Jaclyn and Anthony are so cute together. They met when Jaclyn was a customer at the bank where Anthony worked and six years of dating later, they’re engaged and getting married this September! We met up for an engagement session on and around the Shakespeare Bridge in Pasadena. They had walked along the bridge on their very first date so returning to it now as an engaged couple felt really special. With the old oak trees and stone walkways, the arches of the bridge, and blooming jacarandas, this engagement session captured the best of Pasadena and gave me the chance to spend a fun afternoon getting to know these two wonderful people before their big day!
Even though they’re fans of rival hockey teams, Kelly and Mike make a great team of two. We met up for a stroll in the park near their home in Lake Forest, California for their engagement session, where I got to fulfill my dream of photographing a couple on a footbridge. It’s always reminded me of Anne of Green Gables and is about the most romantic thing I can think of, especially when the light filters through the trees and wraps everything in a warm glow.
One of the things I love most about wedding photography is that I’m always meeting nice new people, and Jenna and Connor are two of the nicest. At first, I met up with only Jenna because Connor was deployed in the Navy at the time. He has been stationed on a ship near Japan. There was a tiny window to schedule our engagement photography session because Connor’s ship was coming to California for only one week then heading back to Japan until December. I was so happy that we were able to meet up at the Placerita Nature Center in Santa Clarita to take engagement photos. It was unfortunately one of the hottest days of summer, topping out at 106 degrees Fahrenheit, but these two were such troopers. They didn’t let the heat get to them and were all smiles, happy to be together.
Having been in my own international long distance relationship before getting married, I can definitely relate to making the most of your time together. It sounds like they had a fun-filled visit with homemade cakes (Jenna is a professional baker), lots of In & Out burgers, and the Antelope Valley Fair. I can’t wait for their March rustic wedding at Rancho Camulos Museum!