I fall in love with each couple we have the opportunity to photograph for a million different reasons. The reason why I first fell in love with Bart and Veronica was not because they are getting married in Santa Cruz and wanted beautiful coast lines in their engagement session at Natural Bridges State Park. I fell in love with knowing that we were on a very similar journey and just starting to learn what it was to be parents. They happened to have a baby boy named Harrison who was born three days before our son Bear, and could not have been more excited about the insanity that was already happening in their life together. I knew that familiar sound of excitement, joy and exhaustion in Veronica’s voice when we first talked about her getting married and understood that Bart, and now Harrison, have made her the happiest girl and now mom in the world. I would have done whatever it took to be able to photograph their wedding, not just because we loved their story and we photographed her amazing friend Elise’s wedding, but because their love shined through on phone calls and emails and brightened my day knowing that their little family of three was so happy to be together. That getting married in Santa Cruz where so many of her family had been married in the past matters to both Bart and Veronica. I will say that finally getting to meet the cute, chubby man that is Harrison was extremely fun. He was quiet, well mannered and not afraid to smile at all. He took to having his photo taken with ease! Since we understood that every parent loves their child with all their heart, but a little bit of time spent with just your fiancé is rewarding and fulfilling for your relationship. Grandma and Grandpa had a fun afternoon with Harrison after a couple photos in Capitola allowing us to run off with Bart and Veronica to Natural Bridges State Park. I had never been before and loved the cliffs overlooking the ocean so close to downtown Santa Cruz. I can see why Veronica’s parents moved out there.
Thank you again for showing us why Santa Cruz is special to you! We can not wait to see you three next month!