propel retreat | engagement session

Did you see my Propellers featured on 100 Layer Cake today?!  I’m even more proud to see them featured than myself.  This is the first of three shoots that we will be sharing from our recent Propel Workshops Retreat.  This engagement shoot is inspired by Merrill & Tim’s actual proposal story… he proposed on Valentine’s day!  Wilmarose of Lovely Jubilee took their story and styled this sweet engagement session for us.  If you want to learn how to put together shoots like this for your clients, we’re hosting a one day photography workshop on Styling & Directing!

Happy proposal anniversary to Merrill & Tim!  You two are so cute and fun together!

Photo & Wardrobe styling: Wilmarose Orlanes of Lovely Jubilee  / Hair & Makeup: Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design / Florist: Krista Jon / Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals / Merrill’s outfit: Ruche / Heart Garland & Confetti: the Path Less Traveled

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February 18, 2013 - 11:19 am

Rob Norfolk, UK - That’s a really sweet idea for a valentines proposal and a great idea to recreate it for the engagement shoot. Gorgeous images – my favourite is the little triptych under the tree!

Photography Workshop – Styling & Directing

The next big retreat will be in Fall 2013, but in the mean time, I thought it would be great to have a series of mini Propel… one day workshops, covering a specific topic.  The first of the mini workshops we’re offering is STYLING & DIRECTING: A Simple Approach to Well Styled Portraits.  I will be working with stylist Lovely Jubilee to show you simple things you can do to make your clients look great!  We’re sending out applications next week, so sign up below if you want to be considered for early admissions.  Every Propel has sold out in the past, especially since we keep the group size very intimate, so I expect this to sell out as well.  Sign up below if you’d like more information.


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Propellers from our Malibu retreat

A few of the faces I got to spend a week with last month at Propel – The Retreat.  I miss our late night conversations, roaming around the Malibu mansion, and sharing delicious meals with such inspiring people.  Can’t wait for the next! And I may even be ready to bring some Propel alumni back to help!

You see that cute pregnant girl there?  That’s Ngoc, the one who helps me stay organized.  Crazy fun fact about this photo… it is probably the last photo of her pregnant!  I made this photo right before we checked out… and her water broke the very next morning!!!

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