engagement

Sarah + Nick - A Surprise Pelican Hill Engagement

When your best friend gets engaged and you’re in the wedding industry - it’s kind of a big deal. Years ago my high school best friend, Sarah and I reconnected. For a good time I was hearing about her boyfriend and at that time, she already knew this was the man she wanted to marry. Naturally I made it my mission to hang out with him asap and as much as a could. Does anyone else have a hard time breaking this wall down with their friends sometimes? Maybe it’s the boys not wanting to be judged or they just want to be with their guy friends? I don’t know. But for some reason it seems to always be a little difficult am I right? And now Nicky knows I’m the funnest so theres that!

So once I finally got in to Sir Nick’s busy schedule, I was absolutely in love with him - that is in love with him for my best friend to marry. Passed the test.

Years later when he started planning his proposal, I was so honored to be included in the planning process. It was one of the hardest things holding back as a creative, but I wanted this to be about him and his woman. So with just a tiny bit of help from me - and lots of photographs he surprised his bride and made (to date) the best night of her life!

I loved, loved being able to capture this for now, two of my best friends! XOXO

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Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement - Elisabeth + Etienne

Living in Paris, these two souls have a thing for history, architecture, and beauty. So when we booked their engagement in Southern California, my first suggestion was to shoot at the San Juan Capistrano Mission. 

The perfect backdrop for the effortless affection they had for each other. Here are just a few from their shoot! 

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Surprise Corona del Mar Proposal

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Alexandra + Aj - In Studio Engagement Session

Alexandra and Aj are planning a most intimate wedding in the most beautiful Italy! As a gift, their maid of honor and sissy, gave them an engagement session with yours truly. We decided for a minimalist , organic in-studio session focusing on closeness and intimacy. 

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