Let me introduce you to Connie and Jason! C & J first met on Match.com. However, in the beginning, Connie played a few skilled rounds of ‘hard-to-get’. From ignoring his messages, to hanging up on him because she thought he was a different ‘stalker-Jason’, to showing up 30mins late to their first date because she was out shopping, she definitely put Jason to the test! But thankfully, Jason is not one to give up easy. He persisted through it all, and eventually won Connie over with his thoughtfulness, charm, and of course, great looks. Though she didn’t reveal it at the time, she did mention later that she was totally smitten after meeting him in person for the first time. ^___^
As a couple, one of the things Jason and Connie love most is simply lounging around in bed together. For their engagement shoot, we thought, let’s get a little cozy! Why the heck not!?
Part deux: Because C+J also love getting dressed up and going out, we thought, well let’s do that too! Why the heck not?! So next we headed out to the Nevada desert.
Jason is the one usually taking the photos!
Check back in a few months for more from these two and their wedding at the Vintage Estate in Napa, CA. It’s bound to be one unforgettable day!
C+J: Loved spending the day with you two & also getting to see you at L+A’s wedding! Hope you enjoy all the images! I can’t wait for it to be your turn to take that very special walk down the aisle. :-D Only 3 months to go!
When Udyogi and Nimish first wrote sharing plans for their wedding and saying, “we would be over the moon to have you do our vibrant, ethnic, outdoor wedding!!” I was excited to reply “I’m totally game!” Now, after nearly a year of planning and finally getting the chance to meet in person, I share the sentiment even more. I’m over-the-moon-and-pumped to be a part of their day! And in celebration of it being just two weeks away, I’m excited to share some images from their recent engagement session. :-)
Udyogi and Nimish are having a cultural wedding with a dynamic fusion of both their Sri Lankan and Indian heritages – both of which have very rich and beautiful traditions. To represent this in their engagement photos, Udyogi picked out this gorgeous Indian sari. I love, love, love her shoes!
It’s not all dress up for these two. They are super playful together, and surprised me by showing up with these awesome balloons!
Hair and makeup was rocked by Makeup in the 702
U+N: I had a blast with you guys can’t wait to see you both again for the wedding weekend! Two weeks and counting!! :-)
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