Ellen & Kevin's Redondo Beach, California Engagement Session

Okay, about to get all mushy gushy here with these two.  I have known Ellen & Kevin since the 8th grade.  Yes, that's 7 years and they have been together every moment of it.  There's many ways to describe this couple, but inseparable is definitely one of them.  When you think of Ellen, you think of Kevin, and vise versa.  I remember the days that I would show up to school and Ellen's hair would be an absolute mess, but you knew exactly where she was.  She would get up at the crack of dawn just to go see Kevin surf before school and support his passion.  

Ellen & Kevin are getting married this summer at The Redondo Beach Public Library and I am honored to be photographing their big day.  That being their location for their wedding, is exactly why we chose the location for their engagement session.  The day started off as rainy and cloudy, so we almost called it off.  But I am so glad we didn't! The clouds made for a mood and a style of pictures that I just fell in love with.  These two were so easy to photograph because they were so natural in front of the camera and their love shined.    

Thank you, Ellen & Kevin, for choosing and trusting me to photograph your love for one another.  I am so excited to be a part of your big day this summer.  

Alise's Senior Session in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Miss Alise has one of the sweetest souls you will ever come across.  I met her from cheerleading in San Diego, CA and was instantly drawn to her quirky laugh and beaming bright smile.  I got to capture Alise and her boyfriend as the first couple I ever shot as Abbie Mae Photography.  We have become friends over the past year and I was so thrilled when she asked me to do her senior pictures.  Alise has just started her freshman year at Sonoma State University where she is studying sociology and business.  Leaving home was hard for her, but she says that she is excited to start a new chapter of her life.  

I would be lying if I didn't tell you that this was my favorite senior session to date.  We shot in Old town San Juan Capistrano and at the San Clemente Pier.  Let me just tell you, these two locations are absolutely to die for.  We started in the early afternoon where the light was just perfect for the light and airy shots she wanted and then once, we got to the beach, I couldn't have asked for a better setting.  The sunset was so gorgeous on the beach, too!  We even had Alise's best friend, Hayden, join us.  They got some super cute best friend pictures, as well.  I always love when seniors bring their friends along.