Nazi and Mark will be getting married later this year at Hummingbird Nest Ranch. Naturally, we wanted to choose a location for their Engagement Session that felt consistent with the Tuscan inspired details of their venue. From the textured walls to the gorgeous light, Mission San Juan Capistrano felt like the perfect fit for this elegant pair.
From the moment I met with Taylor and Riley I could feel the warm bond between them. Taylor has the kind of smile that overflows through her eyes and the way Riley looks at her reminds me that love is real. It's easy to see how these two connected as they both share a laid back approach to life.
Riley has an adorable apartment in Hermosa Beach conveniently located a short walk away from where he proposed to Taylor on the sand. The couple wanted to incorporate their love for Southern California beach life along with their sentimental connection to the special day Taylor agreed to marry Riley.
We started the session at Riley's home going for a more laid back, casual tone. The two were so natural and fun together that I caught myself giggling a few times behind the camera. We strolled down to the beach just in time to catch the amazing sunset. We actually shot at the exact proposal spot. It means a lot when my couples share valued memories like this with me. I had such a great time at this session and can't wait for Taylor and Riley's wedding in March!
Johnny and Kassandra have a love story that is years in the making. They met long before they actually started dating and instantly struck up a close bond as friends. The timing at that point in their lives just wasn't right for a romance and it wouldn't be until years later that Johnny would reach out to Kassandra again. Sometimes, even with years apart, a person makes a mark on your heart that you just can't forget. Kassandra and Johnny chose to do their Engagement Session at a special beach in Carpinteria near Johnny's grandmother's house. A place he visited often as a kid and holds very dear to his heart. We wandered across the sandy beach in the hazy California winter and Johnny and Kassandra were nothing but smiles. The thing I love most about them is how playful they are together. It's obvious that these two have so much fun together, further proving my opinion that friendships make the best love affairs.
These two will be tying the knot in June of 2017 in a destination Cabo wedding. I cannot wait to be part of the festivities!
Kristen and Rigo are one of those couples I feel so lucky I get to work with! They are both total sweethearts and trusted me completely to capture the love they share. I can't wait for their wedding next year!