Beachside Engagement From White Loft Studio

We are not sure who the star of the this beach side engagement was, Sophia or Andrea and Randy. Just teasing, of course it was Andrea and Randy! Although, we simply adore when couples incorporate their animals into their weddings.

In fact, Sophia in – a weird way – brought White Loft Studio and these two love birds together. Read on to here the whole story. As always there is plenty more to see in the full gallery.

From White Loft Studio on Planning the engagement session

I find it interesting the different ways in which clients find me and with andrea + randy, it was kismet. Just before I got married, I was helping my landlord find a new tenant and Andrea was one of the inquiries. We chatted a bit via email, discovered our mutual love for dogs, and was even more intrigued when I learned that hers was a Great Dane, Sophia. Almost a year later, I heard from andrea again, asking if I was still interested in shooting her dog and if I would be interested in chatting with her about wedding photography as she had since become engaged! So our relationship continued over coffee and lots of chats have followed as she endeavored through the wedding planning process – a New England Fall barn wedding in an apple orchard with so many sweet DIY details.

When planning their engagement session, I wanted to put together an e-session with some simple styling that was authentic to them as a couple and the location. Andrea and  Randy had recently moved to the New Hampshire seacoast so we settled on Jenness Beach in Rye – my favorite stretch of sand in this neck of the woods and one that they frequent with their pooch.

Becca of Petal Floral Design brought in perfectly simple elements – a quilt from Anthropologie + mason jars with candles. I brought along a bottle of wine and their e-session turned into a welcome break from their busy lives and wedding planning. Sophia is too special to not have some sort of adornment so Becca crafted her collar from blooms and rose-hips that were collected as we walked onto the beach. Andrea’s brother, a filmmaker from the West coast, was visiting as well and after we were done shooting, we all stayed on the beach with the setting the sun, a perfect night.

On that note we are happy to say White Loft Studio is part of our Hand-Picked collection. To learn more about this talented New England wedding photographer and see more of her exquisite work, click here.

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Photographer: White Loft Studio

Flowers: Petal Floral Design
Makeup: Frank Ippolito

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  1. -100. Andrea Ippolito George says:

    Wow! What a beautiful feature, thank you soooo very much Heidi, Becca, and Wedding Chicks!! I couldn’t imagine going through this process without our amazing Heidi… she made the whole engagement so special, and the wedding day was amazing. All the extra little touches she adds are so unique to her style, and her big ol’ heart pours into making it wonderful for us. She put me at ease more then I ever could have asked – and captured the day perfectly! Randy and I are just so smitten over this feature, and the images, and working with you Heidi! Thank you thank you! (Sophia says thanks too!)

  2. -100. heidi says:

    thank you WC for sharing…and thank you to andrea + randy [sophia too!] for being so amazing, inside and out! xo.

  3. Heidi you rock, these are simply gorgeous!
    Sarah xo

  4. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    the sweetest beachside engagement complete with man’s best friend! @whiteloftstudio @petal_floral

  5. -100. jacin says:

    my new england heart just loves this!

  6. -100. @pronedime says:

    Can dostunuz köpeğinizi nişanınıza katmak…”

  7. -100. @popunprensesi says:

    RT @pronedime: Can dostunuz köpeğinizi nişanınıza katmak…”

  8. -100. The Wedding Chicks says:

    We are head over heels for this shoot! Love the couple’s style and the PUP! Oh, be still our hearts! Thank you to Andrea, Randy Heidi, Becca and Sophia! (:

  9. -100. says:

    What a gorgeous couple and adorable dog! He makes this shoot! We love the floral accent on his collar! Such an innovative idea! <3 this post.

  10. We are in love with Sophia! What an adorable, little (or BIG!) addition to these photos. The overall relaxed, beachy feel to this engagement session is great and intimate; and it shows off the couple’s style. Andrea’s choice to wear a maxi dress was very smart as it looks beautiful on her and in the pictures. Congratulations Andrea and Randy (and Sophia)!

  11. -100. @CharlotteeMars says:

    RT @weddingchicks: the sweetest beachside engagement complete with man’s best friend! @whiteloftstudio @petal_floral

  12. -100. @whiteloftstudio says:

    RT @weddingchicks: the sweetest beachside engagement complete with man’s best friend! @whiteloftstudio @petal_floral

  13. -100. Stacey says:

    Loooove this session! I’m a sucker for including the pup, since they often can’t join for your wedding day. A beautiful couple, a beautiful location, and a beautiful duo with White Loft Studio and Petal Floral Design!

  14. -100. Kari says:

    So much adorableness in this shoot, and I love their pooch! We did a similar one with our girl at a local beach too. So curious if Sophia’s flower collar was a DIY. Looking for something our pup can wear at our wedding:)

  15. -100. @beckoningdesign says:

    You’ll re-visit these pics more than once..just beautiful.Beachside Engagement From White Loft Studio

  16. -100. Travis D. Martinez says:

    With affordable pricing, any budget buyer can get the model that they like
    Travis D. Martinez


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