A RUN THROUGH A FIELD & AN AFTERNOON SNACK
I’m such a fan of engagement session that are 10 minutes from my house AND combine my former part time job with my current full time job. Cassy and Ethan are SO FUN and SO SWEET!! They were totally down to shoot in the rain if it did rain, but thankfully it stayed clear for our entire shoot. Sure the clouds were gray, but this shoot turned out MAGICAL!!! The light was perfect since there were tons of clouds and they were just SO IN LOVE!!! I barely had to direct them, which is my absolute favorite. I turned on some tunes and let them dance, play, and cuddle up as much as they wanted! After wandering Los Rios St and Northwest Open Space, we needed an afternoon snack and In N Out was on their list of shoot locations, so it only made sense! Enjoy!!!
A NIGHTLY BEACH WALK TURNS INTO A PROPOSAL
Shout out to all the newly engaged couples like these two!! Kyle and Paige walk along the beach pretty frequently, so when Kyle told me he wanted to propose during one of their nightly walks - it just made sense! She wouldn’t suspect anything, except she totally started getting bummed he hadn’t proposed when the made it to the pier. Little did she know, he had planned to propose on the walk back. I already followed him on Instagram, so I knew who to look for, but the beach is huge and of course it was super low tide (Paige’s favorite time) , so the beach was even bigger. I was pretty far away when he got down on one knee, but it turned out so perfect!! She was so surprised and even more surprised to see me haha! They enjoyed a staycation at the Ritz after! So fun!
A WALK THROUGH CENTRAL PARK
All right all right! First blog post of 2019!! BROOKE AND CHRIS ARE ENGAGED!!! Ow ow! How freaking cute are they?! I’ve shot in Central Park a million and one times, but this was my first Central Park proposal and it was AMAZING! Soooo let me tell you about how awesome these two are - They had just arrived in New York after a redeye from CA (I mean who doesn’t do that?!) and Central Park was their first stop (other than swinging by their hotel to freshen up). Chris and I were texting back and forth ferociously trying to make a plan of action because it had rained and our original spot was pretty muddy. We were both hoping the rain wouldn’t cause Brooke to “cancel” (she had no idea why Chris REALLY wanted to go to Central Park) their walk in Central Park. It’s pretty dang hard surprising someone!! Chris couldn’t rush her without giving it away ANDDD he nearly lost it when she picked up his jacket where the ring was. Thankfully she didn’t feel it and was totally surprised when he got down on one knee on Gapstow Bridge. There was a crowd of people behind them taking selfies and another crowd behind me clapping and cheering. Talk about a great way to end 2018!
Chris - you nailed it! Brooke and Chris - you were both amazing and I’m so thankful I was able to be a part of such a special moment for you both!! Congrats!!!
A WRAP ON 2018!!!
Wooooooo! 2018! You were freaking great! All of you are freaking great, too! Thankful! That’s the best word to describe how i feel about 2018 - thankful. Another successful year for me and this is really only year 2 for weddings. I worked with some of the best couples this year and again was able to travel the world! I photographed couples in LA, OC, London, New York, Minneapolis, New Jersey, Canada, Tucson, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara! Cheers to 2018! Check out some of my favorites from this year!! See you in 2019!