Doing a photo shoot with friends is always a great time and with Adam & Megan this was especially true. We were glad to be there for the engagement moment during our annual camping trip and so glad they asked us to do their engagement photo shoot as well. They will however have to find another photographer for the wedding since Anthony is going to be the best man!
Megan had some great ideas for the places she wanted to use for the shoot. We started at the FFA farm she spent countless hours at during her high school years. Then we moved to an open baseball field, a passion they both share.
One of the best parts of a photo session with your best friends is the amount of time you get to spend with them. We stayed the night at their house playing board games and catching up. Then the next day we went to the beautiful campus of Santa Clara University where Adam graduated.
We may not have gotten all of the shots we had planned for but we still had a fantastic time shooting Jen & Mike’s engagement photos. The theme for their wedding is “Over the Moon” so we had planned to incorporate the super moon over the cliffs of Santa Cruz into their shoot. However, the weather did not want to cooperate as the coast was foggy and rainy the entire day and we didn’t even get a glimpse of the moon throughout the evening. Jen and Mike were real troopers while we went ahead and got some fun photos and the beach – that is, until it started to rain! We packed up and decided to head over to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to take advantage of some shelter and finish up the pictures. Despite being unplanned the Boardwalk photos turned out great! We got to capture Jen and Mike having fun playing some games and set against the very cool lights of the rides. We all even shared some deep fried Oreos. All together it was a really fun photo shoot and we are looking forward to photographing their wedding at the end of September.