We met Fabiola and Rich near their Orange County home for their engagement photo session. What a cool, fun couple! Confession time. I love these engagement photo shoots. It is an interesting phase in a couples lives. They are no longer dating, but not married. Let’s face it, weddings may start out to be about the couple, but they end up being about everyone else. Usually there are social and religious customs that dictate a wedding.(which is special and sacred) As much fun as wedding planning can be, it is a bit stressful too. The engagement photo session is just about the couple. Capturing them in this in-between time is beautiful to me. It is a chance to see them, as few people get to see them, and to record those moments forever. Fabi and Rich chose a couple of different spots for their session, including the Montage in Laguna Beach. They were relaxed in spite of the chilly wind. They were laughing and smiling and just, adorable. Chris likes to get to know the couple more during these sessions, and they get to know him. That is important, since at your wedding, your photographer will stick to you all day, it should be someone you feel comfortable with. I am lucky to get to witness these moments. Thank you Fabi and Rich, see you at your wedding! xo Debra
I guess networking really does work. Last week I photographed my sons mothers brothers wife’s sisters wedding. Sorry, I know there should be some commas in there somewhere. They had loving and supportive friends and family with them, and they narrowed down the bridal party to only include 12 flower girls. (give or take) When you are 1 of 7 sisters, there are lots of kids in attendance. Everyone in this family pitched in to help make it a wonderful day. Special thanks to my wonderful crew and their photo contribution, and to Mitch for picking up meatball subs for us, and to Debra for driving back to the church when I left my tripod behind. Jolene and Jessica at Tustin Ranch Golf Club assembled a wonderful reception, escorted us around for a great photo session with Ronnie and Teresa, and treated all the vendors with 1st class style. Teresa and Ronnie had a church ceremony, but TRGC is a great location for both ceremonies and reception. Check them out if you are getting married and looking for a nice country club setting.
Here is a little collection of images from this afternoons family shoot.