Chesley and Luke: Santa Paula Engagement Photos, Glen Tavern Inn

Well things have really come full circle for us. Almost 7 (crazy to think) years ago we got married and had our reception at the Glen Tavern - a historic hotel that is rumored to be super haunted. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when we met Chesley and Luke there for some engagement photos. It was such a blast getting to know them and hanging out in one of our (and their) favorite places. We had thought we might get rained out on the session so we planned on the Glen Tavern because we figured if we had to shoot inside the whole time, it would be just fine. Long story short, the rain stopped and we got the photograph in some foggy hills that would make you think you were in Scotland...even though we were still just about an hour from LA. 

-Peter and Emily

Tricia and Warren: Pasadena and Downtown LA Cityscape Engagement Photos

At the start of the new year, we finally got the chance to meet Tricia and Warren in person after many an e-mail, skype video, and phone call. All four of us geared up to get wet and muddy on what was supposed to be a rainy day in LA. Instead, we got one of the most perfect west-coast evenings that anyone could have asked for. We met these two at Copa Vida in Pasadena for a latte and later made our way to Griffith Park. We played around at the tennis courts where Warren and Tricia both played in high school and then hiked our way up to grab a view of DTLA while the sun set. 

Let us tell you, this was one of the best ways we could have asked to start off 2017. Though Tricia and Warren were both nervous (as most everyone is in front of a big camera), their trust in us and willingness to play and enjoy each other inspired us more than anything. We had such a blast getting to know them and photographing their love story that we stayed out way past sunset and enjoyed the city lights together.

We can't wait to meet up with these two again at their wedding this August. Enjoy!

Chelsea and Alex: Engagement Photos, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, CA

We're so happy that we can call Chelsea and Alex our friends. That, combined with the fact that they are great at frolicking together through green fields in golden sunlight, means that we pretty much had the best time ever on their engagement session. We seriously couldn't get enough. Too much of this California drought has made us appreciate this blossoming spring season all the more - it was pure magic in the hills. These two are deeply in love and the decision they've made to serve one another for the rest of their lives is inspiring. We can't wait to see their families and friends come together to share in their promise at Chelsea's home this summer. Cheers!

-Emily

Jake and Sabrina: Engagement Photos, San Francisco, Muir Woods, Marin County, Sightglass Coffee, Rain, Destination Wedding Photographer

Jake and Sabrina are like two peas in a pod. That's not to say they are vegetables or anything...it's more a reference to the closeness of their relationship and the kindred-ness of their spirits. Ya I'm no word-smith but these two are awesome. They invited us up to San Francisco to join them at some of their favorite spots. Even the incessant downpour couldn't cast a gloom on how much fun we had. We spent the better part of the day exploring and photographing around the city and across the Golden Gate Bridge in the Muir Woods. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Jake and Sabrina and are so excited to be photographing their wedding in the mountains later this year. Enjoy some liquid love.

-Peter 

Rachel and Brent: Engagement Photos, Funk Zone, Santa Barbara wedding photographer

Say hello to Rachel and Brent. They like to play board games, they're super silly together, and they are clearly going to have a very happy life together. We spent a wonderful afternoon with them drinking beer, chasing sea gulls and exploring the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara. Take a gander.

-Peter and Emily