Wow-eee, friends! It’s hard to believe, but we’ve seen 2016 come and go, and looking back… we are oh-SO grateful.
We are grateful for our AMAZING couples, who have proven again and again to be kind, generous, smart, and full of heart (not to mention drop-dead-gorgeous!!). We are grateful for incredible vendors who style weddings that are one-of-a-kind and absolutely unforgettable. And we are craaaazy grateful for our team of photographers, who rise to the challenge with each unique couple, aiming to capture their relationship so perfectly – and in doing so, freezing that moment in time forever.
These are the moments where your forever begins, after all.
Our FAVORITE moments. The moment he sees you in your perfect lace gown for the first time, with eyes of complete wonder. The moment you look up at him, laughing because of whatever shared joke he whispered in your ear.
We love this time with our couples, where we stand back, allow you to bassssk in the gloriousness of calling each other “husband” or “wife” for the very first time…. and we get to freeze those moments. We’re there, capturing the glimmer in your eyes. The giddiness. The meaning of the promise you’ve made to each other.
And we are grateful and proud to say that some truly stunning images will live on for WAY past this year. Here are some of our favorite couple portraits of 2016, where we see our couples’ personalities come to life… enjoy!
Mary and BJ’s North Shore, Oahu Wedding was one dreeeeeeamy occasion, friends. Their tropical celebration was perfectly tailored to this easy-going couple, including a few peaceful moments with a gorgeous white horse (one of Mary’s favorite things!). We are absolutely in love with these images for the way they capture Mary and BJ’s quiet, calm personalities and the stunning simplicity of their wedding day.
One of the sweetest First Looks we’ve experienced this year was with Hayden and Chanel at their Private Estate Wedding – these two were positively giddy! These moments were so full of anticipation (these college sweethearts saved their first kiss for their ceremony!), so we adore how these images capture that sense of excitement and sweetness. We love these two!
Taylor and Raquel’s elegant Rancho Valencia wedding was simply stunning from top to bottom! We loved working alongside Ever After Events at this classic San Diego venue – everything about it was oh-so satisfying for our photographer hearts… #dreamteam. The gardens of Rancho Valencia framed Taylor and Raquel perfectly for these moments just after saying ‘I do,’ and we love how cuddly these two were!
Evan and Meredith’s beautiful wedding at Mettler Family Vineyards was a like magical fairyland of green… those willow trees! *heart eyes!* But what’s making us melt even MORE than that gorgeous greenery? It was this couple’s calm, gentle radiance – and it materialized in the sweetest smiles each time they locked eyes. We LOVE those sweet glances!
These portraits in the golden grasses perfectly reflect the country vibe of Kate and Christian’s Blue Sky Ranch wedding in Park City, Utah. Kate and Christian were completely happy and relaxed, and together they focused on taking in every single moment of their day. Those huge smiles are full and genuine, and the way Christian holds Kate tight has us simply melllllting. So sweet!
Mandy and Anson are the type of people who attract friends wherever they go. They are kind, generous, and their personalties simply radiate love – which is why these radiant sunset portraits from their Paradise Point wedding are simply THE BEST! These newlyweds were glowing in that gorgeous light!!
For Jessica and Jimmy, it’s all about the way they look at each other. Their eyes connect, and our hearts explode! Everything about their Darlington House Wedding was styled perfectly (shoutout to Weddings by Lisa Nicole who #nailedit), each hair and flower was perfectly in place… but it all came back to THESE moments. These images capture Jimmy’s absolute adoration for Jess, and Jessica’s radiant giddiness when she looks up at Jimmy. #swoon!
Santa Barbara was the perfect backdrop for Stephanie and Amir’s classic wedding at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. With Amir in uniform and Stephanie in one of our favorite dresses of the year, it was a stunning day! These two are madly in love and we LOVE how romantic they are together! These portraits are some of our favorites for how they highlight this swoon-worthy romance – just love those moments!
And last, but certainly not least, we’re absolutely googly-eyed over these moments from Shannon & Rob’s Grand Del Mar wedding! Their December wedding was cozy and sparkling, and Fairmont Grand Del Mar made a timeless backdrop for this classic couple. Shannon and Rob light up around each other, so we simply ADORE these portraits next to this gorgeous window, with the light streaming in JUST right. LOVE!
For more of our favorite images from 2016, click here!