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photo credit: Nira of Amber Events (thanks for snapping this lovely pic!)

 

Exactly one year from our first date, Daniel and I went on a walk in San Francisco where we were spending a few nights at the Palace Hotel to celebrate our one year anniversary. He took me to a quiet spot in a little park and asked me to marry him! Let me just add that there were beautiful flowers, champagne, a cheeseboard, chocolate-covered strawberries, and poetry involved…and then dinner at a charming French bistro. In other words, this man knows the way to my heart! He even had talented calligrapher Kathryn Murray write out in lovely script two of our favorite poems (in a leather-bound journal stamped with our initials…right before a long beautiful love letter…I know. He’s perfect. I’m keeping him.)

I am so incredibly happy and overwhelmed by the love and joy we have received from our friends and family in the past two weeks. It’s amazing to think that after having documented so many weddings, I get to start thinking about my own! And making that secret wedding Pinterest board public finally. And having a slightly more justifiable reason for stalking Style Me Pretty and 100 Layer Cake.

I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating how you can ever possibly know that you have found the person you want to create your life with. It once seemed to me a wild thing to ever know. But at some point a certain heart knowledge just takes over, and what seems wild suddenly is NOT spending your life with this one other person. I can’t imagine anything besides the future that Daniel and I daydream together about all the time. I’m so lucky to have found someone to adventure and create with, someone who sees the world so similarly, and whose soul is made out of the same fabric as mine.

Get ready for me to blog all about wedding planning/engagement/bridey stuff! Starting with an upcoming post on why I’m not sporting a rock in our engagement selfie

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  • Bianca - any mention of your engagement puts me in such a wild frenzy of heart bursting joy :) so much love to you both, and many many congratulations!ReplyCancel

Crystal and Brad’s Wedgewood wedding in San Clemente this past summer was a beautiful day filled with friends, laughter, and love, just as I expected it would be after their fun Rancho Las Lomas engagement session! Crystal and her bridesmaids got ready at the Garden Cottage, a charming inn right around the corner from their wedding venue, filled with tons of greenery just perfect for their wedding portraits. Crystal and Brad are so easy-going, happy, and relaxed which made it a breeze to work with them. So honored I was there to document this wonderful day!

 

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I love being able to capture lovely portraits for other creatives, like talented food photographer Alicia Cho. We met while photographing an event, which led to happy hour drinks, which led to this fun lifestyle portrait session on the Santa Monica Pier! Alicia needed some updated portraits that she could use for the bio section of her website and for editorial submissions. I think it’s so important to have great portraits as a creative, because thanks to social media and the Internet, we often make our first impression online!

 

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Matt and Athena’s engagement shoot in Santa Monica took place a couple days before their I do’s! Since they were coming all the way from Australia for their Long Beach wedding, they had not initially planned on doing an engagement session. But since we were going to meet up for drinks, I thought we might as well walk down to the beach after happy hour and take a few pictures…and I’m so glad we did. It was a really fun way to get to know them prior to the big day, and most importantly, engagement sessions really set the tone for working together on the wedding day and creating lovely, authentic couple portraits.

Athena is one of my sister’s dear friends from college, so I already knew through stories from Jacqui that I was going to adore her. Then I met Athena’s mother, Barb, to visit their wedding venues, and got to hear all about Matt and Athena’s love story–how they met when Athena was studying abroad in the UK, their immediate sense of connection that led them to fly between Ireland and London for weekend long dates, and then moving and traveling the world together in the following years, how they were putting roots down in Australia, and the way Matt proposed in Bali on vacation! I really felt like I already knew Matt and Athena before I event met them in person. They are quite simply one of the kindest, happiest, sweetest couples I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with! And my goodness, aren’t they just gorgeous together? Me and my camera were kind of flipping out. I can’t wait to share photos from their beautiful wedding soon, but in the meantime, I just had to post a few of my favorites from their Santa Monica engagement session.

 

 

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