The joys of having a strong community where you live is getting to know and witness friends within that community as they start new relationships. Anj was not only a part of our church community, but played an active role in nannying for many families in Costa Mesa and interning with some of our friends in the wedding industry. Fast forward to Easter Sunday last year when I was manning the photo booth at our church and up steps Anj with Sam and she seemed to have a much bigger smile then I have ever seen on her…a smile that said “I have met the person that I never want to let go of” all over it. That was my first time meeting Sam and I already knew he wasn’t going anywhere.
Much to my excitement, we got word of the proposal and then adding to that excitement was the request for me to shoot their wedding this coming May up in Sacramento. We decided that their engagement session to include a couple date locations from early on in their dating relationship….one of them being the Balboa Fun Zone (which happened to be one of those super awkward dates they look back on fondly). It was such a natural time together. Easy conversation, romance (between them of course), plenty of laughter and chasing that beautiful light. Thanks Sam + Anj for being pretty for my camera. Looking forward to the nuptials!
Oh, and huge shout out to Erica from 10.11 Makeup for making Anj’s natural beauty shine!