Franny and Matthew are deeply in love and, truly, simply adorable. We hit it off with them right away.
We love that feeling when you connect with a bride from the start. I (Drexelle) personally felt like good friends with Franny right from our 1st phone call. When she first called to just ask a few questions, we ended up chatting for an hour. She was so lovely to talk to from the beginning that we couldn’t wait for their engagement session.
the romantic proposal
Matthew spent the entire day with Franny and her dear grandmother, anticipating the immense decision Franny would have to make in the evening to come.
He had planned a romantic surprise for the moment he would ask her to be his wife. A gondola, champagne, and the sun setting: More details on the proposal…coming soon.
Franny and Matthew had several locations they really wanted for their engagement photos. It’s very important to us to get them as great of an experience and imagery as possible so we came early to scope out all the locations. We wanted to make sure we found the most beautiful spots as well as save the time it would take to find one at the shoot. Once they were there, we were able to just focus on getting them comfortable and loving our cameras!
The 1st spot was Kean Coffee in Newport Beach, CA – the scene of their very 1st date. AWESOME to have your 1st date site be used for your e-session! We loved it…not to mention the YUMMY sipping chocolate.
Matthew could NOT keep his eyes off Franny. He kept pausing during the shoot and saying, “Look at how HOT she is.”
Franny, he’s a keeper.
Then, it was time for a relaxing picnic and read at the park. Franny just looked perfect with the florals around her.
This location wasn’t originally planned. But, as we drove by it, we just had to stop and take photos of them there.
If we could describe their emotions during the shoot, it was pure joy. It just shone from them so genuinely. It was such a blessing to photograph.
View more beautiful images of Matthew + Franny in their slideshow here.