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 SURFER COUPLE’S DAY OUT
First off, you don’t need to be engaged to take cute photos together! Mckenna and Preston just wanted to have a fun little shoot together hanging out around San Clemente. And what does a cute little surf couple like this do on the daily? Well obviously surf at some point, but also explore San Clemente + share a milkshake and some fries!
For those couples who don’t think they do much together - even in home sessions can be fun, but also just following you around on doing regular daily things like eating fries and surfing makes for super fun and real photos!
A SAN CLEMENTE ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Dream friends make dream couple make dream clients! UGH all the goals! After a very unfortunate situation where my Valentine's Day shoot was canceled, I wound up making an even better come back with my friends Cameron and Shelby. Cameron and I had recently reconnected and I mentioned the situation while asking if he and his fiancé might be down for a similar shoot. Shelby had never modeled, but was down to try to help me and oh my word, let's be real she was probably better at modeling than Cameron (who was a professional model when he and I first met). We shot at their home in San Clemente then went down to Ole Hanson and shot by the beach. So so so thankful for friends like these who not only exceeded my expectations. but also were just so real and truly let me into their lives.