Something that most of my couples prooobably don’t know is that I usually try to Instagram stalk them once I get their inquiry. I like to put a face to the email and it’s always fun to get a more intimate look into their lives and what they enjoy posting. The minute I clicked over to Lauren’s account, I pretty much immediately knew we would get along great, just based on her profile description that consisted of only three words…
“Mostly puppy pictures…”
BOOM! SOLD! That’s all I need to know. Please be my best friend!
Anyone who is as obsessed with dogs as I am is a guaranteed perfect CSP bride if you ask me! Not only that, but she also went to the same college (go Gauchos!) so we had a blast chatting about the unique places/experiences/shenanigans that UCSB offers during their Malibu engagement session. Lauren’s fiancé, Chris, is a tall, dashing Scotsman that she met 3 years ago on a dating app. And now they are engaged!! How crazy is that? I think it’s beyond cool how technology is bringing people together.
We spent two hours catching the most gorgeous late-summer light and explored one of the most epic beaches in California! Lauren was SO nervous at the start of the session, but those nerves manifested in lots of laughing, which made for the BEST photos! Some of my highlights from the shoot include Chris hilariously opening a bottle of champagne and hearing one of my favorite requests from my brides at beach engagements: “Can we get in the water?”. Heck yes! Chris is such a champ and jumped in with Lauren even though he didn’t have a change of pants and they were going to a nice dinner right after we finished up. That’s love!
I’m so excited for their wedding at Quail Ranch in Simi Valley! It’s going to be a blast and I’m already counting down the days till I can see them again!