Something I didn’t think could happen happened for the first time at this shoot…I met someone who rivaled my love of cats. For real Shannon and I basically cat ladied out hard during this shoot. I mean I’ve met people who love cats but I always felt I may be on a bit of a different level (I mean one of my cats has an Instagram with more followers than me) and Shannon was right there with me. “Do you like to just stare at them and think how cute they are?” I asked her, her response “YES!” “My phone is basically full of photos of my cats” I shared to which she responded by showing me the photos of her cats on her phone. So ya basically we’re the same person in regards to this, which is pretty fantastic if you ask me. Not to be overlooked Rez is a cool dude in his own right, while maybe he does not share the heights of our love for felines he is such a down to earth guy who is so easy to chat with. In fact the two of them are so great to chat with that during the shoot I had to keep reminding myself “oh ya I’m suppose to be shooting not just hanging out.”
I actually met with these two for our first meeting the Saturday before my wedding earlier this year – sure I had a laundry list of all the tasks I needed to get done before the wedding day (spoiler I got everything done) but we ended up chatting for almost 2 hours. Which I love because I like to know the couples I work with deeper than just when’s the wedding date and what time do I need to show up. I like to be invested in who they are, what they love, and actually be friends with them. So I’m very glad that with Shannon and Rez I was able to do that!
We had a very successful engagement shoot starting in downtown San Diego, then over to Little Italy to take a photo outside of the bar they first met at: The Waterfront (AWWWW). And then over to the bay which is basically one of my favorite spots to shoot when it’s just about sunset.