In the fall of 2007, I photographed Emily’s sister Amanda’s wedding outside of Baltimore, while I was still living in Maryland. Earlier this year, Emily’s mother dropped me an email to let me know that Emily had gotten engaged, and although she knew I had moved to San Diego, asked if I knew any photographers I could recommend for Emily and Steven’s wedding in 2013. Well of course I do! His name is Evan Bishop, and if you ask me, he’s an alright guy!
I actually love traveling back to Maryland for weddings. It gives me the opportunity to both visit family and friends that I miss terribly, and also experience that mythical thing called ‘seasons’ that we don’t get here in San Diego (OH! and Lighting Bugs too!). So, after a few email exchanges, I got together with Emily and Steven over the phone to talk more about their plans and the next thing I knew we were scheduling their engagement session for June while I would be in town photographing another wedding.
Steven and Emily chose Rocky Point Golf course for their engagement photos since it’s a location they visit frequently to play golf which is a great passion of theirs. After talking to them about their ideas, Steven told me he was thinking about bringing the golf clubs and trying to incorporate them into the shoot … I was over the moon … props! I get props for an engagement shoot!?? Sweet!!! We met at the pro shop, and after a bit of confusion with the pros about where we were and were not able to shoot, we were provided with an escort to show us around the golf course and make sure we weren’t 1. getting in the way of the golfers who were playing and 2. getting hit by errant golf balls while strolling down the fairway. It was a super fun afternoon, and we managed to do the shoot on a day before the weather turned 100+ degrees. To see a handful of some of my favorite images from their engagement shoot, click on the large image above or any of the smaller thumbnails below.
Steven and Emily, I’m super excited to be a part of your wedding day, and truly had a great time with you on your engagement shoot!