Yesterday's engagement session with Emily and Justin was full of laughs (and a few tasty drinks from Soda and Swine)! We wandered around the beautiful grounds of Liberty Station and made our session into a little mini date before these two went to dinner for a real date. We walked, we talked, we danced and just generally had a great time. You don't always find couples who are willing to try new and sort of goofy things for pictures but these two willingly (sort of) went along with all my ideas.
I think something I really enjoy about engagement sessions is that this is an opportunity for my couple and I to become friends. We trade stories, learn a lot about each other, and our families, and I get to learn how a couple naturally moves together. I love Emily and Justin story, it's full of travel and real adventure. They met on a birthright trip to Israel in 2010 and didn't really connect with each other until right at the end of the trip. But that connection was strong enough to keep them talking and then eventually dating long distance.
It was strong enough that when Justin decided to move to Costa Rica to open a restaurant, Emily decided to move from New York to come along and help build something together. And they've travelled all over ever since, together, because when home is a person you can move any where and belong.
I am so excited for your wedding, and I hope you love these sneak peaks!
Venue: Liberty Station
Restaurant/Bar: Soda and Swine
Bride's Shoes: Wild Diva Lounge
Bride's Dress: Mismatch Boutique
Bride's Hair: Jesse Estella at Dye
Ring: Tourbillion Jewelers