Pirate Tower Engagement - Amanda and Josh - Victoria Beach Engagement Session - Treasure Island - Laguna

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! 

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Highlights of 2017 - Destination Wedding Photographer - Travel Photographer - Yosemite - Channel Islands - SoCal - NorCal

At the end of the year it is good to look back on all you have done, and where you have been! I was blessed to be able to travel all over California from San Diego to Yosemite to San Francisco to the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara and many places in between! Each place had it's own beauty, and each place was made wonderful by the amazing couples that chose that spot for their wedding day! I was lucky enough to be chosen as their photographer, and to be able to document each of their unique love stories! What I love most is capturing their stories in a way that shows the beauty and love they have together! 2017 was a great year filled with many wonderful and adventurous couples, and I cannot wait to see what 2018 has to bring! 

Yosemite National Park Wedding

Yosemite National Park Wedding

Temecula Creek Inn Wedding

Temecula Creek Inn Wedding

Old Ranch Club in Seal Beach Wedding

Old Ranch Club in Seal Beach Wedding

Ranchos Las Lomas Wedding

Ranchos Las Lomas Wedding

Cordiano Winery, San Diego

Cordiano Winery, San Diego

Ranchos Las Lomas

Ranchos Las Lomas

San Francisco Wedding

San Francisco Wedding

The Retreat at Wedgewood

The Retreat at Wedgewood

Fullerton Train Station

Fullerton Train Station

The Inn of the Seventh Ray

The Inn of the Seventh Ray

San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

Strands Beach, Dana Point

Strands Beach, Dana Point

Costa Mesa Fairgrounds

Costa Mesa Fairgrounds

Saint San Rafael

Saint San Rafael

Heritage Museum of Orange

Heritage Museum of Orange

The Majestic Garden Hotel

The Majestic Garden Hotel

Temecula Wedding

Temecula Wedding

Hidden Oaks Retreat Center

Hidden Oaks Retreat Center

Friendly Hills Country Club

Friendly Hills Country Club

Fullerton Arboretum

Fullerton Arboretum

Highland Springs Resort Wedding

Highland Springs Resort Wedding

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

A Beachside Proposal Story-Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach

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! 

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