Vintage Chic Orchard Engagement Photo Shoot :: Haley and Garrett
From the moment she met him, she knew there was something special going on. A student at Indiana University Bloomington, Haley ran into Garrett when he decided to visit the campus with one of his friends. The two enjoyed talking, laughing and getting to know each other one night and to Haley’s surprise, the next day Garrett told one of their mutual friends he was interested in getting to know her more. She was elated, and texted her mom to tell her she had met the man she was going to marry. He just didn’t know it yet. How’s that for certainty? Her mom still has that text. Haley can’t explain exactly what it was she felt that night that made her feel so certain, she just knew. Sure enough, after spending time together for a few months they realize they were a perfect match.
Fast forward two years to this past July 3rd. It was the second birthday Haley has celebrated with Garrett. She thought it would be fun to mark the occasion by searching for succulents to create an arrangement for her apartment. Succulent shopping and going to dinner were a great was to spend her birthday, not to mention a summer concert and the fourth of July fireworks overlooking a nearby lake the night before.
Garrett told Haley he had another present for her. He handed her a distressed white wooden box with their names carved in it. His dad is a very talented carpenter and Garrett knew Haley loved anything that looked antique or distressed. She was still unsuspecting at that moment and told Garrett how thoughtful it was for him to learn to make her a jewelry box. But when she opened the box there was a written letter for her, asking her to spend forever with him.
We were able to incorporate Haley’s vintage-chic sensibilities into their orchard engagement photo shoot, thanks to her organization and planning. A family quilt, an old wooden bench and an old Crosley record player added to the reflection of her sense of style. A special furry family member also made the shoot much more fun. (I love dogs.)
The future is bright for Haley and Garrett. After graduation Garrett will be attending law school, and Haley hopes to put her apparel merchandising major and business minor to work, finding a place in the retail industry and eventually owning her own boutique. In the midst of all that, there is a wedding to plan. I can’t wait for this summer!
Hair: Victoria @ Dollhouse Salon and Blowdry Bar
Makeup: Lauren @ Dollhouse Salon and Blowdry Bar
Shoes: Bluetique Bloomington
Crochet Dress: Bluetique Bloomington
Midi Dress: Urban Outfitters
Flowers: Bloomington Farmer’s Market and Lemon’s Florist
Engagement Ring: Marshall Granger Jewlers
Venue: Dougherty Orchards