I am in love with this morning’s vintage love shoot from Rachel Brenke Photography (submitted via Two Bright Lights). Shot at the Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, Virginia, this amazing vintage, military shoot is just dripping with romance & dreamy gorgeousness.

Right? Amazing. And if that picture didn’t melt your heart, the love story of Lauren & Chris will …

My husband and I have been together for about 6 years now. We were introduced by my best friend since 5th grade, Anna and her boyfriend at the time, Tim (he worked with Chris in the Marine Corps). I did not believe in love at first sight until I met him. From the moment we met, I knew he was the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with. We married about a year after meeting, nothing fancy we just woke up one morning and decided to get married at the Justice of the Peace and then we were off to work. I know it seems kind of crazy, but I almost feel like that is what sets apart from the rest. It’s what makes our love true, we did not need an extravagant wedding to prove our love to each other. But non the less my parents wanted us to have the formal ceremony as well. So 6 months later we had the formal ceremony with all our friends and family. We had hired a photographer, who basically took our money to eat our food and socialize. We got absolutely no quality photos from her. I was heartbroken that all I had were photos from my friends and family, because we had placed disposable cameras at each place setting.

Over the past 5 years I have thought about how great it would be to have professional photos done of Chris and I in his uniform. We never really had the chance because we have gone through several deployments and my pregnancy. But when Rachel mentioned to me that she was dying to do a vintage shoot a few months ago, I thought that is PERFECT!  We are coming up on our 5 year Wedding Anniversary this August 3rd and I thought what a great time to have these done. Rachel captured our personalities, our love, and our passion for each other in each and every picture. I will be forever grateful to her for doing these, they will be held deep in my heart for the rest of my life.

It’s stories like this and pictures like these that seriously make me so happy to be a romance/wedding blogger :) I love “meeting” people and hearing their stories.


How rad is this shot? It looks like a legit old photo from the 1950s. I love it.

Click inside for the rest from this awesome, 1950s Military, Vintage Love Shoot!

Annnd I think this one might just be my fav. I love their smiles/the natural laughter. I also love the black & white and the old school Coca Cola machine with Chris’ military bag propped up on it.

What does this awesome couple do in real life ~ other than look amazing in 1950s themed love shoots?

About us now: Chris is a Senior Systems Analyst for CGI Federal and I am a stay at home mother to our 2 beautiful children(Kayla is 7 and Alex is 2) and owner/Photographer of Lauren Lehmuth Photography LLC.

And entire next part on the railroad is just awesome. The light is dreamy and it plays out like a movie … For some reason it makes me think of A League of Their Own … anyone? anyone?

Love this shot with the bits of fence in the foreground as well. Awesome. Like you are catching something so intimate and romantic (without being a creep)

A special thank you to Rachel Brenke Photography ~ for sharing these beautiful images with us. Another separate thanks to Lauren & Chris, for sharing their love & story with us. Wish you both many more years of happiness together!




  1. This is my favorite shoot you’ve ever featured. I love her hair, dress shoes, and the fact that he brought his bag with him. Love love love! ANd that REALLY torques me off about their wedding photog. Who does that?!?!?!?!?

  2. I am a good acquaintance of the photographer and I honestly believe that she is a VERY talented photographer! The rest of her work is ALWAYS amazing and I look forward to having my family’s picture taken by her. :)

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