I met Rachel and her mom a few months ago through a common friend – they were both so sweet, and I was excited they wanted to use me for the upcoming wedding. Rachel drove down from Sacramento today with her fiance Brandon, who I met for the first time. Talk about a good looking couple! I felt like I was shooting professional models. Plus, they have a natural ease with each other that comes from chemistry and of course, a deep and spiritual love. Rachel wanted a rustic feel to their engagement photos, and had seen some photos form a previous family shoot that had the setting she was envisioning. We both battled traffic (them from Sacramento, me from Santa Cruz) to get to Morgan Hill, but even though we were both late, we had plenty of lovely early evening light to play with. Plus, I always bring my own lights to enhance what nature provides 🙂
We had a great time exploring off Coyote Creek trail and poking around some abandoned buildings. We saw lots of field mice and even a white barn owl during our adventure. Rachel and Brandon never objected to my crazy ideas – even when I had Brandon “wear” the graffiti sombrero hat! I love being the boss… here’s some of my favorites from the shoot, the rest are here.
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