Oh how I loved this shoot! Heather was Gavin's (beloved) 2nd grade teacher last year. To say we adore her is an understatement. In fact, between me and Gavin, I'm not really sure which one of us loves her more. I think it's probably a tie. And you should hear Ellie talk, ever so excitedly, about how she "hopes hopes hopes" to get Miss W. next year too! Of course, by next year she will no longer be Miss W. and will instead be Mrs. Burke.... :)
It was both a pleasure and an honor to be able to do this engagement session for Heather and Peter. They are truly as adorable, sweet, kind and totally head over heels in love as they appear to be in these images. You just can't take a bad shot of these two lovebirds!
It was an uncharacteristically CRAZY hot January day in Santa Cruz and we had planned to do the session at The Boardwalk. When we got there, we discovered:
1) It was as packed as a Sunday in June and
2) but with only six measly rides open!?
Ummmmm, ok. So, we found a few hidden spots tucked away from the crowds to grab some (awesome) shots and then headed off to Natural Bridges. You'd never know from these images but NB was jam packed too! Overflowing with loads of little bikini bodies and landscape photographers everywhere! Somehow we managed to make it look like Heather and Peter were the only two people on the planet that day. :)
The spectacular weather, gorgeous lighting, stunning backdrops and ADORABLE couple that is Heather and Peter resulted in these delightful images. I think it really reflects their playful, loving and tender relationship. The volleyball at the end is an ode to how they met. Loved it!
Heather and Peter, I hope you enjoy your slideshow. I wish you both the very best in life and a long and happy marriage. And lots of little beautiful Burke babies for me to photograph.... Oh wait, did I say that out loud? My bad.