January 14, 2019
I’m just gonna leave this one up here because this may be the CRAZIEST sky I’ve ever photographed! Scroll down to see more epic shots from the beach!
* UPDATE Devon + Michael’s engagement session has been published on Wedding Chicks!! *
Devon + Michael wanted to start their engagement session in their beautiful home in Huntington Beach, CA. They love coffee, avocados (see down below why avocados are a HUGE part of their story), and the beach. I knew they were my kinda people!
I arrived early and we all had some mimosas (with PINEAPPLE juice) and got to know each other before the shoot since we had never met in person. I had to take some photos of them with their mimosas because they were just too stinkin’ cute!
Then they brewed some coffee (vanilla macadamia nut from where Devon’s family lives in Hawaii… can I get a hallelujah?! These are my type of people!!)!
Mike proposed to Devon while they were having a picnic, eating avocado toast, on the beach by their home. Devon LOVES avocados (like how much I love pineapples), so Mike cut a slit in the pit of an avocado, and casually handed it to her to make another avocado toast. She saw the ring and was like whaaaaat???! She obviously said yes and I balled my eyes out while Mike was telling me their proposal story. So I had to incorporate avocados in the home part of their engagement session!
Let me tell you, this engagement session almost didn’t happen. The forecast had been calling for rain the entire week leading up to their session. Devon and I texted practically every day trying to decide if we should reschedule. I was watching Accuweather like a HAWK and as it got closer to Saturday, it said it was supposed to pour up until 2pm… our shoot started at 3pm. Maybe I was crazy, maybe I just trusted that Mother Nature would have our backs, but oh boy were we happy we stuck to our guns and did the shoot that day anyways. It was the most epic sunset I’ve ever seen. Let me know what you think!
This sneak attack is one of my faves. Her reaction is priceless. She had no idea he was coming for her!
I then told Devon and Mike to pretend like the hadn’t seen each other in a year and were seeing each other for the first time. I didn’t tell them anything else and this is what they did-
They’re just a little bit in love, huh?
The clouds were turning such gorgeous pastel colors. We felt so lucky to have such a gorgeous sunset and then THIS HAPPENED-
It’s like a smoke bomb, but it’s a cloud. I’m still speechless
I have NEVER seen a sky like this before! This one huge cloud was this bright firey color for about 5 minutes and then all of a sudden, it became this dark grey rain cloud. It was surreal and probably the most epic skies I’ve ever had during an engagement shoot. I guess rain is a good thing!
I cannot wait for their wedding this summer at Huntington Bay Club!