Nick and Jason are Snippet & Ink readers, which makes it extra fun to share their engagement photos with you. (Plus, I just love their preppy-chic style!)

Nick and Jason shared their proposal (or counter-proposal) story with us: Nick was going to propose to Jason in Palm Springs the first weekend in April, but Jason had his suspicions that something might be up when Nick kept telling him that the weekend was going to be “really special.” In true Nick-and-Jason manner, the next day over IM Jason asked Nick if he was planning on proposing, and Jason said he wanted to talk about it when Nick got home from work. Nick got home and opened the door to a candlelit room and the word “YES” spelled out in rose petals. So Jason sort of counter-proposed…


Photos by Tinywater Photography, taken at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

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New York is such a romantic city, and Francis and Andy agree. Says Francis: “We chose NY because we wanted a different photography experience than we’d have in Taiwan, where the engagement shoots can be very staged in a way that would take most of the fun out of it. So after talking about what we didn’t want, we knew we wanted something natural with amazing light and warmth, so we found Ryan Ray! We also chose New York because that’s the only city Andy and I have traveled to in U.S. together, and we were excited about the possibilities for photos there.”

Photos by Ryan Ray. Hair by Dennis Fei, makeup by Nam Vo.

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Back in May, I had the pleasure of being a guest at the Little Flower School at Garden Valley Ranch, a gorgeous rose farm in Petaluma, California. Jen Huang was along to capture the beauty of the day, and as an extra bonus, one lucky couple won the chance to model for a bridal shoot, complete with flowers by Saipua and Nicolette Camille.

The day started with a tour of the gardens, followed by lunch at the gazebo, then a flower arranging lesson with Sarah and Nicolette. After attending two of their classes, I have to say that if you’ve never arranged flowers but always wanted to try, the Little Flower School is a great place to start!

Arrangements created by some of the folks attending the class:

When the class had ended, Sarah and Nicolette created a stunning bridal bouquet, elaborate floral headdress, and sweet boutonniere for Judith and Brody, the darling couple who won the photo shoot with Jen. Judith and Brody hadn’t planned to hire a photographer for their own upcoming wedding, so this was the perfect opportunity for them to get some gorgeous photos together.

Congratulations Judith and Brody! And thank you to all of the amazing vendors who brought this lovely day to life…



Photographer: Jen Huang / Venue: Garden Valley Ranch / Flowers: Nicolette Camille and Saipua / Dress: Saja / Hair, makeup: Jess Wilcox

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Back in January, Emily reached out to me on Twitter looking for a photographer in France, and I suggested she contact Marion Heurteboust. Then in May, Emily and her fiance Brian met up with Marion while they were in Paris for a few days, and took these delightful engagement photos…

Emily and Brian stopped to find “I love you” in Indonesian on the Wall of I Love You’s.

After wandering around Montmartre, Emily and Brian made their way to the Pont des Arts, where they hung a lovers’ lock and threw away the key – as so many have done before them:

Congratulations Emily and Brian! And thank you to Marion Heurteboust for sharing these charming photos!

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