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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Laura and Jake : Coronado Engagement

I've got so much love for these two. Laura and Jake are the kind of people that you can tell from 200 feet away that they belong at the beach having a good time. Their wedding is coming up later this month and I have a big smile on my face. Although they only had a few months to plan it's going to be amazing. Alison Howard is on the case!coronado engagement photography, coronado beach engagement photography, shewanders photography, great abs, gorgeous couple in coronado shewanders.san.diego.beach.engagement26 shewanders.san.diego.beach.engagement27 shewanders.san.diego.beach.engagement28 yacht engagement shoot, coronado engagement photography, coronado beach engagement photography, shewanders photography, great abs, gorgeous couple in coronado shewanders.san.diego.beach.engagement31.ajpg

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Bayley and Craig Engagement

The overcast sky was no match for us.  Bayley and Craig and I were determined to have a beautiful San Diego day near the beach.  Bayley and Craig live in Oklahoma and are having a dream destination wedding here in San Diego in the fall.  The Hotel Del is going to be the perfect backdrop for all of their friends and family to experience Coronado and I could not be happier to be their photographer.  I'm super excited to see what Luxe Events, Root 75 and Brightly Designed dreams up for these two cool kids.xoxo Suzanne








Rachel and Cal : palm springs engagement

Tomorrow is the big day! I'm so excited about Rachel and Cal's wedding tomorrow. I can't wait to see Rachel in her dress and see Cal's face when she walks down the aisle. I'm looking forward to all of the cool paper products that Rachel has made. I absolutely love the save the date and you can see that below. I've been looking forward to meeting their friends and family for so long. I've been facebook stalking them but finally tomorrow is the big day. I hope it is everything they have ever dreamt it could be.Here are some photos of our escapades in palm springs earlier this year. Yeah yeah just getting around to blogging them now. I have a feeling this blog is going to be on fire over the next couple of months. I have so much to share, including my own wedding soon.



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san diego portrait photography - Salina and Jerry engaged

super cute!!! I love this shoot. Salina and Jerry and I had a fun day running around on the midway. I love taking engagement pictures, it definitely builds the excitement up for the wedding day. S and J are getting married at the Japanese Friendship Garden so we got a couple of shots in Balboa Park. Enjoy the pics! Congrats Salina and Jerry =) xoxo sshewanders.engagementshewanders.navy.engagement.funshewanders.engagement.treesshewanders.engagement.navyshewanders.engagement.navy.shipshewanders.engagement.great.hairshewanders.engagement.balloons