My people. These two LA grad students are totally my people. She proposed to him. With an incredible handcrafted ring. He proposed back to her with a family heirloom. Then we decided to get away to the forest for an adventure that would totally represent the early days of their relationship. It was tender and silly and full of guerrilla art and making faces. They’d told me they weren’t great at posing for a camera without making faces. I was delighted to respond that I love making faces and posing is not my jam. Instead this would be about having a rad afternoon of adventure, “posing” be damned. Maegan sent me an email the following day that brought such joy into my heart: “So many of my earliest memories of falling in love with Wade are memories of us playing and laughing in the woods of a nearby park, climbing things (or in my case — falling off of things), all of it. We were long distance for four years while we were both in college, and since I moved out to LA we’ve both been so busy with school and work that–even though we still play a lot–it’s been a long time since we had the kind of awesome magic/silly-combo adventures that come with exploring in the forest. I know this sounds silly, but it was great to get back in touch with that side of us. Anyway; that was due largely to your encouraging us to have a relaxed adventure and being such a fantastic adventure-companion, and I wanted to thank you.” JOY. Yes, these people are my people. Special shout-out to Bailey’s Palomar Resort — what a gorgeous property to explore, I’d love to shoot a wedding here!
Frolic in the Forest
Maegan & Wade's Woodsy Engagement Adventure