Ice Skating: More Lessons Learned

Here’s our second set of photos from Caroline and Dan at Tinywater Photography. And a few more quick pieces of advice for making the best of your photo shoots:

3. With only two days to prep for our shoot, I didn’t have time to create a story board and run around purchasing props. Instead, we picked a really fun activity to do: ice skating. (Bryan and I haven’t gone skating ages, so I was pretty excited my skills totally outshined his! He blames his poor performance on the skates. Boo!) The rink in Santa Monica provided us with tons of great backdrops. So, if you’re feeling all kinds of pressure to style a shoot, but are having trouble thinking of something super creative, consider choosing an activity that will lend itself to great moments! Or just hire a stylist!

4. Wear something you feel great in! In NO WAY am I a fashionista. But I certainly wanted some fun details to wear for our shoot. With only a day or two to prep, I called up Mai, from Ruche, who let me come down to her studio for wardrobe styling. She did an amazing job helping me pick out a few really fun accessories with plenty of color to make our photos POP. Check out the cutie shirt, scarf, and gloves, which are all available for purchase!

5. Main regret: Those darn skates don’t look like the super cute white ones I had pictured in my head. Hello, Dorothy Hammill? I was wondering if I could borrow your ice skates? Mine look like robot feet…it’s so not ladylike.

Happy winter!



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12 responses to “Ice Skating: More Lessons Learned

  1. how are you not a fashionista…even without a stylist?! your posts always tell that you HAVE style!

  2. Grey

    I just pay waaaay less attention to fashion design that I do any other design. I’d rather buy something for my house than a new shirt!

  3. ditto to lydia’s comment! you guys are super cute! i’m having you style our love shoot…first have to convince the mr. to do it! 🙂

  4. Rachel B.

    Yeah, you have style and you know where to find it, so props 2 ya! This post is so full of great ideas, fun activity, fun colors, fun details. Just fun, fun, fun!

  5. Oh wow, I love the style and colors to this set of engagement pictures! The couple looks like they are having a great time too!

  6. LAURA

    i am such a sap!!
    so cute :))
    k real ones please!!?

  7. LAURA

    p.s. i loooovvveee the map! wow, so awesome! remember that for my wedding please!
    thanks love you!

  8. LAURA

    robot feet… hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  9. i love this pictures!!! and your robot feet comment made me laugh once i saw the skates… haha

  10. what a FUN shoot…love it!

  11. These are SUPER cute! ❤

  12. Love all of these! You two are so very cute!!!

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