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!
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:
Seriously, they couldn't stop laughing and playing around--literally all I had to do was sit back and capture the fun:
And the goofiness :)
This series makes me want to dance in my beautiful empty living room...if I had one:
Fun fact--we had to move an empty commode from the center of the room to take these photos :)
We headed to the garden for some photos next:
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 :)
It was well worth it :)
Ah, a location that my heart loves:
An outfit I will wear when I celebrate the loss of all my baby weight:
The last place we shot was out by the pool. This was a great spot to end the session:
The end of a session is my favorite time. People are the most relaxed and the shots are always the most natural:
The landscaping was awesome!
So were Claire & Stephen :)
Something I've been wanting to try for awhile--a bathing suit/cover up resort-y style engagement!
I think these are so so cute:
And I think Claire is so so pretty:
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:
My two favorites:
Claire & Stephen, congratulations on your wedding--I'm sure it was beautiful! Thank you so much for the chance to photograph your love.