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 even said “some of you may find the love of your life”, never really a consideration for either one of them they just might meet their future wife or husband. And after their first couple of dates, there was no looking back.  And on a Tuesday in November, it was official, Daniel proposed to Samantha and of course, she said yes!  Needless to say these two were full of energy, love and ready to adventure for their Balboa Park Engagement Session.  And we can’t thank them enough for allowing us to photograph the love the two of them share for each other and life, it’s contagious!

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.