The Colors of Fall

While this post is late, I had to make sure these photos were given as a gift well before they were seen anywhere else. Fall has always been my favorite season, but especially since moving to the Valley. While I love the cold (and of course the snow on the mountains!) there is nothing like the changing of the leaves and the brilliant oranges and browns. A walk through the orchard with these two friends was a welcome treat. 

Caitlyn + Jackson

Sometimes getting a couple to open up and give us the details of how they met and fell in love can be a challenge. Luckily, that wasn't the case with this couple, and the result was a beautifully personal piece. 

I'm so thankful that Caitlyn and Jackson jumped at the opportunity to really share the details of their relationship for this highlight film. It gave us a sense of how they work as a couple, how they plan to grow together, and how much fun they really have everyday. 

Caitlyn and Jackson's wedding was a blast. A true celebration of what matters most to these two. 

Amber + Joe - Surprise engagement shoot

This past weekend was a particularly special one for my family. My brother Joe and his girlfriend, Amber, got engaged! I’m so thrilled and happy for them. Amber has always been such a great fit in our family and she has always brought the best out in my brother.

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Several weeks back, Joe called me to tell me he was planning to propose to Amber. We talked strategy, rings, and of course, I presented the idea of a surprise shoot. Joe was very excited at the idea of preserving such a special moment and immediately agreed.  Our plotting and planning continued for the next few weeks.

 "Will You Marry Me"

 "Will You Marry Me"

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On Saturday morning, we all headed down to the Carpinteria Bluffs. Joe walked us through his plan, and Jordan and I set up our cameras. My parents arrived with Amber's and they all walked down to the water. Shortly after, Joe arrived with Amber. He walked her out to the bluff’s edge, over looking the beach, where he had “Will You Marry Me” written in the sand. She happily said yes.

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After some champagne on the beach, we all went out for a delicious lunch. It was such a great day and I am honored to have been included in such a special moment in my brother’s and future sister-in-law's life. 

Check back for more updates on the happy couple and for a peek at their engagement video.  For more photos, check out the gallery.