The San Gabriel Mission is full of history and beauty. It was also the perfect setting for Joseph and Gracie's 'Day of the Dead' themed engagement session. It was so awesome to explore the Mission with these two, everywhere we turned the building was adorned with rusting door hinges and weathered beams of wood covered in vines and plants. This was also my first time meeting these two, and they were seriously so amazing. They were both a bit nervous about their photo session when we got started, but it didn't take long before these two forgot the camera was in front of them and fell in love all over again! Their love for each other came so naturally, it was so great to see these two just be in love and enjoy their time together. The anticipation for their wedding was so strong, and by the end of the shoot we could not wait for their upcoming Pasadena I Do's.
We had so much fun at Garren and Sara's engagement session! We found these awesome fields in the hills of Redlands, and thanks to their willingness and Sara's ability to rock a hike in high heels, we were able to get some pretty epic shots! I have known Sara sometime now, and since I have gotten to know Garren, we believe they are just an amazing couple and we feel so honored to be a part of their journey together!
Patrick and Melinda are one of the coolest couples we've ever had the pleasure of working with! When we first met up with them we hit it off, they are so much fun to be around and have easily become great friends! For their engagement session we walked around Downtown Pasadena in this cute little area with little shops and bistros. We met up at Camilo's California Bistro where they have shared many dates. We had the whole restaurant to ourselves, so it was fun to recreate some of their dates and watch them enjoy themselves and play around. They really are such a great couple to be around, and we cannot wait to spend the day at USC for their big day!
With their wedding right around the corner, I wanted to share Sam and Greg's awesome engagement session! These two were so great to hangout with! I won't mention how much offroading or hiking we did to get to this spot, but they really are amazing for letting me bring them here! Because of our little adventure, it made this session that much greater, and I cannot wait for their wedding this month!!!
A couple months ago we headed off to this awesome open field in Orange County with these three! We had so much fun photographing Nacho and Sandy and of course running around after their little one, Nathaniel! We cant believe how fast time has passed, these two will be saying "I Do" this weekend and we cant be anymore excited to kick off our fall season with them!
Since we first met Danny and Lindsey, we knew right away we were in for some fun! From day one we hit it off with them, and have been looking forward to their wedding day! We met up with them in Mt Baldy for their engagement session, they had made arrangements with some friends to stay in a cabin over the weekend. So when we arrived, we were greeted by all their great friends who were also excited for their photo session!
The cabin was a gorgeous little home away from home hidden in the mountains and was adorned with decorations that left you feeling nostalgic. It was the perfect place to set the mood for their shoot. We did some exploring in the "backyard" (wilderness), talking about their time spent that weekend and spotting a bear near by earlier!
The love that these two share with one another is really beautiful, it has us excited to be taking a trip up the coast this November to help celebrate their ranch style wedding!
We feel so fortunate to have been a part of this couples love story! I met Yuri just a year or two coincidentally at a instameet. At that time, Maria and I were attending many social media get togethers, trying to network, meet new people and share our passion for photography with others, and we just kept running into Yuri while we were there. Eventually we all became friends, so we have had the privilege of watching her relationship blossom into what it is today. We had such a great time going out and shooting some pics for these two up in Yucaipa!