A little sneak peek of the engagement session of two of my closest friends who are getting married in Park City, Utah this June! :-)
On the evening of October 25, 2013, Brittany and her sisters had planned a surprise dinner at Morton’s The Steakhouse for their parent’s 65th birthday. It was a big deal, and Brittany’s oldest sister and husband even came in from out of town for the occasion. Brittany knew they were celebrating her parents’ shared birthdays, but didn’t know the FULL story. Prior to that evening, Patrick took a trip up to Park City to ask Brittany’s family for their permission and blessing to marry their daughter. They were overjoyed and mentioned how much they would love to be a part of the proposal itself. From then, the planning started! It was a family affair with Brittany’s sisters Heidi & JennyLynn also having a huge hand in making sure everything went down perfectly.
When the big day arrived the whole restaurant – from the managers to the host, servers and bartender – was in on the surprise and there was a wonderful, exhilarating feeling of anticipation in the air as everyone waited for that one special moment! And the best part: Brittany, who is usually quite difficult to surprise, had absolutely no idea what was about to go down. Toward the end of the dinner, the lights went low and the cake came out. But wait…the waiters placed the cake in front of Brittany. She was very confused, but finally looked at the cake and saw the words “Will you marry me?” When she turned, Patrick was on one knee with a gorgeous ring in his hand. She said “YES!”
Jayse & I had the huge honor of being a part of this amazing day. Check out a little ‘stealth’ paparazzi-style video we put together here: http://vimeo.com/92630188 Lots of happy tears. :-)
B+P: CONGRATS! <3 <3 <3 Jayse and I are thankful to have amazing friends like you in our lives and love seeing you both so happy! I can’t wait to celebrate your marriage in just 2 more months!! :-D
Nicole and Kris met online in 2010 and their ‘connection’ was instantaneous. (Pun intended!) After what Nicole describes as, “the sweetest email!” from Kris, “vying for her heart”, sparks flew from across the internet and there was no looking back! Now, after four years, they have a home together and 2 adorable dogs. They are happier than ever, and making plans for their wedding next spring in Vegas!
It’s easy to see these two are super fun to be around. But you may not know they are also pretty darn good samaritans. N+K were witnesses to a bad accident on the drive out and stopped to help. While our shoot got cut a little short, they arrived just in time for the beautiful sunset and brought their A-game to rock it out in record time! Then, instead of turning in once the sun went down, we got a little creative and ended with a dramatic night shot. A perfect end to a very fun evening. :-)
Credit for Nicole’s fabulous hair & makeup goes to: Makeup in the 702
Nicole & Kris: Thank you so much for the sweet (and delicious!) gift from Manitoba. You two rock! I loved spending the day together and can’t wait to see and celebrate with you guys next spring for the big day!! :-)
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may recognize Traci from the powerhouse wedding coordination trio, Scheme Events! Not only has she become an amazing friend, but Traci and her team are crazy talented and we’ve had the opportunity to work on many beautiful weddings together. I love this girl and can’t wait for it to be Traci’s turn to take that very special walk down the aisle!
When it came time to plan Traci and Case’s engagement session, we wanted a fun, down-to-earth vibe with a bit of an edge. Traci and Case share a love for great music and are frequent concert goers. Case even pulled off the perfect surprise proposal while they were seeing one of their favorite bands, New Found Glory, playing at Hard Rock on the strip. (Click here to read the whole story with photos on the Scheme blog – it’s awesome!) So, to add just the right amount of grit to their session, we ventured out of town to shoot in an abandoned house and ended with T & C in bright lights.
Credits: Hair and makeup by the fabulous team at Makeup in the 702! And big thanks to Kevin Cordova at LED Unplugged for the T & C signs!
T + C : I had so much fun with you guys this day and am PUMPED for your wedding next month! :-) I couldn’t think of a more perfect start to the year, and I can’t wait to photograph and celebrate your love! xoxo
This is a story of boy meets girl. While Allan and Lara weren’t looking for love, it found them unexpectedly. March of last year they met in an online forum and instantly hit it off, starting a tradition of daily talks and weekly long-distance movie dates courtesy of Netflix. After three months of getting to know each other, Allan flew out to Florida to visit Lara in her hometown where she had planned a weekend of fun: mini golf, karaoke, Disney, the beach and the first of many IKEA dinner dates (where they became an official couple)! Fast forward to the present: Allan and Lara now share a cozy apartment in San Francisco and are getting married next May at the gorgeous Cornerstone vineyard and garden barn in Sonoma, California. I’m so excited for them, and can’t wait to be a part of their big day!
When brainstorming ideas for Lara and Allan’s engagement session, I knew we needed something that would match their quirky, fun-loving, creative personalities. We ended up deciding on a destination shoot in their home city of San Francisco, with the session being inspired from one of their favorite movies (and coincidentally one that shares a lot of similarities to their own relationship), (500) Days of Summer.
We started our day goofing off in the elevator at Lara and Allan’s apartment…From there we were off to cause some mischief in one of their favorite places, IKEA!
Next up on our adventure, we took stroll through the Haight district and ducked into a rad little record shop called Amoeba Music.
We topped off the night back at Lara and Allan’s apartment where we enjoyed a romantic view of the city coming alive from the rooftop.
Lara works for a greeting card company and made this sweet “I Love Us” card. :-) She’s also custom designing their wedding invitations. I got a sneak peek and can tell you it’s going to be awesome!
L + A: Thanks for a lovely day! I had a blast hanging out with guys on our mini-adventure and can’t wait to be a part of your wedding! :-)