Lauren and Jeff had a pretty classic start to their love story… they met in a bar. But don’t worry, Jeff swears he didn’t use a cheesy pickup line when he first approached Lauren. Now they’re planning their Fall wedding in Julian and I’m so excited to share in their day!
To say that it was cold the day of Lauren and Jeff’s Julian Engagement Shoot would be a major understatement. At 39 degrees it was cold enough, but factor in the wind chill and it was literally a freezing day. And it was April, so we weren’t exactly prepared for the chill in our bones all day. Still, these two love birds managed to pose and flirt with one another until we were out of light and the sky started dripping on us.
Lauren’s family owns a cabin surrounded by Apple and Pear trees in the hills of Julian, and they’ve spent many holidays and summers there, so it only made sense to shoot there. We wandered around Main Street and stopped in for some famous Julian Apple Pie, and a milkshake at the Miner’s Diner before heading to her family’s gorgeous property. We even brought their dog out for a few shots! Sure we never got the sunshine we hoped for, and we had to hop back in the truck to thaw out every once in a while, but overall it was a great day!
Lauren and Jeff, thanks for braving the frigid cold and being so easy going and fun! I loved photographing you guys and I am so excited for your wedding!
When I first met Lauren over coffee it was totally client-love at first sight! She is just a ray of bubbly, gorgeous sunshine with a hilarious sense of humor, so obviously I was excited to photograph her…and I hadn’t even met her fiance Matt yet but if she loved him I was pretty sure I would too. Lauren and Matt first started dating when they were 18 and 19, but I’d say their love story really started in High School. Lauren said, “We used to stay up late in High School talking on the phone sneakily…And he never realized I liked him!” I LOVE that their story starts with a school girl crush, and now they’re totally in love and getting ready for marriage! Too sweet.
The two of them together are just ridiculous, in the best way. They are so sweet together (just wait until you see how they look at eachother), so stinkin’ funny (3 words: whipped cream mustache), and are clearly a good looking couple! We had way too much fun wandering around Coronado, where they’ve spent a lot of time since Matt is in the NAVY, and even stopped at Clayton’s coffee shop for caffeine fix!
I am so excited about getting to photograph their wedding later this year! I think we’re basically a client/photographer match made in Heaven, and I’m pretty sure the feeling is mutual
Lauren and Matt, thank you for being both hilarious and so in love! It was such a fun day getting to know you two lovebirds better. #laurenandmattdreamteamextraoirdinaire
After photographing her sister Sara’s Senior Portraits 3 years ago, I was so excited to meet and photograph Jessica! I love when I get to photograph a sibling of a past client, there’s just something so cool about getting to know a family and seeing the different personalities within it. It was so fun getting to know Jessica throughout her shoot, she is so easy going and full of joy… not to mention how effortlessly beautiful she is! I love that she started her shoot in an outfit with Converse and ended with a chiffon dress in the sunset.
We wandered around La Jolla Cove on a gorgeous afternoon and found some fun spots to shoot. At one point a passing car-full of boys yelled out “wwwooorrrrkkk iiiiiitttt giiiiiirrrrrrrrllllll!!!!!”, and as classy as it was -or wasn’t- it sure did make us laugh! Then, to top it off, because no shoot with me is ever complete without a little adventure, we even got sprayed by the crashing waves towards the end as the tide was coming in. But a little sunshine and sea breeze is good for the soul, and apparently it’s good for the lens, ’cause I LOVE the images we created!
Jessica, thank for giving me the honor of photographing you! It was so lovely chatting with you about your hopes and dreams, and your were absolutely a joy to work with! I wish you the best with your upcoming adventures (and the snow)!
[If you are a Class of 2013 or 2014 Senior and would like to look into booking your shoot with me, go HERE! I look forward to hearing from you!]
My sweet friend Alicia is about to become a mom for the first time, and her shower was so much fun! Her cousin-in-law, aka my other awesome friend, Gretchen, hosted and came up with a few super fun ideas! We each painted two wooden blocks for the baby, and it was so cool to see them all together, knowing that he or she (it’s a surprise) will some day be playing with them! We also took a few fun pictures in animal masks, because why not? It was such a sweet afternoon celebrating Alicia and her super cute belly! I can not wait to meet this little one, and to photograph the cuteness! I photographed Alicia and Josh’s wedding a couple of years ago, and it’s just so great to get to capture this milestone as well!
[I'm a little behind in my blog posting, sorry world! Her shower was actually a few weeks ago now (proof: I still have long hair in the pics!) and she's been patiently waiting the few pictures I snapped! ]
Obviously I only took a few photos, I was too busy enjoying the company and the celebration!
Alicia and Josh, I’m so flippin’ excited for you both and I can’t wait to meet the wee babe! Get ready for any possible combination of reactions from me including, but not limited to: squealing, tears, silence and awe, flapping of my arms, the desire to punch you in the arm because you made such a cute baby, repeating the words “oh my gosh!”…etc etc. I hope you are thoroughly enjoying the last bit of time before it’s more than just the two of you! Love you guys!