We knew from the first few email exchanges that Katie and Kalen were going to be awesome to work with! We met for our initial consultation with them and we just clicked. They are just so down to earth and easy to talk to. I love that.
We decided to shoot their engagement session at Belmont Park and I have to say, it was way fun!!
One of my favorite images of 2009, shot by Erik! Are they gorgeous or what?
This had to be the windiest day of 2009 so we just decided to have fun with it. I love this series.
Katie's eye are so genuine and soulful. Beautiful!
Having fun with their adorable Chocolate Lab, Brock Leigh.
Katie and Kalen, we can hardly wait for your wedding! October can't come soon enough!
This couple is straight outta my dreams. I love them! We had so many ideas for their session, we ended up doing two! They will be getting married at The La Jolla Woman's Club on Halloween. How awesome is that? Seriously, this couple has style for miles and are just so darn fun to hang out with. We're so excited to be working with them!
For the first session, we cruised around South Park with their dog, Bodie. He was super excited to be out! for! a! walk!
(Click the images to enlarge!)
Then we grabbed some shots of just the two of them:
The Whistle Stop is a favorite among San Diego locals
I don't care how many times I see them, balloons as a prop make me sooo happy!
Session two had a slightly different feel. We met outside the old San Diego Stage and Lighting Building which is adorned with a beautiful mural, painted by Isaias Lopez in 2008 in an effort to temporarily beautify this part of the city, however there is obviously nothing temporary about it's beauty. Also, I am not afraid to use run on sentences.
This images make my heart sing! Obviously my favorite from the session, and quite possibly one of my favorite of all time:
To borrow an expression from a good friend:
Work it, Own it, Shoplift it! Did I already say I LOVE this couple?
Another really fun engagement session in Coronado. I like this one because we got a little bit of the city and a little bit of the beach. Our associate photographer, Jennifer, came along to shoot this time so it was twice as fun. Pete and Karina's wedding is later this year at the Coronado Community Center and they will be preparing and doing their first look at Lowes Coronado Bay Resort, which we are very excited for!
This one is my favorite. I think they might have been standing on someone's front porch but it was worth it!
This is a good example of why it's awesome to have two photographers. While I was shooting the image on the left, Jenn captured the close up on the right.
After a quick wardrobe change (we LOVE wardrobe changes!) we headed down to the beach to catch the sunset.
Rewind about 4 years. After chatting with Ken on Fotolog, an online photo community that used to be a huge part of my life, it was decided that I would trade him a pack of my polaroid film for an adorable wallet he had painted with a wiener dog. Since then, I've always affectionately referred to Ken as "The Wiener Dog Guy". So, I met up with the Wiener Dog guy and his gal, Tina, and we lamented about working in a cubicle (it sucks!) and aspirations of starting a wedding photography business, fashion design, and I tried to convince Ken to take his Wiener Dog creations to the masses. We eventually lost touch as online acquaintances tend to do. Fast forward to about three months ago... while cleaning out my closet, I found that adorable wiener dog wallet and of course thought about Ken and Christina. Fast forward a few more weeks - I receive an email asking if I'd be available to shoot their wedding this May! We are so very excited to be part of what we know is going to be a very special and intimate gathering to celebrate their sweet and quiet love.. check back in a few weeks for that!
Now for their engagement session! We met up in San Juan Capistrano with plans to shoot around the Mission, but that did not work out. I have to say I'm kind of glad now when I look at the images!
doesn't this one make you just want to grab someone and kiss them?
I met up with Jason and Suzanne in Balboa Park for their engagement session. We actually had planned to start there and end at the beach but mother nature had other plans for us!Without warning, huge drops started to fall from, so we decided to call it a day. We had a great session regardless and I am looking forward to their wedding in August.
This is one of those couples that you can just tell are crazy about each other, which not only makes me feel warm and fuzzy, it makes my job super easy. Plus, they were really fun to hang out with ...can't wait for their wedding!