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Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll
Southern Romantic Weddings, Destination Weddings and Receptions at Alda's Magnolia Hill • 5110 Stageoach Road, Little Rock, Arkansas | call: 501-690-2574
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
You're Engaged! Now what?
Sometimes it happens when you least expect it,
or maybe you had a "feeling" but one day the love of your life asks you to marry him,
he puts a ring on your finger, and you are engaged!
It is especially wonderful if Mr. Right
has planned a surprise engagement for just the two of you.
with a little planning, a photographer can be close by when needed.
And then there is the moment you want to share it
with friends and especially your family.
Most fathers like it if they are "asked"
for his daughter's hand in marriage.
It is an old tradition but still quite beloved.
It is always nice if you can take a bit of time
and let the commitment "sink in"
.... just enjoy the process of things to come.
cayley shields photography
Always let those closest to you know of your excitement... . It is rather
heartbreaking sometimes if they "hear" of your
news through the grapevine
or through social media.
Start thinking of a "season" that you want to get married for the actual
date will depend upon the dates
that are available of a venue you have your heart set upon.
One of the first things people ask, "when is the wedding"?
Don't rush on a date, it may vary, depending on
when a convenient date for those closest to you
or that you need IN your wedding .
Right after you are engaged, start thinking of an Engagement Photo session.
Let a photographer capture the magic of the moment
at this time of your life.
We love engagement photo sessions for they are so sweet to
play and laugh as you celebrate together.
These photos will most likely be useful in "Save the Date" cards
once a date has been nailed down.
Guests will love seeing pictures of the two of you displayed at your reception.
A favorite picture may be enlarged, framed and useful on the
Guest Book Table
This is such a special time, that maybe you want to have
a book of pictures for a keepsake. It may be used for a guestbook
if blank space is left for guests to sign.
On picture day, bring a couple of outfits for you both to change in,
depending on the mood of your shoot...is it casual or semi formal.
Benjamin Martin photography
A good photographer will capture the sweet spirit of the moment.
Any season is fine for an Engagement shoot, but I have to say,
Fall is my favorite.
Fall is perfect for boots and sweaters.
Sometimes "Family"members join in the picture
"Now at last they were
beginning Chapter One
of the Great Story
no one on earth
has ever read,
which goes on forever;
in which every chapter is better
than the one before."
- C.S. Lewis
We have so many colorful trees around the lake in the fall
The woods, fields and lake is so pretty in the fall air.
The lake and boats are most romantic...
and I saved a surprise for last...this couple decided
to "jump in the lake" with a PLANNED canoe roll.
The water was cold
but it captured a most memorable kiss!
Enjoy your time of Engagement, and plan for a fabulous memory