Oh how we love proposals! Every time we get to photograph a proposal it gets our hearts racing and our happy tears flowing! We were thrilled when Josh contacted us and told us of his plans to surprise Kelsey by walking on the beach and proposing at sunset! When the day came, James and I pretended to be beach goers (and we sat 100 years away from each other to make it look like we didn’t know each other). We pretended to read our books until till they walked past us and then we pulled out our cameras and began to photograph them. Josh and Kelsey stopped and held each other for a minute, and then he had her read a love note, and just as our hearts were racing and we thought they couldn’t beat any faster… he dropped to one knee and pulled out a gorgeous ring! It was perfect and Kelsey was so surprised!! Then we came out of hiding and rejoiced and cried happy tears with them, and got to take some wonderful and emotional portraits as the sun went down! A cute couple, a perfect proposal and a gorgeous sunset made for a wonderful day! Congrats Josh + Kelsey!
Proposals are so fun! The anticipation and anxious excitement create some of the most incredible emotions we get to photograph!
When Felix told us of his plans to propose at Santa Claus Beach we couldn’t wait to hide and capture the proposal! When the day came James and I hid on opposite ends of the beach and watched and waited for the moment!
Felix and Shelby arrived in style in a VW Bus and walked into the beach and set up chairs and blankets and started to drink classic coke and play cribbage. This was a normal weekday evening activity, so Shelby had no idea what was about to happen! (Well done Felix!) While we were hiding I turned around and saw her family hiding right behind me, and I got even more excited! We waited with excitement and a few minutes later I received a text asking when the light was best for the proposal, and since we were all in position and the golden light was absolutely perfect I said “it’s ideal right now!!” Felix stood up and asked Shelby to join him. As he dropped to one knee, I could hear happy tears and sniffles coming from the family behind me! Shelby’s reaction was precious, and when her family ran out and surprised her I started to cry happy tears too! Felix + Shelby we are thrilled for your engagement and loved capturing your special moment! Cheers!
Chris and Holly are so cute! They love each other so much and it is so easy to see how much they adore each other! Throughout the shoot they exchanged the cutest glances, secrets, and kisses! James and I had an amazing time photogrpahing them and we can’t wait to photograph their wedding this fall!!
Sneak peek from Chris and Holly’s gorgeous engagement shoot on Memorial day! So excited to share more from this shoot!
These guys are adorable and such a fun couple to photograph! We had an amazing time chasing the light all around Santa Barbara, and we even took a few on the Pier where Nick first asked Lauren to be his girlfriend! How fun is that!? We are so excited for these two lovebirds to tie the knot and we can’t wait to photograph it!! Congrats Nick + Lauren!
David and Jenise are an incredible couple! They are both school teachers and love everything about the ocean! They are playful and silly and David kept quoting and singing lines from songs during the shoot that made me and James crack up! One of the most incredible things about their relationship is how they have so much fun with each other and they also care so deeply for each other! You can see it by how they look at each other! They are so in love!
James and I loved getting to know more about them during their engagmenet shoot, and we even had a little tree frog join us for part of the shoot! How cool is that?!
We are SO excited for these two to tie the knot this summer and we can’t wait to photograph their wedding!!
How cute is this tree frog that joined us for a photo:
Matt and Stephanie are such a sweet couple! They came out from Oklahoma for their engagement shoot and we had a blast taking photos at the Four Seasons and Butterfly beach! It was a beautiful day and a spectacular sunset! We are thankful for awesome couples like these guys, and we are excited to photograph their wedding this summer!!
Matt + Selena are so cute together and James and I had such a lovely time getting to know them during their engagement shoot! Here is a little sneak peek!
sneak peek from a beautiful family photoshoot James and I did on the Oxnard coast!!
These two are so fun and have a playful love for each other! James and I loved laughing with them throughout the shoot! We are so excited to photograph their wedding next spring!