engagement | christine + jim

FALL IS HERE! FALL IS HERE! <3 the breezy cool days and the turning of the leaves... 

speaking of fall, i realized i never got around to blogging christine + jim's engagement session. when i first met these two, it was as if I was meeting up with old friends (they also attended my alma mater). we even went on a double date together, and as we were driving home, david mentioned how much he enjoyed his time with these two... though i'm sure the fact that they share our heart for travel and food played a big factor in that too haha

these two are such an amazing balance to each other - christine is quirky and adorable, whereas jim exudes gentleness and genuineness. their love is such a driving force and strength for the both of them, that you can't help but to admire that kind of dedication.

I'm so excited for your wedding next month guys! <3

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styled by allison song

engagement | sung + joseph

I've had the pleasure of getting to know sung and Joseph this past year and most recently, the honor of taking their engagement photos. there was a specific moment during their engagement session when I was struck by how much these two are in love with each other. you see, these two are high school sweethearts, and from what the world tells me, by this time in their relationship they should be so comfortable with each other that that love should've diminished and cooled. this is far from the case though. their relationship is found on something so much greater that it's impossible to miss the way their eyes light up whenever they look at each other. love that's so visible that I wish I could just follow them around and take pictures of them all the time. even through the crowd, heat, and passing showers, I found myself getting swept away by them. 

thanks for sharing your love with me sung & Joseph <3

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portait | raven

i recently came across this diagram, and though i'm sure it was meant for chuckles... i feel like it's kind of spot on hahaha going back to the main topic here, i took some new headshots for raven, who happens to be a wonderful photographer, and who has many times been that voice that has kept me from drowning in my "crippling self doubt." i can't thank her enough for this.

in the short time we've known each other, she's served as kind of a mentor, colleague, friend and everything else rolled into one. i'm beyond thankful that our paths have crossed and that we are able to continuously grow together... hahaha this is so incredibly cheesy (i'm sure you're thinking the same raven). but seriously, thank you for your perspective, your voice and your initial foresight that has allowed me to be able to call myself a photographer today. 

i think everyone should have a raven in their lives :)