I had done Kristina’s senior photos a couple of years ago, so I was stoked when she asked me to do some couples photos for her and her boyfriend. They wanted a location in the Redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants. It was during the early winter so it was a little darker, but we created some images that some said look like the movie “Twilight” They also brought their fur baby and we created some fun Christmas images for them. 😀 What is stopping you from scheduling a couples session?
I am so excited that John and Danielle's picture made the front cover of the Times Standard Ever After wedding magazine! Their wedding was one of my all time favorites! Let me tell you the story.
I was organizing my new classroom in the middle of August, when Danielle called me about photographing her intimate destination beach wedding in Shelter Cove in September. Of course I said yes. : ) I am used to shooting a full wedding day: from the many details leading up to the wedding, all the way into the reception. It was such a nice change just shooting a simple ceremony, with the focus on the couple and their love for each other.
It was a Monday in September. I had been teaching all day and left right after school and drove the windy Briceland Road to meet John and Danielle at the site of their ceremony. Like many couples who elope or have small intimate weddings, they arrived a couple days early to scope out the perfect spot to tie the knot. Little Black Sands Beach was where they knew they had to get married. They chose a great spot! John and Danielle were so kind, welcoming, and laid back and we immediately clicked (no pun intended). We ventured down the beach and began the sweet and romantic ceremony. The wind was blowing like crazy, but beyond that everything was perfect. They had a sweet and simple ceremony attended by two friends. They signed their marriage license and then we spent some time shooting their couples photos on the beach. John and Danielle were complete naturals in front of the camera. Pair that with this gorgeous Shelter Cove beach, an insanely beautiful day, and strong winds to add some dramatic elements, and you get some amazing pictures like these. This was easily the best Monday of my life. : )
It is the last day of 2017. Wow. What a year. It flew by soooooo fast. I was going through some 2017 photo shoots today and was feeling overwhelmed with how blessed I have been with such amazing clients this year. Some I have know for a while, some were new. There were more shoots than were shown here, but they are all amazing, and the people in them have made my life so much better. New friendships and relationships were formed, and I look forward to continuing to following you on your life journeys. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to capture these important milestones in your lives. I am forever grateful.
Mai and Chris wanted to have their engagement session take place in the beautiful Redwoods of Humboldt County. We met at the Chimney Tree along the Avenue of the Giants, near Miranda and stopped at a couple of different spots to take some romantic images.This shoot was in February, so it was a very COLD, /WET day in the dark Redwoods, but you wouldn’t know it by these photographs. Mai hid it very well! We ended the session in a cozy little warm spot to get a few brighter images to add variety to their engagement portfolio. Variety is the spice of life right? They were complete naturals in front of the camera. As you can tell, they are so in love and I am so excited to shoot their Ferndale wedding this summer.