A land and sea engagement session for Laura and Andrew

These two beauties were a lot of fun.  I've spoken to Laura a few times on the phone but it was nice to meet them both in person.  I admired how Laura and Andrew could be both glamorous and free.  Laura had such a clear vision of what she wanted I had a breezy time following her lead.  She had gorgeous outfits picked out and we had chatted about locations and the feeling we were going for.  We started out at Balboa Park one of my personal favorites and then headed over the to beach where Andrew proposed.  The sunset was lovely and the low tide made for some dramatic backgrounds.  It felt very serendipitous all around.

David and Maggie: A Sunny Palisades Beach Engagement: Malibu

"I'm not sane. I'm madly in love with you." - Edward Newgate (Stonehearst Asylum)I can feel the love David and Maggie have for each other through these photos alone. It has truly warmed my heart to see two people so deeply in love.


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Hayley and Lito: A Blissful Aetna springs engagement

 "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep you close your eyes." - Pablo Neruda


I had the amazing opportunity to go to one of Jose Villas workshops this summer.  Jose and his whole team are amazing.  They are all obviously talented but also incredibly kind and great mentors.  Here is a portrait session that Summer at Grey Likes styled.  Team Hair and Make up perfected their look.  I could not be more grateful to every one involved.  A big post is coming your way.




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john and gillian : A Delightful Cardiff Engagement

“It was rather beautiful: the way he put her insecurities to sleep.The way he dove into her eyes and starved all the fears and tasted all the dreams she kept coiled beneath her bones.” ― Christopher Poindexter

John and Gillian have a playfulness within their relationship that makes anyone who spends time with them smile.  I know their wedding is going to maintain that same spirit and it will be pure bliss.


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Jeff and Haley : A Splendid Mammoth Engagement

"I want your love to consume me like an oversized winter coat. Hands clasped around my waist like buttons done up properly." - Unknown

Trekking through the snowy mountain bases and starring out over the beautiful lakes with this couple made for a wonderful Mammoth adventure.  I am not ready for winter to end but thanks to Jeff and Haley I can hang on to it a bit longer.




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Brian and Cara : A Tender Joshua Tree Engagement

“Then love knew it was called love. And when I lifted my eyes to your name, suddenly your heart showed me my way” -Pablo Neruda Good bye 2013.  Thanks for being rad.  I thought we would end it on a high note.  Congrats Brian and Cara.  Thanks for the amazing weekend.  We can't wait for the big day.  Hugs.

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Engaged: Jess and Mike

Our Jess is getting married!!  We could not be happier for her.  Sometimes so many wonderful events happen so close together that it's hard to slow down and share them all.  Jess is one of those wonderful things.  She started out as one of our interns.  Quickly became everyone's friend.  Graduated.  Came back as an assistant.  Became engaged to the love of her life.  Then the next week, started a job at Dreamworks.  Although we miss having her close to us, we are all so so proud and happy for her.Here are some sweet engagement pictures of Jess and her love Mike enjoying South Park and the ever yummy Eclipse Chocolate.

Cheers to the beautiful couple,

xoxo Suzanne

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