Archive for May, 2009

This past Saturday I spent the day with my bestess (is that even a word?) friends in the world to photograph their engagement session in Santa Monica. Loyal blog readers will remember Josi and Ryan from my post on Ryan’s awesome proposal. It was a very laid back session that ended with some awesome funnel cake on the pier.

We hit the 3rd Street Promenade to start out the session….

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Then it was down to the beach and the famous Santa Monica Pier….
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It’s only a suggestion, right?
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Time to hit the sand….
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Game time!
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There’s the Ryan I know….
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I spent a wonderful day with Jessica and Scott in San Diego for their engagement session. They’re actually from the midwest, but Scott is earning his PhD from UCSD (University of California, San Diego) so they are enjoying the southern California lifestyle until he is finished. Well, they wanted to show off their new city to all their friends and family back home in Wisconsin and Minnesota, so we hit a bunch of fun spots around the city for photos, including Balboa Park, UCSD campus, downtown San Diego, and of course, the beach!

It was a fun day of sightseeing and we got some great engagement photographs to boot! I’m looking forward to their wedding in Madison, Wisconsin this October!

We started out on UCSD’s campus and found some fun spots for pictures…

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Whoever says they never snuck a kiss in a library is LYING!
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After the campus tour, we headed to beautiful Balboa Park for more photos.
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I knew a kiss on the cheek would get him to smile….
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We could have spent the entire day at Balboa Park, there are so many beautiful spots for photos!
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Looks like we weren’t the only ones with this idea, I think we saw about seven wedding parties having photos taken around the park….
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After a quick stop downtown we headed to La Jolla Beach to finish off the day….
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I have so much to say about this wedding! Jenna and Nicholas (I’m gonna go with Nick for this post, easier to type) are good friends with a very close friend of mine, Brittney, in Denver and I was so happy when they asked me if I would photograph their southern wedding at Brays Island Plantation in South Carolina. I absolutely LOVE destination weddings! The sheer excitement of seeing new places and photographing new venues is why I am in this business! So I flew into Savannah, Georgia and it was off to Brays Island….

I love this story. Nick and Jenna actually met on a blind date. A very good friend of Nick’s was at another wedding and met Jenna, right away he sent Nick a message saying, “I just met your wife.” Well, they went on a date and it was love at first sight. What a great friend!

I can’t thank the Prey and Marquis family enough for their hospitality over the weekend. I have so many new friends because of the sheer awesomeness of your family and friends….that’s right, I said “awesomeness.” I can’t wait to visit everyone when I’m around the Denver area!

Alright, enough conversation, you wanna see the photos! There is a ton of them, so you might have to be a bit patient with the loading. It’s definitely worth the wait!

The day started out with Nick and his groomsmen and friends at the gun club on the plantation for a little skeet shooting. A bit different than the bridesmaids luncheon that the girls went to!

And no, it wasn’t a “shotgun” wedding :)

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Look out, groomsmen with guns….
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The beautiful venue for the ceremony….
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Things were pretty hectic on the brides side of the Inn….
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While on the groom’s side, well, they were pretty relaxed….
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Time to get ready!
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Absolutely beautiful….
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Lookin’ good fellas….
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It’s okay mom, you can come in and see your daughter!
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First time seeing each other before the ceremony….
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What a couple!
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Showtime….
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Elle and Walker, you guys were awesome!
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Walker walking the bride, say that five times fast….
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There’s that paparazzi again, they followed me all the way to South Carolina! It’s rough being as famous as I am….
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Don’t run away! I’m not done with photos yet!
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Oh, it’s raining….
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Doesn’t Nick’s dad look like he belongs in Esquire magazine or something? Looking suave for sure….
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Hey! Jenna’s friend Betsy wants to give the photographer a hug….well, okay :)
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Nevermind, she was just waiting for some bug spray. Wow, that could have been really embarrassing….
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Work it girls!
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Perfect couple + perfect location + perfect light = one very happy photographer! I photographed Jenna and Nicholas as they were married this past weekend at Brays Island Plantation in beautiful South Carolina. More about this amazing wedding will come in the next post, but for now I hope everyone enjoys these photos as much as I do….

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