cheryl + omar: promised. a memphis shelby farms engagement.

He likes camping, but she admits that sleeping outside just isn’t her thing. She likes cooking, especially anything French. He likes eating her cooking. She likes fashion, and most things vintage. He likes sports. One thing that Cheryl and Omar can agree on is that they are huge movie buffs! One thing they love to do is have dinner (made by Cheryl, complete with homemade macaroons), followed by a great movie.

Add in a little nature, and we had the perfect engagement shoot!

A Movie + Dinner:

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Cheryl and I emailed back and forth until we had the perfect session planned. One that would represent them in a unique way. Ed and I finally met Cheryl and Omar at Shelby Farms on a beautiful day for their Memphis engagement session.

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We took a few minutes for Cheryl and Omar to warm up to the camera (which didn’t take long at all!), then set up our movie portion of the shoot. Popcorn, 3-D glasses, a vintage projector (thanks, Propcellar!), and a DIY screen:

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Some fun behind the curtain!

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Love this angle that Ed captured:

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Can’t have popcorn without throwing it at each other!

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A quick change of clothes, and it was time for dinner. Or a picnic on the lake!

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Cheryl and Omar’s dog, Mags, came along for the shoot, and I happened to get her in one shot! Isn’t she the cutest?

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Yes, Cheryl made those macaroons!

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This vintage fur stole was given to Cheryl’s grandmother from her hubby. So romantic, and so Cheryl!

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Cheryl and Omar, thank you for hanging out with us for an evening at the park! I’m so glad we were able to do some photos that really represented your individuality! It was so much fun getting to know you both better, and the wedding will be even more amazing!

Here’s to movie night. In the park. And homemade macaroons. Cheers!

// Event Venue: Shelby Farms Park // Vintage Rentals: Propcellar // Dress: BCBG // Fur Stole: vintage // Memphis Wedding Photography: Amy Hutchinson Photography

  • Michelle
    Posted at 22:24h, 14 June Reply

    Cheryl is so great! So glad she found love!

  • Michelle
    Posted at 22:25h, 14 June Reply

    Cheryl is so great! So glad she found love! Great pictures!

  • Sophorn
    Posted at 22:30h, 14 June Reply

    So cool. Amy is great. really gorgeous photos and love the concept and setting.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 22:34h, 14 June Reply

    Beautiful pictures of you guys! Cheryl, you have such an old Hollywood beauty and grace. Love the pics! And macaroons?! Those are the hardest things ever to make. Best wishes to the adorable couple! – Ashley Burton

  • jenny
    Posted at 23:01h, 14 June Reply

    Very good film work, especially with the lighting. I love nature backdrops.

  • Tara
    Posted at 23:35h, 14 June Reply

    Wow! These pictures are so elegant and romantic. Really incredible work.

  • Cindy
    Posted at 00:07h, 15 June Reply

    Not only did you capture Omar and Cheryl’s relationship on film, but you made it a fun and relaxing event. The pictures are wonderful!

  • Autumn Coughlin Pope
    Posted at 07:08h, 15 June Reply

    Beautiful pictures! Y’all look very happy!

  • Heather Hamling
    Posted at 07:17h, 15 June Reply

    Gorgeous photos of an even more beautiful couple, both inside and out!

  • Angela F
    Posted at 08:13h, 15 June Reply

    Very pretty pictures with a fun theme, and love the blog- These will be great to look back on for many years.

  • Laura Horn
    Posted at 09:46h, 15 June Reply

    I love how she found something you both love and made it so personal! These pictures are almost as fabulous as you are!

  • Meghan
    Posted at 10:04h, 15 June Reply

    beautiful pictures. makes me seriously regret not forcing nick into engagement pics. Cheryl you look beautiful, especially in your stole. all of the pictures are lovely.

  • Melissa
    Posted at 11:15h, 15 June Reply

    Absolutely stunning and unique photos, Cheryl.. You look gorgeous. Best wishes! 🙂

  • william warren
    Posted at 22:35h, 15 June Reply

    amazing photos. cute couple, best wishes to you all.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 09:21h, 16 June Reply

    Beautiful pictures! Very imaginative!

  • Jenny Dolan Gaither
    Posted at 14:10h, 16 June Reply

    Awesome and very unique pictures. Beautiful!

  • Cherie
    Posted at 07:26h, 18 June Reply

    Oh wow! How lovely!!

  • rachael bailey
    Posted at 22:47h, 18 June Reply

    Cheryl!!! These pics are so beautiful!!! You guys look so happy as well as very cute together!!! congrats!!! now, where’s the cupcakes?!?!!?!?! 🙂

  • Sue Ellen
    Posted at 07:44h, 19 June Reply

    Great photos! Love the concept, and the final product is amazing!

  • David W. Rook
    Posted at 09:55h, 19 June Reply

    Great Photos!!!! You are such a cute couple and Cheryl, you look beautiful!!!!!! Amazing photography!!!

  • Dana Booth
    Posted at 13:09h, 19 June Reply

    These are gorgeouse pictures!! Y’all both look fabulous! Such a fun setup!! Love it! Congratulations to both of you!

  • Stevie
    Posted at 13:35h, 19 June Reply

    Beautiful pics y’all!

  • Michael Cardwell
    Posted at 13:40h, 19 June Reply

    Great pics, and awesome couple. Nice shots Ed and Amy.

  • kellyn
    Posted at 13:41h, 19 June Reply

    beautiful shots! so happy for cheryl and omar!

  • Marianne
    Posted at 13:42h, 19 June Reply

    Great pictures! Y’all look lovely and very happy. And the photography is superb. Wonderful clarity and color!

  • Shimmy
    Posted at 13:44h, 19 June Reply

    Beautiful subjects resulted in beautiful shots!!

  • Crystal
    Posted at 13:53h, 19 June Reply

    Such a classy couple!

  • Emily
    Posted at 14:02h, 19 June Reply

    Congrats Cheryl, the pictures are beautiful! <3

  • Amanda Hill
    Posted at 14:12h, 19 June Reply

    Congrats to these two lovely people! Cheryl, love ya girl. Amy: beautiful work 🙂

  • Adrienne
    Posted at 15:03h, 19 June Reply

    Hey Cheryl!! These are beautiful congratulations!!!! I miss you and our Ballet Memphis days!!

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 15:58h, 19 June Reply

    Beautiful!!! Can’t wait to see y’all tie the knot!

  • Megan
    Posted at 16:38h, 19 June Reply

    I love the one with the bed sheet…very cute!

  • emily
    Posted at 21:57h, 19 June Reply

    my oh my, they are perfect! these photos are beautiful and so fun! <3

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