{ Dawn + Craig | Vintage Picnic Engagement }

Where to start? I always encourage couples to personalize their engagement session, think of something unique, bring a prop or two… but Dawn & Craig took it to an entirely different (and amazingly wonderful) level!

In our email exchanges, Dawn sent me the idea of a vintage picnic session that combined all of their favorite things, and we immediately took off on a mad brainstorming session. The result had me giddy with excitement – the perfect sun-kissed location, a picnic basket (complete with a baguette!), vintage sodas, books, cupcakes from Frostings (links to a wonderfully written review by Dawn), and a bouquet of bright yellow flowers. The finishing touch was their custom-made bicycles – Craig goes biking daily and they have over 15 (fifteen!) at their home (as Dawn puts it, the bikes multiply like rabbits).

From our very first meeting, where Dawn and I chatted about folding cranes (she’s folding 1000 for the wedding!), our shared hapa roots, travel, music, and food (Dawn & Craig met working at Roy’s – what a deliciously romantic way to meet!), I felt like they would be the perfect couple for us, and can’t WAIT for their wedding in December! It’s going to a beautiful and fresh wintery-wonderland affair!

Special thanks to Ruffled for featuring this session!

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22 Responses to “{ Dawn + Craig | Vintage Picnic Engagement }”

  1. Dawn Says:

    You are the sweetest!

  2. Allison Davis Says:

    WOW!!! I love everything about this session! Great feeling, very natural, very cute! Beautiful job! :)

  3. hana chung Says:

    oh my my my my!!! suppppper cute session!!!!!!

  4. cindy Says:

    aww, personalized picnic! i’m smittened.

  5. Nelly Chung Says:

    love! love! love!

  6. Jenny Says:

    Wonderful job Adrienne ! Love her red shoes and all the details and props !

  7. lizee Says:

    WOW!!! hands down my fave AG e-session!!!! big kudos to the couple for such a creative, sweet e-session. =)

  8. andrew+katrina=sedonabride.com Says:

    ,,,saw you on Ruffled. love this shoot! nice work, adrienne ;)


  9. Sherry Says:

    Wow, these are lovely! The light is so pretty and I love the bike. <3

  10. Christine Says:

    aah, this is one of my favorite engagement sessions! so absolutely adorable and i love the detail shots. can’t wait to see pictures from their wedding!

  11. William Kim Says:

    a very fun e-session! bubble up ftw! :)

  12. marlin munoz Says:

    Great session, love every image! Where the heck did you find Bubble Up in a bottle!?!?!

  13. Dawn Says:

    I found the Bubble Up at Watson’s Drug and Soda Fountain in old towne Orange!

  14. Joan Solitario Says:

    Wow Adrienne!! so romantic! great idea with all the details!!

  15. Stephen Grant Says:

    This is so personalized and full of character. Love this session and how you captured it Adrienne! I can’t help but smile when viewing these :)

  16. Cathy Crawley Says:

    Oh I love this session. I’ve seen bikes used before, but never like this!!! This has to be one of my faves, ever!

  17. Alicia Harnden Says:

    What an amazingly cute idea!!! I love this to pieces!

  18. Linda Says:

    Oh Dawn…absolutely gorgeous. Can’t believe its almost here. Much love, health & happiness to both of you.

  19. Aya Nishihara Says:

    OMG! these pictures are amazing! GOOCH – you’re so pretty. =) AH!

  20. Marie Says:

    Just Precious! luvubye


    love.it!!! my bro in law has the sting ray! awesome session adrienne!

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