Danielle + Michael | Crystal Cove Engagement Session | Newport Beach, CA

I could not be more excited to share an engagement session! Danielle and Michael are friends of mine and when they asked me to photograph their love story, needless to say, I was ecstatic. I am just so beyond happy for these two! 

I met Danielle about two years ago after I had moved to California from Ohio. She was also a newbie to California and is a Colorado native. We clicked instantly and have had plenty of girls nights ever since! She's such an amazing person and I am very lucky to call her my friend. Right after she met Michael at a festival in Huntington Beach, she called me and said guess what? I have a boyfriend! I instantly thought, this has got to be love at first sight considering she fell for him right away! After meeting Michael myself, I could totally understand why. He makes her smile and she even calls him "her personal comedian". Not to mention, Michael is from Ohio, about an hour from where I grew up, small world right? These two are absolutely PERFECT for each other in every way possible. They laugh, they have fun, they have such a light hearted love that is contagious. I can't help but to have a great time whenever I'm around them! 

Danielle and Michael are huge football fans. We have Michael who loves THE Ohio State University and Cleveland Browns (I'm a huge Cincinnati Bengals fan, but we won't go there!), and Danielle who LOVES the Broncos. They brought their jerseys to the engagement session because it is a huge part of how they spend their fall weekends. I definitely made sure to snag a couple images of their fun, football rivalry. Next, we walked down to the beach for a casual, laid back vibe to end the session. We had a great time playing in the sand and water.

I am so thrilled to be photographing their wedding in August!