In a few days one of my beloved roommates, Brianna, is marrying the love of her life, and I’m thrilled at how the Lord has brought them together.
They are such a great fit, and when you see them together it makes sense. Sometimes when I’m cooking I hear them giggling in the living room, and listening to them laugh makes me laugh.
We had an amazing day together when we drove to Lytle Creek in the San Bernadino mountains to get these images. Great conversation, breathtaking scenery and SNOW!
It’s always fun to be with a couple who truly enjoy each other. Dante and Holly are a perfect fit, and we laughed and talked our way through this shoot in Laguna Wilderness Park.
My friend Tammy has a fantastic laugh, energy for days, and a heart the size of Texas.
I’ve always appreciated the way she talks about her fiance, Chris, and it was fun to meet him and see how well they fit together. Chris is smart, funny, and easy to be with, and they’re a great match… best friends who fell in love, and are now planning a life together.
We’d been hoping to shoot their engagement photos at Back Bay, amidst a field of little yellow flowers. But the drought put an end to the flowers, which led us to my backup location at Riley Wilderness Park in Coto de Caza.
It turned out to be the perfect spot!
Last summer one of my best friends was set up with the man who turned out to be the love of her life. I have prayed for her marriage and her husband countless times over the past 7 years, and Rob is so much more than we prayed for!
Sometimes it’s hard to believe they haven’t been together for years. It seems so natural and organic that I catch myself thinking things like, “was Rob with us for New Year’s Eve last year?”
Watching them fall in love and plan a life together has been an absolute treat. Next week she and Rob are getting married, and I’m thrilled to share these images from their December engagement shoot in Santa Barbara.
All the moments of them standing cheek to cheek or forehead to forehead are just examples of them being them. They are crazy-in-love smitten kittens, and it’s obvious to everyone how well they fit together.
I always enjoy doing engagement sessions, particularly when I know the couple, and this shoot with my amazing friend Ashley and her fiance Tyler was one of my favorites to date.
Ashley was one of my roommies before she moved back to Dallas and she has a truly adventurous spirit. She’s also smart, funny, loyal, a crazy good dancer AND one of the prettiest people I know. When she reads this she’ll deny it, but she looks this gorgeous all the time.
She and Tyler both moved back to Dallas last year, but came to town so we could shoot their engagement photos at the beach. We met at Watermarc in Laguna to have some appetizers and catch up, and I finally got to hear all the details of how Tyler surprised Ashley with a party after he proposed.
Then we wandered around Laguna Beach, got some shots downtown, grabbed some Starbucks, laughed a lot, and ended up at the Montage and watched a truly spectacular sunset. Such a fun night. I can’t wait for their wedding!