Y’all know we do not usually go in for the overly-theme-y engagement shoots. For one thing, what could you honestly do with the images, as lovely as they might be?! The one exception is when the styling is completely authentic to the couple, and is done with a light hand. I think you’ll agree that happily, that’s the case with these shots from Hazelnut Photography.
Jenn + Mike split their engagement session into two parts. The first showcased Mike’s beloved ’52 Chevy truck. Here’s the story:
In 1952, Mike’s great-grandfather bought a brand new truck, fresh off the lot. It was gorgeous and he loved it. Later that year, he packed his entire family into it and drove across the country to settle in Southern California. Over the years, as everything does, it fell into disrepair. Nearly sixty years later, Mike, his father and his brother have given it back its glory, refurbishing it from the bottom up. It is now his pride and joy… well, right after Jenn!
When I began talking to Jenn + Mike about their engagement session, a few things quickly became clearly important: the truck. The dog. And their favorite pastime, camping. (They’ve even planned their October wedding to fall on an annual camping trip weekend… so their anniversary will always be commemorated in nature!) I’m so happy with their session and I’m thrilled to share it with you! Being from the South myself (I’m a North Carolina native!) this session made me homesick for my childhood.
Thank you so much for sharing, Jordana! LOVE the story behind the camping set-up. Jenn + Mike, we can’t wait to see your wedding!