Diana and Dave's Malibu, California Engagement Session

Diana and Dave met at a Ballroom Dance class in college...how cute is that?!?!?! When I asked Dave why he decided to take a Ballroom Dance class, he replied that it sounded like a pretty good way to meet girls. Was he ever right! 

I can only imagine that Dave didn't anticipate meeting the love of his life in that class back in college, but here he is getting ready to embark on the greatest adventure of all with Diana. Diana and Dave will be getting married early next year and their Malibu, California engagement session was as sweet as I expected. They soaked up the sun and danced in the waves and I didn't want to put my camera down. I hope you enjoy a bit of their gallery!

So. Cal Surfer Asks The Big Question!!! (Featured on How He Asked)

Andrew and Heather met at church in their hometown of Downey, California and have been going strong for the past 2 years. Andrew decided to ask Heather to marry him at his favorite local surf spot in Bolsa Chica State Beach in Orange County, California. 

I set out early Thursday morning to stake out my post at Tower #18 to witness the romantic proposal unfold. Andrew surfs at the same tower each time he heads out to get some early morning shredding in and likes to take sleepy Heather anytime he can. Unsuspecting Heather helped Andrew pull his board out of the bag to find the best message imaginable on the bottom side. 

Needless to say, Heather was completely surprised! Good work, Andrew!

Heather and Andrew's proposal was featured on How He Asked by The Knot...check it out!

Angelica & Nick's Malibu, California Engagement Session

Angelica and Nick had a dreamy sun filled engagement session in the hills of Malibu, California. Angelica wore a pale pink flowing over dress and her long wavy hair was even more romantic. I hope this session inspires you to incorporate our beautiful California nature in your engagement session! Enjoy!

Gorgeous hair and makeup by Sarah Kathleen.

Annie's Elegant Bridal Shower at the Villa

I had the pleasure of capturing the Bridal Shower of the lovely Annie at the Villa in Woodland Hills, California. Annie's best friends and family gathered on a beautiful afternoon to celebrate her upcoming marriage to her fiancé, Matthew.

The guests were greeted with Mimosas and individual succulents that served as escort cards as they walked through the door.  The tables were adorned with gorgeous pink and peach florals by Avant Garden and personal bottles of rosemary olive oil for everyone to take home.

The ladies played some very unique (and seriously hilarious) games and enjoyed a delicious light lunch followed by a very decadent finale. The guests enjoyed and incredible hand painted, gold foil cake by Vera's Cakes in Monrovia and a dessert table filled with candy, cake pops, pastries and French Macarons. As an extra little treat, Matthew arrived with a bouquet of flowers for his bride to be! I was truly impressed with the time and thought that went into making Annie's Bridal Shower one of a kind.

This event was published in The Southern California Bride blog, so please take a look for even more lovely details on the day!