I first met Hannah and Bradford for their engagement session in Yorba Linda, CA. I love engagement sessions specifically for the fact that I get to know the couple on a deeper level before their wedding day. I get to see how they interact together and I get the chance to document some pretty precious moments. I believe that having these moments before a wedding day with your wedding photographer will ease a whole lot of nerves on the big day itself. You’ll already feel somewhat relaxed in front of the camera – as much as you can be with all of those regular nerves leading up to your ceremony! When it comes time to your portrait session on your wedding day, you won’t be so nervous in front of the camera. You’ll laugh a bit more and you’ll be able to relax with your new bride/groom, and not focus so much on what the photographer is doing. Your photographer will also be able to document the best little “moments,” as they’re able to anticipate how you act together and respond to posing prompts. :)
Hannah and Bradford’s beautiful, rustic wedding ceremony took place at the Oak Canyon Nature Center. Filled with details of burlap, pinecones, wildflowers, and a special moment set aside during their ceremony to stamp their thumbprints on an adorable, tiny frame. Their reception followed at the Orange County Mining Company, where guests could find their tables using the seating chart based on beautiful trees, such as the willow tree, tulip tree, douglas fir, and a redwood. Their cake toppers were small pinecones with even a smaller hat and veil to represent the bride and groom – SO CUTE.
I really loved getting to know Hannah and Bradford. Spending just 5 minutes with them, you already know that their love runs deep. I’m so thankful for the chance to step into their big day and document their special love. Thank you for the opportunity, lovebirds!