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jenn+fred | pasadena city hall


A favorite from a California wedding photographed back in May. 



Antique engagement rings for the last minute 'Proposer'

Okay, so I've never made any sort of post like this and in no way am I affiliated with Ruby Lane (aside from a few antique jewelery pieces myself). BUT! My husband and I just returned from New Orleans and we had a fantastic time roaming up and down the streets hopping in and out of antique shops. Their storefronts were filled with antique fine jewelry pieces. Lots of rubys, seeded pearls and diamonds and I had so much fun stopping in front of each one, looking over each tiny little bauble. 

Now, knowing myself, I am a last minute gift buyer. I don't necessarily always make the time or I just don't have it. If you're planning on proposing over the holidays and have waited to find a ring (if you're planning on using a ring), for the love of all things... don't go somewhere generic and buy something that everyone else might have on their finger. I was looking over at Ruby Lane earlier this afternoon and saw ring after affordable ring and thought I should pass these on. 

So here you go. Ten antique rings that have been loved and worn in the past, and will continue be statement pieces. 


1.  Emerald and Diamond Edwardian Antique Ring - $1,495




2. Classic Victorian Old Mine Cut Floral Motif Rose Gold Ring - $1,599




3. Antique Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Oxidized Silver and Gold Ring - $695




4. Victorian Yellow Gold Ring with Black Onyx and Diamonds - $225





5. Antique Victorian Diamond Yellow Gold "You and Me" ring - $850





6. Celestial Gypsy Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Yellow Gold Ring - $355





7. Antique Gold and Garnet Flower Ring, 14k Gold - $265





8. Antique Memento Mori Skull Ring - $2,650




9. Rose Gold Victorian Diamond Navette Ring with Black Enamel - $1,250 I don't need it... but I'm so close to getting this one for myself. 




10.  Sapphire & Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Ring - $1,995


There ya go! Happy Holidays, folks. 


callie + ryan | pacific northwest forest 

As I laid in bed last night trying to fall asleep, I kept thinking to myself..."What's the point of working this hard if I'm not showing anything?". I've really neglected my blog this year and have so many lovely things to plaster all over it. So here's Callie and Ryan. I photographed Ryan's sister's wedding last year and so when they inquired about maybe doing an anniversary shoot, I was really thrilled. We headed east where we could explore some of the wooded areas and rivers and then we'd continue on to another location where they could get some portraits in their wedding dress and suit.

I can't tell you how inspiring it is to climb around a beautiful place and have the freedom just get outside and take our time. These two... so sweet and cozy with each other. Attached at the hip. I was really excited to make the bouquet that Callie carries in these photos. It included some clippings from my parent's garden (thanks, mom and dad!), some spray and juliette roses, acorn branches and juniper berries. 




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