When Randy and Allie asked if we wanted to fly to Catalina and back for their engagement photos, we were like, "mmm nah, that doesn't sound very fun." .......Not. Actually, they had no idea they'd be fulfilling a long time photographic dream of ours. Hanging out with Randy and Allie couldn't have been more laid back and enjoyable. We met them for a great lunch and then soared through the sky thanks to Randy's awesome skills.
The day we spent with Kelly and Kyle on Catalina Island goes down in the books as one of the most epic engagement sessions we've ever done. Catalina is about an hour by boat from Los Angeles but feels like a world away. Kyle grew up on the island and Kelly has family from there as well...crazy coincidence since there's only about four thousand people on the island. Clearly they were meant to find each other.
Kyle's parents picked us up in their awesome 1960s Volkswagon bus and drove us all over the island on roads that are only accessible to locals. When we got to the other side of the island, we watched a tall ship (or a pirate ship according to Emily) anchor as the last bit of sunlight streamed through the low clouds and made dazzling patterns on the Pacific. Magic.
We can't wait to get our film back from this shoot and will probably be sharing more photos once we do. Also soon to come: Kelly and Kyle's intimate wedding on a Malibu mountaintop!
-Peter and Emily