed and stated "okay so basically we need to find you some grand European architecture in the middle of Atlanta?" Yes! :) Then she told me that she had done a shoot for a home design magazine at this beautiful house in Buckhead. She said it had a garden in the back with fountains and a pool and had the look that I was going for. Then she mentioned that this house just happens to be on the market and that no one is living there right now. She is going to try to pull a few strings and see if we'd be allowed to shoot on the property! I'm very hopeful about this prospect but nothing is set in stone just yet. Wouldn't this be a cool setting for pictures!?!?


Yes, that is a private residence. So now the question is, what does one wear when they are shooting at this type of location? Tina said, "oh, you definitely want it to look like you just came home from a formal affair" in her beautiful Australian accent. I seriously love her, but I'm not going to lie, Mr. CF is not a fancy schmancy type of guy and we do not attend formal evening affairs! I think we can have some fun with this though :)

So, I'm beginning my search for the perfect dress and the perfect shoes. Since it's still going to be light out at 5:30 pm, I want a very light color, maybe peach or pink. Something soft and floaty, but still dressy. I can't wait to update you when I find something!

I would love to hear about your engagement shoots! How did you select the venue? Were you comfortable in front of the camera? What did you wear?


  1. Wow, that place is amazing. We did our shoot at a park downtown. It was definitely more casual than yours, but wow. That place is amazing! lol

  2. wow!! That's awesome, I hope you can get your pics there! We had our shoot on our college campus, since that's where we met. I wanted it to be casual "jeans and a nice shirt" type style...but to be honest, when I look at other engagement shoots where the girls are in nice dresses..I wish I had gone that route. I think I would have felt...prettier..I guess. For this type of setting..def. go with a nice dress...but don't try to overdo it either. I think fancy without it looking like you're trying too hard is best. Can't wait to see them!