This goes down as one of my favorite images ever…

We had a blast with our new friends Michelle + Kevin in San Diego a few weeks back.  Despite a little “tan” that Kevin got on one of his more recent fishing trip, they both had fun with it and we love how everything turned out.  The next stop for these two beautiful people will be in Hawaii in October…can’t wait!! ;)

If for whatever reason we’ve never expressed this out loud, here it is…..Lauren and I love engagement shoots!!   Why?  Simple…..

We get to hang our with amazing people like Martine + Chris ;)

Having grown up in Newport his entire life, Chris came up with an amazing idea of spending a few hours on a Duffy boat cruisin’ the Newport Harbor.  Long story short, we ended up spending the full day together and seeing parts of Newport Lauren and I haven’t ever seen! So much so, we felt like tourists!!

We even got to talk to a celebrity ;) (right Martine + Chris?!)

As it turned out, just as we imagined when we first talked about the idea…from the setting/scenery to the perfect outfits and more especially, the amazing company, this is one of our favorite shoots to date.

To Martine + Chris…thank you for your hospitality, humor and for showing us around your old stompin’ grounds ;)  You two looked fantastic and we can’t wait for your big day in July. Let’s jump in a duf PS – so where to first…Ireland or Bali?!

 

It’s true…we love to travel.  Whether we’re shooting a wedding in Cancun, Mexico or up the local mountains to Lake Arrowhead, traveling to meet and photograph our clients is one of the best perks as photographers =)  For this shoot, after being picked up in San Francisco to meet our lovely couple, we took a short drive back down a little to Palo Alto…the place where it all started for these two die-hard Stanford Alumni.  A trip down memory lane took us to a the local dive bar, Antonio’s Nut House, the old dorms on campus and finally to the Dish.

To Nikki + Chad…can’t wait to see you guys again in June!  We miss you guys already! oh and to Chad….I got my year book for you ;) ~John + Lauren

 

We shot Sheryn + Tim’s wedding last year and when we heard that rather than doing their Trash The Dress, we’d be shooting her Maternity instead…we couldn’t be happier for them. =)  Congrats you two!  We can’t wait to meet baby TJ!

 

This day was the first time I got to meet Zainab + Dib because they’re currently residing on the East Coast but within minutes I knew this was going to be a great shoot.  You may hear us say this a lot but connecting with our couples is the most if not one of the most important aspects in producing great images…at least for us it is and just as we did over the phone, we all connected rather effortlessly right away.

With the Santa Monica Pier and the rainy whether just the day before giving way to clear blue skies…Zainab + Dib got exactly what they were hoping for…California at it finest.

To Zainab + Dib…your visit to So Cal was too short lived so hopefully next time you’re back we’ll finally be able to sit down over some yummy food and coffee…enjoy your engagement pics and we’ll see you soon! – John + Lauren

No sun?!…no problem…

Probably one of our favorite photo merges yet!

There’s something special about shooting intimate weddings but to shoot them in the fab city of Palm Springs makes it even sweeter.  Needless to say, when DeeDee+Demian called us about shooting their wedding, we couldn’t be more excited.

Yea we braved 110+ degree heat but in the end, it’s always worth it.  Like most all of our couples, DeeDee + Demian were calm, cool, collect and were amazing to work with! Congrats you two!