A Cinnamon Bun Photoshoot Part 2: Home

We spent about 45 minutes at the ruins, then we hopped in our cars and drove to our home. I’d thought about doing a shoot in our kitchen, with brownies or muffins or something. But in the end I decided that our kitchen is just too terra cotta, and I didn’t want that immortalized. ;) Cinnamon Buns also wanted to get photos of us in front of our bookcases, cuddling on the couch, drinking tea, playing Wii”¦all the things we do normally when we’re at home together. Once again, all photos in the post are by Fotograffika.


We both changed into some of our favourite comfy clothes.








Goofed off. :)

(Sidenote: I love how our bookcases look in black and white!)


Drank tea from our matching mugs (his is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, mine is Dame Agatha Christie).

Wii tickle fight!

Then a round of Mario Kart, complete with tickle fight when we were done! (Mosaic by me, with photos by Fotograffika)


Disapproving fish is disapproving!

I am so happy we did some of our engagement shoot at home and amazed that Vanson got such great pictures. I always think of our house as a little dim—we face north, and we’re a few feet below grade—but with the help of a great day and a great photographer, it almost looks like a magazine house! Oh, and the tremendous amount of cleaning both of us put in in the days leading up to the shoot. :)

Would you consider doing engagement photos at your home?


Mrs. Cinnamon Bun

Calgary, Alberta
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June 2011
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    cassie, Guest @ 9:20 am

    oooh we did that too! with the tea and everything. i love the bookcases :)

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    pomapoo 1959 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:25 am

    Cute pics! Your house is adorable–the built-in bookcases are awesome and a great backdrop. My house is nowhere near as cool as yours so I don’t think any amount of good photography could have made it a good setting for our e-pics!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:31 am

    Great idea to use your home as a backdrop!! These are lovely!

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    Bellanouva 2316 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:49 am

    awww I love the “Cuddled” One 😀 and the idea of doing it at home- it has the air of being candid, but also being really intimate and genuine which I love.

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    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:13 am

    I love e-pics at home, so intimate and sweet!

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    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:13 am

    P.S. Mr. G also has that mushroom t-shirt 😉

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    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:06 am

    I love that you did engagement pics at home – talk about being in your own comfortable environment!

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    miss wordowl 66 posts, Worker bee @ 11:13 am

    what a fantastic idea. we just bought our first home, so it would be awesome to do this

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    cinnamonbun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:17 pm

    @Pomapoo: That’s what I mean about our house looking great in the photos! They’re not built-in bookcases, they’re just lots of Ikea Billy bookcases!
    Although I will say that we cleaned everything really well the day before. :)

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    In the media 1565 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:23 pm

    This is such a great idea! Your photos are truly you and you had to be incredibly comfortable. These are lovely!

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    linguo42 3564 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:58 pm

    Cute, geeky and totally awesome :)

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    Megrit 478 posts, Helper bee @ 4:38 pm

    So much fun! Your personalities shine right through!

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    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 3:31 pm

    I love these!

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