{ Vintage Cafe Love Shoot }

It is sometime past midnight. A dreamy makeshift cafe, nestled in the middle of a woodsy area, sweetly lights up the otherwise dark surroundings. Cozy candlelight, warm tea, beautiful vintage furniture.. the absolute perfect stop for a newlywed couple! And all making for an inspirational shoot so creative & lovely, that it would entice even this can’t-function-before-10am-photographer to drive into the woods at 3am to photograph this beautiful setting. I’ve photographed many sessions that have gone from sunset to night, but this was my first time shooting from night through dawn!

A big big thank you to Amanda Auer of the super stylish and amazing wedding coordinating team In the Now for conceptualizing and organizing all the fabulous details of this shoot. And to Amanda at Ruffled for featuring this shoot on her blog! Ruffled is one of my favorite stops for gorgeous vintage wedding inspiration. And of course a big thank you to the beautiful newlywed couple who remained so pleasant and so in love despite the chilling temps!

Scroll down for a beautifully told backstory on the concept of the shoot, written by Amanda. And be sure to hop over to Ruffled to check out the post there!

I imagined a couple deeply in love, newly-wedded, who got distracted with the idea of a cup of coffee and some dessert on the walk home from their wedding. After the grand send off, after the dancing and drinks, after the party…. THIS is where the end up. At a quaint cafe, open late, laughing and loving the night away until dawn strikes and they mosey on towards home.

I love the idea of these two lovebirds reveling in the memories of their wedding day. Their feet ache, her head hurts from being pinned up, they’re exhausted… but they’re elated. Full of joy. Full of newness, hope, and love. Full of lemon crumble cake!

The idea is that these two order a slice of cake, a tea, and a coffee, and chat the night away until the cafe closes and as they walk down a quiet side road in the breaking dawn… they give a whole new meaning to the term “walk of shame”. I adore the idea of a wedding “walk of shame”- like you spent the WHOLE night out and you’re walking down the road now barefoot, shoes in hand, veil off and hair let loose, ready to head to sleep finally.

{ As seen on Ruffled }

Styling – In The Now, Amanda + Rachel
Rentals – Classic Party Rental
Furniture and Decor – Jeni @ FOUND Vintage Rentals; In The Now
Hair/Makeup – Carlie Buys at Carlie B
Dress – The Vintage Bride
Veil – Candi Merle @ Crowning Glory Veils
Models- Nick Bowser of Crafthouse Productions; and his lovely wife, Yanessa
Photography – Adrienne Gunde
Location- Trabuco Canyon, CA

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14 Responses to “{ Vintage Cafe Love Shoot }”

  1. cindy Says:

    love love the colors and change in light. what a fun concept!

  2. Christine Says:

    I love, LOVE this shoot. I always want to copy every shoot you do, but THIS one, I really want. Haha. Great job! :] They’re a gorgeous couple.

  3. David of DavidHam Says:

    Wow…truly inspirational Adrienne. Loving everything about this concept, execution and capture.

  4. Adrienne Says:

    Thanks Cindy, Christine, & David! :)

  5. william kim Says:

    wow, this is so cool. i love the shots in the dark, it has such a cinematic vibe to it. great work as usual!

  6. Kathy Says:

    This is really amazing, Adrienne! I love the shoot!

  7. Shawna Says:

    WOW these pictures are amazing! Thank you so much for stopping by so I could find your site! I love this whole concept for a photo shoot!!

  8. Lauren Says:

    What a trooper shooting at those hours! I loooooove this shoot Adrienne!! I’m still trying to figure out how you managed to get a giant couch in the middle of the woods…

  9. Dandelion & Grey Says:

    This is ridiculously beautiful, Adrienne! Beautiful, beautiful work to everyone involved! xo

  10. aaron Says:

    wow love these images, very nice shots. Great job!!

  11. Aileen@LoveandLavender Says:

    This is awesome!!! What a great idea.

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    I love these evening shots. Congratulations on capturing such a unique vibe.

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