San Juan Capistrano Engagement : Shannon + Jody

Photography

He laughed when he said it. Because he knew it’d rile her up. She waited for me outside of class…but didn’t want to let me know she was waiting, so she pretended to talk on the phone! Shannon denies it. Says she was really enjoying the sunshine on the campus of Point Loma University and just needed to make a phone call. Then she stops. Okay, I waited outside of class for him! And Jody has a haircut to thank for Shannon’s smooth moves.

Shannon and Jody first met their freshman year of college, and Jody was smitten. He’d see Shannon and occasionally chat with her, but–according to her–his hair was too long. He just wasn’t her type. Sophomore year arrived and Shannon saw a cute boy in her class. She stared. And stared. Then realized it was Jody. With a haircut. Next thing they knew, they walked out of class together and chatted on the brief walk through campus every chance they could. When a test rolled later that semester, Shannon finished it earlier than Jody, but wanted to walk and chat with him. In order to put herself in his path, she pulled out her cell phone, sat in the sunshine, and waited for Jody to finish his test.

I don’t know what they got on that test–or even the final grade for their class–but I do know they’d get an A+ in Love. I’m incredibly honored and excited to shoot their wedding this October…just seeing them together makes me incredibly happy and to know I get to document their first day as husband and wife makes me swoon! Here are a few favorites from their San Juan Capistrano engagement session…

One thing I love about taking pictures in San Juan Capistrano is the ability to see it a different way every time I shoot there…I love it…

Jody, oh you. Just stop being so handsome. I can’t handle it.

Shannon is a part of the Anthropolgie team and it’s no wonder…she’s incredibly creative, well-dressed, and uber fab…

The day was grey and overcast, which allowed us to shoot anywhere because the light was so diffused and pretty…

To the Shannon and Jody in the right picture: RAWR.

A special thanks to Stacey Craven of Smoke and Mirrors for doing a fabulous job with Shannon’s hair and makeup…I love working with her! 🙂

After a quick change, we decided to take a few more relaxed engagement pictures around San Juan Capistrano…

Shannon, I’m tagging this photo of you on Facebook…because, really, you’re gorge.

It started to kinda, sorta started to rain, so we hurried to finish the session, but not before a little more fun…

…and a little more fab…

To see more of Shannon and Jody’s San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

Happy Friday!