Every time I photograph a proposal, I think to myself: “How many people get to witness these beautiful occasions?” Not too many.
This one was extra special, because the proposer’s mom, Patsy, is someone I got to know when I photographed her wedding five years ago. She is pretty incredible, as is her hubby. And she raised a wonderful son, Bud. They all live in Tennessee but travel to Newport regularly and Bud decided he wanted to propose to the adorable Hailey at the beach.
The decoy was family photos for Patsy and Kelly’s anniversary. I did a few shots of the four of them, then as couples. This shot was taken pre-proposal. How cute are they?Patsy told me Bud was nervous, but it didn’t show. And Hailey was really surprised!
Oops, the ring was a bit too small. A bit of a disappointment for Hailey, who couldn’t wait to wear it! They got it re-sized lickety-split before they went home.
Patsy thought of everything, including champagne and red roses for Hailey. It was perfect in every way. I just hope they decide to get married in OC!!!
Another great evening photographing a couple whose wedding I’m shooting a little later this year. With the “May grey” weather we’ve been having along the coast, I was inspired to do a darker, moodier color treatment on their images. I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out and word has it she cried when viewing them. Always a good sign 🙂
This was my “in and around Laguna” engagement session, which gives us lots of different backdrops and typically ends at the beach.
As brides-to-be often do, Hadhyja had her hair and make-up trial the day of our sesh. And, let’s talk about her hair! Gorgeous, yes?
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.
Another super fun evening shoot. We met down at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute. Lots of great backdrops, as you’ll see. Plus the beach, of course. Kevin & Amanda are so cute and sweet … I can hardly wait to shoot their wedding in October!
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!