I’ve never been West of the Mississippi until this trip to Cali…
I made my way through Hartsfield, boarded the plane, and curled up next to the window. I could never understand why people aren’t amazed at all the beautiful scenes they’re flying over. Keep your on-flight movies, I’ll watch the world pass under my feet!
A fews months prior, Angela had called me and asked if I would be willing to come to LA for their engagement shoot. Of course I said yes. After lots of emails and two flights, we met at the L.A. airport. And, yes, the traffic is as bad as it’s reputation says it is!
We spent the weekend eating amazing food and taking me on tours of Pasadena so I could survey the landscape and lighting. This is one of the prettiest shoots I’ve done thus far! I loved getting to know Angela and Paul during my time in Pasadena.
It was wonderful to spend some time with such a fun and hospitable couple. I love getting to know people and wish my job afforded me weekends for all my clients. I’ve decided to now have at least two meals with couples and their families in preparation for their wedding day. It’s good to prepare my heart for that day, too.
We went to Old Town Pasadena (The Playhouse, an ice cream shop, and some side streets). Pretty much anywhere they’re had a great date! Then to the beaches of Malibu, specifically El Matador. This is a pretty famous beach. Once I got there I knew why! California light is so clear and this sunset is pretty magical.
But here are the beautiful photographs below! Please check them out and leave them some love. So very excited for your wedding.
Megan and Mark were wed just a few weeks ago at a small stone chapel in Roswell.
The ceremony consisted of family and close friends. There were vibrant reds to accent the wintery month – the red doors on the chapel and the red getaway car, a 1955 GMC Pickup Truck. The engagement ring was composed of sapphires and diamonds (sapphires are my favorite, as well). All the details made for a lovely celebration.
For their couple portraits, we walked through the gardens at Heritage Green Springs. The light casted hazy golden beams through the winter Georgia pines. Their portraits are both light and romantic.
Their friendship is evident in their relationship. I’ve enjoyed knowing them and this aspect of their relationship. It’s nice to see a love where both people just feel at home with one another.
On a personal note, I wanted to post this wedding because it was beautiful and was, also, sentimental to me. I began my career as a photographer more than 5 years ago, photographing friends’ weddings. These are some of the last of those dear friends getting hitched! I wanted to make sure to savor the end of an era. Glad it has led to such beautiful beginnings and to be a part of it!