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Planning Your Travel Themed Engagement Session

When we think of our fondest memories, many of them are centered around traveling with our loved ones. If you and your partner are like us in this sense, don’t shy away from the idea of a themed engagement session! Think planes, trains, and automobiles! After all, incorporating creative props into your engagement photography session is a surefire way to add some life to your images!

Airplanes represent a significant change in literature, and we can’t imagine a bigger or more exciting life change than when two become one! If you or your significant other work within the realm of aviation, a themed session incorporating a plane is a great way to capture what your daily life encompasses! Are the two of you known for your jet-setter lifestyle and love of vacations? An aviation-themed session would be a fun way to capture what makes you two, you. Head to a local airport or search for aviation museums in your area.

Trains are another key component in literature, often representing a place where people accidentally meet. Did you and your partner meet on a summer abroad? Share your adventurous story by creating a scene centered around travel! Check out this list of railway museums if this idea interests you!

Maybe you and your fiance prefer the classic automobile -- a symbol of freedom. Kick back to the 1940s and show off your vintage side by posing with an old-school Ford for a classic engagement session. Or, hop into your own ride and drive into the sunset for classically beautiful golden hour photos. Another fun detail you can incorporate would be to write your wedding date on the window of the car! This is the perfect touch if you’re planning on sending out save the date cards.

Once you’ve chosen your session theme, think of props to incorporate into your session. Vintage suitcases, weekender bags, brimmed hats, maps, binoculars, and passports are cute and convincing. Get creative and embrace the theme!

So, what will you wear? Choose your attire based on the theme of your session. Are you going for vintage travel vibes? Full skirts, quirky bow ties, suspenders and kitten heels add personality and vintage flair. Modern jet-setters look great in sleek and sophisticated dresses and button-ups, while road trippers might opt for cozy plaids, vintage tees, jeans, and boots. The options can be completely unique to your style!

Travel themed sessions are equal parts adorable and out of the box, and sure to create buzz before the big day! We think this is a great theme to carry over to the wedding day, too. After all, love is an adventure.

No matter how you decide to document your soon-to-be-marriage, have fun and enjoy each other to the fullest while you do it! A travel-themed engagement session will get you going in the right direction.

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