After working in the wedding business for 6+ years and working with so many blushing brides I can’t believe that this Saturday is now my wedding! It’s been 9 months in the making since David and I got engaged on Mother’s Day of last year. And don’t let anyone tell you that 9 months isn’t enough time to plan a wedding, it was more than enough time…well if we were more on top of the wedding planning it would have been. Out of the gate we did great getting all our vendors in a row, the summer we didn’t do much planning and than around the holidays it geared up pretty fast. And now here it is the week of and I am running around finalizing all the details. I’ve been to Lowes more times than I’d like to know, had countless boxes delivered containing things as simple as labels for the cookies to the beautiful glass box I got to hold our rings. Many details still need to come together in the next 72 hours (less than that actually) but we’ll get there! And I can’t wait to share more of our wedding details, images from the day and stories from our honeymoon.
When Emily and Noah met they weren’t sure their chance meeting at a friend’s party would lead to anything but they knew there was something interesting about the other and to get to know one another. Fast forward some years later to a warm clear day in October, the day Emily and Noah got married at The Wedding Bowl in La Jolla over looking the ocean as family and friends looked on. It was clear that all their hard work put in leading up to the wedding was well worth it. Even that wine bottle project that Emily said ended up being more gross and more difficult than ever anticipated. It was clear how much they actually enjoyed the fruits of their hard work during the whirlwind day. Soaking in ever moment, every detail and fully living it all up.
It was my pleasure to photograph such a kind gracious couple with family and friends to match! Ejoy this little taste of their perfect day!
It’s the best feeling when you get to work with a couple who trusts your vision, loves your style and let’s you just do what you do. That was exactly the kinda couple Denise and Justin are and were during our Los Angeles Arboretum engagement session! Up for all my suggestions and just as excited about them as I was. For example at the Los Angeles Arboretum there was this old and amazing, unused greenhouse sitting off the path un disturbed and begging for someone to take some photos in it! We luckily found an open door and went in with the assumption someone would come along and ask us to get out of it but luckily no one did. The rest of our shoot consisted of walking around the beautiful Los Angeles Arboretum grounds, past the many peacocks and lakes chatting and shooting along the way. This is how I love to do engagement sessions, casual, fun all the while trying out all the awesome spots we come across.
Went on a bit of an adventure for this shoot, trekking out to Anza Borrego Desert which is just one long windy road away from Julian. It took a bit of research to figure out how to get to Slot Canyon and then the dry lake bed. Each of them is a nondescript side turn off the main road onto an unpaved slightly bumpy road to the final destination. With a pretty quick Google search you can find where both are, and they’re about 20 minutes from each other. The day we went it was pretty hot to start but once we reached the dry lake bed closer to sunset it was actually pretty nice!
We had a good time exploring the area and taking photos along the way. I love shooting in epic landscape spots like this one and can’t wait to go back and do it again, if not just for the shooting but for the post burrito and margarita we all had!