We are soooo excited to share our first styled engagement and pre-wedding session of 2015! We have been working with Mai and Alex over the last few months to coordinate outfits, discuss potential locations, design the color palette, theme, and overall feel of their shoot. Mai and Alex did a fabulous job of researching and selecting each component of their attire over the last several months. Robert and I loved Mai's modern teal and black dress with black pea coat and Alex's coordinating (but not too matchy) jeans, teal sweater, and black coat. This created a sophisticated and classy look for their woodsy photos in the hills of Big Bear. For the pre-wedding photos, Mai and Alex wanted to go for a more vintage theme. We worked together to achieve a romantic and glamorous feel incorporating candles, twinkle light signs, elements of fur, custom florals designed just for them by Petal to the Meadow, and a vintage couch made in 1887. The color palette blended tones of teal/aqua. ivory, blush, and grey. Mai's beautiful gown and fur were the perfect choice, and she looked stunning in it! Alex (aka "Tom Cruise" LOL) looked pretty dapper in his dark grey suit and tie too :)
We started the day in a forest area in search of snow, beautiful light, and laughter. We then spent a few minutes in The Village, and headed over to the lake for a sunset session. We had so much fun with these two that we stayed until the night went dark and the stars came out.
Below is a sneak peek from their session. Hope you enjoy!
Mai and Alex, thank you for a beautiful day together, for humoring us, and most importantly for trusting us with documenting this special time in your relationship. - Jessica & Robert
P.S. More photos to come!