POOL PARTY ENGAGEMENT SHOOT | AKP RETREAT | ORLANDO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

POOL PARTY ENGAGEMENT SHOOT | AKP RETREAT | ORLANDO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

To encourage an idea, you have to provide an example. Styled shoots are a great way to give a visual for a concept or theme. There are many ways to elevate your engagement session. You can make simple additions or commit to an entire scheme. This pool party themed engagement session is colorful, romantic, and fun… so many of my favorite elements!

INSPIRATION

LJ of Simply Gorgeous Events by Lara-Jill created the inspiration board for this vibrant session. This shoot took place during the AKP Magical Retreat in Orlando, Florida. Lara-Jill wanted to anchor her design on palms, pineapples, and pool floats. She brought together all of these details to create a backyard dream.

THE LITTLE THINGS

Palms surrounded the pool on site. Lara-Jill made sure to stretch them further by recruiting Dear Macaron to hand paint macarons. Palm leaves also replaced traditional place mats to make a statement on the table-scape. These leaves can also be found in print on the model, added by EAlexDesigns to the invitation suite, and painted onto the cake fondant.

Miniature pineapples stood as an accent by place cards. Various floats and tropical leaves floated in the pool. Personalized floats were piled alongside the water for guests. A bar was set up with drinks, all topped off with palm stirrers. Should there have been any need for help, a “pool boy” chime stood by to be pressed. Hitched Photo Lounge provided their airstream for attendees to enjoy, and who doesn’t love a photo booth?

WARDROBE

It’s not a traditional choice to rock swimwear during your engagement. It is a fun one, though! These two decided to rock colorful suits, which highlighted their vibrant personalities. Wearing waterproof gear also made it easy for them to jump in at the end!

PICTURE PERFECT PLANNING

If you want to add some styled elements to your engagement experience, I am all for it! Whether you want a chic picnic at your favorite park, or to attend a carnival during your session, possibilities are endless. Start planning those little details that will show off your personality as a duo. I always encourage my AKP couples to plan their shoot around what they love. It’s best treated as a date night, and I am always so excited to be the third wheel!

PHOTOGRAPHY | ASHTON KELLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

AS SEEN ON | THE PERFECT PALETTE

DESIGN & FLORALS | SIMPLY GORGEOUS EVENTS BY LARA-JILL

CUSTOM FLOATS | ALL SHE WROTE NOTES

MACARONS | DEAR MACARON

HMUA | NATTY CONTRERA ARTISTRY

INVITATION | EALEXDESIGNS

RING BOX | JULIA B JEWELRY

CAKE | EVERYTHING CAKE ORLANDO

AIRSTREAM | HITCHED PHOTO LOUNGE

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  1. Sarah Johnson

    April 27th, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    loving this session. It’s so colorful and unique

  2. Mandi Thommen

    April 27th, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    This is such a fun shoot!!! I’m obsessed with that bouquet!

  3. Amber

    April 27th, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    This looked like such a fun time and I’m so bummed I missed it.

  4. Melissa

    April 27th, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I really want that tropical invitation, and those pretty macarons right about now!!

  5. Tasha

    April 27th, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    So fun! I love the pool float.

  6. Tricia

    April 27th, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Oooooo you can come have a pool party with me ANYTIME!

    I am So sad I missed this retreat!

  7. Audrey

    April 27th, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    How fun are THESE???! I love how uniquely tropical these are, this session is not something you see every day and I love it!!!!

  8. Erin

    April 27th, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    This has been one of my favorite sessions you’ve ever done for a while now. Love seeing all the details 😍

  9. Nicole Lewis

    April 27th, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    What a great way to show an alternative to the normal engagement session. This is so fun! I love it!!

  10. Aisha faith

    April 27th, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Love this session! Such an off the beaten path idea!! The colors and theme worked perfectly for this gorgeous couple!

  11. Raina

    April 27th, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    This just makes me want to jump on a plane and head somewhere warm!! Missing summertime! Thanks for such a fun and unique post!

  12. Lindsay

    April 28th, 2018 at 12:02 am

    So this is pretty much the coolest Shoot ever!! Love this tropical vibe!