Sometimes, okay, more than not, I’ll ask a couple to do something crazy with me. Whether it’s modeling for me in a styled shoot, or spending an entire day adventuring together, I like to keep things interesting and exciting. When I asked Pearl and Sam if they’d be down to get on a ferry with me to photograph their engagement on an island just off the coast of California, they were 1000% down. Best feeling ever. So, that’s how we ended up dressed super fancy taking a ferry to Channel Islands with 50 other people in hiking gear. The best part about a long adventure engagement for me is getting to know a relationship a lot deeper than usual, and getting to hear stories!
One of my favorite stories is still the day Sam surprised Pearl with a hot air balloon ride, on a work day, unknowing she thought she was deathly afraid of heights. This day also happened to be the day Pearl would say yes to marrying Sam! I’m going to let Sam take over telling this one, because he tells it better than I ever could!
“It was Valentines Day 2017. I woke her up at 3am and asked her to get up and get ready. Her reply was ‘For work?’ She had no idea what time it was. I told her it wasn’t for work and needed her to put something warm on.