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I feel like I’ve known Janel + Ben my entire life. Janel and I are definitely sistas from another mother.During our initial consultation, we chatted like old friends and I was so happy to have crossed paths with these two. We had so much fun during our engagement session and can’t wait for their wedding at the end of this month.
Janel + Ben chose UCI as the backdrop for their engagement photos since they had met during undergrad. What a perfect way to document their love from where it all started. And the light. Mmmmm. The light. I love So Cal.
Seattle was a city I have always wanted to visit. How can you NOT fall in love with the city after watching ‘Sleepless in Seattle’? ;) Our trip pretty much consisted of food, food and more food. Thankfully we walked around the whole time we were in Seattle so that helped burn 259 of the 57980465 calories I consumed. lol! And the weather! It was perfect! It got a little warm (mid 80′s) but I can’t complain. While we were there, we decided to hit up a Mariner’s game and went the day AFTER Felix Hernandez pitched a perfect game!! We didn’t even know about the perfect game either! lol. But we got to see him come out and receive an award. ;) I also have a bit of the touristy bug in me so I HAD to see the view from the Space Needle. All in all it was a fantastic trip and am thrilled I get to cross Seattle off my list. :)
Shrimp cocktail is one of my FAVORITE things to eat. The pic below is a crab cocktail and just as good. Mmmmm. I love shrimp anything.
These lobster tails were ginormous!!
The wall of gum! It was truly disgusting and amazing at the same time.
‘the zach’ from serious biscuit.
I love that you can see the kitchen at every Tom Douglas’ restaurant. Or atleast all the ones we went to had an open kitchen. The shot below is actually of their bread and pastry production area. That was our view while munching on ‘the zach’ and one of their yummy pizzas.
Ok. This place is pretty bomb. My sweet sweet bride mentioned Paseo and their delicious sandwiches in one our emails so we had to check it out. Oh my goodnessssss. The sandwiches were really good. The place was tiny, hot and had a long line but it was so worth it. And right when we ordered and somehow managed to sit down at a table, they posted a sign they had run out of sandwiches! And it was nowhere near closing time.
Coconut cream pie at Palace Kitchen. I’m not a fan of coconut but this pie was pretty good. Minus the coconut shavings.
Gorgeous view of Seattle’s skyline.
Thank you for showing us a good time Seattle! We love you!
Is it weird I want to print this and hang it on my wall? Every time I look at it, I can’t help but smile inside and out. Laughing is the best.
I will always remember my initial consultation with Keri + Chuyen (pronounced Twin). We instantly hit it off and had so much fun laughing and talking. As I was walking to my car, I thought I really hope they book me. Later that night, I received a text from Keri saying that while they were walking to their car, they both looked at each other and said, ‘let’s book her!’. That was the best feeling ever. Keri + Chuyen got married in Seattle last month and I couldn’t have been happier to have crossed paths with these 2 amazing souls. I’ll be sure to share their Seattle wedding with you, but in the mean time, I hope you enjoy their adorable engagement session. Keri wanted to incorporate their laptops since they had met through Eharmony and what better place to start the session than at Intelligentsia in Pasadena. I don’t know why but this engagement session is one of my favorites to date. So much genuine laughter, love and respect for one another. And don’t get me started on Chuyen. This guy is straight funny. Super quiet at our meeting but full of witty jokes and pokes.
P.S. The last shot is of Chuyen ‘dipping’ Keri. And I say ‘dipping’ cuz I thought her back was gonna break! LOLOL! Chuyen’s words: ‘That’s how they do it on Dancing with the Stars’.
Love you two to pieces.