Since we include an engagement session with all of our wedding coverage, it is not uncommon for us to go to the same location more than once. One of our goals becomes to always find something new and unique about … Continue reading
The weather can either be a friend or foe when you are an event photographer. We are always carefully tuned in to the weather channel whenever we have location sessions. The weather in Valencia could be beautiful, and an hour away at the beach, it could be raining. We had to reschedule Danielle & Travis’s engagement session once due to wind and rain, so we were really hoping for good weather last Sunday. We had made it through our wedding on Saturday without any drops falling (there was a 20% chance), so we felt confident to try it again with the same prediction on Sunday.
We left Valencia with rain imminent, but as we drove further south and through the San Fernando Valley and across the 101, the skies were blue and with puffy white clouds. It was overcast again by the time we reached PCH. Danielle and Travis were right on time for our meeting, although a little nervous. Danielle was anxious to make sure we captured the fun, romantic couple they were. We were sure it would be easy- just look at these two-and the girl is a dancer-just look at those legs! Now that is what we calling jumping for joy. We knew they were going to make us look good.
Within minutes they were warmed up-although the beach got pretty cool later…and having fun. It was easy to capture this fun loving couple and their slide show is even more evidence of their playful personalities. They really bring out the best in one another. Don’t miss the shot Dave snapped of Danielle clowning in the background as I was showing her where to sit.
Luck really was on our side, because as we got to our cars to brush off the sand and change shoes- the rain started! Thank goodness for the hot clam chowder at the Paradise Beach Cafe. Now that is what I call perfect timing for a perfect couple!
You know it’s going to be a great engagement sitting when the couple is on time, in the right location, wearing coordinated clothing, and brings along with them a file folder full of ideas-including an ampersand that Alison custom-created and made-by-hand to execute a shot she had in mind. What more can your photographers ask for? It was a beautiful evening in Santa Monica and we got to window shop, listen to street music, people watch, drink Starbucks, eat cotton candy, play on the beach, and create these incredible images. That’s what we consider FUN! We hope you enjoy these romantic images that captured Alison & Tony’s personality along with the surroundings of one of their favorite places to hang out.