Derek & Brittany's Santa Barbara Engagement

I met up with Brittany & Derek at a beautiful wilderness spot in Santa Barbara, where Derek proposed to Brittany (aww!). This was my first time here, so it was wonderful exploring a new place and getting fresh inspiration for their shoot. What I loved about Santa Barbara, was that we were able to capture so many backgrounds! From wilderness, to the beach, to the mountains! Ending the session at the coolest little spot, Knapp's Castle. Brittany and Derek are so easy going and so very sweet! I'm looking forward to their wedding which will be held at Brittany's family home in Calabasas :) ENJOY! 

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Palm Desert

Dana and Ryan are such a rad couple who were down to come meet up with me in Palm Desert for a shoot. I have been itching to shoot out in the desert and it was a great way to start of my year. At the end of the session we played with smoke bombs, another thing I've been wanting to try out. These were so much fun! They lasted about 90 seconds and come in all sorts of colors. We used the white one for their session then I tried out a purple one for a quick headshot of myself. The fire department was called on us, that made for a pretty funny moment (see photo at the end). They were totally cool with it and they even smiled for a photo. Anyways, anyone who is up to using smoke bombs in their photos, please let's do it!

 Photo by my awesome bestie, Danielle

Photo by my awesome bestie, Danielle

 The moment I realized the Fire Dept was heading our way...opps! Haha

The moment I realized the Fire Dept was heading our way...opps! Haha

 ....And then we did a "Sexy Fireman Calendar Shoot".... just kiddinggg

....And then we did a "Sexy Fireman Calendar Shoot".... just kiddinggg