Gorgeous sunset engagement in Big Sur

Adventurous. Brave. Thrill-Seekers. Just a few of the words that immediately come to mind when thinking about Jackie and Shawn. Just meeting this couple for the first time, you wouldn’t think of them as anything other than a couple that has been together for six years, knows each other better than themselves at times, and madly in love. Engagement session are some of our favorite moments we spend with our clients friends. Having the opportunity to get to know who they really are is VERY important to us, so when we arrive on their wedding day, we’re not just a hired hand, we’re a friend. And having a friend capture your wedding day makes it that much more special.

While chatting as we hiked the beautiful hill sides of Point Lobos Natural Reserve,  we found out Jackie is a professional skydiver. No, I’m not kidding. On a daily basis, she jumps from an airplane that is 33,000 feet in the air. Oh my goodness! We would have never guessed this quite girl did something so extreme! Shawn, who is also an adrenaline junkie, moved to California to do three things. Snowboard, surf, and skydive. Can you guess which he loves most? When they are not skydiving, Shawn spends his day working as a special agent in the military. I wish I could remember the exact words he used because Rachel and I looked at each other and whispered, CSI. Okay, we may watch a little too much crime TV!

We were more than happy to spend the afternoon with Jackie and Shawn in Carmel for the engagement session. Their chemistry is electric and we look forward to documenting their first day as husband and wife in a few months!

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Cute girl pose for Senior Portraits

Moranda is a true beauty, both inside and out. One of those people who puts everyone before herself. We were blessed to have her as one of our senior models this year and since our last group shoot, we could hardly wait for her senior portrait session. You can see why…. She’s drop-dead gorgeous! She can’t take a “bad picture.” Seriously.

I love when my seniors choose their portrait location. A location that has a meaning or sentimental value. Moranda chose her families farm, for one reason alone… Those doors! GAH!!! I fell in love with this farm the instant we arrived and never wanted to stop. Here are a few of our favs. Enjoy!

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Watercolor Ranch Styled Wedding | Laura Hernandez PhotographyBurnett’s Boards is a national wedding blog that shares fabulous wedding inspiration ideas and bridal fashion. A few months ago they announced a contest. Photographers were asked to submit an inspiration board based on an artistic medium, and 5 finalists would be chosen to make their inspirations come to life. I could not pass up this opportunity, and immediately called one of my close friends Colleen, who runs the amazing wedding blog Soundtrack To I Do, for some creative ideas. We chose watercolor, and the next thing you knew, we had a Pinterest board full of amazing ideas. Now it was time to execute. 

We wanted to make a huge impression, so choosing vendors who would participate was extremely important. We started at the top, the best of the best, and to our pleasant surprise, every-single-one of them was excited and honored to contribute what they could. 

Out of hundreds of entries, we made it!!! Earlier this week our shoot was featured on Burnett’s Boards, check it out!!!

We had the privilege of shooting at Holman Ranch, one of the dreamiest wedding locations in Monterey County. We had an incredible team of vendors to work with, and it all came together beautifully!

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Voting starts Saturday, May 10th. Be sure to visit Burnett’s Boards and cast your vote!
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Floral Design: Lilify | Dresses: Epiphany Boutique | Styling: Soundtrack To I Do | Wedding Cake & Desserts: Main Street Bakery & Catering | Makeup: Makeup by Michaela | Hair: Aime Gruber, Jasmine Tamayo and Rainee Chandler from Jasmine Loren Salon | Rentals: Elegant Affair | Wedding Invitations: Sarah Higgins | Venue: Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, California | Photography: Laura Hernandez Photography

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  • Monika Greenaway - ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS LAURA! Love love love. You’re so talented and these photos prove that!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Such a beautiful shoot – thank you for sharing it with me!ReplyCancel

  • Wishesbridal - Wow,i fall in love with the stunning wedding dress that the chapel train is really beautiful!Besides,short bridesmaid dresses are cute and the hairstyle is suitable for the bride.Congratulations for them!ReplyCancel

  • Paige Green - How beautiful are these images, Laura?! Such a soft, delicate and cheerful wedding. The bridesmaids shot (with everyone sitting) is my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - The lace on her dress is so beautiful! Cake pops and balloons, too! What a perfect wedding!!!ReplyCancel

  • liza - Gorgeous. Love how natural the portraits turned out – feels like a real wedding :0).ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer M - Beautiful, especially the hair done by Jasmine Loren salon ;) ReplyCancel

  • wishesbridal - Do you love the bride’s dress? If you do,just choose the same style at wishesbridalReplyCancel