I didn’t want to share these images at the time they were taken because Thomas and Jessika hadn’t sent out their Save the Date’s yet, but I will share now because these images make me excited that wedding season is here in beautiful Humboldt County! Jessika contacted me early last summer about doing her engagement photos. We decided on a Monday in August. We chose a mutual friends beautiful ranch in Southern Humboldt. We traveled on 4 wheelers and in trucks through the four wheel drive roads to capture some beautiful, romantic images. Some of my favorite images of all time are the ones we took underneath this big tree with the sun illuminating them from behind. I am such a sucker for magical light. It wasn’t originally an intended spot, but as they were following me along the road to the next location, I saw it and had to stop. She got off her four wheeler and said, “That light?” and I said, “Yes!” The sun shining through the tree created some soft magical light and we got some fairy tale, romantic images. It was a fun relaxed evening and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding at the beautiful Rosina Vineyards in September!
I shot Larissa’s family photos a couple of years ago, so I was super excited about getting the opportunity to shoot her engagement session. She and Nick wanted their photos taken on Paradise Ridge in the beautiful Southern Humboldt with gorgeous mountain and Shelter Cove ocean views. We had set the shoot up a couple months beforehand when the weather would be nicer, but I ended up having to shoot 20 baseball teams earlier on in the day because of a rain out on their scheduled day. They probably thought I was a little crazy at first because I was pretty tired out, but those four wheel drive roads and the breathtaking views woke me up quickly. We traveled to a few different spots, saw some deer, and caught a beautiful sunset. As fun and beautiful as this shoot was, I can’t wait to shoot their gorgeous Mt Shasta wedding in October!