Jess owns a photography business in Denver, CO, and Eric pulls at the heartstrings working for a local non-profit feeding people in need. And together, they are the type of couple that brings a huge smile to my face. We spent the afternoon exploring a new spot for me, Mount Falcon in Colorado...and boy it reminds me why I moved out to Colorado in the first place.
So I absolutely LOVE making an engagement session unique to a couple. Bringing in little things that mean a lot, or picking a location that is a part of a couple's history. It's so much more meaningful than just pulling a photo off a Pinterest to re-create. Don't get me wrong, I even use the never-ending-scroll site when I'm brainstorming or need inspiration...but there is something amazing about creating inspiration for the world rather than just reproducing it.
When we started brainstorming for Val + Kellen's session, I found out that Val and Kellen started talking years ago because of their mutual love for Smash Brothers on the N64. It was an easy decision to work that into their engagement session somehow! Jay and I met them at their super cute place in San Diego and before turning on the N64, we walked across the street for some coffee. After playing (for not long enough) we made our way to Torrey Pines for a little golden sunset action.
Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch | Coordinator: Leslie Kaplan | Encore Event Design | Florist: Marcia McCann | Cake: Skiffs Cakes | Hair: Sister of Bride - Tina | DJ: Mat Weiss | Dress: BHLDN | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Silver Spoon Catering | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Photographer: Candice Benjamin Photography