"The greatest danger for most of us
is not that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it.
We did this shoot back in November while there was a short heatwave here in California. While the rest of the country was enjoying a more winter-like weather, back here in Cali, locals are still going to the beach and soaking up the sun. So we decided to shoot in El Matador, a place where I've shot numerous times before. It's actually amusing how, as I'm writing this, it's now a nippy 46° here in So. California. A far cry from when we shot this sunny engagement session. And looking at the photos makes me appreciate how lucky we are to live in California. But there's another emotion that washes over me when I look at the photos as well. And that is nostalgia. You see, Chai is the sister of an old co-worker of mine that has the same last name as I do but not related. Her and her older sister would sometimes come by during work to visit their brother. And mind you, this was around the early 2000's (when Fall Out Boy and Dashboard Confessional ruled the airwaves). I'm guessing she was around thirteen years old back then. So imagine my surprise when we did a client meet up and I found out that this young lady who is about to get married was the same teeny-bopper that used to visit her brother ages ago. *Insert surprised/shock emoji here*
We also decided to forego shooting in Descanso Grdens and instead went to Vasquez Rocks. Which worked out for the best since we had a great view of the sun setting and the "supermoon" rising in the backgound. Enjoy the photos!