10 February 2010

Finding a Tree in the OC - Amy and Shayne

the two of them looked overhead, at the canopy of branches that seemed to stretch from one horizon to the other, and chuckled to each other. amy could not have been happier; we had found her "big ol' tree."

in emailing back and forth about wedding plans, amy mentioned that her invitations would have an oak tree motif and she really wanted a woodsy look for her engagement photos. we set the date and location. but, as the day approached, and due to the rain, many of the local parks were closed, including our location for the shoot.

fortunately, for every missed opportunity, one just as great seems to appear.

we had dismissed one of the local wilderness parks, having shot their before, and looking for something unique to offer shayne and amy. but, with the scarcity of open trails, still recovering from the passing storms, we headed for the local park, praying that they might be open...

...and, sure enough, they were. not only were they open, but the winter storms [thanks to the glorious climate here in southern california] had given birth to a blanket of green foliage, sprouting up from the once dry earth, transforming the entire park.

needless to say, amy was thrilled. the following images tell the story. thank you shayne and amy, for the invitation to photograph your wedding, and amy... i am so glad we found you your tree.


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  1. Great couple! Great scenery! Great shots! :-)

  2. So beautiful! Some of the pictures have a film-like quality to them. The colors are gorgeous!

  3. oohohhhh beeeeaeutiful! where is this in socal again?!

  4. Ooooo! I LOVE the clarity and lighting in this session! .....I understand Amy, I've been looking for a perfect tree to get married under for months...still looking. Wished I still lived in Cal.

  5. "I'm an old-fashioned guy . . . I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something。