Linda + Jake's story is a little different than most. They contact me a few months ago explaining how they spontaneously eloped last year and never got any engagement or wedding photos done professionally and realized they still wanted them. Re-creating this day for them was so special and no better place to do so than in the Redwoods of Northern California. Linda had always wanted to wear a veil, but didn't use one when they eloped at city hall, so she made sure she had one for our shoot together. We met and had their first look under the towering Redwood trees, and ended the night on the coast just as the sun was setting.
These two adventurers know exactly how to live life. They came all the way from Chicago to meet me in Joshua Tree for their engagement session, and of course get a little climbing in. When Brooke first contacted me about shooting her wedding, I knew it was a match made in heaven because of how adventurous these two souls are, and how much they value enjoying life. Then when I met them and saw how they love being together, it was so obvious that this is the coolest couple of all time. I mean... when you're having this much fun with your person, you've got to be doing something right. We drank beer and listened to 90's hip hop on the windiest day of all time in Joshua Tree. It was perfect.
This was such a dream come true for me. I have been wanting to do a styled shoot for a while, but pulling together all the details in the midst of being so busy and traveling was hard. I wanted to do this shoot in the Redwoods because it's such a meaningful place to say your vows In the midst of these towering thousand year old trees that have withstood incredible opposition, you commit yourself to the love of your life. Does it get any more romantic? I also wanted to emphasize the laid back, boho bride, where everything isn't perfect, but beautiful all the same. The dresses are from Dreamers & Lovers, my all time favorite dress designer in Los Angeles, CA. The anklets are from Free People. The suit was mix matched from personal items to goodwill finds. The location is on the coast in Northern California in the Lady Bird Redwood Grove and the beach was just along the 101-N as you drive north of Trinidad, CA. Really excited to share this inspiration with you!
Such a treat to meet and photograph this couple. They are the most genuine souls you will ever meet and spending the morning with them exploring San Francisco, eating ice cream, hiking around Mt. Tamalpias, was the best. I think it's easy to want to be relaxed while planning your wedding, trying to keep the focus on the moment, instead of on the details. Well, this couple is ACTUALLY doing that, and I am so proud of them for it. So excited for your new life together friends!!
I don't often get to work locally since I live in a small Northern California town, so when these two contacted me to spontaneously do an engagement shoot while they were in town, I was so excited. We went to one of the best waterfalls in the world, just 1 hour from Redding, and got completely soaked, as usual, while the tourists watched us like we were crazy. Been there before. Meagan + Gavin were so sweet, and we had such a blast hanging out together. Their love for each other just pours out of every image. You can tell just how much they love being with each other.