Laguna Beach Engagement : Shala + Omar

Photography

It sat in her junk box. When she didn’t hear from him, she wondered if he didn’t like the way she looked. After all, it wasn’t like he had anything else to gauge the totality of who she was. Just a few photos and an email address. But Shala hadn’t heard from Omar in the weeks since a mutual friend introduced them by way of email, so she put him out of her mind. But, it sat in her junk box. Omar hadn’t heard from Shala since he emailed so he thought she must’ve been uninterested from the start.

Weeks later, she happened to come across his email and it sparked a tidal wave of communication. In a single swoop on non-junk mail luck, they agreed to meet in Laguna Beach, where the spent their first date talking, dining, and roaming the streets until it became dark enough for the stars to act as their guides. A year and a half later, they returned to the restaurant where they met and spent the day reminiscing about the moment when an email in a junk box changed their lives.

I’m incredibly honored to be working with Shala and Omar and I’m excited for their wedding later this year…should be a day filled with the awesomeness of who they are. I had a blast shooting their engagement session and here are a few of my favorites…

One of my favorite things about Omar is his ability to make Shala smile…

See what I mean about the smiling?!

Oh, Shala….GO ON!!!!!!!

After a quick outfit change, we walked to Laguna Beach for a few more engagement photos…and a good time.

The light was simply spectacular and made for a perfect day on the beach…

Many thanks to Lynn Simpson for Shala’s hair and Robin Dunn for hair…

I’ll end on this photo, but if you’d like see more from Shala and Omar’s engagement photos in Laguna Beach, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

Happy Friday!