Nathan & Marina Grindle: Gorgeous Solvang Wedding

I knew that Nathan and Marina’s wedding was going to be a dream the moment I pulled into the driveway of where their wedding was going to be held.   It was taking place in Nathan’s parent’s backyard, which happens to be located in Solvang surrounded by other wineries. 

  The location was beautiful, with giant oak trees and golden light.  Their attendance was small and intimate.  Close friends and family members were surrounding them throughout their whole day, showering them with love and celebration.  The ceremony was a little more special than normal.  Nathan didn’t want to see Marina until the moment she walked down the aisle. Upon seeing her, his eyes welled with happy tears and his face lite up so brightly.  It was so touching and beautiful to see such deep love in his face! 

This gorgeous couple met at college.  On their very first date, they saw a shooting star and knew that they were beginning a sweet adventure together.   Marina and Nathan are proud cat parents of Puffin & Paro, enjoy exploring the neighbourhoods of San Diego together, and love spending their time with friends and family.   My favorite part of the day was being able to take them for a sunset portrait session.  I loved being able to see how much they adored one another with how they interacted.  

Congrats you two! Your day was such a joy to be a part of!


Catrise & Brandon

I loved being able to capture Catrise and Brandon’s wedding day. These two have such a sweet love story.  They have been dating since they were in 8th grade!  I really enjoyed and appreciated their easy, laid back attitudes.   One of my favorite parts of their wedding day was noticing all of the support and love from both of their families.  This couple is surrounded by people who adore and support them. 

So, we didn’t have the magic hour of sunset at this location, but the overcast, cloudy day made for great lighting during couples portraits.

Thank you, Catrise and Brandon, for letting me photograph your wedding day.  Thank you for selflessly serving our country in the Marine Corps, Brandon!

Congrats you two. <3

Steil family at the ocean!

  I was so excited when Heather reached out to me to set up a portrait session with her family!

 When I first arrived we were all a little bit overwhelmed by how windy it was.  Luckily I was working with a family with great senses of humor and patience.  The golden hour light approached and we were graced with beautiful golden light! 

The family was together to celebrate the wedding anniversary of their parents/grandparents! This sweet couple celebrated their 50th anniversary! 

It was a joy working with all of you! <3 Enjoy your images!

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