Category Archives: Engagement Sessions

Christine and John’s Marian Bear Engagement

I love hearing stories about how two people who grow up miles apart find each other, literally east coast and west coast.  Boston may be where they will say their future I Do’s but San Diego has their heart as their current hometown and it couldn’t be left out of the engagement journey for the...

Danielle and Eddie’s Downtown San Diego Engagement

From the moment they met they had been planning their dream trip to visit Italy together and after months of planning, simply excited to travel together, Eddie decided this was the perfect opportunity to propose to the love of his life.  On the Spanish Steps in Rome, surrounding by strangers, Eddie got down on one knee...

Samantha and Daniel’s Balboa Park Engagement Session

Where to begin with these two?  They had a couple close of encounters, stories like in the movies, being in the same place at the same time, attending the same colleges, both involved and loving the greek life… And in the most unlikely place, a Greek Leadership Conference in San Diego, the welcoming speaker mentioned the amazing connections they might make and...

Morgan and Alex’s Rustic Engagement Session

I just returned from a summer trip to my home state, Indiana, after photographing an engagement session for this amazing #sutographycouple.  Morgan (the beautiful #bride) and I have known each other for quite a few years, I even did her high school senior portraits!  And I was ecstatic when I heard the news that she was...

Susan and Robert’s Balboa Park Engagement Session

We were lucky enough to actually witness and photograph this amazing couple’s proposal last year on the sands in Coronado and now with their 2017 June wedding set, it was time to meet again and capture their love and energy all around Balboa Park.  These two love to laugh and absolutely adore each other.   We...

Amanda and Justin’s San Diego Engagement Session

A couple’s journey is always so amazing to document and be a part of!  This amazing couple were introduced by their very close friends and share a love that just makes you smile.  They both are self-described foodies, so it only made sense that we visited a couple of Little Italy’s best restaurants on their...

Helen and Ken’s La Jolla Cove Engagement Session

This amazing couple wanted to celebrate their engagement and relationship with an intimate picnic including their dog Cody at La Jolla Cove.  After a few grapes and a toast to their engagement, we headed out to explore the breathtaking scenery.  We absolutely can not wait for their spring wedding at The Thursday Club!  

Karina and Andrew’s Downtown Engagement Session

After a romantic horse carriage engagement in NYC, this amazing couple has been taking in every moment of being engaged while preparing for their dream wedding in 2017!  We had so much fun wandering downtown San Diego hitting some of their favorite spots around the Gaslamp area.  Plus we had fun creating one of our first...

Lindsay and Nhat’s Los Penasquitos Canyon Engagement Session

This amazing couple craved a little rustic nature to celebrate their engagement and we gladly hit the trails of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.  With the recent rains, the creeks were flowing, greenery was blossoming, and all of us were taking in the beautiful scenery.  We wandered around to find a couple bridges, some beautiful fences and visited...

Lindsay and Marek’s San Diego Engagement Session

We are so lucky to have crossed paths with this amazing couple!  They have such an amazing story that starts their freshman year of college and 5 years later, they are engaged!  We hit several San Diego spots, Balboa Park, Crown Point for a little basketball and then Sunset Cliffs Natural Park for a perfect sunset!...

LeeAnna and Jake's Wedding Day

Ah, LeeAnna and Jake... where do we start with this fabulous down to earth fun-loving couple and their dream wedding day...

(and it seems serendipitous to us that their wedding is the first we have posted since the pandemic began in 2020.)

 

Words at this point don't necessarily have to be spoken anymore to share the emotions and patience that 2020 required from the world.

We very much recall all the conversations with couples as the news hit about shutdowns and specifically remember talking to LeeAnna and Jake 60 days out from their original June 2020 wedding date and all of us coming to terms with the fact that another year of waiting seemed inevitable. LeeAnna and Jake focused their energies together on enduring this journey with the hopes that one day their dream would come to fruition... in the words of the bride, there were a lot of lows with very little highs during the shifts and pivots of COVID-19.

Patience prevailed...

To witness them celebrating with their family and friends was like watching a dream come true.

What we would have taken for granted pre-pandemic magnified the fact that their wedding day was here.

This journey we have all been through is a personal one and left us feeling amiss and made it hard to share any "highs" we may have experienced through a global pandemic.

Jake and LeeAnna's wedding day meant as much to us as it meant to them!

A true symbol that love is the strongest bond and if you can hold on tight and never let go of your dreams, there is a rainbow on the other side.

Congrats Mr and Mrs Thompson, you are one of a kind and we will always remember the laughter, joy and DANCING that you never for a moment took for granted.