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Union Station Vintage Engagement Photography with Animation { KELLY + SEAN }

Get ready for what I think may be one of the coolest and most unique engagement sessions ever!

Sean and Kelly are animators in the movie business. Sean has worked on many famous movies, like Shrek and Madagascar, and was even nominated for an Annie Award (equivalent to an Oscar in the animation world) earlier this year. They came to us with a very specific photo shoot in mind. They wanted a vintage themed engagement at Union Station, photographed in a way that they could later animate various characters into for their Save the Date Invitations. Are you kidding? How fun!

This shoot was incredible because there was so much collaboration. Kelly and Sean rented vintage costumes and Allie brought in the coat and steamer trunk from her personal collection. Each set-up required us to allow for space so that later they could draw in the characters. Kelly and Sean acted out the scenes while we directed, lit and photographed them. A technical note: in almost all of the shots we are using off-camera strobes that are hand-held and modified with an umbrella or a small Photoflex lightbox. This shoot is also a great example of what Allie and I specialize in: absolutely capturing our client’s unique individual and combined personalities with highly specific and planned engagement shoots.

Get this, their wedding is at the end of the year at a castle on the East Coast. The theme? We can’t tell you, let’s  just say that it may be Fairy Tale themed. Our Associate Ashleigh will be photographing it. Look for it on our blog at the end of the year!

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Rhonda Couchigian -

It’s so cute! What a unique idea! Can’t wait to see the comments you receive on this one.

amber fischer -

What a fun, personalized, unique shoot. Wowza!

Justin -

How rad is this!? I love it. Solid concept, great execution! Looking forward to this couples wedding update on the blog!

Lauren -

Amazing photo shoot but one huge question remains: How on earth did you manage to photograph Union Station with no one in it? Did you arrive at 5am? Or arrange something with them? Because it looks great! Fabulous photos!

Brian -

Thanks everyone! Lauren, the room where they are holding their suitcases is closed to the public, so that was easy. The hard part was the other photos as we had to wait until it was all clear. We also asked people to move, and everyone was very accommodating. Thanks for your comment!!

Margaret Van Damme -

I love, love this perfectly executed engagement shoot, from the styling to locations, beautiful couple to the beautiful images. Wonderful!

Erin -

LOVED your photos!!! I especially love that you’re getting married in Searles Castle! I grew up in that town and the castle is gorgeous! :) Can’t wait to see your wedding pics!

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