Spring has sprung which means it is also the season for engagement sessions and today’s couple took their shoot to a whole new level of amazing! In fabulous vintage 60’s style, Gina and Pacco strolled through the town of Tampa with their incredible photographer Tina Bass, beginning at City Hall for a courthouse wedding and finishing off at the train station for a honeymoon of wedded bliss. I was completely smitten by it all and hope you are too!
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Tina Bass Photography and her imagery?
Gina and Pacco: I knew I wanted our pictures to have a vintage, sixties feel but I didn’t want it to look too over- produced either. The engagement sessions featured on Tina’s site were all so beautiful and different. She really seemed to capture each couple’s personality in a very organic way. I knew then she would be perfect.
Junebug: Where did you choose to have your engagement photos taken, and why?
Gina and Pacco: I had seen some amazing pictures of a couple that were married recently at the old Tampa City Hall and it sparked the idea of doing a newlyweds theme for our engagement pictures. That of course had to include a city hall wedding scene and a newlyweds at home scene. We live in Miami, but Tina is based out of Tampa so I figured it would be great to just take a little trip up and shoot at that same city hall and downtown area.
Junebug: Can you tell us a bit about your planning and design for your engagement session?
Gina and Pacco: The planning was actually quite easy since we already owned most of the props. The record player we regularly use and we are both very passionate about music, so I thought it would be nice to capture some of our favorite artists. The suitcase is an actual vintage American Tourister suitcase my parents have owned for years. The sunglasses and sodas were the final touch that helped complete the early-sixties looks.
Pacco styled himself and added little details such as the colored socks. The dress from the city hall scenes is a vintage 1960’s mod dress and the veil was made to order, both from Etsy. I had found the little Tampa “casitas” (as they call them) online and since they were an all-white setting I thought it would be really fun to incorporate lots of color and patterns into our looks. The train/track scenes in Ybor City were Tina’s idea and luckily I had a trench coat in the car that worked perfectly over the black dress.
Junebug: Is there anything else you would like to share with us about your love story or your lives?
Gina and Pacco: More than anything I think this shoot worked well because its an era that Pacco and I really associate with; the music, the fashion, etc. There’s a modern, edginess to it while still holding on to the traditional and that represents us perfectly.
Thanks to Gina and Pacco for sharing your 60’s inspired engagement session. We can’t wait to see your wedding photos! To see more from Tina Bass Photography, visit her blog, website, and Junebug member brochure.
Photographers, be sure to check out our Best of the Best Engagement Photo Contest to submit your own amazing engagement photos!