Favorite Moments of 2018 | Engagement Portraits + Weddings

Favorite Moments of 2018 | Engagement Portraits + Weddings

It feels strange to look back on an entire year’s worth of work and choose a few favorites to highlight. One of the reasons I enjoy photography so much is its power to take you back to a moment in time, to help you remember a day in your life. Like most years, 2018 felt like it flew by. It’s been so mind blowing to go back through the year and remember celebrating with all of the awesome couples I’ve gotten to connect with. Here are some favorites that I enjoyed revisiting.

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Foggy Moss Beach Engagement

Foggy Moss Beach Engagement

C + K had their engagement session on a foggy day in February at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, just north of Half Moon Bay. We had just missed some rain which gave us a unique opportunity to take advantage of this gorgeous reflective pool of water (above). The sun was firmly kept at by our friend Karl, but the moody ambience inspired C + K to hold each other close and stay snuggly — perfect for a winter engagement session.

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Stunning Kauai Coast Engagement

Stunning Kauai Coast Engagement

Epic cliffs on the coast of Kauai? Yes, please! Some locations are truly breathtaking and Kauai certainly offers no shortage of stunning scenery. The coastline is especially dramatic, though some parts, like the Ka’napali Coast, can be challenging to access. E + R were in Kauai for their destination wedding (see post here) and we thought, “well, why not do some portraits since we’re here??” While scouting for their beach ceremony, I came across the Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail (a popular spot for cliff jumping!) and the petrified sand dunes along the trail. Needless to say, I was blown away by what I saw and couldn’t wait to photograph E + R with such an awesome background, and just a short walk from Shipwreck’s Beach where they were getting married! We started off in the jungle by Old Koloa Town and then headed to the cliffs for sunset. Being there at golden hour was a truly magical experience.

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