This photo shoot was probably one of my top favorite things from 2012. Being a photographer I much prefer to be on the picture taking side of the lens but I also really love that cute guy in the photos so I wanted to have a full photo session with just the two of us. It’s really been way too long since we’ve had someone else take our pictures but I managed to talk Eric into it as part of our 7th Wedding Anniversary. It definitely gave me a renewed appreciation for all the prep a couple does before their session. After 7 years of marriage I know for sure that Eric’s least favorite thing to do is go into any kind of store, unless it’s an Apple store. I drug him all over LA anyways before we finally found the only H&M (which happened to be in Beverly Hills) that had the lace dress I wanted. Then we had to shop for Eric so we hit another mall and couple stores before finding what we wanted. My iSanctuary necklace was a favorite piece that I wore for the shoot. iSanctuary is an amazing non-profit organization that empowers survivors of human trafficking with social-enterprising opportunities. Check them out here: isanctuary.org
I first stumbled upon a couple photos from Clary on Pinterest and started following her blog. She’s a photographer from the mid-west but was out here for a short trip. So glad she was able to fit in a photo session with us just before she left! We met up with her at Temesecal Park near Santa Monica and climbed up the mountain to take photos at the top while overlooking the ocean as the sun rose. God is amazing with the beautiful views he creates. It was gorgeous! I will cherish these photos forever. Thank you Clary, you captured us perfectly! To my love, thank you for 7 beautiful years of marriage, for praying with me in the mornings before leaving to work and giving me a reason to smile every day, even it does happen to sometimes be more of a laughing at you than a smile. 🙂 I am blessed and I love you.