Our team met Emmett and Robin at wedding we were photographing in 2015, Emmett was the officiant and both of them, dear friends of the bride. They are Michiganders born and bred, but when they reached out to us after their engagement to talk about documenting their wedding day, they were living in sunny California. Thanks to the magic of airline points, they flew me (Leighanne) out for the weekend to photograph an epic engagement session.
Together, they consider themselves the perfect balance of rough and refined. Our adventure started at a beautiful California winery, where we were all too posh for our own good. Then we hiked a mountain (yes, I totally fell a few times) to access some amazing mountain range views. Man, was it breath taking. I will always remember how the whole forrest smelled sweetly of citrus soaked eucalyptus. It made this mountain top session all the more magical. It also didn’t hurt that these two humans are pretty rad.
After our hike, we headed to the beach for sunset. We were met with a misty fog that rolled in and perfectly diffused the sun in all its hazy goodness. The rocky walls, the salt air, the wind … I was in photo-heaven.
If this is how the engagement session went, I could only imagine how epic their Upper Peninsula wedding would be the following summer. Spoiler alert: It was equally as stunning. Enjoy these gems, they are some of my favorites.