In my opinion, there are three elements that make this engagement shoot really great. One, the adorable couple, Aletia and Shaun; two, the lovely photos taken by Tana Photography; and three, their seriously cute and preppy J.Crew style. This engagement session requires no fancy venues or elaborate props; it's all about the basics, and I love it!
Well, it's not often that I get to share not only the bride-to-be's, but also the groom-to-be's unique perspective here on APP! It's pretty neat to hear from both of them, so I thought I'd share their thoughts with you guys, rather than me rambling on some more!
From Aletia: "Retail and our love for fashion is what initially brought us together. Our story began at Abercrombie & Fitch in 2003...flip flops, tiny shirts, destroyed denim and the smell of Fierce cologne. Shaun and I both managed the retail store. We quickly became great friends who spent time together inside and outside of work. I loved his energy, wit and endless sense of humor. He constantly teased me and made me giggle like no other. He was the one 'guy friend' I always wanted to be around. If Shaun was there, I knew I would have an amazing time. Our fun friendship lasted years until one night, we sealed it with a kiss on New Year's Eve (2008). We both realized the special person we had been searching for had been there all along."
Aletia: "When it came time for our engagement photo session, we wanted our photos to be fun and playful...like us :) We opted for a mix of bright colors and styles; wearing J.Crew's latest and greatest. Our love story began in the world of retail, so it seemed only appropriate to add some fun styling to our photos. Live. Laugh. Love. Shop!"
From Shaun: "Five years...It's a long time in dog years, and also a long time to have a crush. It's not often that your 'wing girl' ends up being the woman of your dreams. I'm very lucky. Aletia and I met at our first job out of college at Abercrombie & Fitch. Since the formative years of our friendship began in retail, I guess it's not surprising that we were very excited to do a 'J.Crew-ish' spin on our engagement photos. We've been friends for 5 years, and a couple for 4 years, six months and 3 days (but who's counting)."
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