Chris and Samantha’s La Jolla Cove Engagement

Love, commitment, family and marriage, these are things this beautiful couple hold dear to their hearts and they are beyond excited for their wedding day.  A whirlwind weekend of wining and dining led to the surprise proposal in the pouring rain on the coast of Oregon as Chris knelt on one knee asked Samantha to spend the rest of their lives together, well, of course she said yes! And we were beyond thrilled to connect with the two of them as they started planning their destination wedding in San Diego. On a weekend visit to do some wedding planning, we met up with them in La Jolla Cove to take in the ocean air, cliffs, and dreamy surroundings.  They have such a tenderness together, Chris cleaning off Samantha’s heels after walking through the grass, Samantha kissing him on the cheek every so sweetly, it was so touching to capture their love and we can’t wait for their big day this October!  So excited for your journey together Samantha and Chris!

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.