I’ve said it before … how lucky am I to get to go to actual proposals? Answer: “extremely.” This thoughtful, sweet, adorable groom-to-be, Logan, contacted me from Texas. He’d planned a CA getaway for himself and the lovely Erica, and chose The Montage here in Laguna Beach. Just the best possible location for a proposal!
As usual, I was waiting incognito with a long lens — near one of the bluff-top benches overlooking the Pacific — and had secured the spot with a lovely bouquet of white roses he’d requested. (Thank you, Bev, at The Flower Stand.) Let’s not even talk about how many couples I had to shoo away.
It went off beautifully. Off course she said “YES!” No surprise. They’ve been together since high school. As the light was waning, I decided I HAD to go back the next day for a few more shots. Their love was infectious. Big sigh.
Slipping on the beautiful solitaire engagement ring
Quick, down to the sand to catch a sunset shot
Montage beach the next day
What do you get when you have an impossibly beautiful girl paired with a handsome fiance? Well, hopefully, you deliver the goods, and I think I did!
My friend Todd Cooley is involved in the very worthy charity 2-1-1- Orange County, an information and referral system linking residents to community heath and human services and support. He asked me to donate a photo session for a recent fundraiser and I said “Of course”. Kristy’s mother, Becky, purchased it. She was planning on giving the session to her daughter Kristy, who was coming to visit with her boyfriend. Unbeknownst, Scott had proposed the day prior, so we had an impromptu engagement session!
Love their story, too… She works for Ralph Lauren in New York, who dresses the PGA golfers. Scott Langley, based in Florida, is one of them. They met at a golf event less than a year ago… and, the rest is history.
What a beautiful couple Joanna and Eddie are. We started late afternoon last Saturday on the sand at my favorite beach for photography (The Montage). Then we moved to my ‘secret’ location in Laguna Beach that has a rural feeling, plus a fabulous urban-vibe graffiti wall. Eddie was a great sport and Joanna was … well, beautiful!
It was extremely difficult to pick my favorites, let alone THE favorite, but this may very well be it.
I can hardly wait to photograph their wedding next month!
- Eddie is 6 4″, so I had to work some magic to get them in the frame together!