I woke up on a beautiful California morning on January 19, 2014. The weather was spectacular. It would match my expectations of the engagement session I would be photographing. With the expectations of this spectacular day, I had to follow the general rulebook to spectacularism. A Starbucks grande Blond coffee, with steamed breve and a splash of Splenda. Now I’m ready roll. I would be meeting Crystal and Jason, and my goodness I was excited! The moment I saw Crystal, I was captivated!!! She wore a beautiful short trimmed white dress, silver jeweled heels, and a sparkly jeweled hairpiece. Then I saw Jason! This was to good to be true! Jason was looking sharp gray tux and black bow tie! These two know how to dress. We arrived on set. Again I was knocked off my feet by spectacularism. Nancy Kruse, owner of Touched by Time Vintage Rentals brought her A game. Three chandeliers hanging from a silver pined arched tree branch, a beautiful farm table dressed with silver, white and cream, and two white winged back chairs. It was so romantic! Touched by Time Vintage Rentals and myself would be spending a full day with Crystal and Jason. I would photograph three separate scenes.
Crystal and Jason are knee deep in wedding planning. Crystal gladly supplies Jason with all the reading material he will need to help guide him to their wedding day. The two decided to take a break and head to the coast for a little romance and sunset. As they are walking the beach they find a treasure chest. They open the chest and find random objects, candles sticks, flowers, a white dress, a bow tie, a book, and much more. The sun sets, and the two drift of into slumber. They meet in their dreams. There they find a beautiful table set for two. The table is set with pieces they found in the treasure chest. Crystal is wearing the white dress discovered in the trunk. Jason is wearing the black bow. Dream a little dream with me.
Congrats Crystal and Jason. I was beyond honored to photograph your engagement session. The love between you two is so apparent. I wish you two a long life together of love and success.
Q. How did you and your fiancé meet??
We saw each other for the first time inside the elevator at work. We never talked and hardly ran into each other since we were working in different departments. We were attracted to each other (which we both admitted later) but that was about it since we were both in long term serious relationships at the time. Jason) got an opportunity to work in San Francisco, so he moved up north. Our mutual friend/co-worker also quit Mattel and moved up north. One day she asked me to come visit her up north since I was single and kind of bored. So I decided to go visit her and she called out some friends to hang out with us, one of which was Jason. We recognized each other and started talking. We had both gotten out of our long-term relationship and our timing worked out this time. The distance was a challenge but we realized it was worth the extra effort. 🙂
Q. How did your fiancé propose to you??
He got me a trip to Hawaii for my birthday. Our anniversary was also near that time frame and he scheduled a mini photo-shoot for us in Hawaii since it would be a beautiful place to take photos for our anniversary and capture our vacation. After taking some photos, the photographer asked us if there were any special poses we wanted to do for our photos. Jason then took out a photo book he had made for our one-year anniversary and suggested that we take some photos with it. We flipped through the pages as the photographer snapped away. Then I arrived at the last page and it had a picture of a ring on it. Then he got down on his knees in the middle of the beach and asked me to marry him. So our proposal was nicely photographed.
Q. How would you describe yourselves as a couple?
We like to think of ourselves as a team. We feel like we bring out the best in each other.
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