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All in the Details : I <3 Shoes

Before I get to the meat of this post I want to give a big shout out to Kat over at Rock ‘N Roll Bride.com. Kat just featured two of my recent engagement sessions on her blog. So a big congrats to Amanda and Tommy as well as Christy and Saul for having their engagement sessions featured. Kat is always adding new photographs of wedding/engagements that are awesome so it is a great resource for brides looking for inspiration. Do you understand what I am getting at? Check out RocknRollBride.com
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On with the post!

So, if you know me, you know I love shoes. Heck, if you have seen my photographs you know I love shoes. Unfortunately I am cursed with very high insteps. I am talking ballerina insteps, I so missed my calling. This makes it tough for me to find rockin shoes that actually fit my feet. Or, at least, don’t look like my feet are popping out of the shoe.

But! That does not keep me from lusting over all varieties of shoes. That brings me to one of my first wedding / engagement session ideas/tips post. Shoes!

Just like at any other occasion shoes can make or break an outfit. They can spice up your little black dress or they can play up the colors in your outfit. They are an easy accessory to change and you can have a lot of fun with them. So I have compiled some of my favorite shoes I have seen lately so that you can get some ideas. Do you have to wear funky shoes? Of course not! I want you to feel like you, just let these inspire you and bring your A game. The idea is to look AND feel your best and to also have some fun with your sessions.

All in the Details : I <3 Shoes

1. Little Mz. Perfect Pump by Not Rated
2.Seychelles Babydoll by Piperlime
3. Cotillion Low Wedge Peep Toe by BC footwear
4. Pelayo by Aldo Shoes
5. ISLO ISABELLA LORUSSO by Yoox
6. Vivianna Pump by Elie Tahari

This is just a taste to get the creative juices flowing. There are a lot of great resources for finding funky and fun shoes. I love Etsy.com as well as ShopStyle.com

Keep an eye out for another shoe post to come for you guys as well as some great idea about specific colors and accessories for you ladies.

Senior Session Teaser: Parveen

What’s that? A senior session? But Marianne, I have never seen a senior session from you before!

That is correct! I 100% consider myself a wedding photographer but I also believe it is important to go out and shoot all kinds of stuff. It keeps you fresh and inspired. I have just discovered that Senior Sessions are a blast! I have a little background in teaching highschool aged kids so I already knew that I got along with them (maybe it’s because I will always be 16 at heart). It was so much fun to be able to hang out with Parveen, chat about life, and get her some fun photos that she can share with all her friends. Everyone should get to feel like a fashion model once in awhile.

Here is a little teaser form her funky Senior Session in Thousand Oaks.


Senior Session Teaser: Parveen

Enagagement: Toya + Tony

A few weeks ago I got a phone call from Toya. Wait, make that 2 phone calls and an e-mail in a span of 20 minutes. I knew right away she was going to be completely into her engagement session. I love when couples think about their session and are excited. The best is when all that prep has gone into it and then we can just relax and have a good time shooting. This is exactly what Tony and Toya did. We decided to do their session in Santa Monica. We strolled around 3rd street and then headed to the packed Pier (that what we get for shooting on a weekend). Despite the crazyness of busy Santa Monica we had a great time!

Sadly I will not be shooting their wedding in Oklahoma later this year but I am sure it will be beautiful and wish them the best with all of their planning!


Enagagement: Toya + Tony
Enagagement: Toya + Tony
Enagagement: Toya + Tony
Enagagement: Toya + Tony
Enagagement: Toya + Tony
Enagagement: Toya + Tony
Enagagement: Toya + Tony
Enagagement: Toya + Tony
Enagagement: Toya + Tony
Enagagement: Toya + Tony

  • May 28, 2009 - 5:38 pm

    Reed Schmidt Photography - Love the last shot. The light beams and silhouette are super cool.ReplyCancel

Toya & Tony: Teaser

I know my blog has been a little neglected this past week so accept this teaser as an apology!

The Toya and Tony Teaser (and tongue twister!) from their Santa Monica engagement session.


Toya & Tony: Teaser