When Vince and Angeline initially inquired with me, I sat down with them over a glass of wine to talk about how I approach wedding photography differently than others.
And before we knew it – we were talking about concepts, ideas, and potential photos that could be made during their engagement session.
During our conversation, I learned that they initially met at Firehouse, and spent a good amount of time during their early relationship at the beach. Nowadays, they’ve developed a keen appreciation of wine, and are members of a few different vineyards in Southern California.
With each of my engagement sessions, I try my best to bring out the personality and history of the couple. And while hitting Temecula AND the beach during the golden hour weren’t possible, we made it work. Instead of doing a normal 2-3 hour session, I was willing to split their engagement shoot into 2 single-hour sessions since the 2nd location was walking distance from my house.
Now, planning a photo session at the beach isn’t always the easiest or most cooperative in regards to weather – as you might have noticed from my post the other day. However, Vince and Angeline gave me their complete trust on this portion of the shoot and I can’t thank them enough. I think we may have rescheduled 3-4 times due to the weather not being exactly on-point, and I was afraid their patience was being tested! I didn’t want to keep delaying the shoot – but felt it was important to make sure they got the very best conditions for their photos.
On the day of their shoot, a few clouds threatened to affect things…but I could tell that they weren’t strong enough and conditions would be perfect for the lighting. We went for it and came back with some pretty awesome shots!
I’ll split their session into two posts for the sake of variety, and begin with their beach session since it’s the story of how they started out! (Stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow)
Dig the shadows on this one.
This is probably one of my favorites as it’s so “telling” of the beach.
And closin’ it out with the sunset silhouette!