I met with Haley and Jason a few months back to discuss shooting their wedding. When we first started chatting it was just about them in general and not so much about their wedding. We talked about what they did (turns out Jason works with my sister small world!) how they met, where they’re from….OH! And how Jason proposed which was a very interesting story. I had never heard of this before but turns out Jason and Haley are big geocaching fans. To explain this I borrowed this description from the geocaching site
“Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment”
The two of them have done this various times-but to propose Jason made his own geocache, which ended with Haley finding the ring dangling over a cliff on a string. She had no idea what was coming and was just so excited at the level of effort put into this particular geocache. And on top of it all her friends were there to film her reaction. How original and cute is that?
We had a great time at this shoot; we started in a random field in Pacific Beach (I never knew any existed) they actually found it on one of their geocaching adventures. This was a few weeks before Christmas and I suggested we needed some music so I pulled on my iPhone and put a Christmas station on Pandora! I just feel like music helps any situation, especially a photoshoot. After the first location we raced against sunset to get over to USD. I was a bit worried about making it with enough light left but it ended up working out, it just turned into a bit of a speed shoot, which I hope didn’t freak them out. I did, however assure them it was not the way I normally shoot.
I look forward to your wedding in April you two!