Newport Beach Sunset Engagement Photos | Bonnie & Tim

As if Bonnie and Tim's Disneyland engagement photos weren't fun enough, they decided to do a second round of engagement photos on the beach with their fur baby, Moby! I'm so glad they did!
Coming from the Midwest, I have always loved the ocean. I blame my father for this with all his Jimmy Buffett, seafood and beach vacations! I think I will never get over the amazing reality of now being hired to photograph couples on the beach in Southern California. It is my absolute favorite! 
These photos and our evening on the beach were absolutely PERFECT!

We even ended the evening with a trip to my favorite taco place in Newport Beach, Wild Taco! Yup, this is my job! Photography on the beach while barefoot, running around with puppies, and eating lobster tacos! Someone, pinch me!

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THEIR WEDDING!!! Less than 1 month to go!

Disneyland Engagement Photography | Bonnie & Tim

This is the story of how I cut to the front of a 1-hour line for Space Mountain! Just kidding...well, kind of...keep reading!

I'm so excited to share this engagement session at Disneyland in Anaheim, California! My day with Bonnie and Tim was truly magical and full of fun! From starting our day with yummy Beauty and the Beast "gray stuff" (If you ever go to Disneyland, try it! It's delicious!), riding teacups, and carousels, balloons and bubbles, to Dole Whip it was all incredible!

My favorite moment, however, was at Space Mountain! Tim proposed to Bonnie on Space Mountain. Yes, on the actual ride! So, I wanted to go back to Space Mountain to recreate a proposal photo for them their. The staff at Space Mountain were happy to let us go up to where the line is to take photos with the iconic "space mountain sculpture" in the background. I suggested to Tim that he should get down on one knee and pretend to propose again for a photo. What we didn't know is that the ENTIRE space mountain ride was watching us and thought Tim was actually proposing. Cheers and applause erupted!!! 

After the "proposal", Tim was able to convince the staff that he and Bonnie would love to ride Space Mountain again with their wedding photographer. They happily escorted us to the front of the line! Bonnie and I then rode together on the front row of the ride!

After the engagement session, my little son, Eli and his babysitter of the day were able to join us all for a ride on the Jungle Cruise and more! So fun and memorable!

I'm so blessed to work with so many amazing couples just like Bonnie and Tim! Check out PART 2 of their engagement photos on the beach HERE!

Shawntel and Aaron | Newport Beach Engagement

I'm so excited to share Part ONE and TWO of Shawntel and Aaron's engagement session! (Part 3 is a secret!) It's especially fun today because it is the lovely bride-to-be's birthday!!! Hooray!!! I had a fantastic time photographing these lovebirds in Newport Beach at the Lido Marina Village. We started our session at the brand-new Honor Coffee Roasters, walked around the Marina, and then for part 2 we headed to Aaron's parents house for golden hour. I can't wait to photograph their wedding in July of this year!

Balboa Park San Diego Tangled Inspired Engagement Session | Lauren + Thomas

"Our vision is sort of a Disney meets Lord of the Rings. We want something romantic and rustic, and to tie our two themes into the wedding very subtly.  Let me know if you are interested!"

That was what Lauren's email said when she contacted me about doing her and Thomas' wedding photography!
Um....YES!!!!!! was my answer! 
Lauren and Thomas' engagement session in Balboa Park in San Diego was amazing! For the beginning of her session Lauren wore her Grandma Jeanne's 1940s lace wedding gown. She said it was the dress that her grandma had worn on her wedding day and was married to her Elton for over 60 years! What an amazing way to honor her grandparents' marriage!

For the later part of their session, we chose to channel their favorite Disney movie, Tangled. Thomas introduced Lauren to the movie because her green eyes, blonde hair and gorgeous smile reminded him of Rapunzel. Lauren is currently training a sweet lab, Charlotte, to be a companion dog and she even made a guest appearance at the session. With a little Disney-esque magic, we even incorporated floating lanterns at the end! What a magical engagement shoot! I CAN'T WAIT for the wedding!!!!!

Jordyn & Taylor | Red Rocks and Daniel's Park Denver Engagement Photos

I had an amazing time galavanting around Denver, Colorado with Jordyn and Taylor for their engagement session! Our day started before the sun rose when we headed out Red Rocks Park, the home of the historic Red Rock Amphitheater and where Taylor proposed. 
In the evening, we took a few photos at the park they both grew up playing in as children. We then went to the spectacular Daniel's Park just south of Denver. Once in awhile, I feel I'm photographing in locations that are just so magnificent the photos don't do it justice. This was one such occasion and I think you will agree! Enjoy Jordyn and Taylor's engagement photos and be on the lookout for their wedding photos later this year!