Happy February 14th, lovelies! Ooooohhhh I’m so excited about today, and not just because Honey and I have plans to engage in dinner, dessert and coitus, in that order. That’s part of it, the excitement– but it’s also because I have totally-not-literally TONS of Love Day inspiration that I know your retinas will DIE OVER.
We’re starting off with this absolutely darling engagement shoot, submitted by the insanely talented Jennifer Sullivan of Jennifer Sullivan Photography. Check it:
I’m gonna give you a moment to get up since I’m sure you just fell out of your chair.
Ok, SO… OMG, right? I mean, just– OMG. I, too, am gonna pass out from the sheer awesomeness of these colors if there are any more pictures involved in this shoot. I’m hoping there aren’t any more UH OHHHH CRAP THERE ARE–
Here’s a little ditty from Jenn about the shoot:
Yes, it’s that time of year again : Valentine’s Day. While some avoid the idea of Valentine’s Day at all costs — we embrace the idea of this love-filled day. There’s something so romantic about Valentine’s Day. I think my love for Valentine’s Day stems back to childhood when I used to get cardboard Valentine’s cards and chalk-flavored sweethearts in my brown paper bag “mailbox” in Elementary School.
Another fond memory of love and sweethearts I carry is a memory from Kindergarten. I used to visit Gold Head National Park as a child. I was five years old when I first visited this park; my Kindergarten class ventured out to the park for our first field trip. One distinct memory I have was visiting Lake Johnson. It was a beautiful place to have picnics and enjoy the surrounding wilderness. I remember getting my first glimpse of young couples who were in love and wondering how it felt to be “in love.” As a child, the lake symbolized love to me. That’s why I had been itching to use this location for the setting of an engagement shoot. The lake used to be flourishing, but when we returned to shoot this session years later — it was an abandoned, dried up lake bed. We found remnants of the past, including swimming goggles, empty canoes, and bottles. It was a little disheartening to see how much my childhood memory had changed over the years, but we didn’t let it damper our session. Though, I hope Lake Johnson returns to it’s former state; it had transformed into a beautiful backdrop for our couple. Needless to say, we loved photographing this session.
Ok, so tell me, do you love? Or do you LOVE. Or have you already passed out from the aggressiveness of your affection for this shoot. Me? I just came to. I hit my head hard, but it just so happens that pink and mint color combinations are my ibuprofen so I’m BACK IN THE GAME LIKE NEW.
Aright, we’ve got MORE Valentine’s Day loveliness coming right up, today! But before I get to that, I totally want to hear what you think of this shoot, and if the colors inspire you as much as they do me!
I mean… that bow ALONE.
xoxo! - Alison
Photography: Jennifer Sullivan Photography / Landscape + Storm Images: Mike Oblinski Photography / Venue: Gold Head National Park in Keystone Heights, Florida / Cinematographer: Our very own, Derrek Sullivan / Hair + Makeup Artistry: Cathee Molina with Hello Cathee / Wardrobe Styling: Michael McDaniel / Balloons: Jilly Bean Kids“