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ENGAGED | BIG SURThe Glass House to Bixby Bridge and Pfeiffer Beach

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Love spending the afternoon with these sweethearts! They knew each other growing up in Guam but didn’t hook up until they were out here for college at the same time.  They even know another one of my couples who also is from Guam.  I guess it’s a small island according to James.  I loved hearing about their upbringings, culture and family life back home.  While they plan to marry back home, they wanted to capture their engagement session in California down in the gorgeous Big Sur.  We met up at the iconic Bixby Bridge and arrived to full fog but once we drove up the hill to Stephanie’s boss house it began to burn off.  He loaned us his beautiful modern pad also know as the Glass House in Big Sur.  He knew they were going to make a beautiful weekend of it so he arranges a weekend stay at the Post Ranch Inn and dinner at Ventana for after their session with me.  I think I need to get a boss.  That’s amazing! In God’s perfect timing, when we went back down to the Bixby Bridge and the fog began to pull back to reveal Big Sur’s classic rugged coastline.  We wrapped at Pfeiffer Beach for some golden light but not after a 30 minute wait to get in… such a gamble but so worth the risk.  It was a fun chance to chat life and learn more about their wedding plans back home in Guam while we awaited our token parking spot.  Cheers to many fun adventures ahead of you James and Stephanie!

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ENGAGED | Lighthouse Field to Natural Bridges

Kicking our session off with some caffeine, we met up at Verve Coffee Roasters in downtown in Santa Cruz on Pacific Ave.  We headed to lighthouse field before wrapping up at Natural Bridges in a foggy evening.  These two are getting married at my favorite, Leal Vineyards next month so I figured it’s a good excuse to blog their Spring engagement session we had months ago.  Hence the green grass and flowers at Lighthouse Field.  Now they’re golden and dry.  Oh the seasons!  Here comes fall.  Perfect coffee weather. 0004_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0042_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0028_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0019_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0022_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0007_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0010_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY
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Holman Ranch Bride | ENGAGEMENT SESSION

I had a mega-fun sess with my fall Holman Ranch couple.  We started off at the local pub, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery. Danielle is such trooper!!  She had a major surgery on Monday before their Saturday Sess where we hoofed it all over Wilder Ranch before heading down to Four Mile beach. She text me the next day it was all worth it.  Yeah baby!  I’m so excited for their wedding at Holman Ranch.  I get to work with the lovely ladies of Coastside Couture and the talented The Hair and Make Up Company who did her up for her engagement session too!  She also told me they booked the super cute Booth Bus for the night.  Whoo hoo!  Way to wrap my wedding season up come November.  0019_DanielleBrianEsession 0026_DanielleBrianEsession 0039_DanielleBrianEsession 0070_DanielleBrianEsession 0078_DanielleBrianEsession 0088_DanielleBrianEsession 0066_DanielleBrianEsession 0092_DanielleBrianEsession 0104_DanielleBrianEsession