You know when you meet a couple and their chemistry just explodes? That’s what happened when I photographed Chrissy and John at El Matador Beach for their engagement session the other day. Amongst the California super bloom, I witnessed sparks flying and it translated so well onto the photos in this blog post. I mean, swoon!
Although these guys reside in Northern California, most of their families are located in the Los Angeles area, which is where their summer wedding will be. Best of both worlds, am I right? They were such a hoot to photograph, I cannot wait to document their big day this upcoming August!
Right off the bat, Kristina and Brandon’s chemistry was strong. She is the talker, and he is the quiet one. She knew what she wanted, and he went with the flow. It was adorable to witness how well they worked as a couple – his yin to her yang.
As residents of San Diego, they decided to take a trip to San Francisco for their engagement portraits. We made two stops – one at the Palace of Fine Arts and one at Muir Woods. Both locations were just stunning, and they looked amazing in both!
I seriously can’t wait to shoot their Palm Springs wedding next month!
Norma and Jose initially contacted me earlier this year about their Spring 2019 wedding. I could tell they were really excited to get the ball rolling with their wedding plans. We scheduled their engagement session for August, but before the session, I received two amazing emails from them. The first was announcing that they are pregnant and I was the first to hear about it! To say that I was very honored is an understatement. The second was announcing that they had a civil ceremony and are now newlyweds! Oh, what joys they must be feeling right now.
I tell you this because it explains a lot about the photos featured in this post. Norma and Jose’s first outfit is what they wore to their civil ceremony. How gorgeous is her tulle dress! The second outfit is a beautiful burgundy dress that accentuates Norma baby bump and makes her pop against the amazing San Diego coastline. By the way, apparently the baby is set to be born on Christmas! And if that happens, he/she and I will be sharing the same birthday!
For a while, it seemed like the weather god was just not participating for Annie and Jason’s engagement session. How is it that sunny Southern California kept anticipating rain during spring?! Haha, but really, everything turned out just fine for their session. In fact, better than fine. We wandered around El Matador Beach in Malibu and these guys just oozed romance. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this summer!
Love was in the air when I photographed Heidi and Carlos, and rightly so as they were a few months away from getting married! We photographed their Los Angeles engagement portrait session at Kenneth Hann Park, a beautiful, and rather large park that overlooked the city once you get up top (you’ll see once you get to the end of the post).
These photos were actually taken a few months ago, and since then, they’ve tied the knot! I can’t wait to show you the photos from their wedding soon!
On a busy weekend, I met up with Ashley and Dylan on the Santa Monica Pier to photograph their engagement portraits.As far as beaches go, there’s none more iconic than the Santa Monica pier. The colors, the carnival games, the street entertainers, and of course, the ferris wheel.
Dylan actually works in Sacramento and comes down to Los Angeles as often as he can to reunite with his fiance Ashley. How romantic! After swooning enough with these images, I can’t wait to photograph their wedding!