My husband, daughter, and I have been out in LA for a bit while my husband works. It has been g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s. and I never ever want to go back to Illinois, except that that's where our house is, and our dog, and our friends, and our jobs, and it takes 15 minutes to get anywhere you want to go. BUT OTHER THAN THAT.

Anyway, while we were out here, the stars aligned (and an old friend said he knew a couple who'd be interested in a shoot), and voila. Last night, Paige, Jon, and I ventured out to Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, and it was just magic. I had suggested the location, but 30 minutes before we were done shooting, Jon pointed out to the horizon (Catalina Island) and said, "That's actually where we got engaged. Right there in that little dip on the island."

But nothing makes a great shoot like great people... great people who are all for climbing over rocks to get the perfect shot. (People who have bouncy houses at their wedding don't tend to be pearl-clutchy about such things.)

All in all, it was an absolutely beautiful evening, and the very last frame of the shoot is one of my favorite images I've ever had the privilege of creating. Can't beat that.

Paige and Jon, thank you for such a wonderful evening. (And you'll be happy to know that my devious parking job saved me from a parking ticket!)

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Location: Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Palos Verdes (Los Angeles)
Dress: BHLDN
Veil: Etsy