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Love, Camera, Action!: Top 3 Movie-Inspired Engagement Shoots

UP! inspired movie themed engagement pic courtesy of

Gather ’round, my little chickadees… it’s time to <sigh> in unison over these super cute, movie-inspired engagement sessions.  Because the engagement photo shoot itself is a relatively new concept, it’s easy for couples to hit the road running with their over-the-top ideas.  And for couples looking to “theme up” their sessions with movie madness, it’s simply not enough anymore to just throw a few props into the mix…we’re talking full-on hair and makeup shazaam! complete with costume and scene changes!  Check out the top three movie themed engagement sessions ever!

Alice in Wonderland – By far the quirkiest, this theme is definitely for the daring divas in all of us!  (Reverie Break) “Cats and rabbits would reside in fancy little houses, and be dressed in shoes and hats and trousers…  in a world of my own.”  Okay, enough of that… “because my world would be a won…der…land.”… Alrite, for real!

Alice in Wonderland sessions can be an ahhhmazing mix of colorful pastels, eclectic tea sets, mad hatter haute couture and more playing cards than you’ll know what to do with.  But the fun doesn’t end with the props; everyone knows that no “very important date!” shoot would be complete without a trippy, forest-like transformation or outrageous teapot party.  Not to mention, it’s the perfect excuse to whip out that adorable, Alice-imitation dress and sweetly tied, black bow headband!

**Famous couples that have utilized this theme: Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz at their wedding.

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The Notebook – This vintage romance theme is a bit more traditional but is nothing short of awe-inspiring.  These engagement sessions are all about 1940’s garb, retro coifs, and – of course – scenes inspired by the holy grail of romance movies themselves, The Notebook.  “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” 

Essential props include a huge Southern house, a vintage pickup, a canoe – complete with sparkling lake, some ice cream cones and most importantly, perfectly pouting red lips and vintage, vixen clothing and accessories… maybe even a little fake rain for some added ooh la la?? I mean who could ever resist that??! Well, at least in waterproof mascara :)

In need of inspiration?  Check this out for ideas… SUPER SWOON!

UP! – If you think I didn’t la-la-louvre the fact that this Disney Pixar great hit the top three, you’d be sadly mistaken!  The bittersweet tale of love lost and regained has become the ultimate inspiration for engaged couples everywhere.  (For serious, just watch the montage of Carl and Ellie, and you’ll see what I mean!)

These all kinds of adorable, engagement sessions go way beyond the fairytale itself and give soon to be Mr. and Mrs.’s the perfect excuse to play around with a massive bundle of brightly colored balloons and kitschy scenery… and don’t forget the retro details: thick-framed glasses, a bowtie, and cozy little cottage… all must-haves for a sweet story like this to unfold!

These are just a few of my faves that have been heating up the blogosphere lately. I have a feeling that movie-inspired e-seshes will be a hot new trend that we’re going to be seeing a lot more of, and thank goodness for that!  **Air Five!**


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