Stephanie and Steven : Engaged


On the campus of Point Loma University. That’s where it happened. He saw her from a distance, and perhaps it was her smile, glow, or beautiful soul that drew him into Stephanie’s gravitational pull. Because she has that. A gravitational pull. The ability to lure people into her kindness and joy, each maintaining a happy orbit. Stephen and Stephanie hit it off immediately and they bonded over their love of golf. The Buick Invitational…in San Diego…really…you have tickets…of course we’ll go together! And that was that. They spent their first weekend together as teenagers at a golf tournament, and have remained by each others sides ever since.

And that’s where they were headed a few days ago. Stephanie and Stephen enjoyed the ride from Phoenix, Arizona and made their way to San Diego, California to the place of Stephanie’s first incident of the gravitational pull occurred. Before arriving, however, they paused in Orange County long enough for their engagement session.

The day was spent in a blissful state of laughter and joy…and kissing. Stephanie and Stephen are two of the most loving, kind and genuine people and their love is simply a manifestation for their care of others. I’m beyond thrilled to be shooting their wedding later this year and I know it’s going to be nothing short of fabulous! Here are a few of my favorites, as well as a slideshow

Stephanie owns Tunnel Photography in Phoenix, Arizona, so she brought along her grandparents’ vintage cameras as a way to incorporate her style and personality…and I was in LOVE!

One thing about Stephen….when I arrived to the engagement session, I was him sitting alone under the shade of a nearby tree. We’d never met before, but he gathered who I was from my camera (and my annoying laugh, I’m sure). He waved from a distance and greeted me with a big hug. We were virtually strangers, but he gave me a hug and made me feel like an old friend. Stephanie…you’re one lucky girl to be marrying such a kind man!

To see more of their engagement session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!