The Wedding Dress

“I want to do a portrait session of my daughter in my wedding dress so that I can give her the photos on her own wedding day.” This request turned into one of my all-time favorite portrait sessions to date. Meet Jen and her six year old daughter Anjali, and take a peek into Anjali’s “wedding day preview”:

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage!

Guess what? One of my best friends is getting MARRIED!


Yup! On July 11th of 2015, these two love birds are going to make it official! I’ve been there since the first date over three years ago, gossiping with Lauren in the sorority house we both lived in together about this new boy.

Well, their first date is old news now – the new thing for us to chat about on the phone is a WEDDING! We have to go old school and use a phone because Lauren & Tyler moved to Sacramento after graduation. But they visit often and when I found out they were going to be in town last weekend, I asked if I could take engagement photos for them! They indulged me by saying yes! (Maybe because I forgot to mention that I had never done an engagement session before… oops.)

The absolutely stunning Grand Del Mar and then the Del Mar Beach set the scene. Thanks to these two gorgeous locations and an outfit change, I snapped over 500 photos of these two posing, smiling, kissing, and often simply looking into each others eyes with that twinkle, knowing that this was just one of many events on the road to spending the rest of their lives together. To be able to witness a love like this is special, and to be honored with the task of capturing it on film is something I am so grateful to have been given.

Here are just some of my favorites… not too bad if I say so myself!

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