How to Use Florals for Your Session // Colorful Summer Styled Engagement and Portrait Session

Ever wondered how some people have the most editorial-looking engagement photos? You see those photos on Pinterest of women in these gorgeous gowns and luxurious bouquets and probably think that that’s for them, not you. I’ve thought it—I can’t wear a gown like that so I’ll settle for something I already own. She looks so pretty with that flower crown, but a bouquet for my engagement session seems like too much, right? My fiancé doesn’t like photos so he probably wouldn’t want to do anything fancy.

We’re willing to bet all of those thoughts are wrong.

You’d be surprised what you can find on Amazon like this flowy chiffon skirt on Amazon that you can pair with a simple white or neutral top. We’ve found beautiful and colorful flowy tulle and chiffon skirts at Chic Wish that are just to die for! If you’re dreaming big, rent a stunning red carpet dress for your engagement session or portrait session from Rent the Runway or add a beautiful gown to your permanent collection! For my fellow plus size gals, I find a lot of flattering dresses and skirts from my home store Torrid and affordable dressy clothes for Michael at H&M. Even Target can have some really pretty casual dresses!

We highly encourage you to treat yo self just a little and make your next engagement session or portrait session that much more special.

And girl, let me tell you, flower crowns are the real deal. If you’ve always wanted to wear one, now is the time! Flower crowns are feminine, editorial and romantic—all those things describe my dream look, so any chance I get to wear a flower crown for a portrait session or our engagement session, you bet I’ll be rocking it for the rest of the day. I definitely did that after our San Francisco anniversary session. See what Lauren did with her flowers for her Santa Cruz Anniversary Portrait Session earlier this year. If flower crowns really aren’t your thing, a bouquet adds such an elegance to your engagement session or portrait session—and it looks really good next to your man too 😉

We worked with Mimi at Wildrose and Thyme to create this wild and colorful summer bouquet full of vibrant buds for a mini styled engagement and portrait session. We really wanted to showcase Mimi’s artistry and love for her work as well as bring some color back into our worlds. Whether this inspires you to get a bouquet or flower crown for your engagement session or portrait session or you’re just looking for some wedding flower inspiration, we had tons of fun creating this look for you and hope it breathes a little bit of life into your day!


Morgan Hill Engagement Session

Our good friends, Jake & Danica, modeled for our engagement session styled photos—and they’re actually engaged! Check out their San Jose California engagement session we did a few months ago. Angela has the privilege of being a bridesmaid in their wedding! Our beautiful friend, Denise, modeled for our portrait session styled photos. We photograph engagement sessions in Morgan Hill often, but we also love to go on adventures! Stefanie & Jeremy’s San Jose engagement session took place at the beautiful San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. We also love to travel! Check out Kristin & Drew’s Couples Engagement Style Session in Nashville, Tennessee! Interested in having us photograph your engagement photos? All our Angela Sue Couples receive complimentary engagement sessions when you book as your Bay Area wedding photographer! Let’s talk!

Morgan Hill Colorful Summer Bouquet Styled Engagement Session

This little corner of the Bay Area is just breathtaking. From rolling golden hills to small bodies of water to the ocean just a 45 minute drive west, Morgan Hill is the perfect location for your engagement session. With the talent and collaboration from Mimi at Wildrose and Thyme, one of our favorite Bay Area wedding florist, we were able to capture the beauty of these wild wedding inspired florals. Want to see how else you can incorporate flowers into your engagement or portrait session? Check out our post about bold patterns and rich colors featuring matching mommy and me flower crowns!

Bay Area Wedding Photographer

The Bay Area is the best location in California for a beautiful wedding. We are Michael & Angela, and we love being Bay Area wedding photographers. We especially love to spoil our California brides with complimentary engagement sessions! No matter where you are having your wedding, Angela Sue Photography gifts engagement sessions to every Angela Sue Bride and groom. Interested in having us photograph your wedding? Let’s talk!

July 13, 2019


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