Shalin & David Engaged! - Adventures in Wine Country and the Coast

If you are going to go explore any part of California, Northern California is some kind of magical that I highly recommend you put on your bucket list. Shalin and David took me to some of their favorite places in Napa, Sonoma and along the Coast with a few surprises along the way allowing me to practice with one of my old film cameras too.

Nothing but love and happiness beaming out of these two. I met Shalin when we lived on Maui. We shared some memories that were nothing short of wonderful. I firmly believe that every person that walks in and out of your life is no mistake. I am thankful Shalin came into mine and that she met her matching ball of energy, David.

David, with the support of Shalin, founded Zenso, an "antigym" fitness movement involving kettle bells for effective strength training practice in nature. (and who doesn't want to be outdoors?!) Check them out here: www.bezenso.com And if you are in the Sacramento area, be sure to join one of his classes! So fun and you are outside the whole time... and it's a work out, trust me!!

I cannot wait to be a part of your wedding day this summer!!! 

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Cándida and Jeff: the Engagement

I met Cándida in high school through youth group. A couple years later a group of us that included Cándida and her brother, Roberto, and I went to London to put together a summer "holiday club" for the local kids and had such a blast! We definitely created a bond with each other as well as all the kids and families we met there. Fast forward to 2009, Cándida and I were bridesmaids in the wedding of Roberto and my best friend, Courtney. 

I was able to see all of Cándida's family last summer, and the two of us spent some time in her kitchen, just catching up on life and that's when I heard about Jeff. I could tell just by the way she spoke of him, that this guy was pretty special. Needless to say, I was stoked that she asked me to shoot her wedding!

Here are some of the fun photos from their engagement session that started at the Bachelor Mansion.... whaaaaaaat?!

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and since it's the Bachelor Mansion... it wouldn't be complete without a rose!

and since it's the Bachelor Mansion... it wouldn't be complete without a rose!

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and a session wouldn't be complete without a final shot at the beach....

and a session wouldn't be complete without a final shot at the beach....