The proposal: Kyle and I were headed for a camping trip to Big Sur, California. As we were driving through Santa Barbara (right where kyle used to live) we wanted to walk "our" trail which overlooked Goleta beach. It was a gorgeous day out, and Kyle had conveniently brought a blanket for us to sit on as we watched monarch butterflies fly by and dolphins play in the water. Kyle grabbed a stick and said we should carve the date in it so we would always remember this day. I was clueless, but he continued to say, " I 'm going to get my pocket knife out of my backpack ..." . It was a total diversion. He was reaching in to get the ring!!! I looked at him (still clueless) and he told me things that I will never forget. He then got down on one knee and asked =). As if that wasn't enough he had one more surprise! He had a chilled bottle of champagne in his backpack and popped the cork over the ocean. I was ecstatic!!! I still get lost in the memory of that day.
About their engagement session: We decided to take our photos right where we live in Oceanside. Our favorite thing to do is walk around the farmers market buy fresh flowers and mozy around town. We usually finsh our evenings with a romantic walk on the pier. So, we did just that! We had the super fabulous Jessica Thomas who is THE best photographer ever. Not only does she take great pictures but the woman behind the camera is where the great work comes from. She has a way with people that makes you feel as if you have known her for years. Her goofy personality and knack for the perfect photo-op exudes throughout her photos. She makes you feel comfortable and in the moment. Her passion for love and people is beyond what many are capable of. I am so happy we found Jessica she has a personal touch that you won't find in any other photographer.