From Holmes to House

If you have followed my blog you will know I have documented this wonderful couples journey for the past few years. Jesse and Jeff have chosen me to shoot their engagement and wedding photos!! I am so honored an excited!!  We started at where they first met! The Circle in Orange, CA. They have so many memories (and photos) tied to this adorable little town. I hope you enjoy their engagement session as much as I enjoyed shooting it!!JJE02JJE03JJE04October can’t come soon enough!!JJE01This is the exact spot they met at The Orange International Street fair so many years ago. JJE05JJE06JJE07Next we took their shoot to a nature setting. Loved it.JJE09JJE08Jesse’s smile defines lighting up a room, or in this case a park. Hehe.JJE11JJE12JJE13JJE15JJE14JJE16JJE17JJE18JJE19JJE21JJE22Like I said before, October cannot come soon enough!! Can’t wait to shoot their wedding day when they officially take on the journey of life together. 🙂JJE23JJE10

Christmas With the House’s

I have been photographing this family for some time now. Just a year ago, Jesse was pregnant with little baby Hudson! A year later and boy is six month old Hudson huge!

Enjoy!JC01I love this shot of Hudson looking down at his big Sissy being silly! 🙂JC02JC03

JC06This family lives in the wonderful town of Orange in CA. We were so excited to come across a big painting of an orange tucked away in a small ally. JC08All over the wall was little writings of Love on the wall. We didn’t even notice it till we were reviewing the photos ! Such a fun surprise!!JC10JC09I loved this blooper. Ha ha, such a family moment!JC11Even more Love writings on walls!! JC12When we got back to their home, we gave Hudson a little 6 month shoot!JC13JC14JC16Seeing that his mother is a teacher – its adorable how much he loves that book!!JC15Merry Christmas, everyone!

Anne & Josh

Let me introduce you to two East Coasters who met and fell in love on the West Coast! Josh is from Philadelphia and Anne is from Syracuse, NY! They both ended up in San Diego eventually and had the same circle of friends but it still took them years to ever meet! The day finally came went they joined mutual friends for some brunch in San Diego. They struck up a conversation right away and afterwards the group went to another friends party. After the party he took her hand as they were walking down the hill – and they’ve been together ever since!! Anne says that after two weeks she KNEW he was the one she was going to marry. She was so confident in this that just a month later she convinced him to go to her family reunion where he met 91 of her family members!!

Even though she KNEW after two weeks, they’ve shared their lives together for the past four years and are now engaged! They will have their wedding in NY but wanted their engagement session in SD.  We shot in Ocean Beach and enjoyed the sunshine and cool breezes of a November in So Cal. They weren’t trying to make family members on the cold East Coast jealous or anything. Ha ha.

Their dogs are a big part of their lives so they wanted some shots at Dog Beach. It was a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky!! And their dogs were so well behaved even though their furry friends were running and playing all around them!AJ01AJ02Doesn’t mean it wasn’t hard to get them to stay still at times, ha ha. AJ03AJ04AJ05Then we took the puppies home and had a session down by the water. Sigh, amor. ❤AJ06AJ07AJ08AJ09We walked down to the beach where there was some awesome sandstone. AJ11
AJ12AJ13There were carvings in the sandstone left by people over the years. And there was ACTUALLY “Will you marry me” carved into the wall!! I had to capture some fun photos!AJ1AJ15AJ16AJ17AJ18AJ19AJ20AJ22After our beach sesh, they wanted to get some photos taken at their favorite pub!AJ24AJ25AJ27AJ27aAJ29AJ30I wish you two the best!!! Enjoy your wedding on the East Side!!

J & B

I absolutely love this couple!JB06Our shoot began at the place they had their first date! Wine Steels in San Diego, CA. JB01They’ve come a long way since that date and will be taking a walk down that isle in just over a year!! I am lucky enough to be in their wedding, so engagement shot’s are the only Pro style photos I will be taking!! So happy I was able to capture these!! Side note, Brianna has the most amazing hair!JB02JB03

Next we shot at the beach where Juan proposed!! This whole shoot was a fun trip down memory lane 😀JB07

I am so honored and excited to be in their wedding!! I know the year will just fly by!!JB10

..International Lovers..

Just over a year ago these two love birds met in San Diego. Ted is from Sweden and was visiting San Diego on holiday. But just before he left he met Cristy and their love story began. A year has gone by and many miles have been flown. On his most recent trip to visit Cristy, they arranged a little photo session of their own.

Ted and Cristy

Ted and Cristy

Ted and Cristy

This shoot was special because it was Ted’s 3rd and final visit of the year. Next is Cristy’s turn to fly to Sweden, except her ticket has no return date. That’s right, this American girl is taking off on a fairytale adventure to see Europe with the man she loves.


Ted and Cristy

It was wonderful shooting with these international little love birds. I can’t wait to go visit them in Sweden! 2013 is going to be an amazing year!