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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vanessa & Daniel : Engaged

What better way to start off the new year than with one of my beautiful couples! Some may think it's funny that I call couples, "my couples" but I think it's very representative of how I look at my clients. I like to think of them as my friends. I like to make them feel comfortable, make them laugh and make them feel fabulous. Afterall, I am sharing one of the most important and intimate days of their lives. From the engagement to the wedding, I am there. And you wouldn't invite a stranger to your wedding now would you? So see, my couples and I, we're tight.

Vanessa & Daniel are young, in love and going places. Their type of love is what moves me. You meet them and you feel their warmth and kindness. I fell in love with them the moment we first met, and after our engagement session, I think Steven and I should be neighbors with them. They are that sweet. Last night before I headed to bed, I received a heartfelt email from Vanessa that I think truly reflects the feeling I try to give my clients.

"Okay so I'm laying in bed and honestly just can't stop thinking about yesterday. Daniel and I have not stopped talking about the experience. On the way home, I literally had a permanent smile on my face and got kinda emotional. The location was beautiful, you are just simply AMAZING, and being there sharing that moment with my soulmate was just so overwhelming - did I mention I was super nervous?! But before I start writing a novel, I just have to tell you and Steve THANK YOU so much for driving out there and capturing our love =) Thank you for getting down on the ground and getting your cute outfit dirty and thank you for putting me at ease and making it comfortable for us. I know this is just the beginning, but we are truly so blessed and incredibly thrilled to have you as our photographer."


Click here for more of their fabulous session!



We met at the Leonesse Cellars Winery in Temecula and were blessed with beautiful light and very warm weather.






Isn't Vanessa stunning? Another fabulous hair & makeup job By Lauren. If you haven't checked her out yet, RUN!












27 comments:

Diandra Ann said...

Beautiful! I love this session!

Joe and Kathrina Photography said...

Oh my goodness. Seriously squealing for you right now! So much to say- That is the sweetest note ever, I love that winery! YOUR couple is simply faboosh and the lighting...aww the lighting, gorgeous! Awesome! -K

Anda said...

love all the shots through the vines!! very beautiful. so jealous of your temecula light :)

Heidi R. said...

Oooh, girrrrrrl! You knocked it out of the park with this one! LOVELY. All around, just perfect.

Courtney Dellafiora said...

Ala sweetie I love these!!! You are an amazing photographer! Can't wait to see you soon! xoxo

Megan Welker said...

um. drop. dead. gorgeous! "your couple" is stunning! what a fab location! I'm pretty dang jealous of that warm weather too!

Yara V. Photography said...

Long time follower, first time commentator(is that a word?)..lol. anyways just letting you that this are some FABULOUS photos. You are an awesome photographer!!!

Abbey said...

I've also been stalking your blog and am a 1st time poster! I love your style of photography and this engagement session is KILLER!!!!!

Lizzi B. said...

omg Ala! These pictures are awesome... the BF needs to hurry up already! I'm waiting!

~~JAZ~~ said...

These are beautiful!!!

T Cupp said...

Wow. these are all so beautiful!

Sarah said...

Wow...love the last one. Made tears come to my eyes!

Nancy said...

Lovely, love the simplicity, but refreshing take on this. And the location, are you kidding me? I can't wait to do a session in a location like this. ;)

Awesome job!

Evie Perez said...

Chica..Can I say, OMG?!?! You did a incredible job. Love the pictures, the couple, the place and everything else.

Marissa Rodriguez said...

Perfect hair, eyes, eyebrows, outfits, smiles....ummmmmmmm, ok totally jealous! :)BEAUTIFUL!

. s h e r r y * said...

They are CUTE! :):)

Erika said...

Wow, beautiful session!! I must find out where she bought that dress, It must hang in my closet!

Harmony Loves said...

fantastic job! they are so cute!

Elisabeth Carol said...

Oh my goodness! These are just stunning! You always to a beautiful job capturing couples!

Jasmine said...

Lurve it! :)

Jen Berry said...

crisp beatiful full of love. perfect light!!!

Michelle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your pictures! Girl, you got it going on!!!

Candee said...

Wow! Love everything about this session. You did such an amazing job!! [not that i'm surprised or anything ;] haha]

caitelizabeth said...

Quite possibly your best session yet. Absolutely gorgeous! Lovely, lovely images.

Kyle [at] s28 said...

Love this engaged session! Great images.. and.. Ala you are not that old.. 28.! Cheers! Kyle @s28

Anne Nunn Photographers said...

love love the flare! AND all the other ones. :) You do fantabulous work!

V3 Weddings and Events said...

Ok seriously, you NAILED this one! Love Love LOVE!
And what a sweeeeeeetttt email!