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

The second I read the email from Jennifer wanting us to shoot her wedding that would take place in the middle of a sunflower field, I nearly feel out of my chair. Seriously. She invited us out to their home which spread over 13 acres of flower fields and greenhouses. This is a third generation business passed down to Steve and they couldn’t think of a more beautiful place to exchange vows.

We walked their gorgeous property following the golden light of the fall evening, ending beneath their favorite willow tree. We can’t wait for their wedding day!!!

When wedding season is in full force, the artist within me is bursting at the seams to escape and let the creativity flow. No expectations, no comparisons, no pressure.

To let you in on a little secret, we’ve been dreaming of collaborating with some of the amazing vendors we’ve formed closed relationships with over the past few years and start hosting styled workshops. Wouldn’t that be awesome!?!? An environment where all you have to do is have fun building your portfolio while being creative at your own pace. More details on this coming soon! If you would like to be the first to hear about this, email us laura@laurahernandezphotography.com.

Sometimes inspirational shoots are just what you need to give you that little boost. The way that the setting sun burst through over the cliffs and illuminated the beach, absolutely took my breath away.  I remember standing there once the shoot ended and taking in the scene, and feeling so thankful. It was one of the moments that occasionally catches me off-guard, when I remember that with God, my camera, and a dream, brought me to this exact place. Sometimes it’s hard to wrap my head around. Here are a few of our favorites. Enjoy!

Nikki and Evan are a real-life couple who spent the afternoon with us as models and I couldn’t be more grateful…they’re beautiful, inside and out.

Many, many thanks to the amazing team who brought these wedding photos to life!

Bridal Dress: Epiphany Boutique

Hair & Make Up: Jasmine Tamaya of Jasmine Loren Salon

Florist: Lilify

Photographers: Laura & Rachel of Laura Hernandez Photography

Models: Nikki & Evan