Rachael + Todd: San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point Strands

Rachael and Todd are possibly the most fun duo I've ever had the chance to photograph. I'd never met them before but immediately knew they were the kind of folks I'd like to know. Even though they said this was their first professional photo session, clearly, they have some modeling skills. Or ..they're just naturals. I love how much they love one another and how they just enjoy being together. And having the honor to capture that love was a privilege! We spent the afternoon catching the golden rays of the setting sun. Beginning at the San Juan Capistrano Open Spaces Park and ending at Dana Point Strands beach. These two are a coast loving, outdoor adventuring couple and I certainly hoped I captured their beauty and that of the life they live with clarity! Enjoy :) 

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Bristol + Brandon: Newport Beach

Bristol + Brandon: Newport Beach

Bristol and Brandon are my kind of couple. Strong, courageous, beautiful. They decided to have a *party* rather than a normal wedding. Instead of doing all that traditional stuff that brides and grooms typically do- they did something unique, and wonderful. They didn't have flowers, they didn't have a bridal party, they didn't have fancy centerpieces or a special letter to open to one another the morning of the wedding. They didn't sit at a special table or do a first look or cut a cake or throw a guarder. Instead of all that- they took their time to soak in their day, to celebrate their union, to converse with their guests. OH and how could I fail to mention- they ran a half marathon (or was it a marathon?) the morning of. I completely admire these two and the way they celebrated. You cannot miss the utter joy on their faces in these photos. This was possibly one of the most laid back yet FUN weddings I have ever attended and had the pleasure of capturing. They officially tied the knot at the courthouse on Leap Day. Finally- her mom made her dress- which she looked INCREDIBLE in. As a bride who wore blush- I'm all for the non-traditional colors (and ways to celebrate)!! Their party took place at the American Legion in Newport Beach, CA. 

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