Last week I headed down to La Jolla for Jennifer & Mike’s engagement session. I love shooting in San Diego since most of my sessions are in OC or LA. It was a nice drive down and gave me a chance to relax from this hectic wedding season. When I arrived in La Jolla, I immediately felt this sense of calm come over me..it was a beautiful sunny day with lots of people taking advantage of the last days of Summer. Jennifer & Mike were so sweet together..always smiling at each other ever time their eyes met..I love that :-)

They will be getting married early 2010 at the beautiful Ritz Carlton and I cannot wait..it will be the first time that I will get to work with both of my happa “sisters” at the same time, Kristin from The Treasured Petal and Angel from Events of Love & Splendor..be prepared for some awesomeness..that’s all I gotta say :-)

Now for some…FAVORITES!

The sunny blue skies were incredible!

Love this..isn’t Jennifer beautiful?

One of my favs!

Love this one too..I love color but this image was screaming “black & white” to me :-)

The gorgeous sunset as I was walking back to my car..

Serendipity Photography: Beautiful work. October 8, 2009 7:02 am

Danielle: amazing shoot..the chemistry between you and the couple really shows! Great job! September 29, 2009 11:19 pm

ryel j: I love this photo shoot! My favorite shot is of them in between two wooden ramps! September 29, 2009 11:17 pm

Jennifer: Trista - you make art out of the ordinary! Thanks for such a great shoot. See you soon :) September 29, 2009 7:54 pm

kristin brancaleone: Trista!  Such creative angles and point of view.  I love these.  I will have to show Joe your sunset picture!  I can´t tell you how excited I am for Jennifer and Mike´s wedding.  Yay! September 28, 2009 4:53 am

Amy: GORGEOUS!! I can´t decide which ones are my favorites...definitely #7, and 11, 12...14...and 15...Great job, Trista!!   September 25, 2009 8:28 pm

Andyman: sexy lady! September 25, 2009 8:05 pm

Tracy: Wow! These are amazing shots!  They look so sweet. I´m so proud of Jennifer, she totally worked it! :) September 25, 2009 7:54 pm

Annie: Great photos.  My favorite is the one of the happy couple on the bridge.  Great colors.  Congrats Jenny!!!! September 25, 2009 5:23 am

Debbie Koh: Beautiful pictures and a beautiful couple. I am the sister though, so I´m a little biased!! I love the beach shots especially.   September 25, 2009 4:39 am

will parris: love the shots of them under the brick & standing on that white wall! And of course, a fantastic sunset! September 25, 2009 3:34 am

Shane & Adela : Wedding!

September.22.2009 | Weddings

When I first met Adela, I knew she was the perfect client for me…why you ask? Because she loved NKOTB just as much as I do :-) Adela is just the sweetest, fun, most down-to-earth girl you’ll ever meet. I loved hearing about her courtship with Shane and how he proposed to her in Paris..OMG..what a way to get engaged right? I was so excited for their wedding after hearing all the great details and sure enough, their wedding day was amazing! They rented out the entire Hotel 741 so they had the whole place to themselves..how awesome is that? It’s a great boutique hotel in Laguna Beach and if you’re looking for an intimate venue for a gathering, wedding, etc, definitely check it out!

Shane and Adela, you guys are rockstars :-) So happy for the both of you and wishing you lots of happiness!!

Now for some favorites!

I loved the veil Adela wore..so romantic!!

Check out the Aston Martin Shane got for their get-away car..totally hot!

I love how emotional Adela’s bridesmaid got..so sweet!

The Crystal Cathedral was AMAZING!

I loved how each of the bridesmaids wore a different colored gown!

Adela was beyond gorgeous!

Love this!

So sweet :-)

One of my FAVORITES!!

How sexy does she look??!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Birds eye view of the main patio..

Loved all the decor!!

Shane is an artist..an amazing one! Many of Shane’s artwork can be seen throughout the hotel..these three are my favorites!

Their guests know how to have a good time!!

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LOL..I loved how Adela’s grandmother got first row at this sexy little show :-)

Serendipity Photography: Wow, that church is AMAZING! I love her bouquet too! October 8, 2009 7:04 am

will parris: Love the shots of them afterwards, them sitting on the couch and that whole series! And he´s a great artist, I´ve seen his work around the area. great shots! September 25, 2009 3:38 am

ryel j: This wedding seemed like it was a lot of fun! I really liked the photos with the important details and I also thought that the image where the couple is walking with the band behind them is amazing! Good work September 24, 2009 8:49 pm

Melissa: wow..what beautiful pictures.  the cathedral pics are to die for. September 23, 2009 11:22 pm