karis + micah

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did i tell you about the time i went to the pentagon? it was silly, really. i met up with my friend and amazing photographer karis marie, and we decided that we needed to do a bit of an impromptu photo session. this was just before i was flying out of the country, a bit off beat and on the run, just like me. so we headed over to the pentagon to run a super confidential errand, as normal people do, and then we hit downtown 

 washington dc, just before sunset, for some fun photos. funny thing is, i thought we were going to the capitol building, and i am infamous for having no sense of direction. after parking downtown, no small feat there, and walking a few blocks i find out that karis’ husband, micah, actually thought that i wanted to photograph the white house, during the trump administration, no less… of course not really having enough time to relocate we decided to just do our thing and take a few fun shots just before bidding farewell.



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jemina + roope

 

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the rain in spain falls mainly on the plane. i’ve always hated this saying, because growing up in the north of spain we get more annual rainfall here than they do in the city of london. overcast skies are great light sources, and that works to my advantage a lot of the time, but rescheduling sessions is definitely a regular occurrence here. but what happens when you can’t reschedule and the rain won’t go away? well, you go out and you play, of course.

jemina and roope were such good sports braving the cold and the rain. maybe because it’s really not nearly as cold as it is in their native finland, but still. i am truly grateful for their adventurous spirit and love the way the rain and umbrellas made this session come out pretty magical in the end.

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olga + jesus: engaged!

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everything was golden and the air was slightly cold when we set up the mountain for olga and jesus’ engagement session. i always love these little opportunities to touch base with a couple and interact a little in front of the camera. these two were patient in finding love, but are now impatient to get married. i love seeing how incredibly happy they are to just hold hands, hold each other, every moment as genuine as the first. they are the sort of couple that makes you smile just from looking at them… even now, looking back at these photos, i find myself smiling again. 


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sole + mariano: engagement!


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after the storm. that’s when sole, mariano, and i met for their madrid engagement session. it was a bit nerve-wrecking to plan this session in the middle of an absolutely terrible stormy day, but we were prepared with rain coats and rubber boots, and ready to create some ridiculously dramatic rain shots. and then it stopped. of course. sun is good, we love the sun, so we ended up just having a fantastic time finding cute little corners that would mesh well with their fun and quirky personalities. i have to say i absolutely love this couple. it’s not always easy to find clients that you agree with on ideas, priorities, and the like but i’ve definitely won the lottery with these two. i am in love with this session. ahhhh! i can’t even wait until their wedding day but now that rain or shine it will turn out amazing. See you soon!

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nicole + phillip: engagement

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It wasn’t enough. i guess it’s just the way things turned out on the day of nicole and phil’s engagement session in ocean city, new jersey. it wasn’t enough that they had booked me even though i am based overseas. it wasn’t enough that they picked me up from the airport and drove 4 hours until the wee hours of the morning to get here. it was clearly not enough that after just 3 hours of sleep, we were up chasing the sunrise. i look back on it and think that it just wasn’t enough because on top of all of that they just had such a fun and loving energy that they absolutely rocked their engagement session. i didn’t know if i was more entertained by the array of colors in the sunrise of by the massive display of overly-dramatic poses and ridiculousness that kept us moving along while laughing our heads off throughout the whole session. and what a session! definitely making my 46 hour commute here worth it, i simply cannot wait to see what could possibly unfold during the actual wedding day. so from the bottom of my heart, congratulations!

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julia + pablo



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I don’t remember meeting him. For as long as I can remember I have always known Pablo  his parents and mine being good friends since we were tiny little ones. It’s always fun for me to see how all us kids turned out. Which ones got in trouble and which ones steered clear.  In the case of Pablo, he took up a degree in engineering and found Julia. The energy that they have together is fantastic. Thy are both really relaxed and yet fun and spontaneous. Definitely made for a photo session worth remembering. 

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inma + fer: engagement!

 

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love knows no bounds. i first “met” inma while talking on the phone long distance. they called me up in bilbao all the way from murcia, where they live, wondering how keen i would be on a destination wedding. well if you’re on my blog you already know i am no stranger to flying to a wedding, so we got down to planning the details. she told me right off the bat that she was friend’s with victoria and had seen her session and immediately fell in love. she was a bit concerned that the 800 miles separating us would be too much to get together for an engagement session. well, we put our thinking hats on and came up with a plan to take advantage of my family christmas vacation in the mediterranean and sneak out for an engagement session in the gorgeous city of valencia. so there we were… far from home… writing a new chapter to their love story. i can’t wait until their wedding, but until then… enjoy the prequel!

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mye + miguel: postboda

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we got lost in the woods. mye, miguel, and little marcus… that was the love triangle, their family, their story. we met in the natural reserve of urdaibai, and it was definitely worth the drive up there. the lush fall colors and all their surroundings just made everything look magical. i had always wanted to go there for a session and i think these guys were the perfect excuse to go. marcus insisted on wearing his robin hood costume, which made for some of the most memorable wedding portraits i’ve ever done! haha. as i look through these photos i think back to the wonderful time that we had, and all i can do is congratulate them on their new life together. so congratulations, mye and miguel, you found each other.

 

 

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mylene & miguel: engaged!

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we sneaked out. the day that i shot mylene and miguel’s engagement photos we had actually met up for a barbecue full of friends and family. we had spent the last couple of weeks trying to arrange a proper date for the engagement session but inevitably something would come up and it would fall through. so there we were, stuffing our faces with freshly grilled burgers when i mentioned that i had brought my camera “just in case.” mylene’s eyes lit up. after a little convincing, miguel agreed to an impromptu photo shoot, and we we sneaked out of the barbecue and into the woods to write down the chapter to their new story together. we will meet again in september, with vows, and flowers, and toasts with champagne… but this time everyone will know. 😉

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