Chris and Kristen – Engaged

I first met Chris about 22 years ago, it was a bright April morning and I was trying to get adjusted to my new home.

Ok, with out getting any more graphic, my brother is engaged. Although my brother and I are quite similar, we also have distinctly different personalities. Chris and Kristen are quite the goofballs, and I think it is noticeable in their engagement photos.  They have plans to get married at the Thursday Club, in what is slowly becoming one super wedding.

Anyways, enjoy the photos!

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Because it was overcast, I asked them to lift their chin a little.

Paradise Point Engagement Photos

Paradise Point Engagement Photos

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

I just love this shot of them!

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson

Mike and Viv – Couple portraits

This has been a long awaited shoot, and I am so glad it finally happened. Trying to juggle 3 crazy hectic schedules, Christmas, family, New Years, the uncharacteristic rain that has befallen us this winter, I think we had to reschedule 4 or 5 times. When dealing with a couple like Mike and Viviana though, it is hard not to get excited.

 

I used to work with Mike and Viviana at Best Buy. They recently moved on to different stores, but before they did we got along well. Viv is great at her job and is going to cosmetology school, and Mike has been one of the best supervisors I have ever had. With portraits of couples being increasingly popular (no need to be engaged to get good photos of yourself) we set a date and decided to shoot at one of San Diego’s premiere landmarks, Balboa Park.

 

Mike and Viv’s love is infectious, and it is obvious these two are good for each other. I know what you are thinking – less talking, more photos! So, here we go!

 

Adorable, right?

 

 

 

 

Ok Mike, dont laugh. This is what I get.

 

 

 

 

 

My new lens. I love that it looks like a painting already – it lends itself perfectly to a large printed canvas.

 

 

 

Oh wow, look at that tree. Yeah, it looks really cool. I want to do a photo with it. Mike, go ahead and sit on the tree.

 

Somehow we decided it would be best if he slid down it. Viv face-palms.

 

 

 

I have to have my fisheye shot in somewhere, right?

 

 

And finally…

 

 

Stay tuned for these guys, I have a feeling this will not be my last time photographing with them.