Last fall, Jesse planned a getaway weekend for the two of them in Palm Springs. The second evening there was one they won't ever forget. Usually very cool, calm, collected, Katherine says that evening Jesse was quite animated, nervous, not quite himself. Insisting they hurry off for their dinner reservation, Jesse led her to a quiet, secluded area of their resort. Champagne awaited, sweet words were whispered, and he asked her the single most important question every girl waits to answer. And Jesse got the answer that every lucky guy hopes to hear from the woman who holds his heart.
Katherine and Jesse are pledging forever to each other in September, and I couldn't be happier for the two of them. I met Katherine at IU, and I remember hearing about the night that she met Jesse. And when I heard that they were engaged, I was beyond excited! I'm honored and thrilled to be the one to document their wedding day. A few years back, they moved from San Francisco to Santa Monica. I was fortunate enough to travel to Santa Monica for their engagement session, along with my husband Reggie. Besides having such a fun, beautiful couple to photograph, I was in photography heaven - the light, the flowering trees, the beach, the light...did I mention the light? All in front of me, just waiting to be captured by my camera. Katherine and Jesse, thank you so much for allowing me the great honor to capture this special time in your lives! I adore you both! Please be warned, I have far too many favorites from this session, there's no possible way I could choose just one...or three...or five. We started the afternoon in their neighborhood before ending the session at the beach. Family and friends, to see more from their engagement session, click here for their online gallery.
I love how Jesse makes Katherine laugh!
When we were planning their session, I mentioned to Katherine that I loved this crosswalk...boom!
Love these two!
Katherine, you are beautiful.
Love this one!
Such a gorgeous couple.
We made our way down to the beach to catch the last of the beautiful evening light.
Katherine and Jesse are the kind of couple who loves to have fun and just throw the football around.
And they happen to look quite fabulous while they do it!
P.S. Katherine, you're right about Jesse's smile. :)
They didn't keep score...we'll just say they tied.
Love, love, love this one.
I'll just say what everyone else is thinking...Katherine, you.are.gorgeous.
(Favorites...good thing I'm allowed more than one! ;) )
In college, we always thought of these two whenever we heard this song.
Perfect light, perfect evening, perfect couple.
Katherine and Jesse, thank you again, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for being so kind, so genuine, and for just being who you are. You rocked your session, and I hope you love the images. Thank you so much for your hospitality - I absolutely loved California! I am so, so, SO excited for your wedding day!Pin It