I feel so blessed to be ending my year with some extraordinary couples whose love continues to blossom. I absolutely adored getting to spend the golden light hours and share quite a few laughs with Laura and Ryan, and their sweet furbaby Harley.
I've known Laura and Ryan for a while now and had the honor and pleasure of getting to witness the two tie the knot in Temecula at Owl Creek Farm (and I cannot wait to go back and shoot my own wedding there!).
I've also had the pleasure this year of photographing Ryan's brother and his wife (Devin and Chris' Lumberjack Baby Shower), Laura's sister's maternity session, and with great honor, the life celebration of Robert, Laura's unbelievable brother. I feel so a part of everything this family has gone through this year. With two babes on the way, I think it's safe to say that the two little dudes are in for a treat. Laura and Ryan are going to be an incredible auntie and an uncle!
Not only was Laura and Ryan celebrating their family's new addition (cue puppy dog Harley), but Laura is celebrating the big dirty thirty birthday today!!! Laura wanted the desert vibe and so we found the Old Cactus Garden in Balboa Park. The Old Cactus Garden is a hidden feature of the park and it's an absolute gem.
Lauren and Ryan are so cute with each other and throw in their furbaby, Harley, and it was just nonstop giggles, especially when Laura pointed out to me toward the end the cactus behind me looked suspiciously phallic. Lol!
Thank you, Laura and Ryan, for letting me capture this season of your lives together. I wish nothing but the best for you two. Marriage is one of the biggest gifts of this life and for two such souls to find themselves one day, as you did, is its own fairytale. Happy birthday, Laura! SO excited that your nefew is coming into the world today! <3