Julia and Stuart scheduled their engagement shoot long in advance of any weather forecasts, and then drove up from LA to meet with me for our shoot, with pouring rain greeting us on the way to meet in Palo Alto. With another stroke of brilliant good luck, my second engagement shoot of the weekend just managed to avoid any torrential downpours, have a bit of fun with a drizzling winter rain, all while taking some amazing images. Beyond just getting some good images for clients, engagement shoots are a great way to get used to photography in preparation for the wedding day, get to know the photographer (and vice versa). After playing around Palo Alto (even some time around the Farmer’s Market) we headed over to the back alleys of Stanford for a different look.
Julia and Stuart met at a Salsa class, and when I left them alone, it seemed like the couple just couldn’t stop dancing.
I’ll be looking forward to shooting Julia and Stuart’s wedding at El Mirador in Montecito (by Santa Barbara) this May.