January 22, 2010

Rainy Day-Newport Beach Engagement Session

Today’s post is very appropriate.  We’ve been experiencing unusual amounts of rain here in Southern California.  My backyard and garage have been flooded off and on over the past few days.  My pond is looking mighty full and I’m a little afraid that if it gets any fuller the fish might swim away!

But it’s a perfect day to post these images.  About a month ago Elyse and Robert and I were scheduled to do their engagement shoot.  But it was also scheduled to rain quite a bit that weekend.  Robert is in the Coast Guard and lives up in the bay area, and since his time off is very limited we couldn’t really reschedule.  Elyse was excited about the rain and said she would bring her umbrellas.  I was excited about the umbrellas too, but was a little concerned about not being able to keep my camera dry!  Anything to get the shot, right!?!  We made it happen.

Elyse and Robert love to go out to Sushi and to the movies so we met at Kura Sushi, one of their favorite restaurants.  It was raining pretty hard so we were glad to be inside.  Then the rain let up to a light mist as we headed down the street to the Lido Theater in Newport.  We had so much fun playing with umbrellas and the rain.

And I love what we captured.  I don’t know if it’s the moody rainy look, or the timelessness, or this just the awesomeness of this couple!  Maybe it’s knowing everything we went through to get these!  But I do know know that I CAN’T WAIT for their wedding in March!  It is going to be stellar!

Thanks for being awesome, you guys!

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All of these make me happy, but this one made me sigh…….. hhhmmmmmm.

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There is just something I LOVE about the feel of this one.

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On a side note…. I actually went back and saw It’s a Wonderful Life here a few days before Christmas.  So fun!  I hope they do it next year.  I think I want to start a new Christmas tradition.

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  1. Karen

    January 22nd, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I love these jen! :)This may sound silly but one of the tiny details I love is the little red spot on Roberts pocket with her red hair. The are adorable!

  2. Maria Brito

    January 22nd, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!!! ALL OF THEM.

  3. Amanda W.

    January 22nd, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Love these!!

  4. Kim

    January 23rd, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Love them. Love them all.

  5. Molly W.

    January 25th, 2010 at 12:53 am

    What a fun shoot! I esp love the one w/ the neon star above them, so cool!

  6. starshine

    January 25th, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I love that the marquee said “It’s a Wonderful Life”…so cool!

  7. Holly

    February 2nd, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Very cute shoot! The rain turned out to make these shots that much better!

  8. Gem Fadling

    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Jen – These are beautiful. You really made the most of the rainy weather. Romantic and fun!

  9. Miranda Philip

    February 27th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Jenn…I don’t know if you remember me, but I am friends with the Holt Twins…(not Holt’s anymore) but I never knew you were a photographer! Your shots are amazing! I just got married in August and would have loved to have been able to have met with you! Maybe for a future session! Anyway…I found this sight from Emily’s facebook page and was browsing through the photos! I know Elyse! I go to church with her! Pomona First Baptist! It was really fun seeing her pictures they are amazing! Congrats on such an awesome career, and a very talented one at that!

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