There is a certain excitement Jordyn radiates like know no one else. You can’t help but smile when she walks in a room. As one of our senior models, we had been anticipating her session for months. Seriously, we were giddy! To continue our goal of not shooting the same location twice, we scouted for the perfect spot. Oh my, when we walked down the riverbed, turned a corner we had never been before, it opened to this jaw dropping gorgeous setting. The light, fallen trees, running river… GAH!

Jordyn is a senior at Trinity Christian High School with our daunter Rachel. I’m used to seeing them together on the softball field, so when Jordyn arrived in her gorgeous ivory dress, with her hair and makeup done, it nearly knocked me over. These girls are grown up. In just a few short months, they will be adults heading off to college. How did this happen so fast!?!?! Jordyn was such a natural in front of the lens. Look at her…GORGEOUS! Congratulations Jordyn, we so proud of the beautiful young woman you’ve become.

August on the California coast without a cloud in the sky. You could hear the sounds of resonating waves in the distance, the occasional bark of sea lions, and the scent of sea mist filled the air. Besides it’s breathtaking beauty, Monterey is also known as a second home to those in the military, with one of the largest language institutes. That’s how Sarah met Phillip. Surrounded by friend and family from all over the world, they said I Do and promised their love to each other forever.

Sarah and Phillip, congratulations! Thank you for sharing one of the best days of your lives with us. It was truly our honor to capture your wedding, and we cannot thank you enough for all you do serving our country.

Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Carmel Mission Basillica
Wedding Reception Venue: La Mirada Monterey Museum of Art
Wedding Coordinator: A Sparking Event
DJ: 831 DJ
Rentals: Chic Event Rentals
Catering: Events by Classic
Bakery: Freedom Bakery
Photography: Laura Hernandez Photography

More than half of their relationship has been long distance. Calling New Orleans home, the military brought Theo all the way out to California, while Jessica stayed home to attend college. With the excitement of their wedding less than six months away, Jessica couldn’t wait for her next California visit! I could tell from her email with all the exclamation points and smily faces!

We headed down the windy Highway 1 coast of Big Sur and stopped where the redwoods kissed the ocean. Garrapata State Park. We had been here momentarily once before to shoot a surprise proposal, and ever since have been dying to go back and explore. We were beyond thrilled with what was waiting behind every turn. We’re excited to share with you what we found…


  • Wishesbridal - September 10, 2014 - 3:06 AM

    Wow,the engagement session is beautiful!I like all the different shoot styles,sweet and unique!Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • The Wedding Printer - September 12, 2014 - 1:44 PM

    Great engagement photos and the outdoor settings were just perfect!ReplyCancel