Bill "my assistant" and I went down to SoCo very early Sunday morning to photograph Stephanie and Eric's engagement session. The sun was just awaking and the neighborhood was rising up and going to the local coffee spot. Joe's Café or more famously known as the "love you so much" wall art.
This was the first time I met Stephanie, though previously we exchanged lots of email. I actually met Eric first. He was so sweet, explaining how hard Stephanie works and how much he appreciates everything she does for him before he signed the contract.
Eric was dressed in his military dress uniform and Stephanie wore a pretty royal blue dress so they matched. Stephanie personalized her outfit with a stunning pair of red pointed to high heels. Stephanie is so happy to marry in October she's like a bottle of champagne overflowing with joy. Being around Stephanie and Eric, there is no doubt about the love and happiness they have for one another.
After we finished photographing in front of the "love you so much” wall art. We worked our way down south Congress, taking a break alongside San Jose hotel. The green vines that cover the wall along the hotel really cast a luscious look to the photographs.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is where Stephanie and Eric are getting married. Stephanie told me about a photograph in front of the church her family has of her and her parents when she was a child; she wanted to duplicate the image, so we found an opening in the fence and re-created a similar moment.