engagements

Lake Powell Engagements

Lake Powell Engagements

I am such a huge advocate for making your wedding, engagements, vow renewals, fill in the blanks, into more than just a day, but an experience.  It takes away the stress of needing everything to be so perfect because what you are doing isn't for a picture, it's for a feeling, a memory, a moment in time that you can look back on and remember more than just a photo, 
it's a weekend of memories,
a meaningful place, 
the person you shared this with.

My husband and I got married on the Lost Coast - a rugged, mostly inaccessible part of the Northern California coast where we had both been on extended backpacking trips and it had become one of our favorite places in the world. Now, every time I go back to that place, I can't help but feel overwhelmed by our memories from that weekend and I relive it all over again from beginning to end. Tears stream down my face, and I feel everything.

I think the place that you choose to document your love is a big deal, it holds those memories just as much as the pictures do. These two did just that.

Jillian + Eric spent the week road tripping through Arizona + Utah and I met up with them in the middle of their trip for some epic engagement photos in the desert. We camped out in our cars above Lake Powell so we could wake up before the sun and capture their love in an incredible place. It was everything + more than I expected, and we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. We spent the whole day together and it was unforgettable.

Valerie + Vedran

Valerie + Vedran

These two took me to Lake Tahoe for their engagement shoot and I couldn't believe I had never been here before! The whole area is so gorgeous and such a perfect place to meet and hang out with Valerie + Vedran.  These two are eloping later this year in Yosemite and I absolutely cannot wait!  It was so special to document their love and how much fun they have with each other.  Valerie was just loving all the PDA, it was great.  

Brooke + Matt

Brooke + Matt

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.