When Carly contacted me and asked me to take photos of her and her fiance, Patrick’s elopement, I was so excited! I met Carly several years ago when we both joined a women’s support and empowerment group. We spent about 2 years talking on the phone, but had never met. Carly and Patrick had been living in Burlington Vermont and decided to give up their sedentary lifestyles, give in to wanderlust and pack everything into a van for a few years- travel the country see where the wind blew them. You can follow their adventure on Instagram @thevanpirechronicles They made it all the way to California and have a special place in their hearts for the western desert. We finally had the chance to meet face to face and give each other big hugs on the day we did their elopement shoot in Joshua Tree National Monument. Joshua Tree is a breathtakingly beautiful and unique landscape to shoot in. The light and landscape are beyond gorgeous. Carly and Patrick were amazing and we had the most wonderful day, getting to know each other better, exploring the park and taking beautiful photos of this stunning couple. An unforgettable day with forever new friends.
Details, details, details!!! Marina and Jonathan truly had a vision for their wedding day. Old timey charm abounded, from her bullet stamped engagement ring to the green and succulent floral arrangements by Events Taylor Made. Oak Canyon Ranch was the perfect venue with just a touch of rustic charm as backdrop for cowboy boots and bow ties. Every detail was perfect, down to the bespoke wedding dress she had made by a fashion designer friend. It was bound to be a perfect day. But a bride's worst nightmare happened and that dream dress didn't show up! Marina was heartbroken and ready to just slip into her modest reception dress for the ceremony when the owner of Oak Canyon Ranch offered to lend her the dress she was married in in the 80's. The dress looked gorgeous on Marina and was an amazing fit for her theme, with it's high lace neckline and cathedral train, Marina was a vision and the day was saved!! Talk about something borrowed! An unforgettable and absolutely gorgeous wedding!
Heart & Soul, joy & laughter... Alex and Ben just exude fun and creativity as a couple! Spend a little time with them and you can see that what's so special about this couple is just how much fun they have in each other's company! Fashion blogger Alex brought along her fiercest shoes and fabulous attitude. musician Ben brought his favorite chucks and keen sense of humor. they both brought tons of love!
The engagement session took place in and around their Silverlake home and at the ever hip and always colorful sunset junction... the perfect place to capture the uniqueness of this fun loving, creative, gorgeous and vibrant couple!