When Lisa and Pavel first started planning their engagement photo shoot, they immediately thought somewhere in Big Bear would be beautiful.And we agreed.However, once we heard just how cold it was supposed to be in Big Bear on the day of their shoot, we also agreed that changing it to Irvine Regional Park was a much better option!We’d never shot there before, but it turned out to be a great place with plenty of different options for different looks! There’s the woodsy, never before trodden look…… the romantic lake in a park look…… the little Christmas village look…… the playful playground look…… the wide open sky look…… and the always popular fall leaves look!Plus there were tons of other looks that we didn’t have time to capture in just one session!By the end I think it was unanimous that we made the right location choice!Lisa and Pavel, we can’t wait for your wedding! If your engagement session planning skills are any indication, I think it’s going to be a great day!See the rest of Lisa and Pavel’s Outdoorsy engagement session photos here.
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When you move from the East Coast to the West Coast, or vice versa, it seems that a piece of your heart always remains on the other side of the country, no matter how much you love your new home.Which is why it only makes sense that former East Coasters, Eric and Arielle, who now call Southern California home, would want to have a Chicago wedding to look forward to!It’s also why it makes sense that they’d want an engagement session that represents the two parts of their hearts. The open sky and sunny beach……right alongside the bright lights against a night sky that only a downtown area can bring.So we went for a walk in the sand before heading over to those oh so stunning lamp posts at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).Thanks to their excellent planning, in one shoot we were able to capture both sides of Arielle and Eric……their laid back beach side……and their glam city side!Arielle and Eric, we were happy to spend the evening with both sides of the both of you and we wish you the best of luck when you leave the golden state for your windy city wedding!Congratulations!Click to see the rest of the photos from Eric and Arielle’s Two Sided Engagement Session.
So what is it that makes Joy and Joseph so happy all the time?
It’s the wine.
No I’m just kidding, it’s love really…
… with a little wine on top of that.
If you know them, you probably know what I’m talking about! Because the only thing they love more than a good glass of wine, is each other.
So as you may have guessed by now, this whole wedding process will include both of those two loves combined into the perfect blend.
Which is why they decided to do their engagement session at one of their favorite vineyards, Orfila Vineyards and Winery.
Of course, the actual proposal that started all of these wedding festivities, happened in none other than Temecula wine country. And I guarantee you that wine will play some role in their wedding coming up (though no spoilers here)!
I can tell already after just spending the day with them, that the wedding is going to be outstanding! I hope all of you are looking forward to it as much as we are!
Joy and Joseph, thanks for taking the time to plan an engagement session that so perfectly reflected the two of you, and thanks for being so much fun to work with!
We can’t wait to see you on your wedding day, celebrating your love with the wine flowing and a good old fashioned “cheers” to seal the deal! See you there soon!
Click to see the rest of the photos from Joy and Joseph’s Vineyard Engagement Session here!
When Chrissie and Matt first mentioned the idea of a camping engagement session, Scottie and I (Breanna) were sold!Because what could be better than two people in love, cuddling under the stars by the glow of the firelight?!I mean, come on, that’s the stuff of dreams for all the young romantics on Pinterest!But as the planning progressed, the life logistics involved in making this camping engagement session happen, just started seeming too big to conquer.We kept finding ourselves asking important questions like, “how will we make it look cold and cuddly when it’s a record setting November heat wave and we’re sweating? What if the bears are attracted to massive amounts of hairspray? Where will we pee?”These questions and more made us re-think this silly “romance under the stars” notion.But just then, Chrissie and Breanna started Googling… and Instagraming… and Pinteresting. And the overwhelming adorability of a camping engagement session just couldn’t be denied! Our questioning soon felt more like practical problem solving. As in, “how much is too much to spend on pretty lights just for camping?Can Chrissie set up a tent in a dress?How many pictures of a raw chicken do we actually need?”These questions and more led us to one conclusion.If Chrissie and Matt couldn’t do a camping photo session, they couldn’t get married.Well that was MY conclusion anyways. I didn’t specifically ask them if they agreed, but I felt in my heart that they did.So off to the campsite we went (Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho), with an adorable picnic set up, a few plaid shirts, and a tiny little dog in tow.Since you’ve seen the photos, I don’t think I have to spell it out for you… next to getting engaged, having a camping engagement session was the best decision Chrissie and Matt ever made (again, in MY opinion).
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It was all the cute and cuddly, stars, pine trees, twinkle lights, and kisses, that any teenage girl with a “Someday My Prince Will Come” Pinterest board, could ever dream of!And Chrissie and Matt lived up every moment of it. Together. In love. And all that adorable stuff.We love you guys and can’t wait for your big day… that will now arrive thanks to the completion of our awesome and mandatory camping engagement session!Click to see the rest of the photos from Chrissie and Matt’s Engagement Session Under the Stars.
I know I often say, “what’s better than____ and then follow it up with something better. But this time I’m going to change it up on you. This time I’m asking “what’s better than an adorable, very in love couple who’s about to get married?”and I’m proposing that the answer is… nothing!Nothing is better than an adorable, very in love couple who’s about to get married! I mean, having a very fun and chill engagement session with said couple is PRETTY good…… but still not BETTER.Having the perfect location for said engagement photo session is PRETTY good…… but still not BETTER.Having a couple who also happens to look really good together in said photos, is PRETTY good…… but still not BETTER. See what I mean?! There really is nothing better than an adorable, very in love couple who’s about to get married!I rest my case!Click to see the rest of the photos from Ashley and Kevin’s “Nothing Better” Engagement Session. Click to Follow us on Facebook to be the first to see when Ashley and Kevin’s Wedding photos go up!