Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Erika & Matt's Engagement Session - Pescadero, CA

Erika & Matt... Where to begin? They met her second year of college when she transfered from San Diego to Sac State to be closer to home. Matt was the famed panini maker, and she was the cute girl taking the coffee orders at Java City in the campus Union Center. A friend told her to get dressed up and order his specialty chicken sandwich, and the rest is history. Two and a half years later, he completed her dreams by proposing on the beaches of Hawaii during her graduation trip with her family. The wedding is creeping up this June, and I just know it is going to be a fantastic day for all involved.
Now, this engagement session didn't quite go as planned. A few bumps in the planning road as we got closer made for quite an interesting start. We began the session at Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadaro, CA and had high hopes for overcast skies at the most. Well, until the we started getting wet. Sea breezes and light rain were not a good mix! Even so, we pushed through, waiting it out inbetween a few photos here and there so we wouldn't get TOTALLY soaked. Even through all of the crazy wind and rain, these two rocked it out no problem! Love it when I work with fantastic couples :)

They're pretty dang adorable together, right?
As soon as we wrapped up at this first location, the sun FINALLY broke out from behind the clouds. We made our way back down Highway 1, and the fun just kept on coming! A quick outfit change, and we started getting down and dirty (literally!) for the second half of the session. Apparently February is an excellent time to go to the beach for sessions, because there was almost nobody there!
This next one is a total favorite. Don't be surprised if it starts showing up all over my sample products!
And here comes the bravery! These last few shots were so much fun to get.
To Erika & Matt: I am SO glad we got to work together, and take an adventure to a location I have never been before. Seeing you two together makes me happy, because you really do show what true love and marriage is all about. You are going to make one HOT bride and groom in June, and I am completely honored to be there as a member of your bridal party :)


  1. Great job rolling with the punches on these! Sometimes things don't work to our favor, but you did a wonderful job Emily! :D

  2. Great job on those beach shots chick!

  3. I love the look of fog in photos, and I think you really made it work! Great couple, lovely colors. Well done!

  4. Beautiful images, these are just terrific.

  5. Awesome Emily! I love how their happiness just shines through! Great job!

  6. So lovely! Love those last two!