Engagement Photos: The Inspiration

So now that we’ve officially booked the lovely and (obviously) talented Stacy for the wedding, we found ourselves in quite the predicament. We get a second engagement shoot included in our package. I was thrilled, kind of like a puppy about to get a bone. More pictures!? WHEN? WHERE? *crazy eyes* Mr. Otter wasn’t nearly as excited as I was, but no way was I going to miss a session with Stacy!

Plus, a second session means all new inspiration! So with that in mind, I started the hunt for some new (to us) ideas.


Photo by: Sweet Little Photographs via Lover.ly / Mr. Otter loves his ties, so if I put him in a tie, I’m sure his enthusiasm level will rise. ;)

Photo by: Sweet Little Photographs via Lover.ly  / I love how radiant she looks, like she’s truly happy!

Photo by: Sweet Little Photographs on Inspired By This via Lover.ly / I love the balloons!

Photo by: Stacy Able Photography

Photo by: Stacy Able Photography / There are those macarons again! ;)

Photo by: Stacy Able Photography / I love the colored hearts in the snow—what a fun way to add color!

Photo by: Stacy Able Photography / And again with the red shoes—I love the pop of color in the snow!

So our plan is to get some bright colored balloons and wear outfits that have pops of color in them. While we’re going for a “winter” theme, with Indiana weather you never know if you’ll actually have winter weather or if there will be snow on the ground.

For those of you who had a winter engagement shoot—what tips do you have? Any certain colors I should be on the lookout for when I inevitably go shopping for outfits?


Mrs. Otter

Indianapolis, IN
Wedding Date:
April 2013
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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:02 pm

    oh I love your inspriation! I like the idea of pops of colour. If there is snow on the ground how about grabbing a colourful blanket and lying on it together? It would make for some great shots!

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    dancingriss 420 posts, Helper bee @ 6:44 pm

    I had my fiance wear the same shirt he had proposed in. It’s one of his favorites and I love it. It’s plaid, so I chose a solid color dress with one of the colors in the plaid. It really worked out in our black and white photos

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    Mrs. Otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:18 pm

    Jacofblues: That’s the plan! I’ve been on the hunt around my parent’s house for a quilt my brother used to have – it would be perfect for this!

    dancingriss: Mr. O wore a plain colored shirt, so that could actually work out great if I did something bright! Thank you for the idea :)

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    Mrs. Scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 7:58 pm

    Love the pictures in the snow – gorgeous!

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:46 am

    I love the colored hearts on the snow!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:19 am

    Love the pops of color against the snow, what a fun idea!

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