We took a little Heirlume trip out to Dallas, Texas for a few days filled with family sessions! While we were there we had the pleasure of capturing the Walker Family during sunrise at the gorgeous White Rock Lake. Paige Walker is a fellow photographer and she really made our jobs easy! We cannot get over how adorable everyone's outfits were and how beautiful this family is! The larger families are always filled with such energy and joy, it really makes the sessions so much fun! Check out some of our favorites below!
Mandy & Costanza wanted to shoot at the Safari Inn as a nod to the classic film True Romance. They are both such unique and imaginative people we knew a non traditional engagement session was the right fit. They wore matching hawaiian outfits (which we think is pretty damn awesome) and Mandy got her amazing nails done in theme! We got a room, got into character, and even took a dip in the pool. We are kinda in love with the end result. Check them out below.
It's a New Year and we have a new blog post for ya! If Cristina and Ryan's epic engagement session is a peek into 2018, then we could not be more excited! These two came to the dessert dressed to the nines and ready for an adventure. Cristina was a rock star and she was not only down for the hike but was passing us by in her HEELS! They told us before we started shooting that they were awkward in front of the camera, which is a normal and common thing for couples to feel. But we quickly realized that they were tricking us because these two were complete super model naturals. We had so much fun with these two and can't wait for their wedding later this year! Enjoy!!
Ben & Emily are two of our closest friends. It was such a privilege to be a part of such an intimate gathering. Ben and Emily wanted the day to feel laid back, fun and classy. They absolutely nailed it! They kept it simple by inviting their closest family and friends to the Santa Barbara Courthouse for a lovely ceremony on the lawn, followed by a candle lit dinner at the Belmond El Encanto. With such a loose timeline we were lucky enough to plan some extra photo time in and shoot at some of the most gorgeous Santa Barbara locations. We made a quick stop at the beach on the way to dinner and just played around. The joy of their love and the happiness of the day is really apparent in their photos. Ben and Emily are two awesome people who are even better together. Take a look at a few highlights of their love. <3
Some of our dearest friends started a family and it made our hearts explode. Peter and Emily are also awesome photographers (see their work here) who actually shot Loretta's wedding! It's always a joy when we get to return the favor and capture such a monumental part of a fellow photographers life.
Emily is a warrior and delivered her baby at home completely naturally. It made perfect sense to capture their new life together in the very spot they brought him into this world. Also, their apartment is pretty awesome so that helps. :)
We welcome Vaughn to this world with happy hearts. He is beyond blessed to have Peter and Emily as parents. We can't wait to see them grow as a family! <3
What is your perfect kind of date?
We love encouraging couples to let us capture them doing what they would possibly do together on a perfect weekend date. Natalie & Jared did just that and we loved every second of it! We started the morning off at the famous Swingers Diner in West Hollywood. A diner that Natalie and Jared frequent since they live just down the street. They shared fries, a milkshake and a dance all before 11:00am. We played around with pops of color throughout the neighborhood. They took this adventure to a whole new level when they took us to "The Pink House." It's no secret that Natalie loves bright, colorful and quirky things. One of her favorite stores is The Pygmy Hippo, which is a magical teeny store with a huge heart. Natalie & Jared love to laugh and play together. They are the type of people that truly seek out the happiness and joy in life. Their positive and fun energy is infectious and you just want to be around them all day. It is an understatement to say we are pumped for their wedding this September!
We love when we walk away from an engagement session feeling like we just hung out with a couple of friends. That is exactly how we felt after Brianne and Dennis' shoot. These two live down the street from the colorful and vibrant Venice canals so it only seemed natural to go explore their neighborhood. We walked around the canals and then decided we couldn't pass up going to the beach and getting sand beneath our feet. We didn't know that the sunset would be as stunning as it was. Bonus!! :)
We had so much with Brianne and Dennis and we are counting down the hours until we see them tomorrow for their wedding day!! We can't wait to spend the day laughing and celebrating with them! Enjoy!
When we had our first meeting with Katie and Stuart and they were describing their wedding venue location, we were pretty excited about how it all sounded. When we actually got there to shoot their engagement session, we were jaw dropped and giddy the entire time. There are greenhouses all over and every single one has a different story to tell. The grounds are lush with vibrant colors and the coolest plant life. Don't even get us started on the cliffside and the private beach. Our faces hurt from smiling the whole time. What's even better than all of that though (I know, what could be better?) is Katie and Stuart. They are the sweetest and most down to earth people and were a total blast to hang with. We are so honored to know them and we are literally counting down the days until their wedding!
Where do we even begin? Kelley and Dave's wedding day was a perfect way to start off the wedding season! It was filled with laughter, joy, dancing and champagne! The icing on the cake was that the bride is a dear friend to both of us! These two love birds just moved to Mammoth to start their lives together as a married couple but they really wanted to tie the knot in Santa Barbara to be near friends, family and of course the ocean. ;)
Kelley is a photographer herself so she made sure to make her wedding day very "photo friendly". She wanted the day to feel relaxed and fun and for there to be plenty of time for photos. One of our absolute favorite parts of the day was when the 4 of us drove to Shoreline Beach to hang out and take some portraits. It was such a beautiful and peaceful time to really capture the beauty of the day and most importantly Kelley & Dave's joy and excitement now that they are married. They even took a little extra time to relax just the two of them before joining everyone at the reception.
Here are some of our favorite images from this perfect day. Congratulations Kelley & Dave!
This shoot was inspired by the character Ophelia from the Shakespearean Play "Hamlet". We want to encourage and inspire the ethereal feel that exudes from a bride on her wedding day. We felt This quote from The Lumineer's song "Ophelia" fit the inspiration: "oh ophelia you've been on my mind girl since the flood, OH OPHELIA heaven help a fool who falls in love".
Special thanks to Poppy Hill Flowers for the beautiful bouquet, anklet and floral crown and Myranda Gibson for being such such a super model.
We hope you enjoy!