Hanah & Jaden

The portrait session was romantic because the couple is, and so is their story. Hanah and Jaden met in Korea as children. Hanah had a crush on Jaden back then, which he never knew. Flash forward many years, Hanah was in town attending MIIS and Jaden was in the area on business. They reconnected and fell in love. They will be getting married later this year in Korea, but wanted to take some wedding-like engagement photos in all the special places here where their loved had bloomed. Now, beyond this incredible story, they are two wonderful individuals; so beautiful, gracious, and fun. Even to me, it was all a little like a dream.

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Tianna & Richie

Beautiful (no, stunning!), smart, athletic, sincere, loyal, and devoted are just some of the words I would use to describe Tianna and Richie as individuals, and as a couple. Their wedding at Deer Park Villa in Fairfax, on a warm summer day, was a delight, including a traditional Samoan money dance. Amazing friends, wonderful extended family, a happy couple and nothing but blue skies ahead. I also would like to give a special thanks to my second shooter at this wedding, Tara Benson. Her images are noted below.

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Janey & Paul

First of all I want to say that if I could pull off hot pink hair, like Janey can, I would do it in a second. Janey and Paul are both so cool, so fun, and such warm people. Their pride and love for each other was something we could all feel that day. They are both from Ireland but met in the states. Some of their family and guests even came over from various parts of Ireland to attend the wedding. I should also say that I love all things Irish, so when Janey’s father and sister (and Janey herself) brought out their musical instruments to play some traditional music I was in heaven. Janey and Paul’s wedding day at the Old Whaling Station in Monterey, was filled with humor, heartfelt emotion, originality, and fun. A true celebration in every sense of the word.

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Natalie & Aaron, Engaged

You would be seriously hard-pressed to find a nicer, more beautiful couple than Natalie and Aaron. We played around at Carmel Beach and Carmel River Beach for these photos.

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