Olga + Juan: Woodsy Engagement Session

It's always so special to me when I get to work with the families of past clients! The process of photographing people at their life's big milestones and moments is really intimate and fun, and I'm proud of the relationships that result from these interactions.

Olga is a sister of one of my past brides, and 2013 is Olga's turn to walk down the aisle! She and long-time boyfriend Juan are tying the knot this spring, and what better way to capture this beautiful couple than in a woodsy engagement shoot? I found out at the start of the shoot that Olga had been nervous earlier that day about the shoot, and Juan was nervous AT the shoot...I have to confess I actually enjoy working with couples who start of a bit uneasy about being photographed, because you know what?--I get that way too! I love working with people, discovering their own personal glow, putting them at ease and allowing their unique beauty to shine. I love making "normal" people look natural and beautiful...By the end of the shoot Juan was salsa-dancing under a shady grove of oak trees, and we were all laughing and having a great time!