It’s been awhile since I’ve been behind the camera for an engagement session. Our baby girl is a week away from turning one and I have not regretted my decision to put my family first this past year. However, I have missed capturing special moments for couples and it was a treat to be able to shoot Stephanie and Pat’s engagement session at Petco Park last week.
I have worked with Stephanie’s mom, Gloria, for eight years right now. In many ways, I feel like I’ve known Stephanie much longer because of the stories I’d hear from Gloria at work during our lunch hours together. I call Gloria my “mom at work” because she has always looked out for me throughout the years and given me advice on numerous occasions about lots of different things. It turns out that Stephanie and I are the same age so we went through similar kinds of things during our twenties. It was so nice to finally meet her in person!
It was such a blessing to be able to capture the love that Stephanie and Pat have for each other. Stephanie’s magnetic smile is contagious and Pat has such a strong, quiet presence about him. I can see why they “fit.” After the e-session was over, Adam and I kept saying how much it felt like we were just hanging out with friends and in many ways, I left feeling like I’ve known Stephanie and Pat for years.
One of the things I enjoy the most about e-sessions is hearing the love story that God has written for them (so far!). Apparently, Stephanie and Pat both knew each other back in high school even though they didn’t date back then. God made their paths cross again and now they’re getting married in March.
When Stephanie said she wanted to do her e-session downtown, I was SO stoked to do another urban shoot! Stephanie and Pat are both Padres fans so we started at The Park at the Park.
Special thanks to Gloria for watching our daughter so I could have my husband with me on our shoot.