I'm loving this engagement shoot captured by Ashley Williams Photography because it seems to have it all. It's super fun and eclectic, with so many personal touches. Every vignette and photo spot has a special meaning to the couple, as Allison does such a great job of describing.
"The first thing I ever gave CJ was a picture I drew illustrating one of the first times we hung out together," said Allison. "The drawing commemorates a night we had on the beach. We talked, got to know each other, kissed and he taught me all about the ocean, the tides, the moon, and how they all affect each other. I thought it was beautiful, so I drew the moon as he explained it, detailed with its craters, and a wave intricate with movement and patterns because that's how I saw them as he explained them. The picture means a lot to me, and we always tell each other, 'I love you to the moon and back,' and remember those first moments we had together on the beach that night."
"When it came to our save the date, I really wanted something down to earth, organic, simple, and 'us'. I wanted to recreate the drawing I made for him, but this time add color. CJ painted the sun [to symbolize] me and I recreated my old drawing for him. Together, we created a bigger, better hybrid replica of the original picture I drew for him five years ago."
"CJ and I have always loved spending time on the beach together. Our pictures on the beach reflect our laughter, playfulness and happiness that is us! Bicycle riding is something we started doing together when we moved in together. Living in San Juan Capistrano, we always bike downtown and just recently bought each other new beach cruisers. We feel so lucky to have so many places close to our home to bike to, and wanted to show what a day in the life of Allison and CJ is really like in our engagement session. The picture of us kissing on our bikes was shot in a field next to our wedding venue, which is perfect foreshadowing for what is to come later this year!"
Fun, Eclectic California Engagement Shoot by Ashley Williams Photography