1940s love shoot

It’s so true that inspiration can come from anywhere and this couple’s source of inspiration is so very sweet. Ella Haus, the photography duo that sent this gorgeous 1940s inspired love shoot said: “Brendan’s grandfather fought in WWII on the largest Canadian battle cruiser, the HMCS Uganda. His interest in history started when his grandfather shared his own pictures and diary of WWII, who was away and missed the birth of his only child, a daughter.”

“Together these two were inspired by family to re-create life & love during the war as a way to celebrate their engagement. While the rain poured down we created a bunker in a loft of an old antique shop and brought everything to life with his grandfather’s war memorabilia and a 1940s parachute.”

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Isn’t this love shoot sweet?! The images with the WWII parachute reminded of me scenes from the movie Pearl Harbor. I recently had the opportunity to go on base here in Honolulu and I was really taken aback by the fact that all of the original WWII airplane hangers are still there, and still riddled with bullet holes. It was a sobering but transporting experience for me and on this Memorial Day weekend I’d like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all those who have served!

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Photography: Ella Haus Photography // Makeup: Envouter Makeup Design // Hair: Vanessa Lang // Dresses: Happy Yellow Dress // Heirlooms &  Props: Hopscotch Memories, Museum of Flight // Set Assistant: Katee Anne Photography // Rentals: Country Lane Antiques, The Costume Bank.

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Comments

  1. This is so awesome! The photos really look like they’re from the 1940s, and I love the styling!

  2. What an original idea for an engagement theme, and so fitting for Memorial Day!

  3. This is so sweet! I absolutely adore it! Ella Haus Photography really did a great job evoking the emotions of that era.

  4. Love the story behind it. The photography and styling are spot on 1940’s. Great tribute to those who serve and protect. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Beautiful pictures! I love the theme!

  6. Absolutely beautiful!!! Good job capturing the 1940s feel.