TOP 5 ENGAGEMENT PHOTO LOCATIONS IN SOCAL // ORANGE COUNTY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

TOP 5 ENGAGEMENT PHOTO LOCATIONS IN SOCAL // ORANGE COUNTY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

A few things may come to mind when initially thinking of locations to do your engagement shoot. Maybe your first date spot, favorite place to grab a drink together or something as easy and simple as the beach! Who doesn’t love the beach? Or maybe you’re doing a destination engagement session, or dreaming one up! Where to begin? How long does it take to travel between locations?

JACELLE x CASEY | Imperial Sand Dunes // LA Wedding Photographer

JACELLE x CASEY | Imperial Sand Dunes // LA Wedding Photographer

Sand Dunes Engagement Shoot // Los Angeles Couples Photographer

wind was fierce, but so were we. & these guys are beyond romantic.

nothing could go wrong with this free-spirited, gypsy inspired engagement shoot.

HMU // Boho Bird Salon

DRESS // spell bride

LOCATION // Imperial Sand Dunes, California

Trevor x Kami // Intimate Engagement Photography

Trevor x Kami // Intimate Engagement Photography

All I have to say is that when you get a message on instagram from a pro baseball player (guys I know about zero when it comes to sports) telling you how head over heals he is for his girl Kami, you've got to respond right away. :) Kami and Trevor, I'm so excited to share your story with everyone, it's uniquely beautiful and written by God. Such a good story!! Also, #goroyals 🤩

Location // Hitchcock Nature Center in Honeycreek, Iowa

Hair x Makeup // Alison Lapke
insta: @alison__mua x alisonmua12@gmail.com

Brett x Austin

Brett x Austin

when you celebrate your anniversary with an epic trip each year, why not remember it with photos? brett (sweetest human ever) reached out and asked for an anni shoot in page, arizona to celebrate their four year wedding anniversary. of course I love the spontaneity and hopped on a plane to go shoot this fun loving couple. southern utah and northern arizona doesn't dissapoint. 

KATIE x VINNIE | BEAR LAKE ENGAGEMENT SESSION in ESTES PARK, COLORADO

KATIE x VINNIE | BEAR LAKE ENGAGEMENT SESSION in ESTES PARK, COLORADO

Don't be fooled y'all! This hike gave me some real side cramps. Katie and Vinnie take their hiking seriously, and apparently I don't. HA! 

We had a great time hiking around Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park! We had fun driving the windy roads together in between locations in the park. These guys made me laugh a lot and I can't say enough good things about them!  

MARY x KEVIN | DENVER, COLORADO

MARY x KEVIN | DENVER, COLORADO

Mary and Kevin lost a family member this fall. It hurts to even type it out. Mary's sister in-law, Abby, had passed away in an accident. She was young--a mother of two, and a wife to an incredible man. Mary is wearing her sister Abby's red flannel shirt. 

Mary and Kevin are kind, compassionate and beautiful people. See their love. Witness with me, the beautiful landscape God had created. 

EMILY x COLT | BOULDER FLATIRONS PROPOSAL STORY

EMILY x COLT | BOULDER FLATIRONS PROPOSAL STORY

FREAKING PUMPED ABOUT THIS 😭😍

I had Colt write out his proposal story so y'all can get all of the lovey-dovey, sweet-surprising vibes we got when this all went down. 

"It was a plan that had been set in motion a few weeks in advance. We would be in Colorado with my sister-in-law who just so happens to be a wedding photographer, what are the odds right? So we went out on a morning hike on Friday to the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. After taking Clay and Rachel's pictures as a cover up, Rach asked if Em and I wanted some pictures together. My response was, 'Yeah!' but Em's was, 'Maybe later.' She hadn't been feeling well that morning so after anxiously walking barely five minutes, Rach offers again and Em begrudgingly accepts.

So at the foot of the mountain I got down on one knee as Rachel captured every sweet moment. Emily truly did not see it coming. Her first words when I went to one knee were, 'What are you doing?' But once she figured it out both of our eyes welled up with tears. I told her how much she meant to me and how I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. After asking for her hand in marriage she, without hesitation, said 'Yes!'. I've never seen so much joy in a person's eyes as I slid the ring onto her finger and the only day that will top it is the day we can finally say 'I Do'.