About a year ago, as O began to pick out rings, I began to pore over engagement shoots on Pinterest, looking for the perfect motif to represent us, in a way that was romantic, yet not cheesy, personal, yet not obnoxious. More importantly, I needed the right photographer to bring my up-in-the-clouds Pinterest dreams to reality, all in our little big town, Memphis.
Immediately, one stood out to me–her use of depth, the intimate angles the second photographer captured, the vivid saturation of the colors, and I knew I would use Amy Hutchinson. Yet I stressed out about making sure I’d seen every photographer in Memphis, pinning down exactly what I wanted our shoot to be (Engulfed by balloons?! Straight up underwater?! Zombies in the background?! These all seriously went through my head – check out my engagement photos Pinterest board to see what I mean), and what I would wear–worst of all–before the big proposal day arrived.
Luckily, Amy convinced us to wait a few months (til, you know, the trees had leaves again) to do our shoot, letting me relax and work out ideas with her for the theme of the shoot. She immediately ooh’ed and ahh’ed over one of my favorite pictures, and totally understood the vision in my head:
So when the time came, the shoot went absolutely perfectly. We expressed our love, as a couple, of movies and hitting up the theaters, and she managed to turn that into a set of photos that exceeded our expectations by a long shot. We threw in a few vintage-themed shots inspired by the above lantern photo for fun.
The shoot was recently featured on a wedding blog, Glamour & Grace, which was so exciting! I wanted to share the shoot with you guys and see what you thought! Did we pull it off? (There’s only one right answer here.) You’ll never guess which one we’re using for our Save-the-Dates. Actually, do guess, and if you guess right, we’ll send you one – and a formal “invitation to follow”. Ha! A true wedding giveaway.
Amy is awesome, and her side-shooting husband, Ed, is pretty rad, too. We can’t wait to have them capture our big day on film. All Memphians should definitely meet with her when considering their wedding photographer. I can’t tell you how many newlywed friends I’ve had lament how they hated how their photos turned out, and how they’re already so jealous of ours! Even if you don’t live in Memphis, they travel, too!
Check out her website @ amy-hutchinson.com.