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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jean & Justin : Engaged

They met in high school. And that was it. According to them, there isn't even a story to tell. They both went their separate ways and their journeys could not have been more different. Jean's journey took her to college in Long Beach and a job in San Diego. Justin's journey took him to New York to attend dental school and ultimately a practice in Palm Springs. But both of them agree on one thing, they did everything in their power to build a life faraway from their hometown. They wanted something new, something different, something all their own. While away, they each realized that being far from their strong family ties was difficult and returned home. And, as with everything, fate intervened.

Jean and Justin met 10 years later in their hometown. Again. This time though, there is a story to tell. This time, they had each other. I can't describe the connection these two have. They act on it, they show it, they speak about it. During our session, Justin walked off for a few minutes and like all girls do, Jean and I started gushing. With the biggest smile, she said, "He's the nicest man. THE nicest. I don't know how I got so lucky." And in just a few short months, Jean and Justin will continue their journey building their own little family, together, in their hometown.

Jean and Justin, words can't express how much I love you guys. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so genuine, open and honest. I am honored to share such special moments with you. And seriously, how could I not love you guys for force feeding me sliders, pommes frites and donuts. Come on! See you both in May!

Click here for more of their fabulous session!

** Their session took place at the Stone House at the Temecula Creek Inn. SUCH a quaint location. It felt like we were tucked away in the woods. Not at all like a Golf Course. Who knew?













Jean is so fabulous! The second she pulled out this awesome headband, I knew we were a match!












Justin claimed he only has 1 look. Um, I beg to differ!











20 comments:

Corinna Hoffman Photography said...

Very cute headpiece for sure! Great shots, too!

Tira J said...

Ala!!! These are amazing images! One gorgeous couple and an awesome location!

Katie T. said...

Hey Ala where is this? The location is awesome!

Christine Newhook said...

These are so beautiful! The location is fabulous :)

Samantha Clarke Photography said...

Fantastic shots! And great location!!

Marissa Rodriguez said...

These are beautiful! You rocked it out! And I LOVE your last post about Life. So well said!

Michelle Guzman said...

I love her head accessory and his hat! They look great.

Aileen said...

I love all these images! The location is beautiful!

Elisabeth Carol said...

I'm so in love with these! Stunning! Gorgeous editing and lighting!

Erin Michelle said...

Beautiful! I am friends with Kym Vitar and she turned me onto your blog. LOVE the gorgeous shots!!

Becka @Studio222 Photography said...

That's the type of headpiece I want! Gorgeous!

Jessebel said...

This was breathless!

Michelle said...

These are FAB-ulous! I LOVE their style, the location, lighting...everything! You rock!

AmyPunky Photography said...

Oh I love this session!!! They are so stylish and cute!! Beautiful pics!!

Krista Leigh Hurst said...

Great session! You do beautiful work!

Evelyn Perez said...

These pictures are so great! Love the couple, you can see how much they love each other by their pictures. Girl, you rocked this session and so did they.

jamiedelaine said...

location+styling SCORE. gorgeous!

GladysJem said...

whoa whoa whoa. this is absolutely fabulous. i lurrve it!

Dandelion and Grey said...

LOVELY!! My friend was married at the Temecla Creek Inn last October. It is definitely charming! xo

Megan Hayes said...

Love it! The location, the pearls and the black feathers. Lovely photos!