All photos by Live Film
I find something so romantic about the past. Before social media and texting, people connected in different ways. There was a time that lovers even went a few days without talking. Often people wrote each other letters or called from an old telephone. Instead of having pictures of loved ones saved in their cell phones, many carried photos in their lockets or wallets. Don’t get me wrong- I love technology, but I also appreciate the time when it wasn’t so abundant in our society. In fact, I find those era’s intriguing. Seeing as I am a HUGE vintage fan, I wanted our engagement shoot to capture that romantic feel.
We decided to do the shoot in Ellicot City. It’s a charming little area with lots of history, cobble stone streets, and amazing brick walls. If you ever travel through the Maryland area I definitely recommend checking it out.
My (now)husband was SUCH a good sport about the shoot. He’s a jeans and t-shirt guy so when I originally pitched the idea to him, he was not very enthused. However, he did not once complain (to me anyway).
I found my dress at a Vintage Clothing Store known as Polly Sues. This store is so fun. They have all kinds of old accessories, hats, and clothing. If you’re a fan of vintage style, you must check it out! The suspenders and news boy cap came from there as well.
My grandmother passed at the young age of 61. I never got the chance to meet her, as I wasn’t even born yet. Anyone that knew her always spoke so highly of her. After my Aunt passed a few years ago, my parents and I started going through her things. She was another one that appreciated the past as much as I. I was so drawn to this picture of my grandmother. I asked Nicole if we could try to recreate this picture.
My beautiful grandmother circa 1942 and me to the right.
I couldn’t have been happier with the way the all photos turned out. It was nice to do something a little outside the box. And thank goodness my husband has a lot of patience :).