Monday, August 17, 2015

Ren&Miles // San Francisco Engagement

Some photoshoots end up being a total dream come true!

Dream couple

Dream location

Dream lighting

Add in a dream love story and this is the COMPLETE package!

They met in San Francisco with mutual friends.  She had a boyfriend at the time, but that did not stop him.  One look at her and he knew he had to get to know her more.  He got her number from a friend and from there their acquaintance grew to friendship.  His crush grew and her relationship ended.  She packed up her bags and moved to San Francisco, where their love grew.   

Years of love and laughter flew by in the big city.  But, their dreams led them in different directions.  She went on to New York to experience life in the city that never sleeps and he pursued a career in teaching- helping underprivileged kids.  From the outside, it looked like this love story was tragically coming to an end.

The heart has a way of holding onto what it truly wants, even if circumstances don't seem to add up in the brain.  Time and distance had had enough.  The two quickly found themselves back in each other's arms.  She made arrangements and made her way back to the west coast, and he welcomed her with open arms.  At last, all was right with the world again.

From the sidelines, it was no surprise when he popped the question, this couple was meant to be together.  Destined!

 They chose a beautiful San Francisco backdrop to showcase their love in their engagement session!  So beautiful!

I am SO excited to reunite with them next month in Santa Barbara as they exchange vows at the beautiful Bacara Resort!


Jana & Rob // Paso Robles Wedding

I love love stories.  Like LOVE them.

My favorites include ones of long lost love or love reunited.  

Destined love.

That is what this lovely couple experienced.

They met in college, fell in friendship, and went their separate ways.  Timing wasn't right and they each experienced life's battles.  Then, as it sometimes does, life fell into place.  Timing became right and the sparks that were started years before flamed.

Meet Jana and Rob:


Monday, June 8, 2015

{A&B} An Oakland Wedding

Live in Love.

One of my favorite quotes is: A True Love Story Never Ends.

As I walked the Oakland LDS Temple grounds with this couple, then traipsed through the beautiful wooded Joaquin Miller Park, I saw true love.

The groom, a man I've know since he was a boy, who was once rambunctious and loud, was delicate and soft.  He guided his beautiful bride along the paths, he lifted her dress to keep it from the elements of the day.  

The two were alight with love.  In between each pose, each time I readjusted the models, I caught them cuddling, smiling, and of course, kissing.  This, these sweet, candid moments of love are what I find immense joy in.  This is why I LOVE to shoot weddings.  To capture that spark, that thing that drove these two to commit their lives, their eternities to one another.

If you don't believe me, look for yourself:

Sorry for the love overload- it's literally impossible to take a bad picture of these two- they are STUNNING!

To top it off, the bride is not only kind and beautiful, but extremely talented.  On top of doing her own hair and make-up for the day, she put together a GORGEOUS reception:

Months later and I feel I am still in awe of this beautiful couple and this AMAZING day!  

Did you enjoy this trip their beautiful wedding?  Can you feel the love they share?

What was your favorite image?

Thank you for stopping by!