There's nothing more romantic than a beach breeze. For Elisa and Drew's Engagement Session, we headed out to Windansea Beach in La Jolla, CA. Southern California was experiencing pretty crazy rain storms on the days leading up to the shoot but the clouds seemed to part just for them when their session day finally arrived. Not only was the sky completely clear, but everything seemed happy and green from the rain. I felt like I was shooting in Maui or some other exotic location. Thinking back on their shoot, I can't help but love how much these two trusted my vision. Sometimes, as the photographer, it's hard to put into words exactly what you're aiming for. When I asked them to play in the ocean in their clothes, they smiled and jumped in with no hesitation. I just love how romantic those shots are! Connected, playful, and spontaneous...that's what love is all about.
When Maria and Jon told me they wanted to shoot their Engagement Session at the Belching Beaver Brewery in North Park where Maria works, I was friggen stoked. Belching Beaver's Peanut Butter Stout has been one of my favorites for years and I was super excited to experiment with a location that was very different from my usual open fields and scenic beaches. I loved the industrial feel of the brewery along with the urban & hip vibe of the surrounding North Park neighborhood. We arrived before the place opened so we had the entire location to ourselves. Maybe it was the beer, but these two were so natural in front of my camera. Maria has such a vibrant laugh and I love the way Jon looks at her when she smiles.
I can't wait to shoot their wedding! Something tells me it's going to be a really good time with some really good beer selections.