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Engagement: Stephanie + Marcus

Paris.  The Eiffel Tower.  A European getaway for two.  The perfect setting for a proposal…and away from the crowds in a city rich with romance and history, Marcus asked Stephanie to spend her future with him as his wife.  Neither can remember exactly the words he spoke, but all that matters is that she said yes!

I adore these two.  Their love, their chemistry, their laughter, their clothes…everything about Steph and Marcus’ engagement session was perfection.  We chose to shoot in the morning light and oh I hope I get to do this more often!  The two of them put much thought and creativity into their session and it really came through in the photos and in the fun we had…they arranged a sofa rental from Jessica at Trove Vintage and I love how it started things off.  Like I mentioned, Steph and Marcus’ outfits were another fabulous element – see her J Crew sequin skirt and his killer ensemble further down?  Credit goes to Dustin at LAunch, a boutique menswear store in Abbotsford.  Guys, please check it out…that’s all I’ll say for now :)

Let’s get to the photos…Stephanie and Marcus, I can’t thank you guys enough.  I’m sincerely excited for your wedding at Rowena’s next July…and you said it, Steph, can’t wait to take more photos with you!

Can you imagine her as a bride…seriously, so beautiful.

Part 2 of our shoot – Tracycakes.  Thank you again, Melissa :)

Two loves…sequins and cupcakes…

Finishing off our time together…but I could have shot them all day…

To see more photos from Stephanie and Marcus’ engagement session, check out the slideshow below:

  • Liz Lovi - August 12, 2011 - 2:32 pm

    What a beautiful session…and seriously, I LOVE all her outfit choices…that sequin skirt and the necklace are amazing! Random question…what is your go-to lens…still the 50, or 35…or even 85 (which I do love too :)ReplyCancel

  • Mikaela - August 12, 2011 - 2:37 pm

    my hands down fav lens is my 50mm 1.2 and then the 35mm 1.4 :) xo MReplyCancel

  • Brittany Barger - August 12, 2011 - 2:45 pm

    These photos are incredible! It’s like a dream photo shoot. Nice work!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Lovi - August 12, 2011 - 2:58 pm

    Thanks girl! Mine is the 50 1.2 as well, and I have the 35 2.8, but I NEED to try the 1.4! Amazing images as always!! xoReplyCancel

  • Carlee M - August 12, 2011 - 3:25 pm

    These are insane Mikaela!! Such beautiful photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Townsend - August 12, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    I just adore this photo shoot! Love the locations and the images are so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Alanna - August 12, 2011 - 4:13 pm

    Love the lighting, love the shots, love the clothes. LOVE EVERYTHING!ReplyCancel

  • erika - August 12, 2011 - 4:14 pm

    you did it again Mikaela! gorgeous session, ah maazing couple. love their sense of style and creativity!!ReplyCancel

  • kelsey - August 12, 2011 - 4:45 pm

    This might be my favourite session of yours to date…ReplyCancel

  • Andie - August 12, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    Wow! Those are beautiful. The end pictures make them look like a celebrity couple – so glam! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Falcon - August 12, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    I’m in love with the last set!! I too am a total sucker for sequins :)ReplyCancel

  • Gaby Ortner - August 12, 2011 - 6:12 pm

    Hi Mikaela…Marcus is my son and I have never seen him so photogenic in my life, as a matter of fact it is always hard to even get him to pose for any picture. You did a beautiful, beautiful job and him and Steph look sooo much in love on these pics. thanks for sharing them. GabyReplyCancel

  • Kevi Zupancic - August 12, 2011 - 6:47 pm

    these are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Justine - August 12, 2011 - 7:18 pm

    LOVE these! They are stunning! Great job Mikaela!ReplyCancel

  • LeolaK - August 13, 2011 - 5:29 am

    Great session…and I agree great stylish couple. Loved her peep toe heels too!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - August 13, 2011 - 9:59 am

    I can’t stop looking at these photos Mikaela! Marcus & I are soo soo happy!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Sledge - August 14, 2011 - 10:19 am

    Oh my gosh, your photos make me so happy! They are so good!!!ReplyCancel

  • Adriana Morett - August 14, 2011 - 2:00 pm

    Very beautiful photos Mikaela! I came across your blog from J*’s and I’m now a follower, I really like your style and you seem like such a nice person.
    Best of lucks from Madrid, Spain.ReplyCancel

  • sherri lynn - August 14, 2011 - 5:02 pm

    oh my gosh I love this session! All of the pictures on the little love seat in the field are my absolute favorite. And the cupcakes + sequins + Eiffel tower on the table?! LOVE!ReplyCancel

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