When I got the email from Claire about shooting her wedding, I was disappointed to find that I was already booked for her date. But when she requested that I photograph an engagement session for she and Stephen anyway, I couldn't have been more thrilled--especially once we met!
It's funny--when people email and book on the spot, you never know who you'll be meeting when you show up!  Suffice it to say, I was extremely happy to meet Claire & Stephen in person when I showed up in Shady Canyon, even at 38 weeks pregnant!

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Rarely have I met a couple who is SO easygoing with each other. It's an absolute blast to shoot people who are having an absolute blast:

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Seriously, they couldn't stop laughing and playing around--literally all I had to do was sit back and capture the fun:

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And the goofiness :)

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This series makes me want to dance in my beautiful empty living room...if I had one:

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Fun fact--we had to move an empty commode from the center of the room to take these photos :)

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We headed to the garden for some photos next:

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You might notice that Claire is wearing a new outfit in pretty much every photo (come to think of it, so is Stephen). Let's just say there was an Anthropologie store sitting empty that day :)

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It was well worth it :)

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Ah, a location that my heart loves:

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An outfit I will wear when I celebrate the loss of all my baby weight:

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The last place we shot was out by the pool. This was a great spot to end the session:

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The end of a session is my favorite time. People are the most relaxed and the shots are always the most natural:

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The landscaping was awesome!

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So were Claire & Stephen :)

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Something I've been wanting to try for awhile--a bathing suit/cover up resort-y style engagement!

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I think these are so so cute:

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And I think Claire is so so pretty:

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This is a couple who really knows how to laugh together. I know they will keep one another smiling and laughing forever--they just blend in a way that's completely beautiful and harmonious:

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My two favorites:

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Claire & Stephen, congratulations on your wedding--I'm sure it was beautiful! Thank you so much for the chance to photograph your love.