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!
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!
It’s not everyday that I get requested an engagement portrait session in Disneyland, so when Kathryn and Taylor wanted to do theirs in the happiest place on Earth, I immediately fell in love with them as a client. Dreams really do come true! 😉
I don’t get the chance to go to Disneyland very much so I’m totally jealous that since Kathryn is a park ride engineer, she and Taylor get to go anytime as they want! They led me around the park for some of their favorite spots, and any nooks and crannies that weren’t filled with crowds. Surprisingly, there were a lot of them!
It’s incredible to think that when I was in the fourth grade, I had a friend named Linda, and she and I stayed connected throughout the years by writing snail mail (before the invention of snail mail) and even went to San Diego Comic Con together for a couple of years. Now, I get to witness her at such a huge milestone in her life – marriage. In just a few weeks!
But until then, we wandered around Huntington Park and then Huntington Beach to take some engagement portraits! She and Vince looked so adorable together, especially as she wore her traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai, and him in a stunning tuxedo. I seriously can’t wait to photograph their wedding!