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Katie & Steve’s Travel-Inspired Engagement Shoot Aboard the Queen Mary!

Last spring I attended a photography seminar aboard the Queen Mary and ever since  the rich, warm wood panelling, Art Deco details, portholes, and all the amazing lines have been calling to me.  I finally got the perfect opportunity to shoot a session on the ship and I loved it!  Enter Katie & Steve who wanted to incorporate their love of travel into their engagement shoot.  Perfect!  Katie’s grandmother even sailed into this country aboard the Queen Mary once upon a time.  I love it when there is a special meaning behind the location used for engagement photos.  They absolutely should be personal in some way and for Katie & Steve, this was it.

Symmetry makes me happy.

I love these next two!

We started with some crazy thick fog and all of a sudden the sun broke through the clouds just in time to let me play with some fun shadows!  Fog and beautiful blue skies all in one afternoon.  I couldn’t have asked for better weather!

I want to marry this carpet.

I really loved the warm feeling in the hallways.  We explored the ship and found some great nooks and crannies.  Some areas were super dark so I pulled out my newest purchase…a $30 video light.  The shot below utilized this amazing new little tool.  It’s nothing fancy, one setting but the lightweight little buggers sure put out some great light!

Double love.

There’s that fog again!  I love it!

I am very much looking forward to Katie & Steve’s wedding next year!  These two are so laid back and sweet, I just know it’s going to be a great day.

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Doğum Fotoğrafçısı Sema Korkmaz - January 26, 2013 - 11:41 am

i never thought to have photo session in a huge ship. Couples look cute. Retouch gives a peacefulambiance. Great photography work!


Jennifer - December 2, 2011 - 8:33 pm

The pictures were great. Love the shots.


Nancy Johnson - November 26, 2011 - 6:59 pm

These pictures really captured Katie and Steve’s love for one another. The Queen Mary was a perfect setting.


Debra Galon - November 18, 2011 - 9:05 am

The two of you are so photogenic. You look so happy and in love and what a great idea of using the historic Queen Mary as a backdrop…very creative.

Congratulations to you both!


Elyce - November 16, 2011 - 9:03 pm

The couples kinda boring, but the pics are cute! Haha jk! She’s my BFF! I can say that!! Love the ones in the yellow sweater!


Vern Toscano - November 16, 2011 - 6:49 pm

These photographs are exquisite. Enough said!


Elaine Escobar Cox - November 16, 2011 - 8:56 am

The Queen Mary is one of my favorite places to observe the charm character of historical structures. Katie and Steve have been meshed into the artistic elegance of the structure. I love the way you encorporated the geometry of the ship around Katie and Steve’s loving gestures.


admin - November 16, 2011 - 12:08 am

@Katie, So glad you love them! I do too!


Adriana P. - November 15, 2011 - 8:23 pm

How creative and what a great idea. I loved the pictures! Can’t wait for the wedding!!


Bianca - November 14, 2011 - 11:56 pm

You two look absolutely stunning (in my British accent) 8))


Jacqueline Koh - November 14, 2011 - 10:10 pm

Awesome pics! Love the red shoes Katie! 😉


Sara Galon - November 14, 2011 - 7:11 pm

Love these pics! So excited to be a part of the wedding :)


AL B. - November 14, 2011 - 4:44 pm

Great pictures and I wonder where the travel inspiration comes from???


Laurie Fetters - November 14, 2011 - 4:38 pm

What beautiful photos! It’s touching to see you both so happy. Congratulations Katie and Steve!


Holly Haigh - November 14, 2011 - 4:19 pm

GREAT Pictures!!! I would recommend anyone to use your services!


Jeaninne Gustafson - November 14, 2011 - 3:51 pm

The pictures were amazing, and the use of the Queen Mary was creative. The wedding will surely be beautiful.


Katie - November 14, 2011 - 3:28 pm

Thanks Melissa!! You are amazing and I am so excited for how they turned out :)


admin - November 14, 2011 - 2:26 pm

@Sue Bottalico, It’s true : ) I had a blast with these two and I’m so excited for the wedding!


admin - November 14, 2011 - 2:25 pm

@Jamie, Right? I’m dying to find the perfect mustard cardigan. Been failing miserably but Katie’s makes me want one even more! Thanks friend!


lori henderson - November 14, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Grreat pictures of Steve and Katie.


Robyn - November 14, 2011 - 8:36 am

Very cute!! Great array of pictures & moods!


Pam - November 14, 2011 - 8:09 am

How lovely … you are such a cute couple!


Jan Harrigan - November 14, 2011 - 7:52 am

Katie! So beautiful! My favorite is the nose to nose black and white photo. You both look like you’re dreaming of your future together….Great pics!


Sue Bottalico - November 14, 2011 - 7:23 am

What beautiful pictures! Of course you had the two most beautiful people to work with. I know I am prejudice, but it is so true. I love the pictures. Thank you


Lauren - November 14, 2011 - 12:40 am

I love you guys so much! Can’t wait for the wedding! :)


Clarissa - November 13, 2011 - 10:35 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE these…what a cute idea!


Jamie - November 13, 2011 - 9:10 am

I think I would like to have her clothes! Also, these pictures are great. I love the picture through the porthole, and the two of just their heads/faces. So beautiful, again!


Linda Kelley - November 13, 2011 - 7:55 am

Love the pictures Katie and Steve! You both are so photogenic!! :)


Carol T. - November 13, 2011 - 12:06 am

These photos are amazing! Love the pictures & Love the couple! ; )


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