Orange County

Maternity // My baby momma

As we enter the month of February my family will be embarking on some new territory. We will be adding a new addition to our little family, on the 12th we will be expecting our baby girl, Rowan Grace. It's going to be so different with a little girl since we've been so use to having our baby boy Colton in our lives for the past 3.5 years. It will be a good different, we seriously can't wait. BUT, as much as I want to go into it today, I will wait till she gets here to talk more about our experience. So for now, here is a quick maternity/family session we did last week. 

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Orange County Engagement // Megan + Justin

So what happens when you combine a rad couple, a classic old school muscle car and perfect SoCal weather? One kick ass engagement session thats what! Last weekend I had a blast getting to know Megan and Justin during our engagement session in Fullerton/Brea, I love being able to bond and learn about both of them prior to the wedding. Yeah I know most people think engagement photos are about getting their "save the date" photo, but reality is that's when we really get to know each other so come wedding day we can all relax and enjoy the day without having any of those "awkward" moments.

Anyways....the short time we spent together last weekend was awesome, it really felt like I have known them for a long time and we were just out having fun taking pictures. BTW these two were such naturals in front of the camera, they made my job ridiculously easy. I seriously can't wait to document their wedding day come this September! 

For now here are few images from their session, I wish I could share more, but I think these will work, I hope you all enjoy! Oh and for all you motor heads out there his ride is a 1969 Chevy Camaro, I freaking love that paint job too! 

Laguna Beach Engagement // Katie + Joe

I'm so excited to finally share this engagement session taken a couple of weeks ago in Laguna. It's of an old friend of mine from the Triathlon team and her fiancé. Katie and I have known each other since probably my 3rd year on the team, that's when she joined, I think lol....Anyways I was thrilled when I got a Facebook message from her a couple months back, she loved the images she saw of Kathleen and Matt's engagement HERE (they are on the team as well and really good friends with each other). So one thing led to another and now I'm honored to be photographing their wedding in June! 

It was great to catch up with Katie during our session, it's been years, but it was also great to spend time hanging out with the both of them. Joe is on the triathlon team as well, he's a cool cat for sure! I'm really stoked for the both of them, they are so great with each other. Actually in fact, to get my ass back into gear I plan to start riding with them during the week, I can't wait. 

Ok enough talk, here are some of the images taken for our engagement session, I hope you enjoy!
*Note - Images are sharper than they appear, I'm currently having a compression issue when uploading my images therefore making these images look pixelated.

Orange County Engagement // Mandy + Michael

With the way our weather here in SoCal has been going (warm, clear skies, very little rain) who would of thought there would be a random marine layer roll in right in the middle of the day in Laguna? Well, it happened to us during our engagement session last month right when we were about to start shooting at 2pm, BUT it didn't phase Mandy and Michael, in fact we embraced it and I think we got some pretty rad shots despite the fog.

I had such a great time hanging out with these two, we started at the beach and ended at O'Neill Park. During that time it was good to laugh, learn and grow to love them as friends and as a couple. This year once again I'm blessed to have such great clients and these two definitely continue the trend, thank you to the both of you! I'm looking forward to documenting your day in August!

Orange County Engagement // Kathleen + Matt

I was truly honored when I received an email from Kathleen several months back asking me to document her wedding. See, back in my triathlon days when I was part of the Newport Coast Triathlon Team, Kathleen and Matt joined the team about a year before I left. I was able to train and race with these two on many occasions. I don't think they were officially dating at the time, but really good friends, I think, wink? LOL. One thing was for certain, there was something more to their friendship than just hanging out. Since I left the team I wasn't able to witness the connection they had come together. So when I got the email that they are getting married, I was stoked to hear they have decided to take the next step in life together. I'm so happy for the both of them and can't wait to document their special day in April. Here are a few images taken during our engagement session around OC.