Amanda and Josh are a vivacious and fun-loving couple who have a passion for life and one another! Photographing their engagement session was a blast! Amanda had three gorgeous outfits planned out, and we even hit up three different beach locations in Laguna! Our first stop was one of the coves by Laguna State Beach where we adventured onto some rocks to get some unique vantage points. Next we traveled over by the Montage Laguna Beach to Treasure Island Cove. We wandered around on the tide pools and under the archway that graces that beautiful beach. Our last stop was Victoria Beach! With it's famed Pirate Tower, Victoria beach is a true treasure in SoCal. I loved photographing the uniqueness of this beach, and the red dress Amanda choice made a statement all on it's own! It was a wonderful engagement session full of laughter and fun, and I am very excited for their wedding this summer!
On Labor Day, I had the privilege of photographing a beautiful proposal between Eric Johnson and his beautiful girlfriend, Melissa Labbadia. The setting was the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, and it was a gorgeous day with perfect weather! Eric's plan was to stay at the Montage with Melissa, then go out to dinner after a sunset walk on the cliff above the beach. Little did Melissa know that at a beautiful cliff overlook, Eric planned on asking her to spend the rest of her life with him. They came to the overlook where the Montage had set up a heart made out of tea lights, and after a few minutes on the overlook, Eric went down to one knee and asked Melissa to marry him. She said yes and it was a beautiful time of joy, tears, and love! I loved capturing this special moment that they will remember for the rest of their lives, it was such a precious moment that I will cherish as well!
Congratulations to the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Johnson!
When meeting with Sabrina and Jeremy to go over their final details for their wedding, I asked them where they were planning on going for their honeymoon. They let me know that they would be in Monterey, San Francisco, and Yosemite! Immediately the wheels in my head started turning as I asked them about the dates that they would be there. The weekend after their wedding I was going to be in Santa Cruz to photograph another wedding! I love the Redwoods in Santa Cruz, and have photographed several engagement sessions there, but never a wedding session. So, I proposed meeting up with them on their way up from Monterey to San Francisco to photograph in the Santa Cruz Redwoods! Sabrina was willing to bring her dress along, and the idea took flight! We met up on the Thursday morning following their wedding, and spent a few hours running around the Redwoods with cameras and wedding apparel! Hikers and families called out their congratulations as they passed us by, and we had an amazing time photographing in God's beautiful creation! The majesty of the Redwoods has always inspired me, and Sabrina and Jeremy, being the huge nature lovers that they are, were thrilled to have more photos taken out in the Redwood forest! It was like a fairytale come to life with the magical morning light filtering through the trees, lighting up Sabrina in her gorgeous wedding dress and Jeremy in his dapper, grey suit! I was so excited the entire time, and now I am excited to share with you all this gorgeous session!